We’re bringing hoppy to the workplace

Hoppy workplaceIf you’ve never seen Tony Hawk’s first ever 900, don’t worry, we might have something to top it. We are proud to announce our collaborative brew with DC Shoe Company! For those of you who missed the first batch, our second batch of Hoppy Workplace IPA, which was brewed specifically for DC Shoe, will be on tap soon. Hunter McGillivray, our SoCal Sales Rep and DC liaison, had this to say, “Doesn’t everyone want and deserve a happy workplace? We wanted to create something that people could enjoy after a long day at work. We may not be able to shorten your workday, but we can offer you a liquid reward we call Hoppy Workplace IPA. With this in hand you might just be on your way to happiness.”

DC Shoe launched the beer at their headquarters in Long Beach in early August. Every Friday employees get to enjoy a nice cold pint of this Session IPA at the end of their workday. If you want to taste this smooth ride of an IPA, you can either get a sweet job at DC Shoe or come grab one in the official Hoppy Workplace logo pint here at the Auburn Alehouse. Look for this second batch to be out soon. Dry hopped with Citra and Centennial hops, this light-bodied IPA has citrus and pine notes and at only 4.6% ABV, perfect for any time of the day!

Want to see more? Take a look at this fantastic video DC created that includes the brew session and interview with Brewmaster Brian Ford.


The German tradition of Oktoberfest is upon us again. Since 1818, Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich at the end of September through the first weekend in October. Oktoberfest biers have traditionally been amber-red lagers around 5.5% ABV called Marzen. The Auburn Alehouse, of course, would not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate amazing beer paired with hearty food, so we will be tapping our crowd-pleasing Oktoberfest Marzen September 19th.


The Alehouse Oktoberfest is an amber-red lager, which is matured for over 30 days with our unique lager yeast strain. The result is a 5.2% ABV “fest” Marzen with delicate malt and hop flavor that is very quaffable! This beer does sell out fast so make sure to mark it on your calendars.

To help us celebrate, our talented culinary team has come up with some delicious food specials to highlight this lager’s flavor. Prepare your palette for traditional German schnitzel, Bavarian-style pretzels, and possibly the best wurst sampler ever! Food specials will continue until the Marzen tap runs dry so come in early and often to try them all!

For all our valued Mug Club members, we will be holding a special Oktoberfest party just for you. The Mug Club event will be held on September 24th from 5-9pm on the patio. The brewers and culinary staff will be working together to prepare some great food and Oktoberfest pairings for your taste buds to enjoy. If you are not a member and would like to become one, [click here] for more information.

We’ve got an Emerald Isle treat for you!

No, you’re not having Déjà vu. It’s not Saint Patrick’s Day just yet, but it is your lucky day. McFord’s Irish Red Ale is on tap now!

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McFord’s Irish Red Ale was inspired during a trip to Ireland as the Fords tasted their way through the Emerald Isle picking apart the flavors and nuances of traditional Reds and Stouts that have been brewed there for centuries. We import malts straight from Ireland in order to create this gem.

McFord’s Irish Red Ale, which is normally nitrogenated, is being be served on Co2. We are very excided to offer this normally creamy beer with a little more bubble. Instead of kissing the Blarney Stone this year, put your lips to a pint of this and we are sure you will get the gift of the gab in no time!

Great American Beer Festival

Pils btl 1It seems like just yesterday that the country’s best brewers were riding rickshaws through Denver, Colorado on their way to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), but here we are again gearing up for another year.

The GABF, founded in 1982, is the largest collection of U.S. beer in a public tasting according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Awards at this competition are very highly coveted in the industry not only in the United States but are also recognized worldwide.

So it’s no small feat that The Auburn Alehouse currently holds both the Gold and Bronze Medals in American-Style or International-Style Pilsner for our Gold Country Pilsner. If you haven’t tried our classic American Pilsner we think it’s time you did!

This year we not only hope to defend the gold/bronze for the Gold Country Pilsner again, but we hope to grab medals with the other four beers we are taking: McFord’s Irish Red Ale, American River Pale Ale, Imperial Oatmeal Stout, and Hop Donkey Imperial Red.

So the next time you’re enjoying one of these great beers, know that you could possibly be drinking the next GABF Gold Medal winner!


Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staff

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