Sunday will be the last day for one of Sacramento’s breweries. A unique brewery for the area, as Brew It Up has been a personal brewery (as stated in their logo) for 15 years. Beginning in Davis California, this has been an outlet for those who want to make their own beer without the hassle of owning equipment. One makes a reservation (typically with friends), and the brewery takes care of the planning, recipe-making, and direction to give customers the pride in claiming to make their own beer. Unfortunately, the economic situation has made it a painful decision to close their doors for good at 8PM Sunday. Owner Mike Costello has been the consistent force since the beginning. A work break for him, after which he will hopefully start another beer venture.
With the move to Sacramento about 10 years ago, this gave the business the opportunity to add a quality restaurant which earned good reviews. And about 20 beers on tap was not unusual. A wide variety of beers always had something to offer regardless of taste in craft beer (no guest taps or mainstream macro-brews). A visit Friday night after the announcement found a busy dining room, free logo pints with your beer purchase, and good beers still available like their Hallertauer Lager (crisp, refreshingly bitter lager in the German style), and their Sky Diver Barleywine (a rich, malty, strong and modestly bitter ale). Catch them at Happy Hour between 3PM and 6PM for $2 10-ounce drafts.
For more info: 801 14th Street (corner of H Street). 441-3000
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