The usual all-for-one, one-for-all craft beer boosterism was pushed aside at the Track 7 Invitational, the April 20 competition that capped off Sacramento Beer Week. Among the favorites, a beer with lactose so hazy they called it a "milkshake."
Jasdeep Purewal opened Hop Junction at 7600 Greenhaven Dr., Suite 20, on Friday, May 18 in the Riverlake Village Shopping Center. The 20 beers on tap come from local breweries as well as New Belgium, Belching Beaver and Modern Times.
Oak Park Brewing Co. is open for business Tuesday, May 22, 2018, after Sacramento County health inspectors shut down the brewery and restaurant for four days. They found mice, weevils and cockroaches over the weekend and Monday, May 21.
Oak Park Brewing Co. closed over the weekend of May 18-20 after a Sacramento County health inspector found mice, cockroaches and weevils in the kitchen and brewing area. It was not immediately clear whether the brewery and restaurant would reopen Monday.
Urban Roots Brewing and Smokehouse's grand opening is set for Saturday, May 19. The Sacramento brewery and restaurant will serve eight types of beer, as well as wine and smoked meats such as ribs, brisket and chicken near Southside Park.
Sacramento Beer Week, May 11-20, 2018, features festivals and tastings across the region. Among this year's participating breweries is The Crooked Lane in Auburn, which features traditional styles like hefeweizens and Helles lagers along with the trendier craft opens.
Golden Road Brewing will finally open the doors of its new Sacramento restaurant and beer garden to the public this Thursday at the corner of 19th and L streets in midtown. But it may not receive the reception it's hoping for from the city's local craft beer scene.
Ol' Republic Brewery's taproom at 11151 Trade Center Dr., Suite 104 near the intersection of Folsom and Sunrise boulevards in Rancho Cordova held a soft opening last weekend ahead of Friday's 2:45 p.m. ribbon-cutting.