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Rubicon Brewing
(Closed)
2004 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento CA 95811
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Notes

Visited: November 28, 1994

Opened: 1987

Closed: 2017

Annual Production: 4,320 bbl

Contributors: Siegfried Binge, Arash Shahzadi

Pretty good beers, especially their Winter Wheat Wine. Wear tight socks, or they'll get knocked off.

Directions: Easy to find, at 20th and Capitol Avenue.

Updated: August 8, 2017

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Beer List

    • Date: April 25, 1995 (#881)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber, hazy. Good head. Looks like a lot of carbonation. Caramel nose, slightly fruity. Good body. Very fruity...berries. Not a lot of carbonation at all.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#630)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 9 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Positively red. OK head. Aroma oddly off. Malty, caramel flavors...but unremarkable.

    • Date: October 2, 1993 (#2525)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Bright yellow. Neat spicy aroma. Ooooo...spicy sweet bitter. Sweet alcohol!

  • 6.50% abv.

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.20% abv.
    Awards:

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    Awards:
    • Date: March 30, 1995 (#835)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden-amber. Very fresh and fruity aroma. Great body, and pretty good balance. Extremely fruity with a long sweet-fruity finish.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#629)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very pale amber, good head. Spicy aroma, not assertive. Chinook flavor for sure. Light body...should be bigger.
    • Date: November 26, 1994 (#613)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very pale amber. Lots of big bubbles. Herbal nose. Flowery, grassy flavors...but reasonably clean and not all that bitter. Not a very big beer...but I like it.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    7.00% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#632)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      As red as the Amber. More Chinooks and no malt in the aroma. Chinook flavor. Malt character OK...could be bigger. No hint of highly-touted alcohol character.

  • American-Style Pale Ale

  • Specialty Beer
    7.50% abv.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Winter Wheat Wine
    Other Strong Beer
    10.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Winter Wheat Wine 2007
    Aged Beer
    Awards: