It’s no secret that Sacramento has experienced a major craft-beer boom the past couple of years. With every new brewery that opens or expands, the question seems to come up: Which of them will survive and which will fade away?
Hoppy Brewing is often overlooked and, perhaps, under-appreciated in the new era of craft beer in the Sacramento region. But one thing is certain – it has plenty of staying power.
On Tuesday, Hoppy Brewing (6300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento) will mark 20 years in business with an all-day happy hour (AKA “hoppy hour) and a special deal on burgers that includes a commemorative glass you can keep.
According the brewpub’s website, Hoppy made its commercial brewing debut with Hoppy Face Amber Ale on July 15, 1994. I asked Hoppy owner Troy Paski for a comment about longevity in an industry that has seen its share of ups and downs.
Via email, he said, “I would guess I’d say something to the effect that reflects an old tattered piece of paper I have on my desk with a quote on it of, ‘Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.’
“And after 20 years, we have a have left quite a trail in so many peoples’ lives that I feel truly honored to have been able to touch so many people – hopefully in a positive way.”