Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a $40 beer card redeemable for 18 craft beers at Lockdown Brewing Co. in Rancho Cordova. Cards may be redeemed over multiple brewery visits.
Lockdown Brewing Co. quenches thirsts with the frothy formula of its self-proclaimed Folsom Prison Brews, whose names and labels draw inspiration from the area’s rich history. Step inside the production warehouse to ogle brewmasters as they hand-sculpt suds using only all-natural ingredients, shunning common fillers such as cereal, pottery clay, or rice. Next, mingle through the brewery's on-site tasting room to redeem beer cards for 18 ales or root beers with selections from the available varieties. The Powerhouse pale ale beams with a sunny, golden hue and floral aroma heightened by a hint of mint, and the Represa red ale toasts tongues to a toasty finish and hopped-up aggression brought on by excessive weightlifting. Entertain orange peel-infused pints of Emma's blonde ale or sample Lockdown's array of salty snacks while exploring the dry, crisp, chocolatey waters of the Sutter Street Common ale.
Although the facility does not resemble a prison, all of Lockdown's brews boast an identity inspired by Folsom, right down to its Folsom Breakout stout—a creamy, malty, flaked-oat pour with a black tint for easy file smuggling. Visiting patrons can lounge in the tasting room during all operational hours, playing foosball with strangers, comparing the hues of their brews, and composing haikus celebrating the eternal versatility of the corn nut.