Year Round Beers
Anybody not living under a rock the last decade can’t deny that Social Media has revolutionized the way we communicate ... they give a platform to be heard, a voice to the otherwise voiceless. The revolution will not be televised ... but it will be Tweeted! As a nod to this, we bring you "#KÖLSCH" Köln-style Ale. We start by stripping our water down to the bare essentials then rebuild it to match the mineral content of the water in Köln, Germany. Then add in tons of German Pilsner malts and spice it up with just a eine kleine menge of German Perle and Tettnang hops. Easy going, crisp and refreshing!
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 4.80%, IBUs: 27
Many of history’s most important revolutions began at night, and this beer is brewed to salute those that “Seize the Night” and make it one for the history books! CARPE NOCTEM is a black-as-night oatmeal coffee stout with roasted grain aroma and bold coffee character from coffee beans from East Sac’s famous “Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters.” Chocolate and carafa malts and English Ale yeast present a slight sweetness and mild roastiness with earthy, nutty tones together with a creamy body from a generous dose of good ol’ fashioned oatmeal. So pour yourself a glass of this bad boy and start your own revolution tonight!
O.G.: 1.07, ABV: 5.60%, IBUs: 40
In 1850, A German Immigrant named Antone Miller arrived by Steamboat in a booming little Gold Rush town built at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. Here he set out to build the Union Brewery - which would quickly grow to be one of the largest, most prolific breweries in the Region. Sadly, ten years later a fire claimed the brewery beyond repair. Lucky for us his famous Steam-beer recipe didn't burn up with it! On a history binge at the city archives one afternoon, we stumbled upon this historic recipe and set out to brew it once again. With a bright, earthy flavor from Sacramento native Cluster hops and a slightly sweet, nutty character from roasted barley, we think you'll love this little trip through history!
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 5.30%, IBUs: 36
Revolutionaries Series Beers
Brewed in honor of the 13 Freedom Riders and the legion of other intrepid leaders of the Civil Rights Movement - those who risked life and limb to end segregation - "Freedom Ryder" Rye Pale Ale is the first beer in our "Revolutionaries Series" - each beer brewed in honor of history's social catalysts, those that bucked the status quo to make our community a better place to live. True to the priority Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put on education, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go toward a scholarship at Sacramento State for those studying to be educators in the inner city. This clean, crisp, yet bold Rye Pale Ale, is gently warmed with rye malt and sage with a little kick of cayenne pepper and black pepper. O.G. 1.052, 5.8% ABV, 42 IBU.
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 5.80%, IBUs: 42
“Helles” is German for “bright,” and this beer salutes our brightest rays of hope in this sometimes dark world that go through 'Helles' to protect us: Our Firefighters - the 'First Responders' when we need them most. “First Responder” is probably our easiest drinking beer of all - exceptionally bright, clean, and crisp with a softness on the palate from the Dortmunder water chemistry. As part of our “Revolutionaries Series” Seasonal lineup, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this brew will go directly to the Sacramento Firefighters Burns Institute, an incredible local non-profit that supports these brave Men and Women in their time of need and the families who support them. 5.3% ABV, 22 IBU.
O.G.: , ABV: 5.30%, IBUs: 22
Building a City on the confluence of two rivers has always made Sacramento a hub of agriculture and natural beauty. In 1981 the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael opened to the public with the mission of protecting and preserving riparian wildlife through conservation and educational programs for children of all ages. Brewed in support of their efforts, "Riparian" Red IPA is the latest addition to our "Revolutionaries Series" Seasonal Lineup, with a portion of proceeds going directly to them. With water chemistry built to match the American River where it flows past Effie Yeaw, this big, bold and citrusy Red IPA is packed with Ahtanum, Idaho 7 and Centennial hops – and backed up with a biscuity, fresh bready sweetness and a ruby red hue.
O.G.: , ABV: 6.50%, IBUs: 75
Named after the Founding Father of the Irish Freedom Movement and once President of the Irish Republic, Michael Collins (aka "the Big Fella"). “The Big Fella” is a traditional Dry Irish Stout on Nitro - and balances a mellow dark chocolate sweetness with an earthy, roasty character for a full-bodied stout Mr. Collins would be proud to call his own. As part of our "Revolutionaries Series," a portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to "GoGive2Live," a local non-profit group which works to help our Nation's Heroes and their families when they return home from duty in the Armed Forces, as they recover and transition to home and their communities.
O.G.: , ABV: 4.80%, IBUs: 33
A traditional German radler ale using our #Kolsch and fresh grapefruit.
O.G.: , ABV: 4.30%, IBUs: 27
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When you've got two of your favorite holidays in the same month - Oktoberfest and Halloween - and you want to add another tasty traditional German brew to your lineup ... whaddya call it? "Dunkel Fester," of course! With base malts split 50/50 between German Pils and White Wheat, with a little Munich and Chocolate Malts thrown in for a truly authentic flavor - then finished off with German Tettnang hops for good measure! PROST!!!
O.G.: , ABV: 5.00%, IBUs: 13
A collaboration with Touchstone Brewing, this is a West Coast take on an English Extra Special Bitter. English malts combine with modern hops.
O.G.: , ABV: 5.40%, IBUs: 54
A creamy Golden Stout made with local ingredients, like tons of milled oat, cacao nib from Roseville's Cru Chocolate, and lightly roasted coffee by Sacramento's Simply Roots Coffee Roasters. Help Me, Tom Cruise has an inviting coffee nose followed by a rich taste of creamy white mocha.
O.G.: , ABV: 8.90%, IBUs: 33
A rich blend of our dark malted Imperial Stout, Diamond in an Ice Storm, and our West Coast Pale Ale.
O.G.: , ABV: 7.80%, IBUs: 68
In honor of one of our biggest fans and supporters, we introduce to you "Jeff's Hefe" - a true-to-style, unfiltered Bavarian Hefeweizen, with notes of fresh grapefruit, clove and banana! Just enough sweetness, just enough tartness, just enough body - just what you need to survive the scorching hot Sacramento Summer!
O.G.: , ABV: 5.10%, IBUs: 12