Our Double IPA needs to be as big and bold as the history makers we celebrate! The name has two meanings: On one hand it lovingly refers to our town’s long history of overcoming adversity, both of the manmade and natural variety; On the other hand the name is a literal reference to Sacramento, when after the devastating floods of 1850 and 1861, the people came together to literally raise the city a whopping 34 feet to prevent further catastrophe! Bottom line: this is a really big beer. A strong cast of Galena, Columbus, Citra and Equinox Hops join forces to set off a land mine of herbal and citric flavor on the back of your tongue. Using our double-secret hopping technique, this Double IPA is smooth as silk yet packs a wallop of vibrant hop flavor! O.G. 1.090, 9.5% ABV, 100 IBU.
Lando the Man was an enigma - a rebel that played both sides of the coin - and so is THIS Lando! A Calrissian ... Excuse us ... Cascadian Dark Ale that's both sexy smooth and hop spicy. But, Lando's only here in Cloud City for a minute - so catch him fast while he's around!
You'll want to bring your buds with you for some of this tastiness, first tapped Thursday, 4/20. To put it bluntly, this thing is some serious fire! A dank and resiny session IPA with 42.0 IBUs and dry-hopped with 42.0 pounds of Idaho 7 hops. This lower OG beer has all kinds of sticky icky aroma with a nice citrusy, nostril clearing note to it, and it won't leave you locked to the couch. Created at a joint sub-committee meeting, "Prop 64" won't be around forever - so find your favorite dealer and git some before the kegs are cached.
Governor Brown is talking about launching satellites again … while we’re just launching a beer that bears his name. This was a frugal batch that won't be around long enough to run for President three times, (or the Senate, Mayor of Oakland or anything else for that matter). The beer for those who “always smile and never frown,” Jerry’s got a smooth roasted malt flavor, with mild notes of caramel and chocolate on the nose and from the very first sip – and, like the man himself – not too bitter, but not too sweet either. Elect to have one of these tasties and celebrate the outgoing Governor in style!
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!!!
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A collaboration with Touchstone Brewing, this is a West Coast take on an English Extra Special Bitter. English malts combine with modern hops.
This is no over-the- top, tongue-scraper IPA. Best described as a hybrid of East and West Coast IPAs, Something Wicked is brewed to be smooth, balanced, approachable and (despite the ABV) sessionable. Packed with Columbus, Galena, Amarillo and Mosaic Hops, this 'gateway' IPA is pleasantly balanced with a distinctive malty sweetness that lures you in and makes way to juicy, hop forward notes of apricot and stone fruit.
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!
In honor of International Star Wars Day - May the Fourth - each year we'll release a BRAND NEW special limited release beer brewed in honor of the Holiday. For this 2016 first year's Special Release we'd like to introduce you to the "Centennial Falcon" West Coast Pale Ale! Big, danky, herbal aromas, notes of pine, peach, apricot and lemongrass balance with a flavors of English toffee, and a slightly nutty, biscuity finish. The beer has a light golden hue, pillowy white head and is unfiltered - letting all the bold flavors of the Centennial and Falconer's Flight hops to shine through. This IS the beer you're looking for! O.G. ___, 5.3% ABV, 47 IBU.
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!
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!