Moonraker Brewing Company

Moonraker Brewing CompanyMoonraker Brewing Company
Moonraker Brewing CompanyMoonraker Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

12970 Earhart Ave, Ste 100
Auburn, California, 95602
United States

(530) 745-6816 | map
moonrakerbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.1
Beers:
215
Ratings:
1,979
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.5
Ratings:
42
pDev:
5.56%
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4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by sjrider from California

Having visited several times now I can say this is a mighty fine consistent operation. I'm partial to IPA's and they do not disappoint. Today I enjoyed the on site taco truck fare with a couple of DIPA's and left thoroughly satisfied. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, friendly and knowledgeable staff and always a food truck for munchies. Oh yeah, the beer is stellar. Highly recommended.

Sep 11, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by heymikew from California

This north Auburn brewery has an indoor drinking area and large shaded beer garden. It is immensely popular and was packed the Friday afternoon that we visited. They had 25 of their beers on tap with a fairly efficient and well staffed ordering system. A dozen of the brews were available in bottles or cans for takeout.
A daily rotating truck provides snacks and meals.

Jun 08, 2021
 
4.26 by festizio from California on Nov 08, 2019
 
4.81 by CaliforniaJohnson from California on Sep 29, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by heydre from Oregon

Will be going to this summer...this is a wishlist placeholder since there's no other way to do this.

Jun 20, 2019
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by kkun from California

Solid. The select beers they have available in cans for take away usually sell out pretty quick.

Mar 07, 2019
 
4.66 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Feb 15, 2019
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4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by lucius10 from California

Well, well, well...I finally got to visit Moonraker Brewing and I was not disappointed! This place has an excellent vibe to it! It has a different feel in each area. The outdoor area is nice...with the lights at night...right next to the food truck (they have excellent selections depending on the day)...the indoor area next to the bar feels like a normal brew pub with energy and volume...and the Barrel Room...this...if you don't have kids and are on a date or even alone (if available), the barrel room is fantastic...a little quieter and a little more private than out front. It has a great vibe to it with the trendy tables, fantastic lighting, and barrels up against the walls, this is a great spot for a date! And, i am not sure who picks the music, but it was a fantastic mixture of up to date, "cool vibe", selections. The customer service was fantastic, especially the owner's daughter and Alyssa (sp?)! They really made me feel welcome and put up with all my questions and excitement! I highly recommend this Brewery, even if it is a bit of a drive from the Sacramento Area...it is well worth it! Not your normal brewery experience in an industrial area!! I even got to meet Dan the Man (one of the owners)!

Nov 18, 2018
 
4.5 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jul 07, 2018
 
4.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on May 13, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by eko2 from California

Tried the brewery after the latest Internet Beer User episode on Citra Double Crush (http://www.internetbeerusers.com/63) Beautiful creamy citrusy Double IPA. wish they all looked this good! Taste wise, I give it a solid 4.5!

Apr 13, 2018
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4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
by NorCalKid from California

Awsome brewery. Probably the best in Auburn. Great award winning IPA selection set in a small industrial park style brewery. Fast and friendly staff. Good outdoor seating and always with a different food truck available. Highly recommend.

Mar 08, 2018
 
4.47 by addicted2thebarrel from California on Mar 02, 2018
 
4.16 by Danner3 from California on Feb 08, 2018
 
4.66 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Feb 06, 2018
 
4.53 by BarleyAndBrett from California on Nov 19, 2017
 
4.68 by Original_Gravity from Washington on Nov 19, 2017
 
4.5 by Hophazzard from California on Oct 29, 2017
Photo of BWood
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by BWood from California

Great place. NE style ipas on tap in the west coast. New barrel program that is awesome. Great food trucks. Awesome seating and wide open space.

Sep 30, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by atomicpunk5151 from California

Best beer in Sac/Auburn/Rockiln

Sep 26, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by keithmanuel25 from Pennsylvania

This is my go to brewery when I visit Sacramento.
I've been to SAC about 5 times and i have visited Moonraker at least 7 times and each time it gets bigger and more fun to hangout

Sep 25, 2017
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4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by jvande7 from California

My partner and I stopped here at high noon on a scorcher of a Sunday after wrapping up some camping along the Yuba River. We arrived just as they opened for the day, so there were no crowds (yet). Read on below for specifics, but I'll cut to the chase and confirm that their YOJO IPA is absolutely fantastic. My partner had a coffee porter that was superb as well, definitely made for iced coffee lovers. The only letdown was the Jungle Double Crush DIPA that I tried after falling madly in love with YOJO. Heh, I actually gave the Jungle Double Crush away to a random empty-glassed patron just so I could instead have another YOJO (I was driving, so had to limit myself to just two beers).

