Daniel Barnes

Back Writer

Daniel Barnes is a freelance writer, film critic, beer enthusiast and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.  His work has appeared in the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News & Review, East Bay Express, Philadelphia Weekly, Sacramento Magazine, San Antonio Current and many other fine print and online publications across the country.

 

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The Long Pint of the Law

McGeorge professor develops unique course on the legalities around craft beer

In 1971, UC Davis became the first university in the country to add a fermentation science major to its undergraduate course catalog. However, even though — nearly five decades later — California is nearing 1,000 craft breweries, and despite the legal and regulatory morass that awaits every new brewery owner, Dan Croxall believes that earlier this year, he conducted the first-ever craft beer law class at an American law school.

Nov 16, 2018 Daniel Barnes

Inside the World Butchers’ Challenge

Originally conceived as a Pan Pacific pissing match, the World Butchers’ Challenge has since exploded into a truly global competition. It began in 2011 when Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO Rod Slater bet an Australian colleague a bottle of whiskey that his country boasted the better butchers.

Aug 6, 2018 Daniel Barnes

Sac City Brews Breathes Life into Tallac Village

There are several reasons why Sac City Brews Neighborhood Tap House at the Tallac Village Shopping Center in Tahoe Park has quickly become one of the most laid-back beer bars in the Sacramento area.

Jul 18, 2018 Daniel Barnes