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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

Peanut Butter On My Baltic Baltic Porter

“You got peanut butter on my Baltic!”, “You got Baltic on my peanut butter!” This is our renowned Baltic Porter kicked up with peanut butter.

8.3% ABV, 31 IBUs

New Leif American Pale Ale

Made simply for drinking 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

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

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.

9.0% ABV, 94 IBUs

No Quarter IPA

No frills, no quarter; just a triple dry-hopped single IPA finished on irresponsible amounts of Glacier hops.

6.7% ABV, 60 IBUs

Zephyr Weisse Berliner Weisse

Dubbed the “Champagne of the North” by Napoleons troops this refreshingly sour wheat beer is a sessionable 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

Po-Man Cucumber-Melon Gose

This beer is brewed in collaboration with our friends at Sacrament Brewing Co and showcases locally grown cucumber and melon on a refreshingly herbal, sour platform. Huell Melon dry hops drive the dank, grassy, and melon notes as the added salt helps to refresh your pallet and keep this beer true to its 1000 year old style.

4.1% ABV, 5 IBUs

Out Of Your Boots Pale Ale

Brewed with the 2019 Pink Boots Hop Blend this pale ale pairs perfectly with clocking off and kicking your boots off after a long day. Juicy citrus and tropical aromas and flavors work on your pallet before turning things over to the cereal-forward malt baseline purpose-built for serial enjoyment.

5.5% ABV, 28 IBUs

Hands Across The Pond Barleywine

In collaboration with our mates at Brittish Bulldog Brewery we sought to blend the highly-hopped American style of barleywine with the malt-complexity of it's English predecessor. Deep-copper to amber with a light-tan head and thick legs this barleywine is rich in notes of brown sugar, toffee, and brandy. Drink slowly and allow the glass to warm as the days and nights do the opposite.

10.1% ABV, 93 IBUs

Nitro ‘Bout It!, ‘Bout It! Nitro Hazy Double IPA

Our ‘Bout It!, ‘Bout It! Hazy Double IPA on Nitro

8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs

Explorer Series Release

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

Bock About It! American Bock

This "Off the Beaten Path" beer is our take on an American Bock. Bock is a German lager style, so we fermented this beer with lager yeast, then we cranked up the hops to make it American. It is just something different for you to enjoy during this beautiful autumn season. Prost!

8.6% ABV, 50 IBUs

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

WORT GIVEAWAY & BEER COMPETITION INFORMATION



The competition will be open for entries from those individuals who received our free wort starting Friday, October 25 through close of business, Friday, November 1. The entrants can do whatever they want with their wort to make their beer for the competition. Judging will take place the week of November 4, and the winners will be announced Friday, November 8. The first, second, and third place winners will be invited to brew the winning recipe, including any cold-side treatments, on our 15 barrel system sometime in January or February, 2020. Email charlie@secrettrailbrewing.com for any additional questions.

 
 
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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)