We decided to visit this place quite spontaneously on a drive from Grass Valley back to Sacramento and were really pleasantly surprised by the place. Big warehouse looking taproom and brewery. Big list of regular and seasonal beers on offer. Flights are available. We tried a few things and found most of the beers to be good or better. Particularly liked the Imperial Tanilla Porter and the Stow the Croze barley wine. No food at the taproom itself but there was a food truck outside with great hotdogs. Prices were decent. Can really recommend a visit here when in the area.
Located in a rural part of North Auburn, this brewery has a tasting area with a bunch of picnic tables and two walk-up counters for ordering beer. Reasonably loud music in the background? Large TV, brewing equipment completely visible. Around 30 taps of pretty good beer and usually a food truck outside.
A huge building with a big tasting room on one side. 2 tap setups for when it’s busy. Lots of picnic tables inside and out. Service was fast and friendly. Good prices, $7 for a flight of 4 - 6oz. Only a few miles off I-80.
Place is a bit out there, but that doesn’t keep half of California from showing up on a Sunday. Huge line out the door, served by two friendly staff who seem to not care two shits about how long the line is. I am not sure I have ever witnessed more lackadaisical service before. I would have walked out, but a drive all this way and I want my flight. After the thirty minutes wait I got my pours. Of course there was no place to sit... Basically an open brewery, picnic tables in and out. Equipment on full display. Food truck is it for dining options. Family and pet friendly. Beers excellent, but I knew that already. And I’ll be damned Andrew - your cat person was there today as well. Odd cat with a smooshed face who seemed at home on a leash.
Business/industrial park tasting room. Large warehouse space with a pretty decent amount of seating and a large bar where you can place your order. They allow pets here as well and I think for the first time I’ve ever seen at a brewery, someone had brought their cat (pretty neat)!
They have a lot of different stuff available but their hoppy beers are really what they do best. There’s some decent variety, but I’m not sure how much I really cared for their non-IPA/pale ale styles.But, I don’t really like how overly strong a lot of their beers are.
Anyway, the service is good and the beers are pretty solid for the most part. It’s not quite as close to the freeway as some of the other stops along the route on 80, but it’s not too far away either.
Located towards the end of the road in an industrial area. Easy to miss location, didn’t see any signage along the road. Located on the right side of the huge office building, look for the large brewing tank outside. Spacious inside with a good view of the tanks and brewing stuff. Tasting room counter includes 4 oz pours and full glasses as well as growler fills. Flights come in sets of 4. Picnic tables around for seating. Good selection of drafts with their year-round offerings and some experimental brewery exclusives. Beers were above average, some a bit too sweet. Worth a stop if you’re checking out other breweries in the area.