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LIVE AND DRINK OFF THE BEATEN PATH

HANDCRAFTED BEER - CHICO, CA

 
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OUR HANDCRAFTED BEERS

ON TAP

Delta Breeze Kolsch

An easy drinking and refreshing authentic Kolsch.  German pilsner malt & noble hops from the Hallertau Valley are used in crafting this beer.  The Kolsch yeast gives it just a touch of tartness and a very dry finish.

5.2% ABV, 21 IBUs

Hazy Trail Hazy IPA

It has been said that not all who wander are lost, those wayfarers are undoubtedly trekking the Hazy Trail. Plump with the aromas of fresh-cut honeydew melons, thornless berry plants, and a chorus of tropical fruit, this hazy IPA boasts a soft malty footpath that ushers you further into a fog of fruity confusion. Eventually you succumb to the juicy surrender that leaves you unable and unwilling to see the path in front of you as all you can think about is your next sip with zero intention of turning back.

6.7% ABV, 60 IBUs

‘Bout It!, ‘Bout It! Hazy Double IPA

This Hazy Double IPA serenades you first with a song of island fruit and white sand beaches. Eventually the pineapple and mango give way to sticky sun-ripened stone fruit and rounded citrus notes from the heavy helping of Citra and El Dorado dry hop additions. Semi-sweet nectar and 100% pulp-OJ dance with your palate like a playful wave at low-tide while the silky malt bill holds strong against their advances. The finish is hoppy but not bitter, rich but not filling and begs only one question.... Are you 'Bout it 'Bout it?

8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs

Baltic Porter  Baltic Porter

This is a dark, rich, and substantial Porter.  The flavor is complex and smooth with a moderate level of malty sweetness, and some roasted character that stops well short of burnt or harsh.  This beer has a lot of body and a fair amount of alcohol, so it makes the perfect winter sipper. 

8.3% ABV, 31 IBUs

Nitro Baltic Porter Baltic Porter

8.3% ABV, 31 IBUs

Wunderhund Munich Dunkel

Revered as the original beer style of Bavaria, Munich Dunkel has been brewed for well over 500 years. This malty Bavarian lager gets its rich color and bready flavors from the Munich-style malts produced by the artisan maltsters at Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA while its traditional minimalist hop profile comes from authentic German hops grown in the Hallertau Valley. Wunderhund translates to "Wonder Dog" and pours a deep red-brown with an off-white head from which aromas of bread crust, nuts, light caramel and toffee emerge with fleeting impressions of chocolate and noble hops.

4.5% ABV, 22 IBUs

Highland Trail Scottish Export

Also called 80 Shilling, Scottish Export is a style oft overlooked for it's relatively low ABV and malty demeanor. This version is based on a selection of malts from the local artisan maltsters at Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA and highlights the biscuit, toffee and light caramel that UK pub ales are known for. It pours slightly hazy and copper-orange with an off-white head, the flavors and aromas are a complex blend of fruity yeast esters, woodsy-herbal hops, and doughy malt that all coalesce in a refreshing aroma fit for the tumultuous transition from winter to spring, drink this Scottish ale while the grass is green and the sky unpredictable. Sláinte!!

4.8% ABV, 22 IBUs

Out Of Your Element Hazy Pale Ale

This Northeast-inspired Pale Ale is very well balanced between the malt and hops. The malt aromas and flavors of cereal and bread are balanced nicely by the aromas and flavors of the citrusy, earthy, and piney hops. The finish is dry and slightly tart, leaving you wanting more.

5.4% ABV, 31 IBUs

I.P.K. India Pale Kolsch

Bright aromas of lemon zest, kaffir lime leaves, and pineapple, radiate from the persistent white head as the Idaho-grown Pilsner malt provides an iridescent straw hue that leaps from every facet of the glass. The palate bursts with citrus and tropical hop flavors from a unique blend of Idaho-7, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping while remaining nearly devoid of the traditional bitterness native to the land of IPA. Place all of this atop a delicate, clean, Kolsch base.

