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Hoppy Brewing Company to open two new locations this summer

Hoppy Brewing Company to open two new locations this summer

Photo courtesy of @sohighh_ via Instagram

Hoppy Brewing Company's former East Sacramento location shut its doors in late-February.

There will be a whole lot of Hoppy happening this summer as the team from Hoppy Brewing Company readies not one, but two new locations. 

Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden, a new community brewpub, will open in Old Sacramento, while a brewery and tasting room will open just off Broadway.

The restaurant will take over the spaces that formerly housed Ten22 and District restaurants on 2nd Street, both of which closed on March 2.

The original Hoppy Brewing Company vacated its longtime home on Folsom Blvd in February, and will occupy the new 9,000-square-foot location that is owned by the Harvego Restaurant Group (which also owns the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento). The back patio will be converted into a “hopgarden,” and the space formerly occupied by District will be used for take out orders.

“With the new DoCo completion nearby, I see a lot of potential in Old Sacramento,” says founder Troy Paski. “I just think that there’s a lot going on and a lot of opportunities for us there.”

Ten22's patio will be turned into a hopgarden, an outdoor dining and lounging area for the new Hoppy's Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden. (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)

Paski tapped Kent Souza, former executive chef of Kupros Craft House and Roxy Restaurant & Bar, to lead Hoppy’s new kitchen.

His fresh, farm-to-fork-focused menu will combine New American Delta cuisine with a few of the restaurant’s classics like the Hoppy turkey burger (with bacon, cheddar and jalapeño aioli on sourdough) and buffalo wings.

Meanwhile, the beverage menu will include four 4-ounce samplers from Hoppy’s 24 beers on tap, like the Golden Nugget cream ale, Hoppy Face amber ale and Total Eclipse black ale, as well as a lineup of wine, lagers and ciders that Paski and the team will source from local breweries and taprooms.

The new tasting room-slash-brewery is slated to open in June just off Broadway at 2425 24th St. next to the new Real Pie Company, and will produce all Hoppy-branded beers.

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