A brand that first emerged almost 131 years ago, Ruhstaller Brewery is quite the living legend in California. Its founder and driving force, Captain Frank Ruhstaller, was the state’s premier pioneer brewer and it was said that he embodied the very spirit of California. That’s quite a claim but we can pretty much see why he gained this accolade. Today, having been re-discovered and re-launched, the brewery are still committed to the captain’s legacy, searching high and low for the best hops and barley in the area. Some say California is home to the most fruitful land in the world so we can almost guaranteed the hops will produce some of the most flavoursome beer you’ll ever taste.
What sets Ruhstaller apart from other breweries? Its commitment to using the finest ingredients and using only local, small scales farmers and growers. They even have their own 1 acre plot which is open to locals who want to watch a journey from hop to pint; join them one early morning to pick the hops and reward yourself with a cooling pint in the sun.
The brewery itself is located in Downtown Sacramento (not a million miles away from the original) and here the master brewer researches and develops each drop, ensuring your experience is the very best. To really get under the skin of California brewing and beer we recommend you book an appointment to visit Ruhstaller; not only will you learn about the process of beer making, and perhaps even a secret of the trade, you’ll also be able to sample a tipple or two (or three). And the best bit is that you will find these delicious craft beers in bars across California, so a visit to Ruhstaller provides you with the perfect excuse to do a little taste test wherever you go in the Golden State. We’ll raise a toast to that.