Tears in beers

In last week’s issue of SN&R, we profiled Peter Hoey, brewmaster at Sacramento Brewing Company, serving up pints since 1995. Well, make that former brewmaster: The day we went to print with the issue, October 19, Hoey announced on his blog (http://sacbrew.blogspot.com) that the venerable brewpub had shut its doors. “Please support your local breweries,” Hoey wrote. “The numbers are dwindling in Sacramento as we have lost three breweries in the last year alone and not for lack of quality.”