6.2% ABV, 31 IBUs

Zephyr Weisse Berliner Weisse

Dubbed the “Champagne of the North” by Napoleons troops this refreshingly sour wheat beer is a session able alternative to a traditional winter ale. Brewed with Pilsner and wheat malt it finishes dry with a clean lactic acidity reminiscent of Lemonade.

Strawberry & Oak Forever Berliner Weisse

Let it take you down because it's going to... Strawberry and Oak forever is our Berliner Weisse fermented on unreal amounts of strawberry surrounded by French and American oak. It is quite tart, super refreshing, and perfect for beating the heat.

4,2% ABV, 6 IBUs

Comanche Creek German Pils

This classic German lager pours light yellow-gold and brilliantly clear with a pillowy white head. Pilsner malt flavor and aroma lead to a crescendo of flowery, spicey Czech noble hops that sweep your palate and nose. Clean, sessionable, and true to style, this lager is named for the trail closest to our brewery and will pair with whatever hike, bike, walk, or chair you choose to enjoy it with. Prost!!

5,3% ABV, 32 IBUs

Cliff Hanger Double IPA

Effervescent and orange-gold with a frothy white head this Double IPA is a mountain of hop flavor and aroma with a supportive yet restrained malt backbone to assist your ascent. lively notes of apricot, orange zest, and pine breeze erupt from the glass while deeper expressions of grapefruit and pine resin hang on your palate in a classic west coast fashion. Expressive and aggressive this climb is not for the faint of heart, secure your harness and prepare for an adventure.

8.5% ABV, 92 IBUs

Hibiscus Rye Red Lager

Always looking for new trails to traverse we thought we would propose the unlikely marriage of two heritage ingredients used by humans for 1,000’s of years. In this lager you will find a crisp, floral, and fruity beer that brings malt complexity and hop flavor to the forefront without getting too sweet or bitter. The nose is packed with notes of ripe raspberry, hops, and hibiscus character followed up by toasty/malty wafts that represent just as well on the palate. Neither malt nor hops are in total control as each are accented ultimately by the floral, fruity, and tart hibiscus character that lingers pleasantly after you've sipped. This crystal-clear Red Lager finishes dry and is the perfect companion for your backyard festivities this summer.

5.9% ABV, 38 IBUs

Electric Oats American IPA

An extremely well-balanced American IPA with lots of tropical fruitiness in the aroma and flavor. This beer is dry-hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. It has a nice malt backbone that balances out the West Coast bitterness.

6.8% ABV, 60 IBUs

Explorer Series Release

Weekly limited releases, part of our "Off the Beaten Path" Taproom only releases.

IN THE FERMENTERS

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THE TAPROOM

Chico's first Taproom, located in the new beverage district in South Chico.

 


Secret Trail Brewing Company is an artisan craft brewery. STBC is a collaboration of Charlie Barrett, Michelle Barrett & Jesse Fischer. We seek to be a community-focused, locally- sourced brewery making both the classic styles and original innovations. We have a 3,200Sq Ft. 15-barrel production brewery & tasting room located in the up-and-coming beverage district located in the Barber area of South Chico. Our beers are created by Charlie Barrett, our Head Brewer, & Jake Dickman, our Assistant Brewer. 

Our Taproom was created to be inviting & comfortable. Jesse Fischer, Michelle Barrett & our staff will welcome you into a rustic-modern, environment to enjoy our craft beers. Kids & dogs are welcome. With our push to change the city code for allowance of taprooms within manufacturing zones, we are the first of the newest movement of small craft breweries with taprooms, in Chico. We hope other established & future beverage production facilities, within the city limits, will harness the ability to grow the craft movement of beer, distilled spirits, & ciders. 

