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2015 Growler Club Sign-Ups

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by Becca Scott

Sign-ups for the 2015 Growler Club start Wednesday, October 8! As part of the Track 7 Growler Club, you pay a one-time fee of $499 plus tax and receive your own personalized stainless steel growler to fill at no extra expense 2 days a week. Also includes an invite to our annual customer appreciation party. The growler club is a great way to drink good beer and save money doing it. As with prior years, we are only offering a limited number of Growler Club memberships, but unlike years past, we are not adding any additional memberships to the program. We only have 30 spaces available this year. Below are all the details. Sign-up at the taproom soon.

  • Growlers can be filled in Curtis Park or Natomas locations.
  • Growlers can be filled any day that Track 7 Brewing Co. is open and during the regularly posted hours unless Track 7 Brewing establishes restrictions during special event.
  • Growlers can be filled with regular releases – Bee Line Blonde, Hoppy Palm Pale, Daylight Amber, Panic IPA, Left Eye Right Eye Double IPA and Soulman Stout – or with other special release beers designated and solely at the discretion of Track 7 Brewing Company.
  • Growlers cannot be filled with barrel-aged, non-traditionally fermented or blended beer.
  • Growlers can only be filled using the stainless steel growler issued to member.  No other outside growlers, Track 7 glass growlers or combination of growlettes can be substituted for the stainless steel growler.
  • Growlers can only be filled by member or his/her alternate listed on this form.
  • Growler club memberships cannot be re-sold or transferred to any other individual.
  • Growlers lost, damaged or destroyed are the sole responsibility of the growler club member.
  • Growler club membership begins January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2015.

Tracktoberfest 2014 – Saturday, Sept 13

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Becca Scott

TRACKTOBERFEST is HERE! This Saturday, Sept 13, from 12-9 come kick off your Oktoberfest celebrations at Track 7. New beers will be released for this special occasion: Fresh-Hopped Hoppy Palm, Fresh-Hopped Belgo-Style Hoppy Palm, Tracktoberfest (Marzen-Style Ale) and an Altbier. Yodeling, beer chugging, stein holding, and log sawing will all be taking place under a big tent at Track 7 from 12-9. LowBrau will be out with German eats from 1-7. DJs James & Raina of Souls & Sounds Productions will be out spinning some good polka music, and the famous Dave Chelini will join us in the evening with his accordion. There is NO admission fee, and all ages are welcome.

Track 7′s Expanding

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Becca Scott

Track 7 is expanding! We have leased a property in Natomas that will serve as our core manufacturing, packaging and distribution facility. Our current Curtis Park facility will continue operating in a new capacity. Our production system will be repurposed for pilot batching and sour beer production. This will allow us to take more risks and start pushing our creative boundaries. For more info, check out the official 
press release.

Thanks to everyone that has been patient with us and our capacity ups and downs. More Track 7 beer is coming very soon. The project is already well underway and construction is just around the corner.

2014 Track 7 Pint Club

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Becca Scott

Drink beer with a purpose in 2014! Become a member of the 2014 Track 7 Pint Club for just $40. Drink your way from Class III to Class I and get lots of cool perks along the way. Here’s all the details. Stop by our taproom for more info.

Class III ($40 to join)
• One bottle of seasonal release beer each quarter
• Can purchase premium growler fills until end of kegs

Class II (after 50 pints purchased)
• All Class III benefits
• ½ off keg/tap deposits
• 10% off merchandise
• Imperial Pint Club Glass w/ heavy pour

Class I (after 150 pints purchased)
• All Class II benefits
• 15% off merchandise
• Able to purchase special release kegs
• No keg /tap deposits
• Annual Class I appreciation party
• First 3 Class I brew w/brewer (develop recipe w/brewer)
• $40 credit toward next year’s pint club renewal

***Starts day of purchase through end of 2014***
***Pints limited to those for member only***

Second Anniversary Party – New Year’s Eve

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013 by Becca Scott
New Year’s Eve marks the end of Track 7′s second year in business, and we are having a big ole second anniversary party!  We will be open from 2-9 pm. Stop by for a pint before you head out for the night. We will be releasing our 2nd Anniversary Belgian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with TCHO Cacao Nibs as well as other special releases throughout the day, including the Trein Wrak Belgian-Style IPA.
Here’s the schedule for the day:
Open from 2-9 pm and Krush Burger will be out from 2-8.
2 pm – Second Anniversary Imperial Belgian-Style Stout brewed with TCHO Cacao Nibs release
& Trein Wrak Belgian-Style IPA release
4 pm – Firkin of the Second Anniversary Imperial Belgian-Style Stout aged on bourbon soaked oak chips
6 pm – Time to tap our final keg of the Twisted Belgian Blonde Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels from Revolution Wines
7 pm – 2014 Growler Club Announcement and Photo
7:30 pm – Cupcakes from Freeport Bakery and caramels by Deb Ray with Rebel Confectionary & Jams made with Second Anniversary Imperial Belgian-Style Stout
8 pm – Delta King Saison secondary fermented on Brett

