Farm to Fork is all the rage these days and joining what’s trending…is the exploding craft brewing industry.  The popularity of these handcrafted beers and the culture that surrounds it, is at an all-time high. So it is certainly understandable that hosting an event at a location that creates these delicious brews would be in high demand. Just such a location is the new Yolo Brewing Company located in West Sacramento (5-10 minutes from downtown Sacramento). It is a fun location to host a variety of events!  Liking beer and the craft brewing atmosphere is a prerequisite; if it is a champagne sipping elegant soirée you are planning this might not be the spot for you.  First you must realize it is a working brewery. Upon entry on the left side of the beer hall your eyes will lock on six big, beautiful, copper-clad brewing kettles. A wonderfully crafted tasting bar, made from salvaged and scrap hardwoods by a neighboring artisan, compliments the other side of the beer hall.  The look is open-warehouse, with a high, exposed ceiling, white walls, nicely balanced with a richly stained & polished concrete floor.  The style of events that would work well in this venue range from networking mixers and birthday parties to company hosted team building events with participants brewing their own beer (maybe to later be given away as a gift at the company holiday party.) And I also think it is a fantastic place for a bachelor, bonding event. The groomsmen can create a “ball and chain” brew with custom labels (we hope the bride-to-be has a sense of humor). Even a promotion or retirement party, or a family reunion for the right craft-beer focused clan will be enjoyed at Yolo Brewing Company.

Behind the spacious beer hall you’ll find 2400 square feet of “future” production warehouse.   Yolo Brewing Company has plans for floor to ceiling tanks in this space, but for now it could be arranged to create more event space if needed.  The beer hall is where you’ll find long tables that built from what used to be very large metal refrigerator doors. They are attached to equipment bollards (from the now defunct Campbell Soup Factory) to make some pretty impressive tables.  Brightly colored stools surround the tables for a splash of color. Outside on the “Beer Dock” is a cozy place for people to socialize in the cool delta breeze while sipping an excellent ale. There is a decent amount of onsite parking and plenty more nearby street parking.

For now, you can bring in your own food for special events, whether enjoying the unique cuisine of a food truck, or having an offsite caterer come in to prepare a meal befitting the beer selections.  This is a unique location with all sorts of built in fun. Be sure to check it out.  If you are not planning an event at the moment, do plan to stop by to enjoy a fabulous craft beer!


~ Vixen Laurie