Best Craft Beer Spots in Tehama County

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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We’ve toured the County to bring you some amazing craft beers spots in Tehama County! (And boy, was that a tough job!! Wink, wink!)

First we set out in Red Bluff, the county’s largest city, and we definitely found a few gems! Enjoy the Store is the downtown hub for craft beer in Red Bluff and seller of all things local. As the official tap room for Cedar Crest Brewery, Enjoy has a wide array of local crafts on tap. The award-winning 72 IPA (ABV 7.2%, IBU 72) is a hybrid in which the techniques they use for the New England styles are combined with a West Coast style malt bill. Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra hops are combined to make for a nice dry hop forward beer and balances out the bitterness adding great tropical notes. My personal favorite is the Rocky Pond Blonde (ABV 5.2%, IBU 22). This beer is a traditional Kolsch style ale and focuses on the malts with just a slight amount of bitterness.

enjoy the storeIf you’re in Red Bluff the first Friday of the month check out Enjoy’s event, “First Friday” with live music and local food options like pop-up restaurants and downtown eateries. Open mic jam sessions are on the third Friday of the month. Enjoy serves Cedar Crest Wine as well, on Wine Down Wednesday grab a glass for $5. The local products they sell will amaze you so don’t miss seeing this staple boutique and tap room in Downtown Red Bluff! 

Another notable craft beer spot in Red Bluff is the Downtown Ale House, a laid-back, artsy tap house nestled on Walnut Street just off the main drag. They feature craft beer from several breweries with the nine taps changing out regularly. When I stopped in they were featuring Lagunitas Brewing including Hazy Memory, Dark Swan, Cherry Jane, and Spawn of Kashmir. They had Hooked from Fall River, Nukin Futz from Track 7, and IPA’s from New Glory and Eel River. They bring in live music regularly with bands from all over the world. Follow them on Facebook for show dates and more!

Southeast of Red Bluff you’ll find Los Molinos, home of The Cabin Saloon. This gem makes you feel like your in the woods enjoying a cold craft beer! The design inside and out resembles a log cabin. There are twelve taps with eight craft beer and four domestic. They feature Firestone Walker 805, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon and Fall River (Hooked and Hex). This is a full bar, you can order food from next door at Mill Creek Restaurant and bring it over to enjoy with your beverage. The Cabin Saloon has pool tables and darts for entertainment, karaoke is every Friday and Saturday night and live music every other week. Follow them on Facebook to find shows.

Next stop just off Interstate 5 and south of Red Bluff is Corning, the land of olives! The Olive Pit is a staple in Corning and offers several craft beers on tap, bottled and canned. Guess what else they have...OLIVES!! Olives for eating, olive oil for dipping, olive decor...you get the picture, we will stop the list there and get to the craft beer!

The Olive Pit has three beers on tap and while we were there they featured High Water Brewing Campfire Stout, Bruery Terreux and Fall River Lazy Hazy. Offered by the bottle was Sierra Nevada, Fall River, Cascade Lakes. A huge canned beer wall included: Bubble Stash, Shasta Strong, various selection of Fall River, Hooked, Lead Dog Brewing, New Glory, Decadent, and more! This is the perfect stop for lunch and a cold craft beer. The cafe serves delicious sandwiches and more! Before you head out, do some shopping for your local olives products and souvenirs!

Don’t miss the County’s annual microbrew festival, Red Bluff Brew Battle which takes place mid-August. Over 100 craft beers, live music, food trucks and more. 

There are so many great places to enjoy craft beer in Tehama County that we could go on all day but here’s a list of additional locations with a little taste of why locals love them:

Stay tuned and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for more about the amazing food and drink spots in Tehama County!

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