While in Sacramento, I happened upon an incredibly random coffee place called Rosested. The entrance was in a random alleyway and it was also in the back of a thrift store/second hand store, which is neat, but, again, very random. This coffee place is very close to Bacon + Butter so while I was waiting to be seated for breakfast here, the woman who runs this coffee place came by with free samples of their coffee. She also mentioned so look for the new rose mural. Well, it was enough of a draw that I decided to try the place out, and I’m glad I did. Walking in I noticed that a very local musician was playing live music in the corner and the woman who walked around with the coffee samples was clearly mentoring a younger woman on the art of being a barista. It was actually a really neat place to visit, besides, what a clever name they have!


Welcome!


Second hand thrift store decoration


Cappuccino

I went on a 5-stop Northern California brewery tour.
Stop 1: Berryessa (technically in Winters, Calif.)
Stop 2: Big Stump Brew Co.
Stop 3: Bike Dog Brewing Co.
Stop 4: Track 7 Brewing Company

Device Brewing Company is a small batch craft brewery in Sacramento’s (more) east side. It was also the last brewery I visited during my 5-stop Sacramento-area brewery tour. I’m glad I saved this one for last because they had so many interesting brews on tap including a double IPA, a triple IPA, a Russian Imperial Stout, and a barley wine! Wow! Of course I enjoyed the Russian Imperial Stout because stouts are my absolute favorite, but even the triple IPA went down easy and the barley wine, that thing was just delicious! What a fun place to visit!


The brewery menu


The tasting flight

I went on a 5-stop Northern California brewery tour.
Stop 1: Berryessa (technically in Winters, Calif.)
Stop 2: Big Stump Brew Co.
Stop 3: Bike Dog Brewing Co.

One of the best things about the local breweries in the Sacramento area is that if they don’t serve food, they either let you bring in your own or they have food trucks that are stationed outside. In fact, many of the breweries have a rotation of food trucks come in throughout the week. Track 7 Brewing Company, for example, happened to be where the Culinerdy Cruzer was parked on the day I visited.

Track 7 has some interesting beers on tap and it’s nice that they serve pints, half pints, and a taster option. For the taster option, you pay a certain amount (I forget how much) to essentially buy a memorabilia glass. Then you get to pick a number of different beers to taste using that same glass each time. Instead of doing that, we decided to just buy half pints since we were planning to spend quite a while at this brewery. The only negative is that they served so many different IPAs that by the end, most of them tasted pretty similar. Not enough variety!


The brewery menu


The half pints

I went on a 5-stop Northern California brewery tour.
Stop 1: Berryessa (technically in Winters, Calif.)
Stop 2: Big Stump Brew Co.

The third of my recent five-stop Sacramento area brewery tour was Bike Dog Brewing Co. I didn’t realize it until I walked in but I have definitely seen some of their labels before in stores. This place (even though it was a bit away from Downtown all the way in West Sacramento) was on my list of definites that I wanted to visit because they had a milk stout on tap! Milk stouts are my absolute favorite! I’m sad to report that I was a bit disappointed with Bike Dog’s milk stout though, it seemed a bit light; but their Klunker Red Ale and Riverside Ride Sour were pretty decent!


The tasting flight