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
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
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
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
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, 61 IBU’s
Barrel Aged Corker English Brown Ale in Oak
This is our barrel-aged version of our English Brown Ale. Ruddy brown hues emanate while a thin off-tan head laces the glass. The aroma is oaky but is also bready and nutty, with hints of turbinado sugar and earthy english hops. Tastes of American oak followed by toasty, bready, and nutty flavors and ends with a semi-dry finish.
4.7% ABV, 25 IBU’s
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)
Round Table Pizza Clubhouse (Throughout the Northstate)
15th St. Cafe
Hula’s Chinese Bar-B-Q (Both Locations)
Jersey’s Clips & Brews
Madison Bear Garden
Oasis Bar & Grill
Red Tavern Bistro
Smoking' Mo's BBQ
Taps Bar & Grill
Tender Loving Coffee
The Chico Taproom
The Handle Bar
The Lost Dutchman
The Pour House
The Raw Bar
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)
Gold Country Casino
Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen
Burgers & Brews
Yuba City & Colusa
The Happy Viking (Yuba City)
Rocco’s On The River (Colusa)
The Tap Room @ ColUSA (Colusa)
Diving Dog (Oakland)
The Good Hop (Oakland)
The Beer Hall (San Francisco)
The Hop Grenade (Concord)
The Rake at Admiral Maltings (Alameda)