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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 & refreshing authentic Kolsch. Crafted with German pilsner malt & noble hops from the Hallertau Valley. The Kolsch yeast gives it just a touch of  tartness and a very dry finish.

5.6% ABV 23 IBUs

Squeegee  Double IPA

A double IPA that bucks the current trend to leave the malt behind.  The rich color and malt sweetness come from the generous use of Crystal and Munich malts, and is followed by a moderate hop bitterness.  Then comes the amazing citrus, pine, and fruit hop flavors and aromas provided by the 6 varieties of hops used in the kettle and with double-dry hopping.

8.9% ABV 81 IBUs

Wunderhund  Munich Dunkel

A classic take on an Old World style, this dark lager beer can be easily described as liquid bread.   The flavor profile leans towards the rich Munich malt, which gives this beer a very slight sweetness and a medium body.  German noble hops are used to provide just enough balance to the malt flavors.

4.9% ABV, 24 IBUs

Lights Out  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. 

8.0% ABV, 30 IBUs

Cloudy Ways Northeast IPA

This is our 2nd iteration of this Northeast-inspired IPA.  This version uses El Dorado and Azacca late and dry hops.  It has huge aromas and flavors of citrus, melon, pear, pineapple, and stone fruit.  The medium body and slight sweetness come from Lactose added in the boil.  Note; Contains Lactose

7.3% ABV, 38 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. 

5.3% ABV, 37 IBUs

Bourbon Barrel Aged Lights Out w/ Vanilla Baltic Porter

This is a dark, rich, bourbon barrel aged version of our Baltic Porter that also has vanilla beans added.  The flavor is complex and smooth with a moderate level of malt and vanilla derived sweetness. It also has flavors of dark, dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, molasses and smoke, layered deep within the oak and bourbon flavors.

7.8% ABV, 31 IBUs 

Electric Oats 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.

7.0% ABV, 59 IBUs

No Quarter IPA

This well-balanced IPA boasts a juicy hop profile while the almost honey-like malt character makes it eminently drinkable. Holding no quarter on the IPA subdivisions of recent this beer takes the, “path where no one goes” between the East Coast and West Coast.

6.2% ABV, 61 IBUs

Charlie & the Pastry Factory  Imperial Stout w/ Cacao and Almonds

This decadent pastry stout highlights bold chocolate and espresso notes with a nutty almond character from the addition of local Maisie Janes almonds. It has a rich full body from lactose, 8 pounds of toasted cacao nibs and over 20 pounds of Ghirardelli Dutch cocoa powder. It contains Tiramisu flavoring as well. The finish is that of a chocolate-covered espresso bean. (Note: Contains lactose & almonds) 

9.0% ABV, 51 IBUs

Zephyr Weisse  Berliner Weisse

Dubbed the “Champagne of the North” by Napoleons troops this refreshingly sour wheat beer is the antidote to vicious Northern California heat. Brewed with Pilsner and wheat malt it finishes dry with a clean lactic acidity reminiscent of Lemonade.

4.0% ABV, 6 IBUs

Explorer Series Release

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

Creme De Cacao Lights Out Baltic Porter (See Lights Out Baltic Porter description above)

7.6% ABV, 31 IBUs

Tiramisi Lights Out Baltic Porter (See Lights Out Baltic Porter description above)

7.6% ABV, 31 IBUs

IN THE FERMENTERS

Hazy Trail  Northeast IPA

This Northeast inspired IPA boasts a soft malt character and a juicy hop profile. This unfiltered IPA highlights the berry/melon aromas of a relatively new hop Huell Melon, as well as the fruity flavors and aromas of Mosaic hops.  Flaked Rye, Wheat, and Oats provide an extraordinary drinking experience.

Summer Gleam Cream Ale

This is light-bodied, refreshing summer session ale. It pours straw colored and clear with a bright white head.  Cascade hops provide just enough flavor and a bitterness to balance the light malt presence.  The finish is dry, making it very crushable.

5.3% ABV, 17 IBUs

 

 

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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   CLOSED

WED  3p=9p

THU   3p-9p

FRI     11a-10p

SAT    11a-10p

SUN    11a-9p

Video & Music by @seanmartintunes

 
 
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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)

B St. Public House (Chico)

Beer Revolution (Oakland)

Burgers & Brews (Chico)

Butte Co. Wine Company (Oroville)

Crush (Chico)

Diver Down Brewhouse (Oakland)

East Coast Pub & Grill (Orland)

Farm Star Pizza (Chico)

Farwood Bar And Grill (Orland)

Firehouse Pizza (Red Bluff)

Hudson’s Gastropub (Chico)

Japanese Blossoms (Chico)

Keg Room (Oroville)

LaSalles (Chico)

Mountain Mike's Pizza (Paradise)

Naked Lounge (Chico)

Pop's Pizza (Chico)

Round Table Pizza Clubhouse (Throughout the Northstate)

Smoking' Mo's BBQ (Chico)

Tahoe AleWorX (South Lake Tahoe)

The Chico Taproom (Chico)

The Exchange (Oroville)

The Good Hop (Oakland)

The Pour House (Chico)

Unwined (Chico)

 Westside Wines (Redding)

Winchester Goose (Chico)

Woodstock’s Pizza (Chico)