Sacramento’s Rubicon Brewing Company closed its doors after almost 30 years in September. It was announced today, Feb. 14, that Alaro Brewing, a Spanish-themed brewery, is taking over the space.
Rubicon posted a message on Facebook on Aug. 7 last year that it was closing. The team wrote:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Rubicon Brewing Company.”
In addition, the post included a letter from the owner, Glynn Phillips.
It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Rubicon Brewing Company. Please see below for a letter from our owner Glynn Phillips.
Phillips told the Sacramento Bee:
“I think the [wet] winter hurt us, and the competition in midtown and the extensive opening of breweries throughout Sacramento has been a challenge for us. Years ago, when you wanted to get a craft beer, and you lived in Auburn, you would come to the Rubicon. And now there are five or six world-class breweries in Auburn.”
Sacramento Business Journals reports Alaro Brewing’s management and food teams will also include members from River City Brewing Company and Rubicon. Owners Annette and Ray Ballestero hope to open doors in April or May. Annette was a co-founder of River City. Furthermore, Ray told the publication:
“[Alaro] will offer Spanish wines, sangria and tapas. The selection of beers will also change frequently. The world has changed with beer. People are always looking for something different or new, so we will be coming out with different beers all the time.”
This will be a perfect place to check out this summer!