Share a memory from 2013 with Track 7 and bring an item smaller than a 22 oz bottle of beer to put in the 2013 Track 7 time capsule. We thought it would be a fun way to remember 2013 and it will be cool to look at 10 years from now.
Krush Burger will be out from 2-8 to make sure you are fed, happy and keep you cheersing into the New Year.
****If you have any photos you took at Track 7 that you would like to share and possibly have displayed at the New Year’s Eve party. Email them on over.****

2014 Growler Club

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Becca Scott
Sign-ups for the 2014 Growler Club start Saturday, November 9! Have you wondered about the fancy stainless steel growlers that you see people bring into the brewery? Now’s your chance to be part of the prestigious growler club. As part of the growler club, you pay a one-time fee and receive your own personalized growler to fill at no extra expense a certain number of days a week. The growler club is a great way to drink good beer and save money doing it. It is similar to last year, but we did make a few modifications to make it better for 2014. Below are all the details. Sign-up soon. There are limited spaces!
There are now 2 buy in levels for Growler Club-each level had a limited amount of spaces.
     *$399 – this level allows one member to fill the growler 2 days a week/once per day for the entire year.
     *$799 – this level allows up to three members to fill the growler 5 days a week/once per day for the entire year.
                  – We are allowing 2 payments to be made for this more expensive option — half when you sign up, and the rest due by November 30th, 2013.
                  – We are offering the opportunity to purchase more stainless steel growlers for the 2 additional members at $40 each.
Both levels are offered the opportunity to get growler fills of any beer Track 7 has on tap until the end of kegs except barrel aged beers.
Both levels are given the chance to purchase a growler fill of any barrel aged beer Track 7 releases, which is not an option for the general public.  And, with Track 7′s barrel program expanding, this is a great opportunity!
Both levels will be able to purchase special release bottles of beer before the general public.
Both levels will be invited to quarterly events an appreciation party at the end of the year.
Growlers will be handed out at our 2nd anniversary party on December 31st.

Track or Treat 2013

Posted on: October 24th, 2013 by Becca Scott
Halloween is hiding right around the corner, and we have a few activities going on at Track 7 to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. On Wednesday, 10/30, we will have a pumpkin carving contest from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. Children should have adult supervision. Please bring your own pumpkin and safety carving kits. There will be a special Track 7 prize and judging will be done on Halloween. Mama Kim’s food truck will be out from 6-8 pm.
On Halloween, Thursday, 10/31, we will have candy for kids who stop by in costumes and any adults in costume will receive $1 off firkin pints. Our special firkin is the Buzzin Firkin with Bee Line Blonde and Chocolate Fish Coffee. Just what you need to get you through all the trick or treating of the night. Wicked Wich will also be out serving their crazy wiches. Come stop by for a pint, a wich and judge the pumpkin carving contest before you go out for the night.
Hope to see you at Track or Treat.


Tracktoberfest 2013

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by Becca Scott

Tracktoberfest is coming up next weekend, Saturday, October 5, and it is time to get in the spirit of Oktoberfest. The big beer celebration takes place in Munich, Bavaria and Germany the last 2 weeks of September to the first weekend in October. Whether it’s the beer or the infectious polka music, the cheer for beer has spread all over the globe and everyone celebrates Oktoberfest now.

But it didn’t all begin about the beer. In the early 1800s, a royal wedding took place and the general public was invited to attend the celebration. It was a rare occurrence to mix royalty with peasantry and the memorable celebration became an annual affair. With the masses came the beer. The traditional Oktoberfest beer in Munich contained only about 4.5% alcohol and was dark copper in color with a mild hop profile. Over time, variations have been made, but an Oktoberfest beer is traditionally labeled as a Märzenbier in style. For the Munich celebration, only a small list of approved breweries within Munich are allowed to serve their beer at the festival. Around 30% of the annual production of Munich’s breweries is consumed during these two weeks. That’s a lot of beer.

