Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022

BEST. SHOT. EVER. 🔥


One of the best shots EVER! 🔥

Duncan Clemmer hits the NINE POINT Stovepipe airmail!

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Cornhole Anyone? See you tonight!



Join us Friday Nights at Solano Brewing Company (weather permitting)

Only $10 to play

Pre Register or show up day of event!

Sign-ups start at 6pm
Bags fly at 6:30pm

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Come Check out Mangia on Thursday, Pizza .. YUMMM!

Ready to Eat? 

Mind-blowing handmade gourmet pizza slice fresh off my little red food wagon.

Each pizza is made with fine attention to detail, patience and love. All pizzas are made by hand with NO MACHINES!! Fermentation, resting, cooling, shaping and folding takes almost 1 week from start to finish.

Try this focaccia-style dough with a strong crisp crust and you'll understand why our followers love our one-of-a-kind dough (and your stomach will thank you that you don't have bloating and it's easy to digest)

Dai!  Mangiamo! - Come on!  Let's Eat!


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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Porter and Stout: What's the difference? | The Craft Beer Channel


Porter and Stout: What's the difference? | The Craft Beer Channel

This week Jonny and Brad answer the question that's puzzled beer geeks since the dawn of time – what's the difference between Porter and Stout? As well as tasting two classic examples, they dive into the history to work our the historical difference between Porter and Stout in the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s – and in so doing dig up the origins of Guinness... and how that's different too. Stop saying different.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Fiesta IPA

In honor of the return of Fiesta Days we have re-released our Fiesta IPA

This time packing more of a punch at a whopping 7.3% ABV. Crispy, sweet, and packed with hops. 
This beer explodes with flavor and then finishes clean. Trust us, you’ll want to drink it all day long. And we’re here to help with that! Come on down and get a pint while it lasts. 

Cheers! 
Ryan & Audrey Dawson
Tap Room Managers

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cornhole 101: Shot Types


New to Cornhole and struggling to keep up with the lingo?? 😬

Don’t worry fam, we've got you covered. On this week's episode of Cornhole 101, we cover shot types and how to execute them like a pro.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

June Food Truck Line Up & Happenings


This month looks delish, what's your favorite?

WHAT'S HAPPENING...

>June 4th: Live Music
ShaneQ 6:00pm-9:00pm

>June 9th: Paint & Sip
5:30pm-7:30pm

>June 11th: Music Showcase 5:30pm-9:00pm

>June 18th: Super Dad Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm / PLUS
Axe Throwing 1:00pm-3:00pm

>June 26th: Live Music
Patrick Walsh 2:00pm-5:00pm

>Trivia EVERY Thursday
Starting at 6:00pm

>Cornhole EVERY Friday Starting at 6:30pm

June 4th: CCA Points Race Tournament 11:00am

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What even is Pastry Sour? | The Craft Beer Channel


This week Jonny and Brad tackle a topic that couldn't be further from their hearts – the Pastry Sour. What is it, what relation does it bear to Berliner Weisse and Gose, what why the hell is there so much lactose? This is What is Pastry Sour.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Glassware : Goblet / Chalice Glasses

Details

The goblet glass has a large, head-retaining round bowl and a thick stem. Chalices are similar, but tend to have thicker bowl walls. Both types can be highly decorative and sometimes feature intricate etching or precious metal inlaying. Their wide mouth design promotes big, hearty sips.

Appropriate Beer Styles

Heavy, dark beers like Belgian IPAs, Belgian strong dark ale, dubbel, tripel, quad

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

King Solano Cold IPA


King Solano
Cold IPA

Did you know we released a collaboration brew with King Cong Brewing out of Sacramento?! 
Come on down to SBC to try King Solano! 

This beer is our take on a Cold IPA. A mix of new and old school. With a 100% Pilsner Malt, Nelson Sauvin, and Hallertau Blanc Hops. This Cold IPA is nothing short of tasty! With the dry finish of a nice crisp Pilsner, and the hop punch of an IPA this beer is for everyone! 

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ale vs. Lager Beer — What's the Difference?


