Your Connection to Local Breweries this National Beer Day

April 1, 2022

Amtrak San Joaquins is your connection to some of the best local breweries in California for National Beer Day this April 7th! Let San Joaquins be your designated driver—with free Wi-Fi, spacious seating, a dining car (serving beer!) and no traffic. Plus, save when you bring your crew along for the ride with the Friends & Family Discount! Just use code V302 at checkout.

We’ve curated a list of local breweries along the tracks to celebrate!

Fresno

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Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co.

745 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721

Located in downtown Fresno, Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co. is one of the most popular destinations for craft beer in the Central Valley. With hoppy hitters like General Sherman and Valley Haze IPA to smooth, full finishes like 99 Golden Ale and Half Dome, there’s an adventure for everyone’s taste buds.

Learn more here.

Directions: After arriving at the Fresno Amtrak station, head south toward Santa Fe Ave, then turn west on Inyo St. Take Inyo all the way down until you reach Fulton St and the Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden.

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Full Circle Brewing Co.

712 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721

Full Circle Brewing Co. boasts the oldest running brewery in Central California and has the selection to prove it. Their famous Milkshake IPA is made for all beer drinkers alike; not too hoppy, not too bitter, just right with a fruit-forward and creamy finish. If you find yourself saying “I’m not an IPA guy,” you might have to think again; it’s that good. 

Learn more here.

Directions: After arriving at the Fresno Amtrak station, head south toward Santa Fe Ave, then turn west on Inyo St. Take Inyo St. all the way down until you reach Fulton St and Full Circle Brewery. You can’t miss it, right across from the Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden!

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South of Shaw Beer Company

1755 Broadway St #107, Fresno, CA 93721

The newest addition to downtown Fresno’s beer scene is South of Shaw Beer Company. Nestled within the Peerless Building in the Mural District, you can expect a wide array of craft beers and seltzers paired with brick oven Neapolitan pizza—made from scratch in-house! 

Learn more here.

Directions: South of Shaw Beer Company is located northwest of the Fresno Amtrak Station; just a 7-minute Uber/Lyft rider away!

 

turlock

Dust Bowl Brewing Co.

3000 Fulkerth Rd, Turlock, CA 95380

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. has come a long way since their beginning in 2009. The brewery, co-owned by husband and wife duos the Tate and Honoré families, truly embodies the spirit of the Central Valley in all its characteristics. Their first (and largest) taproom is located in the hub of downtown Turlock, spans 30,000 square feet, and features a full-service restaurant, indoor and outdoor seating, plus three 20-tap towers! 

Learn more here.

Directions: Dust Bowl brewing is a 15-minute drive west of the Turlock Amtrak Station. If you’ve got time to spare, we highly recommend you give it a try!

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Stockton

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Taps Barrel House

1924 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

Taps Barrel House is located on Stockton’s famous Miracle Mile. It’s the perfect pit stop for weekend shoppers and college students in need of a break. Taps is an official tasting room of High Water Brewing, and also houses 28 taps that rotate seasonally. 

Learn more here.

Directions: Heading north, Taps Barrel House is a 9-minute Uber/Lyft ride away from both the San Joaquin Street Station and Robert J. Cabral Station. 

Sacramento

Fieldwork Brewing Company

1805 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811

Founded in 2014 in Berkeley, CA, Fieldwork Brewing knows a thing or two about what makes a good beer: a good beer drinking experience. Spend some time in their Sacramento taproom to try out an ever-changing tap list of over 30 local and seasonal brews, fresh apps and brick-oven pizza! 

Learn more here.

Directions: Fieldwork Brewing Company is an 8-minute drive or 30-minute walk from the Sacramento Station. After arriving, head south on 5th street, turning east on J street, followed by south on 18th street to reach your destination. 

 

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san francisco

Light Draft cold beer pour in glass from crane in pub.
Light Draft cold beer pour in glass from crane in pub.

544 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Black Hammer Brewing

It’s hard not to be happy when you’re sippin’ a Sparkle Pony or a Cuddle Puddle on a Friday afternoon.  Black Hammer Brewing puts that theory to the test through their expert selection of superbly balanced lagers, ales, hard seltzers, and colorfully designed cans, each made at their San Francisco brewery. 

Learn more here.

Directions: Black Hammer Brewing is just 9 minutes away from the San Francisco Amtrak location on Folsom and Main Street. With the city’s many rideshare options, getting there is a breeze! 

21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Celebrate your right to Brew Free. One of San Francisco’s most popular taprooms, 21st Amendment Brewery celebrates the culture of breweries of old through hand crafted beers, local eats, an incredible atmosphere and a welcoming community. 

Learn more here.

Directions: 21st Amendment Brewery is just a seven minute drive, or 15-minute walk, from San Francisco’s Amtrak station on Folsom and Main Street. Head south on Main, turning west on Harrison, the south on 2nd Street until you hit the brewery’s big brown doors. 

people, men, leisure, friendship and celebration concept - happy male friends drinking beer and clinking glasses at bar or pub
people, men, leisure, friendship and celebration concept - happy male friends drinking beer and clinking glasses at bar or pub

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