Archive for December, 2011

Opening Soon!

Posted on: December 24th, 2011 by Ryan

We have been hard at work over the past year getting Track 7 Brewing Company ready to open.  Well, that time is finally here.  Help us celebrate the end of 2011 and the promise of 2012 as we launch the Track 7 Tap Room on December 31, 2011.  The Tap Room will be open to the public from 2 pm to 10 pm. There will be six beers total on draft for the opening, including Alkali Wit, Daylight Amber, Soulman Stout and Big 4 Strong Ale, all of which will be regular releases.  Additionally, we will have two special releases, a Blonde Ale and a Belgian IPA, on hand for the night.

And for those of you that like a little food with great drink, we are pleased to announce that Wicked ‘Wich will be serving up some ridiculous sandwiches from their food truck at our opening.  Now you won’t have to worry about leaving for lunch or dinner.

We hope that you can stop by, check out the brewery, and raise a glass with us.  Cheers!

What’s a Track 7?

Posted on: December 24th, 2011 by Ryan

Besides “when are you going to open?,” the next most frequent question we are asked is “what does Track 7 mean?”  Primarily, we wanted to honor the railroad history of Sacramento with our name. After all, the brewery is a block from the old Western Pacific mainline and south of the former locomotive shops. In thinking through potential rail-related names, we started researching railroad slang, and through our research, we came across some other pretty cool names.  But in the end, we liked Track 7 the best.

From one, un-verified source we came across, rail-workers used the phrase Track 7 to reference the track where the least important cars or freight were stored.  Thas was because Track 7 was typically the farthest track from the mainline. Over time, the use of Track 7 also took on a more slightly negative connotation and began being used to describe how the “man” put one over on the worker. The reference would go something like, “the boss put me out on Track 7 today when he cut my shift.” Not taking ourselves too seriously, we thought the name to be fitting. After all as far as the beer industry goes, we aren’t very important. Not yet at least.

Beyond the primary reason we selected the name, there were several coincidences that helped convince us that Track 7 was the right name. First, the train that Ryan rides from San Bernardino to Los Angeles boards on Track 7 at LA Union Station. Second, there are seven freight tracks that still remain north of the Sutterville overpass in the general vicinity of our location. Finally, 3747 W. Pacific Ave is our location. Those 7s in the address just seemed like a sign.

We can’t verify that the slang was actually used. Although it was on the internet, so it must be true, right? Nevertheless, we liked name so we picked it. And we hope you like the name, the beer and the beer camaraderie we hope to foster at the Tap Room.

Cheers.  ~Ryan