This Father's Day, Karly and I surprised Daddy with a "Secret Outing". First stop - Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay where we enjoyed a Father's Day Brunch of Warm Ham and Cheddar Scones with whipped Maple Butter...I could have eaten just these and more of them...Tasty!!! Tiger Shrimp Cocktail with lemon aioli, roasted Alaskan Halibut over Summer veggies, and for dessert....old fashioned ice cream sandwiches made of a dark chocolate wafer and peanut butter gelato...these of course, were Karly's favorite! The atmosphere and service were great, making Hawks the perfect start to our "Secret Outing"!
We have been talking about going to Goat House Brewing for quite some time, so off we went, out 65 to Lincoln. Getting there is a bit of a trek from Sacramento but once you arrive at Goat House Brewing you'll want to stay and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. I found it so charming the minute we hit the gravel driveway just off Wise Road. The red barn surrounded by lush trees, beautiful pond, and hops is the home to Goat House Brewery and tasting room.
Rebuilt in 2013 the barn has two large open doorways at each end letting the cool breeze travel through. The tasting room is comfortable and re-purposed lumber is the aesthetic. The barn's redwood siding became the interior walls, and the planks for the tables were salvaged from the old Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
Owners Michael and Catherine Johnson grow hops on site as well as fruit orchards - their children had their own fruit stand inside the tasting room selling plums - 4 for a dollar...Karly loved purchasing the plums so we could make a plum tart! On site there is a donkey, goats, baby chicks, turtles, and their dog Georgia. So, while Kevin and I sampled their 9 brew line up Karly got to experience the wonders of a small Nano Brewers farm.
The tasting line up;
Menage- a Belgium Triple with lots of citrus from their orchard
Honeyweizen - a Hefeweizen brewed with local honey
Cream Sickle - a cream ale with a bite of farm fresh oranges and vanilla (Our Favorite!)
Tres Gardenias - an homage to the hop flower
Dirty Redhead - sour...wasn't my fav
Sweet Georgia - a big malty brown ale with a sweet finish
Aye! P.A. - a Scottish IPA slightly smokey & hoppy
Badonkadonk - a Barleywine with attitude
We liked all of these for different reasons though a few stood out as our favorites...Cream Sickle, Sweet Georgia, and Badonkadonk.
At Goat House Brewing you won't find a big screen with the current game on, but fabulous music in the background, a wonderful breeze that whisks your cares away, beautiful surroundings, charming and oh so friendly owners, and a reprieve from city life.
Go...Enjoy...Taste....You'll love it!
Goat House Brewing Co
600 Wise Road
Lincoln, CA. 95648
Tasting Room Hours
Call or email for reservations as space is limited