Here, away from the hustle and bustle of California’s political hub, you can find a culinary scene that’s brimming with vibrant options, including a growing number of craft breweries.
Best Breweries in Roseville
Roseville is part of the greater Sacramento metro area, which comprises seven counties and is home to roughly 2.5 million residents. As the fourth largest population center in California, this region is also fast becoming a major gastronomical hub where you can find world-class food and drink.
These are the best breweries in Roseville and the surrounding areas.
- GoatHouse Brewing Company
- Loomis Basin Brewing Company
- Mindscape Fermentations
- Moksa Brewing Company
- Out of Bounds Brewing Company
- Palm Tree Brewing Company
- Slice Beer Company
The Monk’s Cellar
With a name like The Monk’s Cellar, a merry and festive environment might be the last thing you would expect to find, but this Roseville brewery is all about celebrating good food and great beer. The kitchen turns out scratch-made European classics like warm pretzels and cottage pie, but at The Monk’s Cellar, the name of the game is Belgian-inspired craft beer.
With an annual production capacity of 1,500 barrels, The Monk’s Cellar has been recognized with a number of awards and one of its most popular elections is the Biere Blanche (ABV 4.7%), an easy-drinking Witbier brewed in the Belgian style that presents a delightful citrusy flavor with hints of fresh herbs. Once you try it you’ll see why this beer recently took the gold medal at the Cal State Fair.
Breweries Near Roseville, CA
The greater Sacramento area is a tightly woven tapestry of cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Just beyond the city limits of Roseville are these craft beer gems, all just a short drive away.
GoatHouse Brewing Company
Not only is GoatHouse Brewing Company’s brewery housed in a repurposed barn, but its entire operation is situated on a farm where many of its hops are grown and plenty of their namesake goats roam freely. Farm-to-tap takes on a deeper, truer meaning here and the proof (no pun intended) is in their fine selection of world-class craft beers.
One can’t-miss selection is the beer simply known as Darkside (ABV 9.0%), a smooth-bodied Imperial Porter with a deep, molasses hue and a depth of flavor that offers distinct coffee notes and just the right amount of bitterness for the style. All in all, GoatHouse Brewing Company’s Darkside may be one of the area’s best-kept secrets – but maybe not for long.
Loomis Basin Brewing Company
A mere eight miles from Roseville is the town of Loomis where the locals have been flocking to Loomis Basin Brewing Company for artisan-brewed craft beer. With a rotating schedule of gourmet food trucks parked outside, this establishment has quickly become a go-to destination for great beer and good company in Loomis and the surrounding area.
One of the signature offerings at Loomis Basin Brewing Company is its Vindicator IPA (ABV 6.5%, IBU 40), a dry-hopped West Coast India Pale Ale with refreshing citrus fruit notes and a piney essence. This hop-forward beer has good depth and strikes the right balance between sweetness and bitterness.
One of the most unique brewing operations, not just in this part of California, but perhaps the entire nation, is Mindscape Fermentations. This women-owned operation is all about fermentation in its many forms and the result is a diverse menu of libations and creations that are as unique and dynamic as the microorganisms that give them life.
While Mindscape Fermentations brews craft beer both on-premises and in collaboration with other local breweries, the go-to drinks here are the hard kombuchas (a fermented drink made from tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast). Notable selections include the Thigh High Priestess (ABV 5.0%) featuring pomegranate and blueberry and Lemony Snickets (ABV 3.0%) which contains lemon zest and juice.
Moksa Brewing Company
Just a 15-minute drive up Highway I-80 from Roseville is the town of Rocklin where a growing number of local breweries have been making a name for themselves. This includes Moksa Brewing Company, a relative newcomer to the region’s craft brewing scene that is already turning heads while filling up glasses. Named after the Hindu word for “liberation”, Moksa Brewing Company is a name to remember the next time you’re in the Sacramento area.
With nearly two dozen current offerings you may find yourself facing a bit of option anxiety but a good beer to start with is the 3-Ply Hazy Triple IPA (ABV 10.5%), a robust beer brewed from Galaxy and Simcoe hops that pours a vibrant but cloudy yellow with a one-finger head. This IPA offers refreshing tropical fruit notes but beware of its 10.5% ABV as you crush the first one.
Out of Bounds Brewing Company
Another trendy craft beer outpost in Rocklin is the Out of Bounds Brewing Company. With a dozen beers on tap at all times and a rotating schedule of the area’s most popular food trucks, this award-winning brewery has become one of the area’s best gathering spots for good, friendly vibes and world-class, handcrafted beer lovingly brewed on-premises.
If there is one selection on the Out of Bounds Brewing Company that truly captures the spirit of the establishment, it is the Joyrider IPA (ABV 7.0%, IBU 55). With its triple-blend of Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops, this IPA brewed in the classic West Coast style, is a fruit-forward beer with a hint of pine and a healthy helping of grapefruit-like bitterness.
Palm Tree Brewing Company
Roughly halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the California-Nevada border might be the last place you would expect to find a Hawaiian-themed brewery but Palm Tree Brewing Company in the town of Orangevale is the perfect place to find tropical vibes and fine craft beer in Northern California.
One of the most popular beers on the menu is Palm Tree Brewing Company’s King Palm IPA (ABV 7.0%, IBU 60, an American IPA that’s big on zesty citrus flavor and just a hint of bitterness. The King Palm’s exceptional balance puts it in the highly drinkable category of craft beers and is one of many reasons to pay this brewery a visit the next time you’re in the area.
Slice Beer Company
If you just want to sip and enjoy craft beer at its finest in the most unassuming of environments, then look no further than Slice Beer Company. With a modestly appointed tasting room (there is no onsite kitchen but there is a pizza place right next door), the name of the game at Slice Beer Company is locally brewed craft beer.
A very popular pour at Slice Beer Company is the Wombo Triple IPA (ABV 10.0%, IBU 100), a highly regarded (and award-winning) beer brewed from a blend of Mosaic and Simcoe hops. This golden-colored IPA has a good depth of body and balances a slight bitterness with notes of passionfruit and pine for a deceptively smooth drinking experience.