Let's talk beer. What's the difference between an ale and a lager? To find out, we visited Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles, and met with Production Manager, Benjamin Turkel, who explained the similarities and differences between the two beers. Benjamin took us through the different style points and production methods to learn ultimately what separates the two styles of brews. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Glassware : Thistle Glasses


Details
A modified version of the tulip glass, the shape of a thistle glass resembles Scotland’s national flower (the thistle). It is characterized by a short stem, bulbous bottom, and elongated top section that’s noticeably more sharp and angular than that of the tulip.

Appropriate Beer Styles
Scotch ale, wee heavy

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Monday, May 16, 2022

Food Trucks


Whats your favorite?

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Always Pour Your Beer Into A Glass


Do you like drink beer?
Well you might be drinking it wrong!
Watch and I will show you why you need to always POUR YOUR BEER into a glass. And why you need to do it correctly.

Come see us, we will pour your beer for you.

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

WHAT'S HAPPENING...


May 12 - Paint & Sip Workshop
5:30pm-7:30pm

May 15 - 3rd Sunday Vendor Market 12:00pm-4:00pm

May 22 - Live Music
Patrick Walsh 1:00pm-4:00pm

Trivia EVERY Thursday
Starting at 6:00pm

Cornhole EVERY Friday
Starting at 6:30pm

1st: Fundraiser Tournament 11:00am
14th: CCA Points Race Tournament 11:00am
22nd: ACE Fundraiser Tournament 11:00am

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Friday, May 6, 2022

Come See Us


Visit our website and follow us on social media to stay in the loop with any and all happenings.

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

How To Pour The Perfect Pint! | Earth Lab


Science proves just how important it is to our everyday lives by showing us how to pour the perfect pint.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Some General Information


5500 Weber Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
707-999-7221

General Questions: audrey@solanobrew.com
Food Truck Coordinator: Kristi@solanobrew.com
Private Tasting Coordinator: Ashley@solanobrew.com
Keg Sales: Mark@solanobrew.com

Hours: Thursday 4:00-9:00pm | Friday 4:00-9:00pm
Saturday 12:00-9:00pm | Sunday 12:00-7:30pm
Closed Monday thru Wednesday

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Monday, April 25, 2022

Beer 101: What is an IPA?


This is just a short basic intro into the world of IPA's

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Glassware : Tulip Glasses (a.k.a., Belgian Glasses)

Details

With a bulbous body and a flared lip, the tulip glass is designed to capture the head and promote the aroma and flavor of Belgian ales and other malty, hoppy beers. Its short stem facilitates swirling, further enhancing your sensory experience.

Appropriate Beer Styles

Belgian strong ale, Belgian dark ale, barleywine, double/imperial IPA, Belgian IPA, Belgian pale ale, bière de garde, Flanders red ale, gueuze, fruit lambic, saison, American wild ale, Scotch ale

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Fermentation

The chemical conversion of fermentable sugars into approximately equal parts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas, through the action of yeast. The two basic methods of fermentation in brewing are top fermentation, which produces ales, and bottom fermentation, which produces lagers.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hoppy Easter.

Happy Easter from us to you.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Meet SBC Lite

SBC Lite

4.5% ABV
9 IBU
A Light American Lager just in time for the warm weather! This rice lager was crafted with a new experimental hop called Lorien. Come try this crisp and refreshing lager with us!

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Join Us Today, Easter Pop-Up!

Easter Bunny, vendors, music, food, and BEER!!!
Join us TODAY, April 10th .. 12-4PM
Easter Pop Up!!!

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

What's Happening ...

Past...
 April 3 - Mommy & Me Spring Paint - 3:00-5:00pm

Upcoming...
April 10 - Easter Pop-Up - 12:00-4:00pm with Live Music from Patrick Walsh 4:00-7:00pm

April 16 - CCA Points Race Cornhole Tournament - 11:00am

April 17 - Easter Day

April 24 - Live Music with Rockoustix 2:00-5:00pm

Trivia EVERY Thursday
Starting at 6:00pm

Cornhole EVERY Friday
Starting at 6:00pm


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See Us
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

An Easy Guide to Different Craft Beer Glasses & What to use them for


If you enjoy a glass of beer, then chances are you probably notice all the different glasses it's served in. Most of the time it's a regular pint glass, and other times it's a fancier, wine-shaped glass. Have you ever wondered what the difference is?  Let us show you...