Oktoberfest beer is meant to be enjoyed in large swallows from a big stein, so for our celebration beers we are watching our ABVs. We will be showcasing our range, and we are actually going to brew a low ABV beer. Our signature beer is Tracktoberfest 5.3% ABV, which is a Märzen, and Siebenweizen, a Hefeweizen 4.7% ABV, will also be served. You will have to come by and try because the low ABVs might only happen once a year.

In addition to the beer, we have festivities planned from 12-9 pm including German music, delicious food and outrageous contests. Chef Adam Pechal with Tuli’s Bistro will be serving up Oktoberfest eats with a gourmet twist. Souls & Sounds Productions will be spinning some old authentic German records for our amusement from 12-3. At 3 pm, we will have our Log Sawing competition. Grab a partner and see how fast you can saw through a big ole log. At 4 pm, it’s time for the Stein Chug-A-Lug. Your beer chugging skills will be put to the test. At 5 pm, it’s time to find out how heavy a stein of beer can be. We will see who can hold a stein brimmed with beer the longest. At 6 pm, it’s time to let your gift of yodeling rip. And at 7 pm, Mr. Dave Chelini will be back to serenade us with his accordion. It’s just not Oktoberfest without hearing the accordion.

Whether you want to participate in the competitions or just watch, there will be much fun to be had at Tracktoberfest. Bring your friends, family, kids, dogs, your uncle Joe, wear your lederhosen and come on out to celebrate Oktoberfest with Track 7 on October 5.

Sacramento Beer Week 2013

Posted on: February 16th, 2013 by Ryan

Sacramento Beer Week is almost upon us.  We are sure you all can’t wait and neither can we.  This year we are taking a slightly different approach to our Beer Week events.  Last year, we focused on events at the taproom and didn’t do too much off-site.  This year, we will be releasing or re-releasing various beers for your enjoyment at the tap room, but most of our events are off-site and in support of those that have supported us throughout this past year.

Here is the planned beer releases/re-releases throughout Beer Week.

Fri Feb 22: release of the Knee Deep/T7 Collaboration.  Brewmaster Jeremy Warren from Knee Deep will be out at Track 7 helping us launch this beer.  We will also be re-releasing the Riot Act Rye Pale Ale as well.  Those of you that found us after last April, this beer will be new to you.  Here is a brief description of the beer from our archives.

Mon Feb 25: last keg of the Port-Barrel aged Dubbel will be released.

Tues Feb 26: last keg of the Burnt Fog Smoked Porter will be released.

Wed Feb 27: Chocolate Fish Soulman Stout will be released.

Thurs Feb 28: If all goes well with the batch (this one involves too much explanation for here), we will be re-leasing another 1-off beer to finish out beer week right.  No hopes up yet and more details to come.


All of our off-site events are either festivals or meet-the-brewer events where you can interact with one of the Track 7 Brewers, including Dan, Geoff and Ryan.

Here is the list of off-site events and their dates / times where avail.  If nothing specific for time, assume event starts at 5pm:

Sat Feb 23: Final Gravity Local Beer Tap Takeover.  This event will feature the best beers and brewers from the Sacramento area.  With the Local Brewer’s showcase dropped this year from the Capital Beer Festival, this is your best opportunity to meet and talk beer with brewers from throughout the area at one venue.

Sat Feb 23: Make-A-Wish Foundation Beer, Wine and Food Festival.  We don’t have all the specifics on this event at this time, but the festival is being held at the Sacramento Convention Center from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  We will post the link to event/ticketing as it becomes available.

Sun Feb 24: Home Brew Brunch at Bows and Arrows.  Geoff and Ryan will be doing a home brew demonstration in partnership with Tim from Brew Ferment and Distill.  Event is being held in conjunction with Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm.

Sun Feb 24: Track 7 Meet and Greet at Flaming Grill.  We will be out at Flaming Grill with our Knee Deep/T7 Collaboration which will be paired with one of Jose’s unique burgers.  Event from 3-5pm.

Mon Feb 25: Dad’s 2nd Annual Pig Roast. for more information on breweries and tickets.  Starts at 5:00pm

Mon Feb 25: Pizza Rock w/ Geoff.  Geoff will be in mid-town with Track 7 brew.  Time and additional details forthcoming.

Tues Feb 26: Broderick Restaurant and Bar W. Sacramento.  Pouring Track 7 beers with Brodericks.  Will be featuring the Knee Deep / T7 Collaboration as well as other offerings.

