Barley & Me: Episode 107 ft. Alyssa Cowan, Rob Archie & Peter Hoey


Barley & Me: Episode 107 ft. Alyssa Cowan, Rob Archie, & Peter Hoey

The latest episode of Barley & Me Podcast is now available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you might get your podcast fix!

Host Ben Rice travels to Sacramento, CA, to speak with Urban Roots Brewing's Peter Hoey (brewer/owner) and Rob Archie (owner) and host of the Letter Talk Podcast Alyssa Cowan. We tackle the tough topics, like time management, adapting your business plan to your intended audience, learning from failures, and the mystery of Dippin' Dots. Plus! Which type of wrestling is real and which is fake, Rob's astonishing lost and found moment, Netflix obsessions, and international tales of mystery. All this and more, on episode 107 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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U.S Beer Open Championships


We are so stoked to share that Tomorrows Verse has won back-to-back Gold at the U.S. Open Beer Championship for French / Belgian Saison and Chocolate Moustache Coconut has won Silver for Specialty Imperial Stout!

Every year breweries from across the world and award-winning home-brewers submit over 7,000 beers in 100+ styles to compete in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. As you can imagine the competition is fierce so we are happy to have come away with some medals'.

Congratulations to all of our peers who took home medals and especially to @SunKingBrewing who were crowned as the Grand National Champion!

Love Your Roots

It’s no secret that we love Sacramento. Over the past two decades we’ve watched this city grow and we’re so proud to be a part of it. When we first came up with the idea for Urban Roots there was no question that it would be here in Sacramento where both Rob and Peter grew up and got their start in the industry. In the past year we’ve experienced so much love and support from the community and we really can’t say thank you enough.

Tastemakers Episode 01: Dave Joerger - Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings

Tastemakers Episode 01: Dave Joerger - Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings

Tastemakers is a new series where we meet the people that inspire us most and share their stories with you. Episode one features Dave Joerger, Head Coach of our hometown NBA team, the Sacramento Kings.

Nothing Is Certain but Death and Taxes

Nothing Is Certain but Death and Taxes

One of the first professional brewers I ever met was Brian Hunt, owner of Moonlight Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California. It was in the basement brewery of the long closed Hogshead Brewpub in Old Sacramento when he was there delivering kegs for their guest taps. I was sniffing around the brewery looking for my first pro job and struck up a conversation with him about being a pro-brewer in a time when so few craft breweries existed…

Urban Roots Brewing & Maui Brewing presents "Maui Rootz"

Aloha! We’re so excited to invite you to join us for a weekend full of fun with our friends at Maui Brewing Co. We’ll be releasing Maui Rootz, a Dark & Stormy inspired strong ale with fresh lime and ginger that was aged in Hawaiian rum barrels and brewed in collaboration with @MauiBrewingCo. The festivities kick off at Urban Roots on Friday June 8th at 5pm when we tap Maui Rootz and will run all weekend. We’ll be serving up food specials including Smoky Poke and a Hawaiian Pork Plate plus Maui Brewing is bringing some of their tasty beers for you to enjoy! Head over to our Facebook page to get all the details and be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.

Urban Roots & Three Weavers presents "Extraordinary Humans"

We like to brew beer with extraordinary humans for extraordinary humans which is why we teamed up with Three Weavers for our final collaboration in celebration of our opening. Extraordinary Humans is a bourbon barrel aged imperial porter that we brewed quite some time ago. In fact it was the very first collaboration beer that we brewed! It will be available in cans at Three Weavers on May 19th and on tap here at Urban Roots.

Urban Roots Brewing & Beachwood Brewing presents "Saison Du Kashi"

Saison du Kashi is a collaboration with our awesome friends at Beachwood Brewing. It's a multigrain saison featuring Italian Pilsner malt, spelt and rye. This is one of four collaboration beers that we'll be pouring on opening day at Urban Roots, including Pallet Treasure and New Digs.