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Glassware : Pilsner Glass

Details

Tall, slim, and slightly wider at the mouth, a pilsner glass makes visible the sparkle, clarity, and bubbles of pilsners and other lighter beers. At the same time, it helps retain a beer’s head, which keeps volatile aromatics locked under your nose. Typically, pilsner glasses hold less beer than a pint glass--usually somewhere in the vicinity of 12 to 14 ounces.

Appropriate Beer Styles

Pilsner, American adjunct lagers, bock, helles bock, maibock, Vienna lager, blonde ale, California common, Japanese rice lager, witbier

Find the right glassware for your favorite beer, here.

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Essential Hop Oils

Essential hop oils are what is isomerized in wort and provide the aromatic and flavor compounds that are associated with hop additions.

Tune into our social media to be up to date on our happenings and keg changes, we hope to see you soon!

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Journey of Malt: WY to WI


Join us as The Journey of Malt series continues with transportation from WY to WI. We’ll take you from the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming to our Manitowoc, WI plant located on the shore of Lake Michigan ─ where our barley will be turned into your craft malt! Stay tuned in 2021 for the next episode that goes behind the scenes on the steeping process.

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Thursday, March 17, 2022

St. Patrick's Day Raffle


Come see us and follow us on social media!

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Monday, March 14, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Draught Beer

Beer drawn from kegs, casks or serving tanks rather than from cans, bottles or other packages. Beer consumed from a growler relatively soon after filling is also sometimes considered draught beer.

Read more beer terminology, here.

What are you filling your growlers with?
Tune into our social media to be up to date on our happenings and keg changes, we hope to see you soon!

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687


Friday, March 11, 2022

How To Ninja Star Airmail In Cornhole - Get Better At Cornhole


How to throw a Ninja Star Airmail in a cornhole game. A lot of people ask how to throw a bag sideways when throwing it in cornhole, this isn't a common throw, but it is a nice trick to have if you want to really get better at cornhole. In this video, I break down both how to ninja star airmail in cornhole, and also the strategy behind when to throw a bag sideways for cornhole. This is more of an in-depth guide into cornhole strategy.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Monthly Happenings


Music Showcase
Saturday, March 12
@ 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Live Music with Patrick Walsh
Sunday, March 13
@ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Patrick's Day - March 17

Candle Making Workshop
Sunday, March 20
@ 2:00pm - 4:00pm with
Live Music with Shane Q
@ 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Trivia EVERY Thursday
Starting at 6:00pm

Cornhole EVERY Friday
Starting at 6:00pm

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Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Know Your Beers In 3 Minutes - Newsy


Here's a crash course on beers that'll raise your profile from novice to knowledgeable consumer.

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Glassware : Imperial Pint Glasses

Details

Like its close relative the American pint glass, the imperial pint glass is all-purpose. Unlike its U.S. counterpart, however, the imperial pint holds a full 20 ounces. It also differs in that it features a small lip at the mouth.

Appropriate Beer Styles

Consider it your basic, go-to glass for British ales and lagers like pale ale, India pale ale, amber/red ale, brown ale, porter, milk stout, oatmeal stout, Scotch ale

Find the right glassware for your favorite beer, here.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Craft Brewery

According to the Brewers Association, an American craft brewer is small and independent.

  • Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to a brewer according to rules of alternating proprietorships.
  • Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by a beverage alcohol industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.
  • Brewer: Has a TTB Brewer’s Notice and makes beer.

Read here for more beer terminology.


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Monday, February 21, 2022

Barley to Beer (in 100 seconds)


From barley cleaning to beer bottling in 100 seconds!

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Glassware : American Pint Glass

The simple, utilitarian 16-ounce American pint glass is slightly wider at the mouth than at the base. You’ll find it in large numbers in bars and restaurants across the United States, where it is used to serve a wide range of beer styles. Its ubiquity owes to the fact that it is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and easy to clean and store.

Appropriate Beer Styles
The American pint glass’s basic design neither enhances nor seriously detracts from any particular beer style. Consider it your run-of-the-mill, all-purpose glass.

