Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sacramento's Newest Beer Joint?

It's been just over a year since Manderes in Folsom opened with an impressive selection of taps, bottles and grub to satisfy an eager beer-loving population. Brent and David have, since then, won many honors and awards in the region. Given they were the only game in town for good beer, it wasn't a surprise. On Tuesday, however, they're going to get some serious competition from one of the region's old players - Sacrament Brewing Company.

Spear-headed by it's brewmaster Peter Hoey, SacBrew is starting a new program that involves doubling the taps and bringing in fantastic brews from around the world. To give you an idea of what you can expect, check out the list of brews you can find on Tuesday when their 12 new taps start pouring.
  • Anchor Brewing - Christmas Ale
  • Bear Republic - Racer 5 IPA
  • Bear Republic - Jack London ESB
  • Brasserie d' Achouffe - Houblon Doubbelen IPA Tripel
  • Deschutes - The Dissident
  • Green Flash - Tripple Belgian Style Ale
  • Rubicon Brewing Company - Monkey Knife Fight
  • Russian River Brewing Company - Pliny the Elder
  • Sierra Nevada - Celebration Ale
  • Unibroue - Maudite
Keep in mind, this is in ADDITION TO the award-winning lineup of SBC brews:
  • IPA (7%)
  • Red Horse Amber
  • 2006 Babylon Barleywine (10.8%)
  • Abbey Extra (5.0%)
  • Barristers Bitter (4.0%)
  • Bock (6.5%)
  • Brewhouse Lager (4.5%)
  • Hefeweizen (4.5%)
  • Old Pappy Bourbon Barrel-aged Wheat Wine (13.0%)
  • Russian Imperial Stout (8.0%)
  • Smokey's Imperial Red Ale (8.6%)
As if this weren't enough, Peter is also diligently working on a killer series of Pint Nights and Brewer Specials, the first will kick off on January 21st with Firestone Walker night where SBC will pour:
  • Double Barrel Ale
  • Pale 31
  • Union Jack IPA
  • Walker's Reserve
  • Nectar IPA - Cask
Following Firestone Walker Night will be evenings that feature 21st Amendment, Deschutes, Rubicon and some others that will likely be mentioned as they're announced.

With SacBrew's new face-lift to complement the great lineup at Manderes, we're certain to see a whole lot of great beer in 2009.