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Foodie Find: Outbreak Brewing Co.

05/03/2018 03:35PM

The crew at Outbreak Brewing recently hosted their official grand opening this past St. Patrick’s Day, and I was lucky enough to be part of the fun. In addition to releasing eight of their beers on tap, they also hosted food trucks and had live music from local favorites Island of Black and White, Haulin’ Oats, and Red Dirt Ruckus. Without a kitchen of their own (though they do regularly feature food trucks on the weekends), Outbreak is perhaps more accurately described as a liquid find, and I was more than happy to quench my thirst. Whether you sip on a flight of their rotating beers inside or soak up the sun outside their roll-up garage-style door, expect big, bold, in-your-face brews that run the flavor gamut from a double IPA (Hop Trance), award-winning flagship IPA (Sabotauge), and American amber ale (Amber Lynn) to a variety of zany porters, including the spicy habanero Chupacabra Blood, coconutty Kokonutz, and peanut butter cup-infused Peanutz. My favorite of the evening was their Porter in the Ville, a smooth, American porter named after its hometown. With picnic-style seating for groups and wooden barrel tables for couples, Outbreak has created an industrial-style space that’s also inviting and lively, as well as family- and pet-friendly. Cheers to that! 640 Main Street, Placerville, 530-748-3258,

By Heather L. Becker

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