I'm a brewer out in Roseville. Just checked out Gold Country Brew Club which meets in Sacramento the second tuseday of every month. Check out goldcountrybrewers.org. Pretty cool group of people, worth checking out. Brewmeister in folosm is a good supply shop, though I have to admit I buy 90% of my supplies online.
Work in Sacramento and live in Roseville. Been brewing for about a year and just moved to all grain. I'll have to check out Brew Ferment Distill. I haven't joined a homebrew club. I barely have time to fit in a brew day.
I just started brewing. It's a mead batch. Up here in Grass valley we are blessed with a wonderful brew supply store with people who are very knowledgeable and freely share any info you want or need (sometimes more info than you need). The more I get into this hobby the more people I am finding who do it.