Issue: April 25, 2019

This week SN&R presents its annual Beer Issue, which explores how Sacramento's beer scene has far more variety than just bros and microbreweries. Steph Rodriguez writes about how women are starting to make their mark as brewmasters. This year, we also include stories about wine: a list of the region's best varietals and a look at Delta wineries under threat from the tunnels project.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson has the scoop on how the city's new anti-gang program is working. And Raheem F. Hosseini has the latest on an inspector general overseeing the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.

In Arts, there's a preview of Independent Bookstore Day and a look at the lineup for the Afterschock festival. We also have reviews of Disaster! at Sacramento Theatre Company and Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damn Pernicious Go-Betweens at Resurrection Theatre.

On our new Home & Garden page, Debbie Arrington writes that the weather has Sacramentans worried about their precious tomatoes.

In Voices, a foundation leader writes about the importance of diversity among nonprofits as they prepare for Big Day of Giving. Jeff vonKaenel says he's hopeful after meeting with social service officials. And I write about a key piece of the downtown railyards project that isn't getting enough attention.

As always, thanks for reading. To read the full stories, click the links below. But don't forget to pick up a print copy of SN&R for exclusive event picks and other content.

Foon Rhee