Friday, January 23, 2009

Golden Grains: Brewing, Winemaking and Distilling in Pre-Civil War Sacramento

Today, Sacramento boasts a huge number of micro-breweries and wineries, all of which produce an abundance of fine, artisan-style elixirs.  This is nothing new to Sacramento - as early as 1849, we see the Sacramento Brewery producing ales, while wines were being produced near the late 1850s from grapes growing near Sutter's Fort.  

Sacramento's position in what was once an inland lake means that the State's capital city has inherited some of the richest soil in the word, born of alluvial fans - the American, Feather, Cosumnes and Sacramento Rivers and Putah, Cache and Stone Creeks.

Join us Wednesday, January 28th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Library's East Meeting Room as librarian and local historian, James Scott, will deliver a talk on the production of alcohol in Sacramento's earliest days.  Registration is encouraged and can be done by calling 264-2920 or going to

For a 'taste' of what's to come Wednesday evening, watch a brief video history below:

1 comment:

bookpirate said...

Thanks again for the excellent introduction to the breweries of Sacramento's past (and wineries, too). I hope there will be more events like this at Central!