International Beer Day is Friday, Aug. 2, but here in Fairfield, we celebrate our locally owned breweries and tap rooms every day. We’re proud to have such a growing craft beer community in Fairfield. And on International Beer Day, we encourage you all to gather with friends, enjoy the taste of our area beers, and celebrate our talented brewers.
Heretic Brewing Company is a locally-owned microbrewery and tap room specializing in award-winning full flavored ales and lagers. This nationally recognized brewery now distributes to over a dozen states and multiple countries, and is based right here in Fairfield! There are over 20 beers on tap in Heretic’s Horizon Drive restaurant and tap room with multiple flight options. A full kitchen serves both appetizers and meal options that compliment the brews. Heretic is kid and family-friendly, with board games available to play. Heretic also offers a distillery tasting room that features four flavors of vodka and three types of gin, all distilled from beer made at the brewery from the tanks seen inside the Confessional. The brewery, located at 1052 Horizon Drive, is open Monday to Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rustwater Kitchen and Tap Room in downtown Fairfield features 30 rotating beers on tap, canned and bottled brews, and delicious small bites in a wonderfully renovated historic building. While mostly well known for beer, they also offer a mouthwatering menu of bar bites including cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and chicken sandwiches. Rustwater, located at 800 Texas Street, is open 11 am to 10 pm Tuesday-Sunday.
True Symmetry Brewing Company in Suisun City features 20 craft beers on tap in a fun and relaxed tasting room that often includes dining options from area food trucks and live music. They aim to make all beer styles, with a strong emphasis on English and Belgian ales. True Symmetry, located at 315 Marina Center in Suisun City, is open Thursday, 5-9pm, Friday, 3-9pm, Saturday, 12-9pm, and Sunday, 12-6pm. Check their Facebook page for more information on the rotating food trucks.
DNA Brewing, located inside Fairfield’s Fuddruckers, serves Blue Frog on tap as well as its own line of craft beers. Watch the brewery’s operations as you enjoy lunch or dinner inside the restaurant. Fuddruckers, located at 1740 Travis Blvd., is open 11am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday and 11 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Slanted Tree Kitchen and Taproom serves craft beer from local and nationwide breweries. Slanted Tree, located at 251 Pittman Road, is open 11 am to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 12 am Friday, 10 am to 12 am Saturday, and 10 am to 10 pm Sunday.
Luigi’s in downtown Fairfield has 16 beers on tap served with its sandwiches and burgers. Luigi’s, located at 721 Texas Street, is open 11 am to 8 pm Monday-Saturday and 12 pm to 5 pm Sunday.
Pioneer Tap Room in Suisun Valley is soon to be Fairfield’s newest tasting room! The tap room is expected to open its doors at 4495 Suisun Valley Road by mid-August. Pioneer plans to offer 18 beers on tap, which includes brews from its own Pioneer label as well as those from locally-owned breweries. Pioneer will also serve wine, cider, and food. The tasting room will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 9:30 pm. Check their website/Facebook to confirm opening date.