Here's a list of my favorite East Bay breweries that are serving up exceptional brews and a kid-friendly atmosphere. Budget friendly day trips from the San Francisco Bay Area. Get great ideas for family friendly trips in Northern California at www.TheThriftyTravelerCA.blogspot.com
With a growing reputation for craft beer and destination wineries, why wouldnt Monterey County boast an award-winning moonshine? Craig Pakish, owner and operator of Fogs End Distillery, which since 2008 has produced hand-crafted, small batches of California Moonshine and Monterey Rye, among other spirits, in rural Gonzales. The distillery is said to be the only legal moonshine operation west of the Mississippi.
In 1979, Ken Grossman began building a small brewery in the town of Chico, California. His goal: to brew exceptional ales and lagers. Today, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is considered the premier craft brewery in the United States. Most importantly, the Sierra Nevada commitment to quality remains the same. Premium ingredients and time-honored brewing techniques make Sierra Nevada ales and lagers truly exceptional beers.