Though the timeline was off by about a year, 2 Tread Brewing Company will finally roll into Santa Rosa on Wednesday, September 20. It’s a brewpub, with a brewery onsite and a full restaurant occupying over 10,000 square feet of space at the Santa Rosa Plaza.
The project is from co-owners Billy Drury, Tracy Heydorn and Christian August, former head brewer at Firestone Walker, all of whom are big cyclists and hikers. The name is a reference to the treads of tires and hiking boots, the vibes of which the trio will incorporate into the space — it has a big indoor-outdoor patio with lounge seating, picnic tables, and dining areas, and plenty of bike parking.
Beer styles will vary, including the brewer's takes on classics, from cream ales to IPAs and "modern farmhouse ales." It’s joining some of Northern California’s most popular craft breweries, including Russian River Brewing (known for its cult-favorite Pliny the Younger), Moonlight Brewing, and Henhouse Brewing. There’s no saturation point in sight, it appears, as breweries continue to open — and thrive — in the area, which has become something of a pilgrimage for lovers of small breweries.
The food is, as described by the brewery “unpretentious.” That’s a good starting point for food that could include “an apple-salmon flatbread using house-smoked salmon caught in Bodega Bay with apples, cheese and tomato sauce from West Sonoma County with a side of duck fat fries to share.” Seasonal salads, sandwiches, and more flatbreads are the general gist, while a full bar with cocktails, wines, and the brewery’s beers will support.
The brewpub will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
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- 2 Tread Brewing [Official]