Vibe- It's very clean inside and the air conditioning was MUCH appreciated. Restrooms were clean, and there was plenty of seating (indoor and outdoor). Dark wood and fresh paint. The outdoor area is a bunch of picnic tables on a large concrete slab under a hot tin roof, but it's a bit more cozy/inviting than that may sound--and there was a food truck parked back there during our visit.

Quality- This is a high quality establishment. From the beer they serve, to the glassware they serve it in, to the furniture and the lighting. Not much more one could ask for. We tried 3 different beers and only one of them was anything less than perfection.

Service- Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable staff. I asked if they could switch the Tour de France on for me and they happily obliged. I bought some fancy glassware and they packed it up and brought it over to me at my table once it was ready.

Selection- Way more beers available than I could possibly try in one visit. Plenty of different styles represented, but their bread & butter does seem to currently be the hazy juicy NE IPA and NE DIPA.

Jul 10, 2017
 
4.55 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Jun 30, 2017
 
4.25 by dominic4beer from California on Jun 19, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by RyanK252 from California

Another hop-centric brewery for Auburn. Tucked into an unassuming business park they are cranking out some delicious NE IPAs, but they also have some other styles available on the board for those not yet initiated into the lupulin cult. There is some indoor seating along with a good size outside patio with rotating food truck service. Can get busy, especially on can release days, but that's becoming the norm these days. Definitely a fun stop.

Jun 18, 2017
 
4.4 by BSW from California on Jun 17, 2017
 
4.65 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jun 09, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by WertMaker from Oregon

The tap room is in the brewery and for me that is a plus. Owners and family run the tap room and you will occasionally run into the brewer. Beers are top notch and generally there will be a food truck or other food venue available at the brewery. There is ample seating both inside and out back under the spacious covered patio.

When crowded, like during a release party, service at the counter can be a little slow but the wait is worth it.

Moonraker is rapidly becoming a "Brewery To Visit" in the Sacramento valley, and their beers are the reason.

Apr 28, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
by Bgoad72 from Nevada

Absolutely one of the best young breweries around. If you like IPA(especially NE style) these guys are on point. Been to brewery twice and have had several beers from them up against Trilium and others and they held up right with them. Fantastic stuff!!!

Apr 22, 2017
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4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by dbannister from California

If you are ever on your way to North Lake Tahoe, I'd definitely recommend taking a 1 mile hiatus and visit Moonraker. I think you'll end up making trips specifically to visit the brewery after you first visit.

The brewery at first looks fairly small but the back side is quite large (no pun intended) and often they have taco trucks serving pretty good food (you just need to check their website for which one will be there on a given day).

The beer selection is pretty darn tasty. I'd say their IPA's are their best offering, but they have a pretty good stout as well. Depending on what day you are there, they may have cans available, otherwise you can get growlers and the on-site consumption prices are really good.

Apr 20, 2017
 
4.41 by Hop_God from California on Apr 01, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
by Bum4ever from California

Really low key vibe with just some tables next to the bar. They do not have food, but there was a hot dog stand out back the day I was there. The beer here is really impressive, however they don't have a ton of stuff on tap and depending on the day, its hard to get bottles or cans to take home.

Mar 20, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3
by i4ourgot from California

Great place to hang out. Food trucks out in the back with some nice shade outside. Knowledgeable staff. Only downside is it's 90% IPAs. They had a pale ale two stouts and a barley wine. Variety would be nice.

Mar 14, 2017
 
4.72 by Inglewood from Illinois on Mar 10, 2017
 
4.29 by frasergrove from California on Mar 05, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by flexabull from California

This place blew me away.

Vibe is just the standard warehouse conversion. However, they have a very nice large covered back patio. It's so large they had a food truck parked right in the middle, and still room for a bunch of picnic tables.

Quality is really good. I sampled 6 beers here and really enjoyed all of them. They definitely are really on point with their hoppy offerings though. Selection was also good, pretty good variety, and about 15 different beers available.

Service was good, speedy and friendly even though the place was jumping on a Saturday afternoon.

Not just the best brewery in Auburn, maybe the best in the whole Sacramento area?

Feb 10, 2017
 
4.25 by ThirstyHungryLife from California on Jan 14, 2017
 
4.08 by Kurmaraja from California on Dec 05, 2016
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4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by SDRedDevil from California

The size of this place is deceptive, its huge! Nice indoor space with TVs and couches in the front, a main bar area with all the tanks in the back, and a huge covered outdoor area with room for games and food trucks. The beers are the best in the area, how many other places have 4-6 NE IPA's on at once plus WC style beers and stouts?! The crew there is awesome, if you haven't been you pretty much must go.

Nov 07, 2016
 
4.53 by BrennenTallman from California on Aug 15, 2016
Moonraker Brewing Company in Auburn, CA
Brewery rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1979 ratings