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Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:11

Shades of American Graffiti in Petaluma

red and black 57 Buick Century in Petaluma PicmonkeyRare '57 Buick Century captured in Giuseppe Lipari photo as it rolls through Petaluma                             

TASTE News Service, May 19, 2016 - May and June are perfect months to plan a weekend getaway to Petaluma. You can go for classic cars, craft beer or just to relax and enjoy the beauty at the gateway to Sonoma County Wine Country.

Griffo Gin bottle Picmonkey

TASTE News Service July 23, 2015 - The new Griffo Distillery creates small-batch, grain-to-glass spirits, hand-distilling them in a 250-gallon American-made copper pot still in the Sonoma County riverside town of Petaluma.

A light, crisp, and fresh twist on the traditional English Gin, Scott Street Gin is the distillery's initial offering. Made in the London style, it's mixed with the balance of botanicals inside the pot still and distilled in a single run. The process requires intensive preparation and attention to detail.

Griffo's bourbon and rye whiskeys are distilled and aged in brand new, locally coopered, charred barrels. The grains are hand-selected from the local farmers, all within 15 miles of the distillery, and hand-milled on site. All whiskey is distilled four times, and every drop of water used in the process is collected and given to local farmers.

Michael and Jenny Griffo founded Griffo Distillery as part of the movement back to creating things with intention, love, and responsibility. After five years of planning and hard work, they opened the doors to their distillery in April 2015.

Editor’s Note: If you’re planning a visit to Sonoma County, we suggest you first check out the North Coast listings at Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well as links to Wineries and Craft Beer specialists. Further information about Griffo Distillery can be found at GriffoDistillery.com.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 23:50

August 9, 2013 Beer Pick of the Week

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin

 

Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

 

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Location: Petaluma, California

Style: Wheat IPA

Alcohol: 7.5%

IBUs: 64

Serving style: 6-packs and kegs

Availability: Year-round in California

 

Appearance:  “Golden”

Aroma:  “Citrussy”

Taste:  “Light with a nice hoppy finish, but not overbearing. It's a sessionable IPA. I think they use 50% wheat, which lightens the body.”

Food Affinity:  “Carnitas street tacos.”

Gary Sleppy at Shack Aug 2013 Two Picmonkey

 

Reviewer Gary Sleppy is the proprietor of The Shack in Sacramento.

 

Sunday, 06 January 2013 02:52

March 24-26, 2017 Artisan Cheese Festival

Region: North Coast     City: Petaluma     Contact: www.artisancheesefestival.com