Business & Real Estate

Brews brothers? New beer operation to team with coffee roaster

Another company is looking to enter Sacramento’s fast-growing brewpub business with plans for a 3,000-square-foot taproom and brewing operation behind the Old Soul coffee shop in midtown.

In an application with the city, backers of Big Stump Brewing Co. said they hope to operate a 10-barrel brewing operation at 1716 L St. in vacant space owned by the coffee company.

Big Stump would sell its craft beers to customers at the brewpub and also market its products to area bars and restaurants, according to the application.

A statement from business representative Alex Larrabee that accompanied the application said: “We believe that the combination of an artisanal coffee roaster with a craft microbrewery will be one of the most exciting developments in downtown Sacramento.”

Larrabee could not be reached for additional comment.

Old Soul’s owners, Tim Jordan and Jason Griest, also were unavailable. Earlier this year they spent spent $1.6 million to acquire the 1716 L St. property that includes their coffee shop that fronts on the alley between L Street and Capitol Avenue.

According the the application, Big Stump won’t have a restaurant at the site but patrons will be able to order food from Old Soul.

The company’s application seeks a conditional-use permit to allow the sale of alcohol.

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