Read more, here.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Barley

A cereal grain derived from the annual grass Hordeum vulgare. Barley is used as a base malt in the production of beer and certain distilled spirits, as well as a food supply for humans and animals.

Looking for more beer terminology? Read more, here.

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Check our social media outlets for the latest happenings over here at Solano Brewing Company.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Craft Beer 101 - Crafting Better Beer Drinkers


Ready for some taste testing?

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5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Hours
Friday: 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 7:30 PM



Thursday, February 10, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Brewing Vocabulary : Ale

Ales are beers fermented with top fermenting yeast. Ales typically are fermented at warmer temperatures than lagers, and are often served warmer. The term ale is sometimes incorrectly associated with alcoholic strength.

It’s important to know the language of beer! Use this glossary of common beer and brewing vocabulary to help you on your craft beer journey.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

How Craft Beer Is Made


Beavertown is one of the UK's largest craft breweries located in Tottenham, London. The brewery is known for its range of flavorful craft beers, which include IPAs and porters. The brewing process begins with releasing sugars by adding malted barley to hot water. Oats, rye, or wheat are added at this stage to bring out different flavors. This process is called mashing. Once the sugars are released, hops are added to the mixture.

For some local brew, come visit us at Solano Brewing Co.

5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687
707-999-7221
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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Growlers? .. Crowlers? .. What are they?


A growler (US) (/ˈɡraʊlər/) is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bottle (or jug) used to transport draft beer. They are commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. Rarely, beers are bottled in growlers for retail sale. The significant growth of craft breweries and the growing popularity of home brewing has also led to an emerging market for the sale of collectible growlers. Some U.S. grocery stores, convenience stores, bars and restaurants have growler filling stations.

A crowler (portmanteau of "canned growler") is a fillable and machine-sealable beer can. The selected beer is poured into the can body and then a pop-top is sealed over it at a canning station. It isn't reusable like a growler bottle, but is easier to transport. The major limitation is that they can only be about a quart (32 oz. [946-ml] or 40 imp oz [1136-ml]) or litre (33.8 oz or 35.2 imp oz) in size.

Read more, here.

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707-999-7221


Growlers? .. Crowlers? .. You choose.. either way, we have them.

Check out our social media for more information about what is happening over here at Solano Brewing Co.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Our Beers on Tap

 

Come enjoy our current line up of beers on tap.

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(707) 999-7221

Address
5500 Weber Rd Vacaville, CA 95687

Hours
Friday: 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 7:30 PM

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Don't Forget!


Today and Tomorrow

Saturday January 29, 2022
Paint & Sip
CANCELED

Sunday January 30, 2022
Candle Making & Sip
2:00-4:00pm

Thursday, January 27, 2022

THURSDAYS are for Trivia


We will be open on THURSDAYS Starting February 3, 2022. 

That’s right you asked us for more Solano Brewing and we will be opening our brewery and tasting room every Thursday from 4:00-9:00pm. 

Thursdays will also be Trivia Night. So come have a brew and test your knowledge. See you there!!


Find our address on our website and call 707-999-7221 for any questions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Beer Geek - IBU


Beer sometimes seems more about the numbers than it does about the actual drink! Today on Beer Geek, we're discussing the international bitterness unit (IBU) and what it means for your tasty beverage. What's been the highest IBU beer you've ever had? 

Come figure out your perfect IBU with us today!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Reminder, DATE CHANGES.

Charcuterie & Sip : POSTPONED to March  
tickets still available
• Lunar New Year Terrarium Plant & Sip : CANCELLED 
• Valentine Paint & Sip : COMING SOON
• Easter Vendor : COMING SOON

We appreciate all of your continued support. Come visit us on Thursday Nights starting February 3rd and stay tuned for February updates.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Our History cont.



Did you know ... After 64 years of business, production came to a screeching halt when General Order No. 99 (Prohibition in the Navy) was sent out and ultimately forced Charles to shut down Solano Brewing Company in 1918.

