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Hogshead Cellars
(Closed)
114 J Street
Sacramento CA 95814
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Notes

Visited: August 19, 1995

Opened: 1985

Closed: 2007

Annual Production: 1,000 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Dan Scott, scott j.

Under new management since 1997, and again since 2005. I last visited Hogshead in August 1995. Not as bad as it used to be, but there's a lot of good beer in the other Sacramento brewpubs. In Hogs We Trust.

This just in via email:

Name: Dennis Lynch
Time: Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 23:47:28
Comments: I am the new general manager and brewer at the Hogshead Brewpub in Old Sacramento. I hope you will come on down for another try. We still have all the rustic charm but the beer and service are both getting much better! Try my new Red Rabbit Ale...it's a little hoppy.

Then I heard in 2005 that Hogshead is under new ownership yet again.

Directions: Follow the freeway signs to "Old Sacramento", park in the garage, and wander around the antique stores until you find Hogshead. (Old Sacramento only covers a few square blocks, and it's worth a few minutes' wandering.)

Updated: March 5, 2009

Beer List

    • Date: August 19, 1995 (#1140)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Red-brown, some haze, OK head. Slight coffee aroma. Acidic and sweet dark flavors. Astringent finish.

    • Date: August 19, 1995 (#1138)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very pale, lots of carbonation, no head. Clean aroma. Sweet, light. Sweet malty finish.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: August 19, 1995 (#1139)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pale amber, some haze. High carbonation, OK head. Faint caramel and hop aromas. Thick, bitter-sweet. Hop flavor in finish.