The season of giving

As some of you may know, we have been raising money for local charities and organizations through Community Night.  With your help, Community Nights have raised over $8,250 in 2015 for local charities and individuals in need.

“Our community has shown us such wonderful support over the years,” says Lisa Ford, owner of the Auburn Alehouse. “We’re so happy to be able to give back, and by making Community Nights interactive, we’ve really seen the community band together. It’s very inspiring and it makes us very proud to call Placer County our home.”

As part of our ongoing efforts, we will be hosting a November food drive in conjunction with the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet (AIFC) and local organic farm, Hillview Farms.

Hillview Farms

Lisa hopes that by hosting a food drive we can help bring to light a little-known problem Placer County faces, hunger. In 2013, the Placer Community Foundation published a report stating that in Placer County over 43,000 (1 in 8 individuals) do not know where the next meal will come from. Since 2008, the applications for food assistance programs, including CalFresh and food stamps, increased by roughly 200% in our area.

Since 1998, the AIFC has been trying to combat this issue by providing nutritious food to individuals and families who do not have sufficient resources to purchase it themselves. They utilize a combination of nonperishable and fresh food to meet the USDA nutrition guideline.

While the Alehouse will be collecting nonperishables, Auburn based Hillview Farms has committed to donating a portion of their fresh fruit and vegetables to the food drive to help give the recipients of the Food Closet program a healthy balanced diet.

Hillview Farms has been cultivating and sharing wonderful locally grown foods that they produce with sustainable agriculture in mind and without the use of pesticides and sprays, since 2012.

“At Hillview Farms we work our hardest to provide the community that we love with the freshest, most nutrient dense produce available,” says Shanon Ousley, co-owner of the farm. “We are thrilled to work with the Auburn Alehouse during this holiday season to team up and provide families in need an opportunity to share in the bounty of our harvests.”

Starting November 1st, you can drop off nonperishables here at the Auburn Alehouse during regular business hours. You can find a list of most needed items at but the Alehouse will accept any nonperishable food that you have. You can also donate by bringing your friends and family to the Alehouse between 5pm and 9pm any Tuesday in November. Five percent of your bill will go directly to the AIFC to help fight hunger through the holiday season.

For more information contact us at 530-885-2537.

Pub Special Releases

AAH master bottle shots Hop DonkeyHop Donkey – The beer bottle slinging red headed donkey is back again with a triple batch brew that will be available on cask, on draft and in the bottle for your drinking pleasure.

This GABF Silver Medal winner has a deep red hue thanks to highly kilned crystal and roasted chocolate malts and intense hop flavors and aromas from a concoction of Northwest “C” hops and Amarillo.  Hop Donkey’s 85 IBU’s are balanced by a smooth caramel malt character that keeps you braying for more, just be careful it’s 9.5% ABV!

Cask will be tapped on November 11th with the draft available on Friday the 13th!

Sierra Gold – It’s been a long time coming, but we finally get to welcome back another Sierra Gold to the line up. This medium-bodied single hop varietal Pale Ale features the freshest 2-row pale malted barley and a touch of malted white wheat. In order to experience each hop to its fullest, each version highlights and uses only a single hop varietal. This year’s Sierra Gold features Wakatu Hops from Nelson, New Zealand.

Wakatu hops are known for their rounded flavor, restrained earthy notes and hints of fresh orange and lemon pith. This refreshing pale ale has a well-balanced hop to malt ratio and a wonderfully sweet and fruity aroma. The light color and flavor makes it the perfect ale to pair with a citrus salad, our walnut Gorgonzola salad or our chicken tacos (during taco Tuesday chicken tacos are only $2!). Weighing in at 5.5% ABV and 35 IBUs, this ale should make an appearance in the pub this coming Friday!

Holiday Hours

As you plan your holidays with friends and family, keep in mind these holiday hours are a little different:

Thanksgiving Eve Nov 25th – The kitchen closes at 11pm but the bar will be staying open late, until 1am!
Thanksgiving Nov 26th – Closed
Christmas Eve Dec 24th – Kitchen closes at 8pm and the bar closes at 9pm.
Christmas Day Dec 25th – Closed
New Year’s Eve Dec 31st – Kitchen closes at 9pm and the bar closes at 10pm.
New Year’s Day Jan 1st – Our hangover party will begin at 10am



Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staff

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