In 2012, renowned Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti presented J-E with a challenge: earn the title of ‘Sacramento’s Beer’ by using local hops. In spring 2013 the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard was founded as a response to this challenge and as a way to prove that hops not only grow well in Sacramento, but also meet our stringent standards for high quality California Grown ingredients. Much like a winery set amidst vineyards, the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard offers craft beer enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience Ruhstaller’s California Grown beer at the source and to learn about the Sacramento region’s historic legacy as a preeminent hop-growing region. The Farm & Yard has two components: a 1 acre farm that includes a hop demonstration area and outdoor event space, and a 7.5 acre working hop yard. Come hear JE tell about their unique stance in the craft beer world, and try a full array of how they are outsanding in their field with their dialed back sour using some grape must; Cudera, the newest of their IPA investigations: IPA 17.0, the IPA 4pack that demonstrates actual terroir of hops; Does It Matter, their newest wet hop ale from harvest season just these past few weeks; Hop Sac, and a bourbonesque porter getting bottles on Thursday; AP Math!
Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00. Must be at least 21 years old.