New Helvetia Brewing Co. to release homage to historic Buffalo Brewery
08/13/2013 4:08 PM
08/13/2013 4:43 PM
Founded in 1890, Buffalo Brewery once reigned as Sacramento’s signature spot for beer. After going dormant in the mid-1940s, the Buffalo line of beer was revived briefly in the 1970s, though its naming rights are now owned by a Japanese company. The Sacramento Bee is now housed on the site of the former site of Buffalo Brewery.
Sacramento’s New Helevtia Brewing Co. is now preparing to launch an homage to Buffalo Brewery in the form of its Buffalo Craft Lager. This lager will be poured at New Helvetia (1730 Broadway, Sacramento) starting Aug. 21. It’s a medium bodied beer that brewmaster Brian Cofresi says is made with malts both from California and Bohemia, which results in a medium-bodied beer with about 4.8 percent alcohol - just the right kind of brew to drink while savoring the Delta breeze.
“It’s our version of a classic style lager,” said David Gull, owner of New Helvetia. “It has nothing to do with the original recipe, but we’re honoring the brewing traditions of Buffalo Brewery and Sacramento’s industries.”
Buffalo Craft Lager will for now be poured only at New Helvetia’s tap room, but the beer itself may ultimately reach the wider market, said Gull. Also, look for a small-batch version of Buffalo Craft Lager that’s brewed with local hops, and possibly coming Aug. 22.
For more information: newhelvetiabrew.com
About This BlogAppetizers brings you the latest restaurant happenings, interesting tidbits on good food and events, and -- of course -- great specials and deals.
Food and wine
Food and cooking
Blair Anthony Robertson
Mike Dunne's wine picks
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.