Sacramento, was once a world leader for growing hops, used for beer making. Makes sense...our weather is ideal for quality crop production.
A push for a less expensive, generic hop moved the industry north to Washington. But with the craft beer industry exploding, the hop is back.
Beer drinkers are opening their minds and palates to a whole new drinking experience. This is giving brewers like J E Paino of Ruhstaller an opportunity to cultivate beer in a similar fashion to wine, embodying the journey from ground to bottle.