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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

June 2019—Hand Crafted

May 29, 2019 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

June 2019

SUMMERTIME, and the living is easy – especially with a hand-crafted beverage in your hand. We’ve brewed up an issue full of stories that celebrate the craft beer movement here in the Valley.

Meet Grant Parnagian, who has embraced the challenge of farming hops in an area that hadn’t seen production in nearly a century. After a lot of research and an affinity for challenges, his Golden State Hops in Fresno is working to figure out what crops grow best here – and local brewers are impressed with the results so far.

When the Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise, many folks wondered how they could lend a hand. Led by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, some 1,400 brewers from around the world pitched in to brew Resilience IPA, and when all is said and done, the fundraiser is expected to raise $10 million for victims of the fire. 

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a unique gift for a special dad in your life. Few things are as precious as the gift of time – and if that time also involves a cold beer, all the better. Tickets to the Shaver Lake Brewfest are on sale now, and the popular festival promises a good time.

Or give him the gift that keeps on giving – his very own outdoor oasis. Matt Thomas’ Backyard Bars specializes in original bar creations, and you’ll be inspired by the story behind his business.

Cheers and enjoy!

The Enjoy Team

On the Cover:

Cover models: 

Richard and Jillian Salazar

Photos by Salina Marroquin