The Holidays Start Now at the Alehouse

The party is on year ’round at the Auburn Alehouse, but we’re kicking it into high gear right now because the 2014 holiday season is officially here.

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All this week through Saturday, enjoy a special holiday menu designed with Thanksgiving in mind (though we’re closed on Thursday, November 27, so the Alehouse team can enjoy the holiday with their families). Our Brewer’s Pairing, Fish of the Day and Pasta of the Day are all based on Thanksgiving classics, so be sure to visit the Alehouse this week.

What’s T-Day Without Full Growlers? For those among you who love to take home your favorite craft beers, right now is the best time to fill up your empty growlers. . .especially if you are entertaining on Thanksgiving. Opening a growler of a tasty Alehouse craft beer is sure to be a major hit with your extended clan.

A growler is 64 ounces of happiness, and the cost for refills runs from $12 to $20, depending on the beer. If you don’t have empties, no problem. Empty growlers run $8 each, and we fill ’em while you wait.

Here are some important dates to remember over the holidays:

November 27: Closed for Thanksgiving.
November 28: After you have finished your shopping, join us on Black Friday to celebrate your bargains.
December 2: We’re closed for our annual staff party.
December 10: Winter Mug Club Party, 5 to 9 p.m.
December 25: It’s Christmas and we’ll be closed.

Time To Book a Holiday Lunch Party

If you really want to impress your co-workers or loved ones, there is no better way to show the love than bringing everyone to the Alehouse for your holiday celebration. Planning your office party as a lunch in Old Town will be a real crowd-pleaser because most everyone is so busy this time of the year, a party at the Alehouse is convenient and affordable.

We can tailor a great menu to meet your needs and budget, and our wide-ranging selections appeal to just about everyone. No matter how large or small, we can handle any size of group. Available slots are filling up quickly, so give us a call at 530-885-2537 to make reservations and discuss a plan for you organization or family.

Join the Mug Club Now and Party with Us on 12/10

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This is absolutely the best time of the year to join the Auburn Alehouse Mug Club, either for your personal membership or as a very special gift for someone you truly care about. And if you sign up right now, you or your gift recipient can join us for our annual Winter Mug Club Party on December 10 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Benefits Galore. . . A lifetime membership in the Mug Club is just $100, and this modest fee connects you to an array of annual privileges and gifts:

–Any time you present your membership club when ordering a craft beer, you will receive a full 18 ounces instead of a pint. Take that to the bank!

–Annual freebies–you get a free lunch and free beer every year on your birthday; and you receive a free tee shirt of your choice every calendar year.

–Earn 10% discounts on retail purchases from the Alehouse signature apparel store and on tickets to special entertainment events like our concerts and holiday parties.

–“Member’s-Only” invitations to free beer tasting events (approximately quarterly), with the big finale just around the corner:

Join us for the aforementioned Winter Mug Club Party on December 10. Clearly, your Mug Club membership makes you an A-Lister, entitling you to free admittance to this blockbuster blowout. You’ll enjoy acoustic music, and we’ll be pouring pints all evening because we’re tapping a keg of Shanghai Stout. And you won’t go hungry because the Alehouse kitchen will be serving up tasty appetizers all night.

So stop by Old Town and join today. . .start enjoying the benefits of membership right now!

Old Prospector & Hop Donkey Now in Bottles

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The 2014 Brewer’s Private Release of Barrel Aged Old Prospector and a new batch of the GABF silver-medal winning Hop Donkey Imperial Red Ale have just been bottled and limited quantities are available for purchase.

Rich and vibrant, the Barrel-aged Old Prospector Barleywine has been cool aged in Zinfandel barrels acquired from Placer County’s Dono dal Cielo winery. Aged more than six months, this wine-strength ale has been greatly enhanced through long-slumbering contact with the Zinfandel-soaked barrels. A bouquet of soft oak, plum and raisin give way to a peppery Zinfandel profile which balances nicely with complex malt and a gentle hop presence.

Says Alehouse Brewmaster Brian Ford, “If you can find the willpower, cellar this unique ale and it will continue to mature and reward!”

Individual bottles of Old Prospector are priced at $13 each (it’s very special!); or save $1 per bottle when you purchase a 12-bottle case for $143 (Mug Clubbers save even more and pay $120).

For red ale lovers in da house, you’re gonna flip over our Red Headed Hop Donkey and Imperial Red Ale that makes good on this label pledge: “Packing Bundles of Bad Ass Flavors”. A silver medal winner at the 2014 Great American Brew Fest in Denver earlier this year, the first batch sold out quickly, but we’re back with more.

Hop Donkey Imperial Red Ale has a deep red hue thanks to highly kilned crystal and roasted chocolate malts. Intense hop flavors and aromas from a concoction of Northwest “C” hops, with a touch of Amarillo. Hop Donkey’s 85 IBU’s are balanced by a smooth caramel malt character that keeps you braying for more.

Again, limited quantities are available, priced at $8 per bottle or $94 for a 12-bottle case. Getcha some while it lasts!



Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staff

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