Shady Oak pours artisanal ales in new taproom
The sour and wild ales crafted by Shady Oak Barrel House are now available in the brewery's first-ever taproom, located in Santa Rosa, in central Sonoma County.
Shady Oak is the passion of Steve Doty. After extensive experience home-brewing award-winning beers and designing beers for other breweries, he opened his own small batch craft brewery focusing on farmhouse ales, sour beer, and barrel aging.
Doty’s main emphasis is on beers made with the wild yeast, Brettanomyces, as well as other bacteria that bring acidity to a beer, creating a delightful and earthy funky bouquet. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the taproom; humans must be 21 or older. Outside food welcome.