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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10th Year on Tap

As the number of local breweries soared, so did the popularity of Sacramento Beer Week

Sacramento Beer Week, entering its 10th year, is one of the longest running regional craft beer celebrations in the country. As this year’s event prepares to kick off April 26, the statewide craft beer scene is stronger than ever. California is now home to more than 980 breweries, compared to fewer than 300 in 2012, according to statistics released by the California Craft Beer Association.

Apr 17, 2019 Daniel Barnes

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