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Elk Grove Brewing Co Inc.

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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9085 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, California, 95624
United States
phone: (916) 685-2537
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1995-2008.

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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7
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Troyone

California

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Located on Elk Grove Blvd, in Elk Grove, this place is easy to locate. Appeared to be an older historic type of buiding unfortunately the outside brick was painted a white color. Different settings and rooms for dining and lots of beer and USA paraphenalia all around.

All brass tap nozzles and did not see the kitchen. The wood bar had business notes from different places under a type of enamel top. Wood tables and chairs also appeared to have an area for live entertainment. Brewing equipment was spread throughout the establishment in the open. Restroom was clean

Service was great, befriend your bartender.

Most of their nine (I think) beers were possible notables, no cask, did not see any guest beers. Definite notables were the Tropic Ale (fruit gave this beer some body and is not overbearing) and the Winter Warmer Porter (very tasty lots of coffee). Local favorites are some of their unavailable seasonals including their Marzen Lager.

Did not eat here (at least I do not remember).

reasonable

06-20-2005 18:14:44 | More by Troyone
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sierra11b

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$

Look, if you plan on going when a shit cover band isn't playing then you may have a good time trying their better than average brews. In fact, better than average is cutting them short... some of their beers are the best I have ever had.

But if you plan to take a friend on a Friday/Saturday night, be prepared to be drowned-out by extremely loud music. I took my buddy there tonight for the beer and we immediately walked-out. If it wasn't for that I would have given it a 4.5 as the building has a great ambience for a pub.

Service is pretty good and the selection of mediocre pub food is respectable. As said before, the quality of beer is above average but the food is not. It's all Costco food which isn't necessarily bad considering a lot of restaurants do it for food cost reasons. But when they put their chef on the same pedestal as their talented brewmaster, we have an issue. I know the Sacramento area culinary industry well.

06-24-2007 07:41:42 | More by sierra11b
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Inflames

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Nothing really new to report that anyone hasn't already written.
My wife and I visited around 4 on a sunday and the place was a quarter full. We ordered appetizers and a sampler set of beers. The food was good as far as pub grub goes and the brews were on target for their styles. I really believe this is how pubs should be, not brand new buildings with modern art and bland architecure.
Parking is a little frustrating as parking is located behind the building. If this area is full there are a couple other spots but be careful as they are reserved for other businesses.
The service was excellent and helpful.
Very glad I stopped by I look forward to my next visit.

04-07-2007 19:27:40 | More by Inflames
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leechungsr

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

Old style brewery in one of the oldest parts of Elk Grove. Lot of recent roadwork and beautification has made the area much nicer. The inside matches its exterior. A small bar area and a dining area with friendly people. I don't always feel too comfortable there; as I am as white as you get for an asian person, but I still get a lot of long stares from the country hicks there.
I would say everything about this restaurant is better than average. I would much rather go here than a chain restaurant; at least I would be supporting a local economy and something original in Elk Grove. I would go here more often if I was around the area more. The Porter is my favorite beer there. YUMMY.

03-29-2007 04:42:36 | More by leechungsr
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germaniac

California

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Besides the BevMo right off the 99, EGBC is just about the only game in town for craft beer. It's conveniently located in a quaint historic shopping district that is currently undergoing some big remodeling projects. Traffic conditions suck right now, but future coolness is easy to spot.

Inside, its Old West saloon style all the way. Wood paneling and historical Americana from the town's early days is everywhere. A small, comfortable bar area is offset by numerous sit-down dining tables. We were the only ones at the bar that the bartender and waitstaff didn't know by name, but they were still super friendly and attentive.

With the notable exception of the Freedom DIPA and the Grainbarrel stout, most of their beers had similar flavors, but they all seemed better than average.

Food was top notch. My tri-tip sandwich was done just right, and I could hardly finish the pile of fries that came with it. My friend said his burger was great. If you don't feel like ordering food, there is an oldtime popcorn machine where you can fill a basket or three to munch on while you watch the projector screen TV, which was playing college football on our Saturday visit.

Worth a stop if you find yourself travelling thru Central CA.

11-22-2005 23:43:52 | More by germaniac
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VegasBill

Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This micro is only a few minutes off Ca. rte99 and not that far from Sacramento. Elk Grove has such a wonderfull small town feel to it. The pub has a perfect atmosphere, the beers are great, many of them award winning and the food is also very good.

I stopped here the day before New Years Eve and I was on my way to Reno to meet friends for the big night.

As I was at the bar having lunch and tasting a few pints everyone was talking about the Elk Grove Brewing celebration and the phone was ringing with reservations. The bartender was asking me where I was from and what my plans were for NY Eve. She invited me to stay there and join their celebration and I said that I did not know any one . As I said that a couple sitting at the bar spoke up and said that they were going to the celebration and now I had two friends and I was welcome to join them. This is the kind of small town warmth that is missing from most of America.

I left that day with very mixed feelings about pushing on to Reno.

03-07-2004 04:46:43 | More by VegasBill
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ecoboy

Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Certainly one of the greatest buildings to house a brewpub, IMHO. Would've given it a "5" for atmosphere if you could just sit outside, sip an ale, and stare up at the place. Looked it up: built in 1885 as a harness shop, the place reeks of "real old west." This ain't no Rock Bottom, kids. Brick, plaster, wood. A well-used room that doesn't need spit 'n' poilish.

Lots of boisterous charm from both the patrons and the servers. Patiently answered questions and offered to take our picture in front of the beer menu.

Good strong pale, and a wheat that I really appreciated (I don't usually go for that stuff, but it was hot out.) One of my favorite special finds in Cali. Worth the drive from Sacramento, no question.

05-15-2003 14:03:14 | More by ecoboy
Elk Grove Brewing Co Inc. in Elk Grove, CA
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