Red Rabbit joining forces with a new brewery to be located on Antique Row in East Sac (near Evan's Kitchen), reports the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson.
Mayugba, bartender Matt Nurge and chef John Bays are new partners in Twelve Rounds Brewing Co., which is expected to open in September on 57th Street in East Sacramento (AKA Antique Row). Daniel Murphy and wife Elle Murphy mapped out the business plan and set the brewery in motion, but they realized they needed more expertise on the food side of their business, which will feature a full kitchen and restaurant program.
"They had this idea to open a place and they needed someone to run the kitchen, but they didn't know how to get it done," Mayugba told me. "We had this really good meeting and I really like what they are doing. I love everything they stand for."
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
* Updated at 12:30 on Friday, 7/26 after the Sac Bee's blogs started working again.
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