Red Rabbit Chef John Bays is joining forces with East Sac's Twelve Rounds Brewing Company to bring a taste of midtown to East Sac, reports Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Twelve Rounds Brewing Co. is expected to open this spring at 866 57th St. It fills a 3,000-square-foot building across from an antique mall...
The brewery's restaurant will include a partnership with Sacramento's Red Rabbit. John Bays, executive chef at Red Rabbit, will run the restaurant at Twelve Rounds, according to the Murphys.
"We are a brewery that serves food, not a restaurant that serves beer," they said. "But our food will still be excellent." The owners plan to install a smoker in the full kitchen.
Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.
East Sac isn't the only new venue from the team at Red Rabbit. They're also coming up with a new concept for a space near the new arena at 7th & K.
For more information about the brewery, visit http://www.twelveroundsbrewing.com/.
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