OUR HANDCRAFTED BEERS
Bout It!, Bout It! Northeast Double IPA
This juicy double NE 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?
8,3% ABV, 51 IBUs
Hazy Trail Hazy 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.
6.7% ABV, 61 IBUs
Lagerbier Zwickel Pils
Unfined, unfiltered and unhyped. A style all but lost to time and commercial brewing practices. This rustic German lager has no frills; we kegged it directly off the fermenter thus allowing you a chance to taste something truly unprocessed. Slightly hazy but clean and crisp, bright citrus and herbal hop notes contend with a minimalist malt bill mostly composed of German pilsner malt.
5.5% ABV, 21 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
Nitro Lights Out w/ Tiramisu Baltic Porter
8.0% ABV, 30 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
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
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
One of the few Ale styles to survive the spread of the Lager across Germany this style is known for its relative fruity fermentation characteristics and increased hop use. Alt-hund translates to "old-dog" and is brewed with this style in mind but with more generous hop additions including 1 round of Huell Melon dry hops. The aroma is hoppy and fruit-forward, while the flavor is that of richly layered German specialty malts balanced by a lingering noble hop bitterness. This dry-hopped German red-ale proves that you really can teach and old-dog new tricks.
5.9% ABV, 55 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
New Leif American Pale Ale
Made simply for drinking this American Pale Ale pours bright golden with a persistant white head from which familiar pine and citrus aromas emanate. Dry hopped with Centennial and fermented with Chico yeast this beer is not overcomplicated and lends itself to easy-drinking with it's balanced bitterness and dry but slightly bready malt character.
(6.1% ABV, 43 IBUs)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hands Across the Pond Barleywine
We took our collaboration with our mates at Brittish Bulldog Brewery and Bourbon Barrel-aged it. Originally 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 oak-aged barleywine is rich in notes of brown sugar, toffee, and bourbon with sweet vanilla tones from the american oak. The layered malt flavor is balanced by the firm bitterness from the American hops and allows the oak/bourbon character to play along side without dominating. Drink slowly and allow the glass to warm as the days and nights do the opposite.
10.2% ABV, 93 IBUs
Stark-Hund Dortmunder Export
This beer style comes to us from the Dortmund region of Germany, and it is brewed to “export strength”. “Stark-Hund” means “strong dog”, and this one will take you for a walk if you’re not on your toes, due to its exceptional smoothness and flavor. It pours a deep, clear gold color and has a beautiful persistent white head. The flavor starts off with a slight malty sweetness provide by the Admiral Maltings locally grown and malted Pilsner malt. The finish is dry with just a touch of German noble hop bitterness. Heel good doggie!
6.3% ABV, 26 IBUs
Lunar Blackout Imperial Stout
This is the very first batch of beer ever brewed by us!! We set aside 2 half barrel kegs for this one-year anniversary party. Brewed with tons of chocolate malt & roasted barley. Full bodied & slightly sweet. The malt flavor is rich, complex & balanced nicely with a generous amount of Horizon & East Kent Goldings hops.
8.2% ABV, 58 IBUs
You Got Peanut Butter On My Baltic Baltic Porter w/ Peanut Butter
This is our renowned Baltic Porter flavored with peanut butter.
7.8% ABV, 31 IBUs
Explorer Series Release
Weekly limited releases, part of our "Off the Beaten Path" taproom only releases.
IN THE FERMENTERS
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"
132 MEYERS ST. SUITE 120 CHICO, CA 95928
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
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
Favorite Hobby: Cooking
Favorite Beer: Moonracker YoJo
Favorite Quote: "When In Rome"
Favorite Band: Pearl Jam
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
TAPS AROUND TOWN
(Listed in Alphabetical Order, Availability Varies)
15th St. Cafe (Chico)
Argus Bar (Chico)
B St. Public House (Chico)
Beach Hut (Chico)
Burger Hut ((Chico (Cohasset Location))
Burgers & Brews (Chico)
Cafe Coda (Chico)
Craft Beer Vault (Rocklin)
East Coast Pub & Grill (Orland)
Farm Star Pizza (Chico)
Farwood Bar And Grill (Orland)
Fast Eddies (Chico)
Folsom Tap House & Kitchen (Folsom)
Gold Country Casino (Oroville)
Hop House (El Dorado Hills)
Hudson’s Gastropub (Chico)
Hula’s Chinese Bar-B-Q (Both Chico Locations)
Japanese Blossoms (Chico)
Jersey’s Clips & Brews (Chico)
Keg Room (Oroville)
Leon Bistro (Chico)
Maltese Bar (Chico)
Mama Celeste’s (Paradise)
Maxwells Eatery (Redding)
Mountain Mike's Pizza (Paradise)
Oasis Bar & Grill (Chico)
Parkside Taphouse (Chico)
Pop's Pizza (Chico)
Red Tavern Bistro (Chico)
Rivers Edge Pub (Chico)
Rocco’s On The River (Colusa)
Round Table Pizza Clubhouse (Throughout the Northstate)
Samuel Horne’s (Folsom)
Smoking' Mo's BBQ (Chico)
Sutter Sports Club (Folsom)
Tender Loving Coffee (Chico)
The Banshee (Chico)
The Chico Taproom (Chico)
The Commons (Chico)
The Exchange (Oroville)
The Handle Bar (Chico)
The Happy Viking (Yuba City)
The Lab (Chico)
The Lost Dutchman (Chico)
The Pour House (Chico)
The Raw Bar (Chico)
University Bar (Chico)
Urban Fresh Fuel (Chico)
Westside Wines (Redding)
Winchester Goose (Chico)
Wine Time (Chico)