Tues Feb 26: Old Soul @ 40 Acres. Track 7 will be on-site as Old Soul pairs small plates of food with Bee Line Blonde, Daylight Amber and Soulman Stout.  Event starts at 5:00pm.

Wed Feb 27:  Red Rabbit Tap Take Over.  Starting at 4pm, Track 7 will take over the taps at Red Rabbit.  Afterwards we are heading over to the Lagwagon/Pennywise show at Ace of Spades.  You are more than welcome to head over with us.

Thurs Feb 28: Final Gravity Tap Takeover with Knee Deep.  All Track 7 and Knee Deep all night long.  Opportunity to try both versions of the Knee Deep/T7 Collaboration side-by-side.

Thurs Feb 28: Cal Auto Museum Beer Tasting. This event runs 6-8pm and features 6 breweries.  Event details can be found at

Fri Mar 1: Captiol Beer and Taproom Tap Takeover with Knee Deep.  All Track 7 and Knee Deep all night long.  Opportunity to try both versions of the Knee Deep/T7 Collaboration side-by-side.

Sat Mar 2: Capital Beer Festival.  Event details at

Sun Mar 3: Sacramento River Train.  Wind down beer week with us on a scenic train ride from Sacramento to Woodland on Sacramento River Beer Train.  This event will feature four breweries and live music.  Event details can be found at



2012 Year In Review

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Ryan

Today, we celebrate our 1-year anniversary. With it being the last day of the year, it is only fitting for us to do a bit of a year in review to mark our amazing journey this year.  Below are some of the highlights by month over the past year.

January - Our first month open can best be described as beer famine.  We were overwhelmed by the fantastic show of support we received from Sacramento at our opening and we were pretty much out of beer.  On Jan 1, we were out of everything but Daylight Amber and Soulman Stout.  Two weeks later, it was one stout weekend as that was all we had left in stock.  But you guys came out and supported us any way.  It was surreal to see the entire brewery with Soulman Stout in hand.

February - Was a very big month for us.  We rolled out our growlers, the first full batch of our Trein Wrak Belgian IPA and we got to celebrate Sacramento Beer Week with all of you peeps.  It was awesome seeing T7 shirts at the opening brew fest even though we had been open less than two months.  Beer Week saw events at the brewery, such as Steal the Glass Night, Show Your T7 Love, Pub Trivia and Pints for Sacramento Children’s Home.  February also welcomed the arrival of our dishwasher.  Before that, all that  barware was hand washed.  Ugh!!  We also moved our first three kegs out of the brewery to off-site accounts at Dads, Pangaea and the Shack.

March - March was finally a month where we were allowed to take a little breather from the chaos of the start-up, but that did last too long.  We had a few events at the brewery, including a two-for-one stout night on St. Patrick’s Day.

April - We rolled our our Riot Act Rye Pale Ale to great fan fare.  It was so well-received that we will be bringing it back in 2013 as our spring seasonal beer.  You can expect to see it again April through June next year.

May - Trein Wrak was re-released due to positive demand and lack of both an IPA and a Pale Ale at the brewery.  What brewery in CA opens with out either of these West Coast staples?  We’ll get to that later.  In May, we also ordered our keg washer and two 15 bbl tanks that were supposed to arrive by July but didn’t make it until November.  May also marked West Coast Brew Fest and a third place finish for our Riot Act Rye Pale Ale at the brewery competition.  That was our first award received for a T7 beer quickly followed by our second award – Best Brewpub on the KCRA A-List.  The organizers of the voting clearly don’t understand what constitutes a brew pub, but we appreciate all the support and advocacy our loyal patrons expressed on our behalf.  After being open only five months, this was really awesome.

June - Other than Ryan earning his Southwest A- List status, there wasn’t anything terribly notable that happened in June.  Geoff, Becca, Jeanna forgive me if I forgot something here.

July - It started to get really hot in the brewery.  We are very thankful to those of your that stuck with us through the heat at the brewery this year.  Yes, we will be making climate control measures to reduce the heat inside the brewery by next summer.  Trust us, we didn’t like working in our little slice of Florida any more than you enjoyed sitting in it :)

August - Panic! Yep, we finally rolled out our IPA. It was never intended to become a main release of ours.  But the first 7 bbls sold in 2 wks and the numerous requests for more of it, prompted us to re-brew it in September and finally commit to it full time in November.  It is quickly becoming our number 1 beer, running neck and neck with Daylight Amber.  September was also our first of many beer trains to come.  We road the rails with the Sacramento Railroad Museum at the Ales for Rails event.  Ryan and Jeanna also left the comfort of SoCal and the airport commute lifestyle for Sacramento, relocating to Hollywood Park.  Bye, Bye paper cuts, hello severed fingers and bad back.  Ryan became the first full time employee at Track 7.  Jeanna also wrapped up her gig teaching kindergartners to become the first part-time employee at Track 7 with the tasks of managing accounts receivable, payroll and on-site events.

