Got to give a shout out to GoatHouse this morning! One of our favorite places to spend a warm, Northern California afternoon! GoatHouse Brewing Co., has only been open since 2013, but is already being recognized nationally, and that’s mostly why. GoatHouse was named the second-fastest-growing small and independent craft brewing company in the country for 2017 by the Brewers Association (BA) for Small and Independent Craft Brewers.

Catherine and Michael Johnson own and run the place and told the Sacramento Bee, “We got the call and we just started laughing.” She says when they first opened people thought they were crazy opening up shop on nearly 11 acres in the middle of nowhere! But, they’ve quickly become a hit with locals who can barely find a place to sit on any given weekend. Goat House is considered a nanobrewery, putting out around 400 barrels a year, whereas microbreweries usually do two to three times that amount.

Johnson says Goat House is looking to expand it brewing capacity as well as space to meet demand.

Along with GoatHouse, Device Brewing Co. of Sacramento ranked 37th on the Brewers Association’s list of fastest-growing.

Read more: http://mix96sac.com/goat-house-brewing-co-lincoln-wins-national-honor/