Trip to Stockton from LA

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  1. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (269) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Making plans this weekend, and I'm wondering if there are any places in Stockton (or around the area) that are worth checking out? Search the forums, but couldn't find anything. I wouldn't be surprised if the resounding answer is...Nothing...
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. IQBlue

    IQBlue Initiate (132) Oct 2, 2014 California

    You're better off driving up to Sacramento...but there are a couple of places we have. Taps Barrel House opened not too long ago and The Abbey and they're about 2 blocks apart. Taps has a lot of beers from Highwater.

    Not many people plan trips to Stockton so it was surprising to see this.
     
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  3. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (269) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Thanks , I wish I had time to go up to Sacramento. a death of the family brings me to Stockton.
    Thanks
     
  4. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (136) Feb 25, 2013 California

    60+ winery tasting rooms in Lodi. That's by far the best thing around here. Otherwise as previously stated Sacramento.
     
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  5. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,534) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,089) Nov 3, 2013 California

  7. danscott

    danscott Aspirant (206) Jul 15, 2006 California

    DO NOT GO TO VALLEY BREWING COMPANY. 100% garbage, the owner is pure evil and nobody remotely associated with the regional craft beer community or the local restaurant world will have anything to do with them. I don't think they've made beer there in years.

    Jeeze.

    Yes, there are three excellent places.
    1. Taps Barrel House has 28 taps and is the "unofficial" home of High Water Brewing, which is excellent.
    2. Abbey Tavern has good food and Belgian beer.
    3. Lodi Brewing Company is now helmed by Bill Wood who won Brewer of the Year at GABF some time ago.
     
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  8. danscott

    danscott Aspirant (206) Jul 15, 2006 California

    Condolences.
     
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  9. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,089) Nov 3, 2013 California

    ok...good to know, a buddy went there and said the beer wasn't bad. no worries lol
     
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  10. danscott

    danscott Aspirant (206) Jul 15, 2006 California

    Your buddy is a big sillyhead.
     
  11. womencantsail

    womencantsail Poo-Bah (6,272) May 25, 2008 California
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    Taps is probably the best place in Stockton these days. The Abbey has some decent stuff from time to time as well. There's a place a little further north called Squeeze Burger that has some okay taps and their burgers aren't bad.

    If you're up for some degenerate ticking, you could drive up to Lodi. There are also a lot of wineries there.

    There's supposed to be a new brewery called Channel Brewing opening at some point this year, but otherwise...not a whole lot going on in Stockton on the beer front.
     
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