Sonoma Valley may be the birthplace of California winemaking (Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857) but it is also where the American craft-beer renaissance started, when Jack McAuliffe opened New Albion Brewing Company in 1976 on the outskirts of the City of Sonoma. New Albion influenced Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Mendocino Brewing Company and the rest, as they say, is history. (Delicious,... Read More »