Crooked Lane Brewing Company
The idea to build Crooked Lane began the way many great ideas are spawned; in the backyard over craft beers. And, like many homebrewers who decide to try out for the big leagues, we developed hundreds of recipes. Our greatest values we developed then and still strive for every day… Faithfully and with authenticity, we are creating world class examples of beer styles, while embracing innovation and a commitment to fresh, local ingredients. In late 2013, Paul, Adrian and Kirt began the dream of building a brewery, and the dream became reality in 2016.
Our guiding principles are central to our brewery’s DNA:
Quality– In our beers, rich in flavor and free from flaws. With quality, we embrace an attitude of continuous improvement.
Community– To cultivate a space and ethos that encourages our community to come together.
Variety– We are committed to a diverse tap list- any given day, you can expect a German Lager, West Coast and New England-inspired IPA’s, classic European styles, cutting-edge styles, even beers for people who don’t like beers!
Authenticity– We are committed to creating authentic beers styles, but also creating an authentically enjoyable experience for our patrons.
Innovation– We love to try new things and keep pushing to create new flavors for our customers.
Headed by Brewmaster Teresa Psuty, our brewery runs with strict quality measures, the best ingredients, and a pursuit of excellence.
We built our brewery with one eye on the future, with a 15bbl brewhouse and room for expansion. A 16×20 window showcases our tanks, and a bank of windows along the brewhouse lets our patrons experience the stainless while enjoying the benefits of climate control!
Our unique taproom features a 40 foot crooked bar, with 300+ seats split between an air-conditioned taproom, outside Biergarten, and covered Patio. Along with our expansive and comfortable space, our friendly and attentive staff have made our taproom Auburn’s Best of the Best for two years running.
Crooked Lane is a favorite place to unwind with colleagues, friends, parents, grandparents, and grandkids! We are kid friendly. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome in the outside biergarten and patio areas. We feature live music most Friday and Saturday nights, along with some Sundays, check our Events calendar for details.
We strive to keep a wonderful variety of beer styles on tap, from traditional German styles like Kolsch and Doppelbock, to Porters, Stouts, and Sours, to West Coast and New England inspired IPA’s. With 15-20 beers on tap, there’s always something new to experience at Crooked Lane.
We have proudly achieved some major awards in commercial beer competitions, including a Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2017. You can find a list of our awards here.
We are Local
We supply local farmers with our spent grains to feed livestock, as well as our spent hops and yeast to farmers for composting, diverting thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill.
In 2019, we will undergo a major solar installation to offset electricity usage and decrease our energy footprint.
We love using local ingredients like mandarins from Colwell Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch, honey from Miller Honey Farms, fresh organic blackberries from Common Kettle Farms, and locally grown hops when available.
We strive to support our local community, sports teams, and non-profit causes in Auburn and the greater Sacramento area.