Placerville craft-beer fans can choose from an impressive selection of area brews. If you’re looking to expand your beer horizons in 2016, give these Gold Country breweries a try this February:
- Rubicon Brewing Company
- New Helvetia Brewing Company
- Hoppy Brewing Company
- Lockdown Brewing Company
- Track Seven Brewing Company
Rubicon Brewing Company is a veteran in the now-crowded craft-brew scene. In business since 1987, the Midtown Sacramento brewpub serves nearly a dozen draft beers and an impressive menu of burgers, sandwiches and other tasty pub fare. Monkey Knife Fight is an especially popular beer choice. The pale ale isn’t just fun to order; its Mt. Hood and Cascade hops offer the perfect level of subtle hoppiness.
2004 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento CA 95814
If you’re in the mood for a great stout this February, make the short trip from Placerville to New Helvetia Brewing Company in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood. New Helvetia’s Homeland Stout has won multiple awards, but that doesn’t stop the popular brewery from constantly experimenting with new brews.
Sacramento CA 95818
Spectacular seasonal beers and a warm, friendly vibe define Hoppy Brewing Company. Hoppy is no newcomer, but don’t feel bad if you still haven’t been to the East Sacramento brewpub in 2016. They generally stick with fairly low-profile, traditional craft beers here. We recommend you stop by for brunch.
6300 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento CA 95819
Lockdown Brewing Company is worth the reasonable drive to Folsom. Its second-story location, live music, cast of regulars and trivia nights give the brewpub a neighborhood-bar feel. The scotch ale and wheat selections are popular, and Lockdown offers cocktails and beers from other brewers.
718 Sutter Street
Folsom CA 95630
Some consider Track Seven Brewing Company the gold standard of Gold Country breweries. You just can’t go wrong here. From the smoked porter to the double IPA, Track Seven serves up reliably fantastic beers enhanced by great service and local fare from a range of food trucks.
3747 West Pacific Avenue
Sacramento CA 95820
Whatever your taste, you’ll find the perfect craft brewery not far from Placerville. Discover some new favorites in 2016 by touring these and other local brewpubs this February.