TASTE News Service, December 3, 2015 - The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) today announced another milestone in the growth of local brewing, with more than 600 craft breweries in operation across the state. More breweries call California home than any other state in the nation.
Raspberry-Lamic Style Ale
Producer: Six Rivers Brewery
Location: McKinleyville, CA
Style: Belgian lambic style ale
Serving Style: Available on draft throughout Northern California and in growlers only at the Humboldt Co. brewery.
Appearance: “Somewhat cloudy. Not as deep red as Lindemans Framboise, more of a darker, brownish red.
Aroma: “You can smell the raspberries.”
Taste: “Dry and light. Refreshing and 'cideresque'.”
Food Affinity: “I've had it with a big pretzel from Freeport Bakery with chipotle aioli and that was good. It would best as a starter or aperitif before a meal. or after dinner accompanying anything with vanilla ice cream."
--reviewed by Marlo Bakes, who identifies herself as a foodie and beer connoisseur.
Billed as a "Triathalon of the Art World," this Humboldt County tradition is celebrating its 48th year in 2017. The Kinetic Grand Championship showcases art, engineering and athleticism.
Kinetic sculptures are human-powered, all-terrain art sculptures that are engineered to race over land, sea, mud and water. Organizers of the three-day event tell us it's popular family entertainment and it sure looks like fun to Taste California Travel.
Region: North Coast City: Eureka Area
Region: North Coast City: Eureka Contact: rcmfest.org
Mating elk and Indian-style barbecued salmon packages are being offered by the Elk Meadow Cabins at Redwood National and State Parks in Humboldt County this October.
The elk rut is an annual display in which male Roosevelt Elk - North America’s largest - bugle and challenge each another to become bull elk of the harem. The powerful bull elk are seen posturing and rising dramatically to lock antlers as they push one another back and forth to exhaustion in order to assert their dominance and gain breeding access to the cows (female elk).
The violent mating ritual is often visible from the Elk Meadow Cabins, six remodeled mill worker’s cabins that, in October, offer a value package for elk rut viewers. On the “Elk Rut Package,” stay two nights at the normal rate of $219 per night (each cabin sleeps six) and additional nights are half off. Plus, up to four Elk Rut Package guests per cabin get a free, naturalist-guided Elk Tour provided by Redwood Adventure Tours
Guests who stay any three nights (Monday - Friday) in an Elk Meadow Cabin ($219) during October and who request the “Indian Salmon Package” when making their reservations, get up to four Indian-styled, barbecue salmon dinners with their cabin rental (served Wednesday evenings only). The dinners include fresh salmon barbecued on redwood stakes set around a fire made of local madrone and alder, in the traditional style of northwest California’s native Americans. The salmon is served with fresh salad, fruit, beverages (lemonade, water, coffee) and a cobbler usually prepared from local berries.
The “Elk Rut” and “Indian Salmon” packages can only be obtained in advance by calling (866) 733-9637. Guests must pick one or the other offer, as the packages cannot be combined.