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River City Brewing — Sacramento
(Closed)
545 Downtown Plaza #1115
Sacramento CA 95814
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Notes

Visited: November 28, 1994

Opened: 1993

Annual Production: 300 bbl

Contributors: Siegfried Binge, Diane Crawford, Tara Carroll

Moved to Carmichael, CA

Not to be confused with the River City Brewing Company of Jacksonville FL, nor the one in Wichita KS. OK beers and good — but pricey — food here. Try the "Cowboy Pasta".

Directions: Find the Macy's on L Street, then find the nearby parking garage. Park there, go into the attached mall, and you're there.

Updated: October 11, 2016

Beer List

  • 4.20% abv.

  • 5.00% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#636)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown, clear. Spicy aroma. Some...I dunno, acidity? Tannins? (In the nose?) Very brown flavors. Tannic. Sweet in finish. Astringent.

  • 4.65% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#635)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber clear. Thin head. Caramel aroma, and Goldings. Bitter. Slightly roasty...slightly inappropriate.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    4.25% abv.

  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch
    4.25% abv.
    Awards:

  • German-Style Pilsener
    4.00% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#634)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, thin head, sparse carbonation. Some Hallertauer aroma. Bitter...not quite enough. OK body. Very cold.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    5.20% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#637)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Looks pretty black. Coffee aroma...not very assertive. Thin, good roasty coffee/black malt flavors.

  • Vienna-Style Lager
    5.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    6.70% abv.