Ruhstaller takes its name from Captain Frank Ruhstaller, who was a premier, pioneer brewer. Today Ruhstaller beer is again made with California hops and barley, grown by farmers like Dave & Dia Utterback of the historic Signorotti Hop Ranch in Sloughhouse. This craft brewery and hop farm sources 95% of its hops from California, making it the brewery with the most locally grown hops in the state. They partner with local farmers to grow hops and on average their hops are grown within 50 miles of the brewery. Their beers are free of additives and rely on local, seasonal products and ingredients. In their beer production, Ruhstaller avoids single-use and non-recyclable packaging and products; they recycle, compost and use low-carbon delivery programs for their beer distribution. In addition, they hand wrap each bottle and work with local artists to create unique labels and offer their distribution channels as a platform for artists.