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In Celebration of Sacramento Beer Week: The City of Rancho Cordova Announces the All-New Barrel District

Post Date:05/18/2018
Today, the City of Rancho Cordova proudly announces the official culmination of its all-new Barrel District, the city’s dedicated region for handcrafted beer, mead and spirits. During Sacramento Beer Week, the Barrel District officially opens its gates and invites the local community to experience the craft beer, cocktails and mead that local brewers have to offer. 

Five breweries are now open in the Barrel District including Claimstake Brewing, Fort Rock Brewing, Old Hangtown Beer Works, Thin Line Brewing Company and Ol’ Republic Brewery – the newest member that opened earlier this month. Burning Barrel Brewing Company will also soon open as the sixth brewery in the Barrel District lineup. 

In addition to beer, the Barrel District is home to Gold River Distillery – the first legal distillery in Sacramento County since Prohibition – and the newest distillery, J.J. Pfister Distilling Company. Strad Meadery is also opening soon to serve mead, also known as honey wine and often referred to as the “nectar of the Gods.” 

“With nine members and counting, the Barrel District is a unique place for the local community and visitors alike to enjoy craft beverages,” says Rancho Cordova City Mayor, Linda Budge. “Rancho Cordova is investing in forward-looking community ideas, and we will continue to pave the way for Barrel District expansion by encouraging more breweries and distilleries to establish in our city.”

Starting this month, locals will notice the new logo on banners, brochures and coasters promoting the Barrel District throughout the city. On Saturday, October 6, the Barrel District and the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce will host the official Grand Opening event for the public to enjoy beer, spirits and mead along with food pairings. 

“We’ve been looking for a location in the Sacramento area for many years, and consider ourselves lucky to officially be part of the Barrel District in a community that has already been so welcoming,” said Dennis Yadroff, Ol’ Republic Brewery’s Director of Retail and Communications. “We’re glad to be based in Rancho Cordova, a city that supports small businesses and encourages breweries to establish here.”

For more information on the Barrel District, visit or the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at
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