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Secret Trail Brewing Co. flies high, four years and counting.

Not-so-Secret Trail: Four years of brewing off the beaten path

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 31, 2021

Tucked away from major streets and foot traffic, a Chico gem is thriving. The word is out about Secret Trail Brewing Company; staff and patrons alike feel the momentum, and owners Michelle and Charlie...

Jimmie Vaughan delivers a whirlwind performance in the Big Room

Jimmie Vaughan delivers a whirlwind performance in the Big Room

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // March 12, 2020

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band serenaded audiences Thursday night as they reminisced in the dimly lit Sierra Nevada Big Room. Without a word, Vaughan thumped his hand against the body of...

Heineken caught for illegal marketing

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 18, 2017

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has reached a settlement with Heineken after the recent illegal marketing scheme. The campaign directed consumers to a separate site to obtain a coupon code,...

A variety of beer is available for both coffee and beer connoisseurs alike at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi // November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw;...

Illustration by Emily Reising Photo credit: Emily Reising

Mood of the night

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 4, 2015
Have you ever thought your drink could affect your whole night?
A tasteful assortment of various types of cheese, eagerly awaiting to be paired with the perfect wine, beer or cider. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Grace Kerfoot // October 1, 2015
All the tools you need to properly pair drinks with cheese
Cookies spiced with cinnamon and spiked with Sierra Nevada Tumbler. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Sierra Nevada tumbler cookies

Grace Kerfoot // September 16, 2015
Cookies can get better, just add beer.
Illustrations by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

The Sierra Nevada experience

Jovanna Garcia // September 15, 2015
Beer, great food and time spent with family and friends are the highlights of this restaurant.
Jim Eckert stands next to the tank that holds his gluten-free beer. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Local finds success with unique brewery

Samantha O'Reilly // September 1, 2015
Jim Eckert corners the local gluten-free beer market.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

Boobs: No man’s trash, every man’s treasure

Miles Inserra // May 11, 2015
If "finders keepers" doesn't always apply for those who are ethical then I must be criminal.
Kevin Crittenden

Purposeful pursuit of happiness

Kevin Crittenden // March 26, 2014
Everyone seems to be chasing the big happy as if it were a trophy animal to be stalked, killed and mounted on the wall.
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