Beer tasting is the new wine tasting in Sacramento. The city’s more than 50 breweries and tap rooms are giving Portland and San Diego stiff competition as the premier destination for craft beer.
Get to know more of Sacramento’s burgeoning beer scene by checking out the city’s best tap rooms:
- Capitol Beer and Tap Room
2222 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
This 20-tap craft beer and craft beer bottle shop is known for its wide array of handpicked beers. Choose from crisp, light-bodied offerings to heavy and hoppy servings. The place has also attracted a strong following for its diverse menu and exceptional service. The brick-lined bar gives a nice, cozy feeling.
- Burgers and Brew
1409 R Street, Sacramento, CA
This popular tap room’s name says it all. It’s received many awards for serving the best of what it offers since 2007. The Davis Enterprise named it the Best Burger in Yolo County. The same newspaper also gave Burgers and Brew the Reader’s Choice honors for Best Fries in Yolo County. With its array of beers including local favorites, Burgers and Brew is the best you can find this side of town.
- Ruhstaller Brewery and Taproom
630 K Street, Sacramento, CA
This local brewery and tap room found in a basement in the heart of downtown Sacramento is worth the extra effort you exert in locating it. Come as you are, and relax in a casual 1970s ambiance thanks to interiors featuring shipping pallets and exposed wood. It’s the beer, however, that’s the star of the show. There are so many to choose from, each with a distinct flavor you’ll remember long after you step out of this favorite hidden gem. Call in advance to secure your place in the taproom.
- Track 7 Brewing
Curtis Park:Curtis Park: 3747 W. Pacific Avenue, Suite F | (916) 520-4677 3747 W. Pacific Avenue, Suite F | (916) 520-4677
Natomas: 826 Professor Lane, Ste 100
This small-batch microbrewery has two tap rooms in Sacramento. Both feature five-year round beers and seasonal selections. The Curtis Park tap room is the original one. The Natomas branch opened in early 2015. Both provide an excellent place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a pint or two.
- New Glory Craft Brewery
8251 Alpine Avenue, Sacramento, CA
This local favorite features a wide selection of stouts, ales, and craft beers. Its tradition of offering excellent beer and superior service for the past four years keep people coming back for more. Drop in during weekends for special menu items prepared with the help of local food suppliers.
- Device Brewing Co.
8166 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA
(916) 737- 2739
This family-run nanobrewery’s steel and wood interiors has a casual vibe that make customers feel at home. There are year-round brews and seasonal offerings, ranging from stouts to IPA. The pet-friendly place has a well-stocked bookshelf of table games like Rock ‘Em Sock Em Robots to add to the fun.