OUR HANDCRAFTED BEERS
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
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
Nitro Peanut Butter Baltic Porter Baltic Porter
8.3% ABV, 31 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, spicy German noble hops. Clean, sessionable, and true to style, this hund joins our pack of classic German styles.
5.3% ABV, 20
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
Apricot Hazy Lady Hazy Double IPA
Hazy Lady fermented additionally on Apricots.
8.4% ABV, 50 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.
6.8% ABV, 60 IBUs
Das Haze German Hazy IPA
Brewed with all German ingredients and our friends over at Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn this Hazy IPA attempts to re-imagine a style and present something altogether different. Designed to highlight the new class of German hops like Ariana and Mandarina Bavaria the aroma brings an intense citrus punch backed by spicy/herbal undertones and even a pop of bubblegum. On the palate the citrus becomes more apparent as notes of grapefruit, lime, and Meyer lemon, parade on a bed of clean German grown pilsner and wheat malt.
6.2% ABV, 47 IBUs
Crosstown IPA West Coast IPA
This is a straight-up old school West Coast IPA. With a simple malt bill of 2-row pale malt and light crystal malt, this beer lets the 4 varieties of hops shine through. Brewed with Nugget, Glacier, Ahtanum, and Cascade hops, the flavor and aroma come across as piney, citrusy and dank, with a nice lingering bitterness.
7.1% ABV, 65 IBUs
Pineapple ‘Bout It!, ‘Bout It! Hazy Double IPA
Unabashedly juicy this double hazy IPA serenades you first with a song of island fruit and white sand beaches. The pineapple was added during fermentation along with a heavy helping of Citra and El Dorado dry hops. It begs only one question.... Are you 'Bout it 'Bout it?
8.8% ABV, 50 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.
5.4% ABV, 31 IBUs
Explorer Series Release
Weekly limited releases, part of our "Off the Beaten Path" Taproom only releases.
Hazelnut Wunderhund Munich Dunkel
This is our Wunderhund Munich Dunkel with Chocolate & Hazelnut flavoring added. The flavors are subtle, but makes one think of eating a pastry with your beer.
4.5% ABV, 22 IBUs
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
Smoking' Mo's BBQ
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)