SACRAMENTO – As a craft brew and food fan, you will be glad to know that you can get your Hoppy on again very soon. We have now finalized plans to open a new community taphouse named Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden in Old Sacramento this summer, as announced by our company Founder Troy Paski. Complete with an outside patio area or “hopgarden”, the taphouse will open in the 9,000-square foot space formerly occupied by Ten22 and DISTRICT located at 1022 2nd Street.
“Interestingly, I consulted with the Harvegos nearly 10 years ago on the original designs for the centrally located space and have always liked it,” said Troy Paski. “I’m thrilled to be part of the new vitality in the historic district and look forward to welcoming our loyal customers back, plus introducing our Hoppy Brewing brand to entirely new audiences.”
As you may recall, at the end of February 2018 – and after nearly two decades located in East Sacramento – we closed our 4,800-square foot brewpub in preparation for expansion into Sacramento’s urban core. While the former site on Folsom Blvd. included both the brewery and popular brewpub, the decision was made to physically separate the two business entities to allow for more flexibility and future expansion to other cities with our taphouse concept. The brewery has since relocated to 2425 24th Street in Sacramento where it is about to resume full operation.
With a proven formula and plans to once again serve brunch, lunch/dinner, Hoppy Hour, and a late night menu, Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden will be open seven days a week, 365 days a year. With 24 beers on tap (12 to 16 of which will be our popular Hoppy brands), the taphouse will also showcase a variety of ales, lagers and ciders crafted locally. Well known for our wings, hamburgers, ribs and salads, the food menu will be focused on a New American Delta cuisine that incorporates locally grown and produced ingredients from the bountiful Central Valley region. To lead the culinary operations of the new endeavor with a strong farm-to-fork focus, the company has hired Kent Souza (formerly with Kupros Craft House and Roxi Restaurant & Bar) as executive chef.
“Hoppy Brewing is another key addition in the ever-exciting evolution of Old Sacramento,” said Michael Ault, executive director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “These types of investments by experienced owners and operators help to further shape our city and continue our forward momentum, especially as we work to activate the waterfront and more fully connect Old Sacramento with the downtown core and Golden 1 Center.”
Given the restaurant and kitchen is virtually move-in ready, the taphouse will be able to open quickly after minor modifications. A few of the refinements include the following: the space formerly occupied by DISTRICT will become the hostess and food to-go pick-up area as well as retail space where Hoppy brand merchandise will be sold; a fireplace and casual/community lounge area will be added; and the bar area will be opened up to make the layout even more welcoming and approachable.
For more information about Hoppy Brewing in general and our Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden opening soon in Old Sacramento, please visit http://www.hoppy.com.