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What's Behind The Craft Beer Boom In The San Joaquin Valley?

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What do General William Tecumseh Sherman, the Greek god Zeus and Sir Lancelot all have in common? They've all lent their names to popular beers from local craft breweries. It turns out the San Joaquin Valley is in the midst of a craft beer boom, from Bakersfield to Turlock, making it one of the area’s hottest food and beverage trends. What's behind the explosive growth, and is there a definitive local style of beer? We asked our guests those questions and more on Valley Edition:

Guests:

James Burger, The Bakersfield Californian: "Bakersfield Taps Into Craft Beer Craze"

Rhett Williams - W Brewing, Clovis

Mike Sumaya - Riley's Brewing, Madera

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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