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California Breweries

California beers

From San Diego to Mendocino, California breweries dot the landscape. We partner with the finest brewers in the state to insure that our beer gift baskets deliver the perfect California experience. Scroll down and learn more about about the best brewers in the state.

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Anchor Brewing (Anchor Steam Beer)

Anchor is America’s first craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, their beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse. Anchor Steam's process combines the time-honored art of classical brewing with carefully applied, state-of-the-art modern methods. You can find this iconic San Francisco in our San Francisco Anchor Steam Beer Gift Basket and our Anchor Steam Beer Holiday Gift Basket (available in late November).

 

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Founded in 1987, the Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewed out of a 10-barrel brewhouse, located in the lower level of its brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon. Gleaming stainless steel vats brewed and fermented barley and other specialty grains to create outstanding ales, porters, stouts, and wheat beers. These brews began as a dream of Kenneth Allen to create the smoothest tasting ales available anywhere. You can find their delicious Amber Ale in our California Microbrew and Snacks Gift.

 

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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bear Republic is family owned, and team oriented. It takes a team working in tandem, with one guiding focus, to accomplish great things.  Their approach to team building is, well, a bit different than most. At Bear Republic, they don’t have a facilitator leading them through trust exercises. "We build fast cars. And race them." Their team building happens on the track, during their Friday team barbecues and while sharing a pint after a hard day’s work. The team at Bear Republic is driven to bring you fresh, never-filtered, hand-crafted beer. We love this beer so much, we dedicated a whole gift basket to it! Try our California Bear Republic Beer and Snack Gift.

 

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Eel River Brewing Company

Eel River Brewing Company began brewing in December 1995 and right away the beer was winning awards. In 1997 they won the big one - ERB's Ravensbrau Porter won the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. The next year was even better. Climax California Classic - a lager named after Scotia's own Climax Engine (a steam locomotive that used to haul logs out of the forest) - won gold at GABF! In the early years of Eel River Brewing Company a friend came to co-owners Ted Vivatson and Margaret Frigon asking for a "naked" beer, free of pesiticides and all that bad stuff. In the spring of 1999, Eel River Brewing Company came out with their first certified organic beer: Organic Amber Ale. Realizing the benefits of organics and the lack of organic beers on the market, Ted and Margaret took the step to fully certifiy the entire brewery. Eel River Brewing Company has been brewing organic ever since. Try this great organic beer in our California Organic Beer and Snack Gift Box.

 

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Green Flash Brewing Co. (West Coast I.P.A.)

Mike and Lisa Hinkley took their interest in the craft beer industry to a new level in 2002 when they founded Green Flash Brewing Company. Former pub owners, Mike and Lisa jumped into brewing, and in 2004 renowned brewmaster Chuck Silva joined the team. With Chuck on board they began brewing premium style beers, modern twists on traditional styles, and their beers began to develop a following. Cutting edge brews, Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers don’t fit traditional guidelines, instead they let their hybrid, benchmark beers blaze their own trail. Located in San Diego, CA, they specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as the West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. They also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers. You can try this delicious beer in our California Microbrew and Snacks Gift.

 

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Lost Coast Brewery

Since its humble beginning in 1990, The Lost Coast Brewery has outgrown the original facilities in the Pythian Castle and moved production to a larger site down the street. After a record breaking year in 2005, producing over 24,000 barrels, Lost Coast Brewery had expectations of breaking the 30,000-barrel mark. In 2009, it broke that record producing over 50,000 barrels making Lost Coast Brewery the 33rd largest brewery in the United States. Lost Coast Brewery distributes its fine ales in 22 states, in Puerto Rico, and in three Canadian Provinces! Lost Coast Brewery has plans to move to a new location where it can barrel to greater heights! You can try this unique tasting beer in our California Microbrew and Snacks Gift.

 

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Napa Smith Brewery

Creating handcrafted award-winning beers, Napa Smith is the only production brewery located in the Napa Valley. While they are a small independent brewery, their story is linked to the very beginning of the craft beer movement. All of their beers are “Brewed for Food” through a balanced use of roasted malts and aromatic hops, and they believe they should be invited to the dinner table just like a bottle of fine wine. In their very first year entered, Napa Smith were fortunate to win numerous Gold Medals at prestigious beer competitions such as the California State Fair and the Los Angeles International Fair. Napa Smith are proud to feature the beers of America’s most experienced craft brewer – Don Barkley. Don started making craft beer in 1978 at New Albion Brewery, America’s first new brewery since Prohibition. He went on to help found Mendocino Brewing Company, and during his 25 years there as Master Brewer Don became an icon, creating such legendary beers as Red Tail Ale and Eye of the Hawk Select Ale. You can try this Napa native beer in our California Microbrew and Snacks Gift.

 

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North Coast Brewing Company (Blue Star Beer)

A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. Under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions. In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s. These exceptional beers are available in 47 states now and also are exported to Europe and the Pacific Rim. This is such a yummy beer, we filled a whole gift absket with it- Try our California North Coast Beer Gift.

 

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Sierra Nevada Brewery

Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, their beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. Sierra Nevada are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and they look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world. Try Sierra Nevada on the golf course with our Sierra Nevada Beer Golf Gift Basket.

 

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Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

Speakeasy has been making great craft beer in San Francisco since first opening in 1997. Their flagships are Big Daddy IPA, Prohibition Ale, and the seasonal releases Scarlett Red Rye and Tallulah Extra Pale Ale. With a love for the sinister and the underground, Speakeasy operates out of a corner of San Franicsco once known as Butchertown.