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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

‘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

Secret Trail  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

Squeegee Double IPA

Named for it's ability to clear both the mind and the palate, Squeegee DIPA is a throwback to the early days of the DIPA. The rich color and the initial sweetness come from the generous use of Crystal and Munich malts and is followed by a moderate hop bitterness. We use six varieties of hops in the kettle and in double dry-hopping. The hops provide citrus, pine, and tropical fruit flavors and aromas.

9.1% ABV, 94 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.

3.9% ABV, 5 IBUs

Froh-Hund Vienna Lager

Brewed with 100% Admiral Maltings malt grown and malted right here in Northern California we have released yet another Hund into the pack of classic Germanic styles. Froh Hund is our Vienna Lager and translates to Glad Dog. Bright, clear, clean and malt forward this lager aims to please with its approachable and delicate bready profile. It pours a beautiful hue of copper-amber layered beneath a pillowy off-white head that laces the glass effortlessly as you consume it.

5.2% ABV, 24 IBUs

Helles Hund Munich Helles

This classic German lager pours light yellow-gold and brilliantly clear with a pillowy white head. Layers of clean pilsner malt emanate from the glass as a hint of German noble hops help round out this extremely clean beer. On the palate pilsner malt dominates again with a refreshing kick from the flowery, spicey German noble hops. Clean, sessionable, and true to style, this hund joins our pack of classic German styles.

5.3% ABV, 20

New Leif American Pale Ale

This American Pale Ale pours bright golden with a persistent white head from which familiar pine and citrus aromas emanate. Dry hopped with Centennial and fermented with Chico yeast this beer is not over complicated and lends itself to easy-drinking with it's balanced bitterness and dry but slightly bready malt character.

5.9% ABV, 43 IBUs

Winner, Winner Double IPA

Brewed with the top 3 contestants of our 'Chico Beer Week' Wort giveaway contest this Juice-forward DIPA is functionally the fraternal twin of 'Bout it! 'Bout it! our Hazy DIPA; however, we have emulated the fermentation schedule and dry-hop character of our winner Rob Rethans and produced this triple-dry-hopped DIPA. Dank notes of apricot, citrus juice, pine, and cantaloupe exude from a pillowy white head as a full bodied, orange-gold, hop-bomb, of a double IPA coats your palate and proclaims victory over your olfactory response system.

8.8% ABV, 68 IBUs

Ethi-Oak-Ian Coffee Baltic Porter on French Oak

Unapologetic-ally bold and aromatic we are proud to pour this collaboration with our friends at Tender Loving Coffee. This blend of our Baltic Porter and our French-Oak-Aged Baltic porter was subsequently aged on light roasted, natural process, Ethiopian Coffee. Huge layers of dark dried fruit and pulpy red cherries all dipped in some sort of coffee/chocolate mixture scream at you from the glass as even more aggressive dry-roasty and nutty aromas bombard your senses. A nearly tannic oak expression lays the foundation for the aforementioned flavors, on your palate you find the same deep red fruits and roasty complexities alongside French oak and fleeting glimpses of red table wine.

8.3% ABV, 31 IBUs

Paradise Strong Strong Scotch Ale

Brewed in collaboration with the Paradise Homebrew Club this Strong Scotch Ale is brimming with aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar and smoke. It pours tawney-brown with auburn-red highlights and a thick off-white that head releases plumes of dates, raisins, overripe pomme fruit, and brown sugar. On the palate it is full of the same brown sugar notes with the addition of toffee followed by expressions of peat-smoke and dried fruit in tandem. The Scotch ale is meant to be strong, much like the resolve of all those who have been affected by the Camp Fire. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Camp Fire Fund.

8.3% ABV, 25 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

Peanut Butter On My Baltic Baltic Porter

This is our renowned Baltic Porter with Peanut Butter flavoring added.

8.4% ABV, 31 IBUs

Hazy Lady Hazy Double IPA

Brewed in collaboration with The Ladies of C.B.E. (Chico Beer Enthusiasts) this Hazy Double IPA utilizes a proprietary blend of hops selected by The Pink Boots Society, an organization dedicated to the assistance and encouragement of women in the beer industry. This 'Hazy Lady' pours golden-orange boasting a persistent white head and substantially juicy aroma packed with passion fruit, pineapple, pink grapefruit, white peach, coconut, and floral notes. Grab a pint of this bodacious brew and help us celebrate the wonderful women that make this industry worth working in and this life worth living

8.2% ABV, 49 IBUs

Apricot Hazy Lady Hazy Double IPA

Hazy Lady fermented additionally on Apricots.

8.4% ABV, 50 IBUs

Explorer Series Release

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

Three Threads Version 3 Hazy Double IPA

This is blended Double IPA featuring 3 of our popular beers. It is a blend of our Hazy Lady, 'Bout it 'Bout it, and Winner Winner. This is a big, hop-forward beer with the emphasis on the flavors and aromas of the hops, and a subdued bitterness.

8.4% ABV. 49 IBUs

IN THE FERMENTERS

Das Haze German Hazy IPA

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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

Beach Hut

Bill’s Towne Lounge

Burger Hut Cohasset Location

Burgers & Brews

Cafe Coda

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 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 & El Dorado Hills

Folsom Tap House & Kitchen (Folsom)

Samuel Horne’s (Folsom)

Sutter Sports Club (Folsom)

Craft Beer Vault (Rocklin)

Hop House (El Dorado Hills)

Oroville

Gold Country Casino

The Exchange

Keg Room

Red Bluff

Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen

Redding

Maxwells Eatery

Westside Wines

Sacramento

Burgers & Brews

Yuba City & Colusa

The Happy Viking (Yuba City)

Rocco’s On The River (Colusa)

The Tap Room @ ColUSA (Colusa)

Bay Area

Diving Dog (Oakland)

The Good Hop (Oakland)

The Beer Hall (San Francisco)

The Hop Grenade (Concord)

The Rake at Admiral Maltings (Alameda)