Thursday, May 22, 2008

Miner's Golden Ale

Sorry Pilsner fans, we are out until mid June. We sold the last batch in 13 days and the lagers take at least 45 days to ferment and condition. So, instead of releasing a Pilsner that is much too young we quickly brewed a golden ale to satisfy those who seek a lighter style ale.

It is what we are referring to as an American Bitter. Brewed in the spirit of English Bitters, a session ale that is easy to drink but still retains a lot of flavor. The main difference is it is made from American hops and malt and fermented with an American ale yeast. At 4% ABV several can be consumed without over imbibing yet there is enough flavor to elevate it above a typical golden ale.

It is finished with 11 lbs of Crystal hops and then dry hopped with 13 more pounds in the serving tank. Crystal hops have a subtle citrus and eucalyptus aroma adding a delicate fragrant note to the beer. The aroma will continue to change (and increase) the longer the beer rests on the hops.

I hope you enjoy it, there is only one batch and then we will return to serving Pilsner.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Raley Field Brewfest

Mark your Calendar on May 24th for the Raley Field Brewfest, the best brewfest in Sacramento! We will have over 40 breweries from Northern California! This is your chance to sample beer from our regions best breweries that do not attend ANY other beer festivals in Sacramento. In addition to that there are bathrooms for 14,680 people and we are only expecting 5,000 attendees this year so no lines for restrooms!

Gates open at 1:00 for general admission or you can purchase the limited VIP tickets that get you in an hour early at 12:00 pm.

Proceeds go directly to the Northern California Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization that promotes Northern California breweries. This fest is by the brewers, for the brewers.

Get your tickets at the Raley Field Box Office, Sacramento Brewing Company (Town & Country location only), Rubicon Brewing Company, Auburn Ale House, Marin Brewing Company, Moylans Brewing Company, Blue Frog Grog & Grill or buy them online through ticketmaster.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Best Brewpub on KCRA A-List

Thank you to everyone who voted for us recently in the KCRA A-List for best brewpub! Sacramento Brewing Company was named best brewpub in Sacramento. You can see the results here.

To say thank you to our patrons, fans and friends who voted for us we are offering $2.50 pints ($10 pitchers) of River Otter Ale for the whole month of May. Any day, any time. Come in and raise a glass with us!