Oak Park Brewing Co. will open its tasting room for a preview weekend on Saturday Nov. 8, it announced via Twitter on Monday.
The tasting room is located at 3514 Broadway, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. They plan to serve several beers, a limited menu from their kitchen along with some non-alcoholic options such as root beer and cream soda.
Back in Sept., they announced that they would be open in late October. Credit to the owners for providing a pretty accurate estimate.
Unlike some of the other tasting rooms that have opened recently, Oak Park Brewing Company also intends to serve food, according to an interview on Beers in Sac.
In a recent interview with the Sous chef, Eric Marais, I learned what might make OPBC different from the rest. Eric is a local chef, trained first at the American River Community College Restaurant Management program, and then at the Culinary Institute of America in San Francisco...
Eric returned to Sacramento in 2000, and cut his cooking teeth at several local restaurants, including Tuli Bistro, the Waterboy, and One Speed before learning about the vision of OPBC. Eric explained it as an affordable, fine- dining experience inspired by fresh, local ingredients, and a menu created in collaboration with the beer. Think Magpie at a brewery. This goes far beyond pub food. Eric noted, “This won’t be freezer to fryer. It’s farm to fork.”
The owners also gave a video update on the progress the brewery was making last week.
Oak Park Brewing Co. can be found online at http://www.opbrewco.com.
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