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Bison to brew beers at Mendocino Brewing in Ukiah

By William Brand
Friday, January 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 pm in what's on tap.

Mendocino Brewing is going organic. Well, at least one bottling line is.  Talked to Daniel bison-chocolate-stoutDel Grande, proprietor of Bison Brewing, the former Berkeley brewpub. Two ears ago, Daniel gave up the pub, sold the brewplant to  Adam Lamoreau of Linden Street Brewing.

He made a deal with Butte Creek, the organic brewer in Chico, where he brewed for the last 18 months. Now, he said, he’s moved to Mendocino
Brewing in Ukiah.

“We’ve gotten organic certification,” Daniel said. “And I won’t be a brewer any more. Mendocino is union, so I just have to watch.” He said the first Bison beers from Mendocino should arrive in about a month.

Bison’s beers are all highly drinkable and a couple are outstanding. I particularly like his Chocolate Stout and Bison Saison. The fact that they’re organic is a plus. You go Dan.

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  • SlideSF

    Note for Feb. 14 at Toronado. That’s sixteenth annual barleywine festival, not sixth.

  • William Brand

    Of course. good catch, My typing fingers are quick, but brainless.