September - This was one crazy month. We had never had eight beers on tap before September.  But for one weekend, we did it.  September releases included more Panic IPA, Galaxy Pale Ale and Tracktoberfest.  Speaking of Tracktoberfest, that was one super fun event and we can’t wait till next year.  Knee Deep Brewmaster, Jeremy Warren won our first stein-holding contest in a spirited 7:30 minute showdown!  The Galaxy Pale Ale was also a beer that was never intended to be.  The only reason it was brewed was because of a fresh hop screw-up by Ryan.  He wound up sending 40# of fresh hops to his old address in SoCal.  He didn’t realize that till the UPS truck didn’t show and the batch of intended beer was already in production.  So, he pulled out a box of Australian Galaxy hops that were being saved for a rainy day.  Fortunately, the beer came out so well that it will be our 2013 Summer seasonal release.  You can expect it July – Sept 2013.

October – Geoff and Ryan traveled to their first GABF as tourists.  It was kinda sad, but we were too old (or too tired) to get crazy, but did manage to come into two Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tickets.  We did also manage to make it to Oskar Blues and Left Hand Brewing while in CO.  Track 7 also released its Belgian Dubbel.  This was our first beer that was brewed, intended for a different purpose.  Four months earlier, a rather spirited conversation involving a bottle room at Pangaea, Craig from Revolution Wine and Pliny the Younger (Yes, this isn’t a typo. Thank you Rob!) determined that the best use of some previously used Port Barrels would be a Belgian Dubbel.  So once the heat subsided and barrels could sit in the brewery at a steady temp, we brewed the Dubbel and racked a portion into Port barrels.  The barrel version finally is released tonight, and it doesn’t disappoint.  We are extremely proud of our first barrel release!

November - November added our second part-time employee with Becca in a more routine and regular capacity.  She left the water world for the beer world and we could be happier that she did! Geoff and Ryan went to a Gold Country Brewer’s Guild Meeting and were convinced to re-brew Trein Wrak.  After brewing it again, it was decided to keep it on draft until March as the Winter Seasonal.  Finally, our new 15BBL tanks arrived!  They sat in the back for a couple weeks until we could put them into service, but they look so much bigger than our little 7BBL tanks that kept us afloat all year. November is also when we released the Almost-Bottomless Growler Club to help subsidize the buildout of our second unit.  We at Track 7 Brewing would like to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to all the members that joined for 2013.

December - We also celebrated with the Sacramento Bartender’s Guild and Templeton Rye at what will hopefully be one of many BBQ and Horseshoe tossing events in Sacramento.  Dan Rafferty became our first non-T7 family employee and is easing into his new role very nicely.  We stayed really busy trying to keep up with regular production, putting our new tanks into service and building out unit two.  While we didn’t get everything we wanted finished in unit 2 on time, we did get the bar and 1 bathroom mostly finished in time for our 1 Year Anniversary.  Can’t wait for tonight and the introduction of Left Eye, Right Eye Double IPA, Chocolate Soul Stout and Port Barrel Dubbel.  You will not be disappointed.

I apologize for my ramblings, but last night as Geoff and I sat back and sampled a little Left Eye, Right Eye, I couldn’t help but get nostalgic.  It’s been a wild and crazy year for us.  Faster and bigger in many ways and slower and more arduous than expected in others.  Things we thought would take longer to address wound up being finished quicker (e.g. the second unit).  Things we thought would be quick and easy to address (e.g. bottle labels) took much longer than envisioned.  But, I don’t think any one of us expected to be where we are today so quickly.  If not for you Curtis Park, Land Park, Hollywood Park, City Farms specifically and Sacramento more generally, we wouldn’t be.  We have the best fans we could have ever asked for!

Being the hard working, never satisfied brewers we are, we have an amazing 2013 lined up for you.  Bottles will be released; a collaboration with Knee Deep is days away from being brewed; more special releases, including a Smoked Porter in January just in time for Bacon Week; casks and barrel-aged products too; more collaborations with RevWine and more places to drink our beer outside of Track 7.  2013 will be an even better year and we can’t wait to continue making our own beer history with you.  Cheers!