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A Pint of Davis: A Guide to Our Craft Brew Culture

Davis is known for its academic atmosphere, bicycle-friendly streets, and a burgeoning craft beer scene that beckons enthusiasts from all corners. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, our collection of unique breweries offers a diverse palette of flavors and experiences. Here's your guide to the must-visit breweries in Davis, promising a delightful journey through hops, malt, and unmatched creativity.

Sudwerk Brewing Co.

A pioneer in the craft beer movement, Sudwerk Brewing Co. has been perfecting the art of lager since 1989. Their commitment to tradition combined with a spirit of innovation results in a wide range of beers, from crisp pilsners to robust porters. Sudwerk's Dock Store, a taproom with an ever-rotating selection of experimental brews, provides a behind-the-scenes look at craft brewing. Whether you're in town mid-week or spending a weekend in Davis, Sudwerk will have something on the calendar for you to enjoy. From trivia to musical acts, art workshops, bike rides, live streams of games and so much more. Sudwerk has an event and a beer for all interests.

Photo Credit: Super Owl Brewing

Super Owl Brewing

Super Owl Brewing takes pride in its local roots and the joy of craft beer making. With a focus on quality and community, this brewery offers a cozy atmosphere where each pint is served with a smile. Their beer lineup, featuring everything from smooth ales to hoppy IPAs, is as inviting as the venue itself. Super Owl is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices and has long been a supporter of the local arts scene. Super Owl gives locals and visitors alike something to hoot about!

Hooby's Brewing

Hooby's Brewing embodies the spirit of camaraderie and the pursuit of brewing excellence. This family-owned brewery is known for its welcoming vibe and an impressive selection of craft beers that highlight local ingredients and bold flavors. A visit to Hooby's is like a gathering with friends, where each beer tells a story of passion and craftsmanship. While Hooby's Farm, in Davis, is currently closed (seasonally), it will be open soon for the whole family to enjoy. In the meantime, Hooby's in Winters remains open and was recently honored as the 2023 business of the year!

Three Mile Brewing

Adding to Davis's vibrant brewery scene is Three Mile Brewing, a gem tucked away in the heart of the city. Renowned for its commitment to crafting small-batch, high-quality beers, Three Mile Brewing focuses on creating a diverse range of styles that cater to every palate. The cozy, inviting taproom is the perfect spot to unwind and savor the fruits of their labor, making it a must-visit for beer lovers exploring Davis. Three Mile is currently celebrating eight years of craft beer making and throwing a party all weekend long (Feb 15 - Feb 18) for locals and visitors to enjoy. Be sure to check out their anniversary events including new beer releases, live music and trivia, and Woodstock's Pizza along with so much more!

Photo Credit: Dunloe Brewing

Dunloe Brewing

Dunloe Brewing, with its intimate setting and focus on small-batch beers, offers a personal touch to the craft beer experience. Their rotating selection showcases the versatility and creativity of brewing, with options ranging from classic styles to innovative concoctions. Dunloe's commitment to quality and community makes it a beloved stop for locals and visitors alike. Dunloe's second location in Davis, The Local, is a nod to their Irish roots and where all are welcome to gather as a community over a beer.

Each of these breweries contributes to the rich tapestry of Davis's craft beer scene, offering unique experiences that reflect our city's character and creativity. Whether you're exploring the scenic bike paths, enjoying the local farm-to-fork cuisine, or immersing yourself in the educational culture, make sure to add these breweries to your itinerary for an unforgettable taste of Davis.

Plan your visit to Davis and embark on a brewery roundup that promises not only a journey through exceptional beers but also an insight into the community and craftsmanship that defines us. Cheers to discovery, one pint at a time!


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