• October exploration on the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

    This month we ventured out onto the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and had a blast! The weather was perfect and the Fall colors were awesome. The 114 mile long trail starts at Lake Tahoe and follows the Truckee River all the way to its end destination at Pyramid Lake.
  • Is Cicerone the new Sommelier?

    Hang around the craft beer industry long enough and you are going to run into people using the word Cicerone (pronounced "sis-uh-rohn"). It comes directly from the Cicerone Certification Program which was founded by beer industry veteran Ray Daniels.
  • Falling into the season with pumpkin beers

    Fall is here and that means it is pumpkin beer season!  People in general either fall head over heals for these specialty brews or can't stand them. The history of pumpkin beer in the US goes all the way back to colonial times. In more recent times craft brewers have harnessed the flavor as a way to bring the essence of Fall into the glasses of their thirsty consumers.