What’s Brewing in Downtown Lodi, California’s Local Craft Beer Scene

Lodi, California’s wine region has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the top wine regions in the United States, but Lodi also has a thriving craft beer scene.

 For those who seek local, fresh beer crafted in Lodi breweries, Downtown Lodi offers several choices. 

Lodi Beer Company, the first local brewery to open its doors in Downtown Lodi, is a brewpub with a lively old-world atmosphere offering lunch and dinner from a menu that includes pub favorites like Fish and Chips;  Or just order a cold-pint of one of its many styles of beer. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Perfect day for crisp cold beer and Delicious food!!����☀️

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Dancing Fox Winery and Brewery, is a family run business combining three passions; beer, wine, and bread.  Their handcrafted beers are made in small batches in a variety of styles from light pilsners to dark stouts and IPAs.  Their restaurant offers lunch and dinner made from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients.  They also offer one of the best Sunday brunches in town!

Five Window Beer Company and Idol Beer Works, which opened in 2017, both offer a casual indoor-outdoor, “beer garden” open space atmosphere that is both family and dog-friendly.  Both taprooms offer beer flights, live entertainment, and rotating food trucks. 

Idol (Lodi spelled backward) –crafts many of its beers with a nod to German beer traditions, like one of its most popular beers on tap is a German blond ale called the Smutty Fraulein. Of course, you’ll also find a diverse selection of IPAs, and stouts too, and if you're lucky, you can snag a glass of their Cherry Nut Brown Ale on tap for the season! The Idol Beer folks are also continuing a tradition of giving during the holidays as they will once again offer a carmel stout called "Relief" with all the proceeds from the beer this year donated to the Camp Fire relief.  If you’re hungry and there’s no food truck around, feel free to bring in outside food too. 

At Five Window, you’ll find a variety of beers available on tap, in cans, and growlers. With a plethora of IPA options, including one of their most popular, Hazy Trip IPA, and other popular brews like their Cream Ale, there's a beer at Five Window for everyone! Feel free to catch up with friends, old and new while playing shuffleboard, or corn hole as you enjoy your brew; or maybe order a hot fresh pizza!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We’ve been waiting for this day to come!! Finally we’ve been able to have every tap flowing!! The. Board. Is. Full. !!! ���� Thank you all for continuing to support us and become part of our family!! It is such a great feeling to have this day here!! Happy Saturday!! Whatever your plans are, have an absolutely blessed day!! We will be here firing up pizzas and pouring cold beverages should you choose to come hang!! #fullboard #complete #greatfeeling #incredible #friends #family #blessed #thankful #coldbeer #fivewindowbeerco #lodica #microbrewery #craftbeer #deliciousbeer #deliciousness #saturday #greattimes #greatvibes #cheers

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Finally, is a 5,000 square foot taproom and beer garden coming soon to Lodi. High Water Brewing Company, is opening up in the spring at 927 Industrial Way in Lodi. High Water is known for some of their vibrant and amazing flavors, like their Campfire Stout which takes you back to making smores around the fire, or their crisp and refreshing summer Cucumber Kolsch, plus, some incredibly interesting sours and seasonals throughout the year. We want High Water to open now!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s Cucumber Kolsch season

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Whether it’s a session beer, stout, porter, fruit beer, a trendy IPA, or maybe even some kombucha or craft root beer, Downtown Lodi can quench your thirst for made in Lodi craft brews, food, and fun!

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