We aim to make the highest quality, freshest beer possible for Chico and beyond. Remember to "Live and Drink Off the Beaten Path"
 

 

Phone

(530) 487-8151

 

Location

132 MEYERS ST. SUITE 120 CHICO, CA 95928

Hours: 

MON  3p-9p

TUE   3p-9p

WED  3p=9p

THU   3p-9p

FRI     11a-10p

SAT    11a-10p

SUN    11a-7p

 
 
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OUR TEAM

 
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CHARLIE BARRETT - OWNER/Head BREWER

Favorite Hobby: Body Surfing
Favorite Beer:  Chimay White
Favorite Quote: "Seize the Day"  
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin

MICHELLE BARRETT - OWNER/ADMINISTRATION    

Favorite Hobby: Gardening
Favorite Beer:  Secret Trail's Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Porter
Favorite Quote: "If you fail to plan you plan to fail".
Favorite Band: The Beatles

 

 

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JESSE FISCHER - Owner/Operations

Favorite Hobby: Mountain Biking/Chilling in a Pub.
Favorite Beer: Alpine Duet
Favorite Quote: "I want to Rock n' Roll all night and part of every day". 
Favorite Band: Big Head Todd & The Monsters

JODY FISCHER

Favorite Hobby: Cooking  
Favorite Beer: Moonracker YoJo
Favorite Quote: "When In Rome"
Favorite Band: Pearl Jam

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JAKE DICKMAN - Assistant Brewer

Favorite Hobby: Besides Brewing? Traveling with my wife, playing guitar and reading the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Favorite Beer: Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, favorite style is currently Lagers. 
Favorite Quote: "Goddamit baby, you know I ain't lying to you" - David Lee Roth
Favorite Band: Jimmy Eat World/The Eagles

 

 
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TAPS AROUND TOWN

(Listed in Alphabetical Order, Availability Varies)

Round Table Pizza Clubhouse (Throughout the Northstate)

Chico

15th St. Cafe

Argus Bar

B St. Public House

Bill’s Towne Lounge

Burger Hut Cohasset Location

Burgers & Brews

Cafe Coda

Diamond Steakhouse

Down Lo

Duffy’s

Farm Star Pizza

Fast Eddies

Hudson’s Gastropub

Hula’s Chinese Bar-B-Q (Both Locations)

Japanese Blossoms

Jersey’s Clips & Brews

LaSalles

Leon Bistro

Madison Bear Garden

Maltese Bar

Momona

Oasis Bar & Grill

Parkside Taphouse

Quacker’s

Red Tavern Bistro

Smoking' Mo's BBQ

Taps Bar & Grill

Tender Loving Coffee

The Banshee

The Brew Kettle

The Chico Taproom

The Commons

The Handle Bar

The Lab

The Lost Dutchman

The Pour House

The Raw Bar

Tres Hombres

University Bar

Unwined

Winchester Goose

Wine Time

Orland

East Coast Pub & Grill

Farwood Bar And Grill

Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville & El Dorado Hills

Boneshakers (Rocklin)

Blvd. 41 (El Dorado Hills)

Craft Beer Vault (Rocklin)

Folsom Tap House & Kitchen (Folsom)

Fusion Taps (Folsom)

Infusion Taproom (Lincoln)

Relish Burger Bar (El Dorado Hills)

Samuel Horne’s (Folsom)

Sutter Sports Club (Folsom)

The Cabin Saloon (Los Molinos)

Oroville

Gold Country Casino

The Exchange

Keg Room

Red Bluff & Redding

Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen (Red Bluff)

From The Hearth (Redding)

Hops & Vines (Cottonwood)

Maxwell’s Eatery (Redding)

Mary’s Pizza Shack (Redding)

Mini Max (Redding)

Westside Wines (Redding)

View 202 (Redding)

Sacramento

Burgers & Brews

Der Biergarten

Federalist

University of Beer

Yuba City, Marysville & Colusa

Cellar & Suds (Yuba City)

Justin’s Kitchen (Yuba City)

The Happy Viking (Yuba City)

Rocco’s On The River (Colusa)

Stassi’s 4th Ward (Marysville)

The Tap Room @ ColUSA (Colusa)

Bay Area

Diving Dog (Oakland)

E.J. Phair (Concord)

The Good Hop (Oakland)

The Beer Hall (San Francisco)

The Hop Grenade (Concord)

The Rake at Admiral Maltings (Alameda)