After almost a century of dormancy, two Solano County natives, who unearthed the history of SBC, decided to pick up where Charles left off and re-imagined what Solano Brewing Company could become in this exciting new time of Craft Brewing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Join us in January


Saturday January 22, 2022 
Charcuterie Board Creation & Sip 
3:30-5:00pm

Sunday January 23, 2022
LIVE MUSIC – Patrick Walsh
2:00-5:00pm

Saturday January 29, 2022
Paint & Sip
2:00-4:00pm

Sunday January 30, 2022
Candle Making & Sip
2:00-4:00pm






Saturday, January 15, 2022

How does alcohol make you drunk? - Judy Grisel


Follow alcohol on its journey through the body to find out how it causes drunkenness and why it affects people differently. 

Ethanol: this molecule, made of little more than a few carbon atoms, is responsible for drunkenness. Often simply referred to as alcohol, ethanol is the active ingredient in alcoholic beverages. So how exactly does it cause drunkenness, and why does it have dramatically different effects on different people? Judy Grisel explores alcohol's journey through the body.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Beers Are Also Partially Defined By Their ABV Value


Alcohol by volume (abbreviated as ABV, abv, or alc/vol) is a standard measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage (expressed as a volume percent). 

It is defined as the number of milliliters (mL) of pure ethanol present in 100 ml (3.5 imp fl oz; 3.4 US fl oz) of solution at 20 °C (68 °F). The number of milliliters of pure ethanol is the mass of the ethanol divided by its density at 20 °C (68 °F), which is 0.78924 g/ml (0.45621 oz/cu in). 

The ABV standard is used worldwide. The International Organization of Legal Metrology has tables of density of water-ethanol mixtures at different concentrations and temperatures.

Most beers are between 3 and 13%.

Solano Brewing Company 

http://solanobrew.com/

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Beers Are Partially Defined By Their IBU Value


IBU stands for International Bitterness Units. International Bitterness Units are a unit of measurement for the amount of bittering compounds in a beer (isomerized and oxidized alpha acids, polyphenols, and bittering chemicals). These bittering compounds give a beer varying amounts of bitterness.

Notice our current Beer Listing and how the IBU varies from one beer to the next depending on the type of beer. IPA's have considerably more bitterness than the lager type beers.

Solano Brewing Company 

http://solanobrew.com/

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Beer History - One Of The Oldest Drinks Humans Have Produced


Beer is one of the oldest drinks humans have produced. The first chemically confirmed barley beer dates back to the 5th millennium BC in Iran, and was recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and spread throughout the world.

As almost any cereal containing certain sugars can undergo spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, it is possible that beer-like drinks were independently developed throughout the world soon after a tribe or culture had domesticated cereal. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran. This discovery reveals one of the earliest known uses of fermentation and is the earliest evidence of brewing to date.

In Mesopotamia, the oldest evidence of beer is believed to be a 6,000-year-old Sumerian tablet depicting people consuming a drink-through reed straws from a communal bowl. A 3,900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing, contains the oldest surviving beer recipe, describing the production of beer from bread made from barley.

In China, residue on pottery dating from around 5,000 years ago shows beer was brewed using barley and other grains.

The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity's ability to develop technology and build civilization. The earliest chemically confirmed barley beer to date was discovered at Godin Tepe in the central Zagros Mountains of Iran, where fragments of a jug, from between 5,400 and 5,000 years ago was found to be coated with beerstone, a by-product of the brewing process.

Beer may have been known in Neolithic Europe as far back as 5,000 years ago,[9] and was mainly brewed on a domestic scale.

Beer produced before the Industrial Revolution continued to be made and sold on a domestic scale, although by the 7th century AD beer was also being produced and sold by European monasteries. During the Industrial Revolution, the production of beer moved from artisanal manufacture to industrial manufacture, and domestic manufacture ceased to be significant by the end of the 19th century. The development of hydrometers and thermometers changed brewing by allowing the brewer more control of the process, and greater knowledge of the results.

Source: Wikipedia

Solano Brewing Company

http://solanobrew.com/

Monday, January 3, 2022

Every Style of Beer Explained | WIRED


Master Cicerone Pat Fahey is a certified expert in beer. So, who better than he to talk us through the history of all the different variations of beer that exist. Where did American lagers originate? Why are Belgian pale ales so hard to come by nowadays?