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.
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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.”