California Breweries North


Book Description

"Although he logged thousands of miles in the preparation of this guide, what Jay Brooks really brings to the table is a lifetime steeped in California craft beer. As I've learned through the years, when Jay tells you where to go and what to drink there, you're wise to listen closely." --Stephen Beaumont, coauthor of The World Atlas of Beer (with Tim Webb)

  • The definitive guide to the region's 161 breweries and brewpubs
  • Each brewery profile includes types of beer brewed at each site, special features, available tours, and the author's pick of the best beer to try
  • Covers the Central Coast area around Santa Cruz north to the border of Oregon, including San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento
  • About Brooks, Jay R.

    Jay Brooks lives in Cotati, California, where he was the beer buyer for Beverages & More and GM of Celebrator Beer News. He writes the syndicated column Brooks on Beer, which appears in several Bay Area newspapers. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including All About Beer, American Brewer, Beer Advocate, and Playboy. Brooks cofounded SF Beer Week and has judged at GABF, the World Beer Cup, and other competitions.