Best beer spot for the kids and dogs: Berryessa Brewing Co.

Best of Sacramento 2013 writer’s pick

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A taproom out in the country doesn't sound like a place to bring the whole fam, but Berryessa Brewing Co. is a place for parents to sip a perfect Double Tap IPA or low-alcohol Common Sense, or a shockingly fresh, hoppy Saazer Pilsner—made with Czech noble hops—while the kiddies safely frolic. There's a large area for them to run around and games to play, such as cornhole (relax, it's just a bean-bag toss), and plenty of room to roam in the big gravel lot, which has cushioned a lot of baby falls, and it's easy for parents on the outside picnic tables to keep an eye out for cars pulling in and out. Then they have one eye free to focus on their delicious brew. 27260 Highway 128 in Winters, (530) 795-3526, http://berryessa