Ruckus Red

Like its namesake band Red Dirt Ruckus, this Hoppin Red Ale is a crowd pleaser that hits from all angles.  An eclectic mix of Zappa, Belma and Southern Passion hops lay down the funk with a solid funky bassline of maltiness from Admiral’s Feldblume malted barley.   Perfect for a day by the rocks, and […]


2020-21 Winter National Grand Champion at the United States Beer Tasting Championship! A modern version of the traditional porter that we named after the dark spots on the moon. An aggressive, malty dark ale with complex flavors of dark roast & chocolate harmonized by big citrus profiles from generous additions of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. “Stars […]

Three Crows

Dark in color & soft in character, this Black Lager gets its color by using a special blend of specialty malts and a long lagering to develop layered flavors of coffee and chocolate with a body of roast and earthy hop presence for balance. This low abv lager with full favor is a favorite for […]


Ahh, the British Brown Ale is without question my favorite Fall session beer. With its lightly roasted and caramelized malt profile perfectly balanced with noble hop characters, moderate alcohol content and a dry finish, it’s hard to not have another!  A style that was originally designed to serve the masses and it still serves that […]

Pegaso Rojo

In the spirit of German beer history and collaboration, we partnered with our friends from Red Bus Brewing. Two different breweries from two different cities, just down the river from each other decided to make similar but different beer styles. Using the same yeast strain, the same base grain profile and essentially, the same hops, […]


A full-bodied, garnet red IPA made to celebrate the holiday season. Named for Saint Balthazar, this gift brings generous portions of specialty malts for full flavor & a beautiful color. Then balanced by a large hop bill of CTZ, Centennial, Chinook, Mosaic & Southern Promise, a South African hop known for its spicy, botanical fruit […]


If you Treble it, it becomes three times greater in number or amount than it was. And that is exactly what we did with this IPA to celebrate our Three-Year Anniversary!  This full bodied, 11.7% Triple IPA is packed with enough Cascade, Citra, Chinook, Simcoe & Amarillo hops to reach the hop taste threshold and […]

Rising Together Double IPA

Sacramento Beer Week is here! It runs from April 22rd – May 1st!  The Rising Together initiative was designed to help our local brewing community overcome the challenges we’ve faced in the last couple years, working to keep the scene alive in unprecedented and challenging times. The sale of this beer supports the Sacramento Area […]

Ballesta No.12

Ballesta, Spanish for “Crossbow” and the symbol of our Castle,  is our super fresh, super juicy, Hazy IPA packed with Sabro, Belma, Simcoe & Amarillo hops.  Sabro is a Neomexicanus varietal hop that grows wild in the mesas of Northern New Mexico and has beautiful aromas of lime and coconut. The malted oat and barley […]

Shield Maiden

Shieldmaidens were honorable women who prided themselves on both inner and outer strength. They fought for the people that they loved and this spirit lives on in any person who holds these values. To honor the Shieldmaiden spirit, we teamed up with our friends at the Pink Boots Society. Using a special hop blend formulated […]

Paved in Gold

To celebrate our Third Anniversary, we had opportunities to use special ingredients and make something truly special. Using a Bavarian barley grown in the mountains north of Venice, cultivated to promote malty-sweet aromas and notes of honey along with the house Belgian yeast strain from our friends at the Monk’s Cellar Brewery, we created another […]

Long Nights

Winter brings short days, long nights, and Cold IPA’s. This special IPA is cold fermented using a lager yeast and made with the best German-style specialty malts for a soft mouthfeel complimented by a formidable hop bill of Citra, El Dorado & Sultana for layers of citrus, pineapple & topical melon. With a body that […]

Passion for Zappa

Being in the Brewing Industry is all about one thing, Passion. Passion for a community, for the ingredients, for our culture and for collaboration. That is why we invited our friends from Oak Park Brewing to join us in the brew house to help create something fun. Drawing from shared roots, we utilized a special […]

Clipper’s Cargo

Fresh from the shores of New Zealand, the hop Nelson Sauvin graces us with its delivery of unmistakable tropical fruitiness. This Pale Ale carries a smaller payload than its IPA counterpart yet still delivers on the promise of hop flavor and aroma. Admiral Pilsner malt and a heaping handful of Rolled Oats makes it the […]


Much like a song, or a poem, brewing is an expression of art and culture. A brewer first dreams, then expresses himself through art & science with the hope that one takes as much pleasure in tasting as he does in creating.  Our Imperial Lager is a melodic composition of Bohemian Pilsner Malt, German Spring […]

Pallin’ on the Patio

 As we are ready to shake the cold feelings of Winter, we are drawn outside to join friends among the blooming flowers and budding trees (allergies permitting!).  Made to be crisp and pleasing, flaked maize brings sweetness but with very little body to leave a beer that drinks fruity but finishes clean.  Just add sunshine! […]


Beer flavored beer. It’s a passion. It’s our motto. This pub ale is a recipe that has followed our head brewer since his homebrewing days, always evolving, but never swaying from the point. That focus being four ingredients (water, malt yeast and hops) in perfect balance, intent on healing your soul. This pub ale gets […]

Second Wind

This 8.2 % Whole Cone, Fresh Hop Double IPA is not only extraordinary, it has a great story.  Led by our head brewer, Team Alaro gathered in a beautiful hop field near the hamlet of Freeport, along the Sacramento River to hand harvest fresh Cascade Hop Cones to make this beer.  It is not light […]


Patience or Quarantine? Two months of cold lagering, a Sacramento grown Pilsner Malt and a variety of hops give way to a medium bodied, crisp & clean lager. Bright straw, honey & cracker notes balanced with spicy, herbal & floral notes Ariana, Amarillo & Mosaic hops. ⁠ Fun fact – Lazaretto’s were quarantine stations during […]

Ballesta No.7

 “Ballesta” – Spanish for Crossbow and the symbol of our Castle, this is our “Rotating-Hop IPA”.  With the explosion in new hop growing and craft beer drinkers always looking for what’s new, this beer is our playground.  This version made with two wild new hops – Zappa, named after Frank Zappa, a neomexicanus breed found […]

Ballesta No.8

“Ballesta” – Spanish for Crossbow and the symbol of our Castle, this is our “Rotating-Hop IPA”.  With the explosion in new hop growing and craft beer drinkers always looking for what’s new, this beer is our playground.  This version is made with the addition of torrified wheat for an addition to malt-softness and heavy additions […]

Ballesta No. 9

“Ballesta” – Spanish for Crossbow and the symbol of our Castle, this is our “Rotating-Hop IPA”.  With the explosion in new hop growing and craft beer drinkers always looking for what’s new, this beer is our playground.  This version is made using Torrified Wheat and Malted Oats for a malt-softness and then heavy additions of […]

Ballesta No. 10

The Ballesta, the symbol of our Castle.  It’s also our Rotating Hop Beer series and to celebrate Version #10, we pushed the boundaries with a Whole Cone Double IPA. Starting with a Mash Tun filled to the brim with Barley, Oats & Wheat, and finished with a blend of Whole Cone Clusters from our own […]

Seven Disciples

With notes of Mango, Passionfruit & Apricot, this super juicy, heavily hopped DIPA will take your palate on a tropical journey. It gains its softness from the clever use of Oats and the layering of Idaho 7, African Queen, Amarillo and Simcoe hops create the flavorful and aromatic bliss.