Sacramento River Cats

Knee Deep Brewing announces baseball-themed IPA to be sold in River Cats beer garden

Beer vendor Dean Vitakes puts up an umbrella at a table at Raley Field in West Sacramento in 2008.  Beer lovers will soon have a new space at Raley Field:  Knee Deep Alley, a beer garden near the main gates that will open before home games Thursday through Sunday.
Beer vendor Dean Vitakes puts up an umbrella at a table at Raley Field in West Sacramento in 2008. Beer lovers will soon have a new space at Raley Field: Knee Deep Alley, a beer garden near the main gates that will open before home games Thursday through Sunday. Sacramento Bee file

In Raley Field's newest beer, there's no such thing as a bad hop.

Auburn-based Knee Deep Brewing Co. rolled out the Sac Fly-PA on Monday for a scrimmage between the Sacramento River Cats and High-A San Jose Giants.

It'll be sold throughout the season in Knee Deep Alley, a new beer garden near Raley Field's main gates that will open before home games Thursday through Sunday.

"The alley is our first 'mini like' taproom outside of our production facility and we are excited at the opportunity to share our perfectly crafted beers with friends who share our values," Knee Deep co-owner Andrew Moore said in a press release.

Users of the beer review site Untappd gave Sac Fly-PA 3.78 out of five stars, calling the 40 IBU beer "hoppy but clean" and "sheer quality."

The new beer isn't the only noteworthy addition to Raley Field this year. The River Cats' new "tachos" — that's nachos with tater tots — made an appearance on a "John Oliver Tonight" roundup of unusual ballpark foods sure to stretch the elastic on one's pants.

Knee Deep was eliminated in the Elite Eight of The Sacramento Bee's Malt Madness tournament. Sactown Union proved the eventual winner in Monday's finals, edging out East Sacramento competitor Hoppy Brewing by 325 votes.

The River Cats' first home game begins at 7:05 p.m. next Tuesday against the Reno Aces, though Sac Fly-PA won't be on sale until Thursday's bout with the Aces at the same time.

Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, begel@sacbee.com

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