After much anticipation, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announces the opening of its third taproom located in Elk Grove, California, which is being marketed as the Old Town Tap House.
“We are extremely happy to finally open our latest taproom to the public,” shared Brett Tate, Founder/Owner of Dust Bowl Brewing Co. “It’s been especially challenging to open a new business site amidst all the additional issues created by the pandemic, but we made it through and are excited to welcome beer fans to our newest location. If nothing else, the extra time allowed us to pull together a really cool, unique experience for the area. It’s situated within walking distance of the City’s new open air pavilion where farmer’s markets, food trucks and outdoor concerts are planned, so I think it’s going to be a nice addition to the region.”
Beautifully clad in original exposed brick, the taproom is located in a building estimated to be over 100 years old. The overall interior area measures just under 6,000 square feet, with approximately 3,000 square feet of customer space.
The inside offers 30 taps featuring Dust Bowl beers and seltzers, banquette and lounge seating and some traditional bar seating. Televisions are located throughout complimented by oversized historic images from the Dust Bowl-era, eye-catching wall treatments and custom furnishings.
Outside seating options abound. The covered patio offers comfortable couch vignettes, overhead fans for warm days and heaters for cooler weather. Communal picnic table seating, fire pits and a turf area for corn hole extend out to the open-air section, which also includes a raised deck platform with Adirondack chairs and more tables. A separate 30 tap tower services outdoor guests. The patio and open-air space measure nearly 7,000 square feet, making it one of Elk Grove’s largest outdoor options.
The décor and furnishings resemble the brand personality established at Dust Bowl’s other taprooms in Turlock and Monterey, California. To-go packaged beer, growlers, Crowlers and retail items, such as tees, hats and glassware, are available.
Food is provided by Wedo’s Kitchen, owned by Chris Tringali and Cal Leidig. The duo also owns and operates Wedo’s Tacos, the resident food truck at Dust Bowl’s Monterey Tap Depot. The menu for Elk Grove is unique to the site offering upscale pub food, such as rotating artisan flatbreads, hot agave chicken wings, salads, gourmet burgers and elevated tacos.
“As our third taproom, the Elk Grove location really blends the best of all our taprooms,” shared Brett Honore, Owner, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. “It’s a huge space, so we were able to incorporate a lot of different experiences. There will certainly be no shortage of fresh beers for craft lovers to enjoy. Our brewery is just over an hour away from Elk Grove, so we’ll be keeping the taps fresh and rotating. We’re proud to be part of Elk Grove’s Old Town revitalization and can’t wait to meet the community.”
Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s portfolio currently features 14 year-round beers and 14 specialty rotating beers, along with an ever-changing array of draft-only releases ensuring there’s always something new and interesting to explore while visiting any of Dust Bowl’s taprooms.