Hoppy’s Holiday Update

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First things first. After seven plus years here at Hoppy, Ms. Danielle McAdoo has decided it was finally time to start work on her career objectives and is leaving us. Thank you Ms. McAdoo for your time and service here at Hoppy, and we wish you the best of luck with your future career objectives! Your time here was valued and you will be sincerely missed! Taking Danielle’s place behind the bar as manager is still a work in progress, but until that is determined Mrs. Jonalin Welsh will be assuming her duties. Feel free to send her an email at mailto:jonalin@hoppy.com with any input you may have for the bar.

In addition, other exciting changes here at Hoppy are Mrs. Nicole Gazeta has been promoted to the new Executive Chef position, and Mrs. Jonalin Welsh has been promoted to the General Manager position; so look for even more exciting food coming out of the kitchen and some fresh new faces behind the bar…

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. With the holiday season quickly approaching, we wanted to share with you some of the upcoming December highlights we have in the works. Also, if you have been procrastinating on booking your holiday party, our space is filling up, so call Mr. Conor Tekautz conor@hoppy.com at 916.451.4677 to make your reservations now and plan to have your holiday event at Hoppy.

As usual, this coming Saturday, being the first Saturday morning of the month, Rusty in the Shade make their monthly appearance. Rusty will be playing from 11:00am until 1:00pm with their brand of original acoustic bluegrass, so toss on some clothes, show up, and grab some grub & suds while kicking back listening to Rusty do their thing…

In addition, the 32nd annual California International Marathon (CIM) is coming this Sunday morning December 07th, and just as Hoppy did with those who participated in the annual “Run to Feed the Hungry” on Thanksgiving morning, just bring in your BIB after the run and exchange it for a yummy pint of Hoppy.

Also, if you are at an event out at Sleep Train Arena, make sure to stop by the California Craftbeer Kiosk (Section 106) and grab a 20oz Hoppy Face™ Amber or a Liquid Sunshine™ Blonde on tap for just $10.75. While you are there, make sure they give you a $3 discount coupon with your purchase, which is good for any appetizer here at Hoppy anytime. However, if you happen to remember – our Hoppy Hour appetizers start at $3. We will let you do the math on that one… 😉

In other local news, the month of December is full of holiday-related activities. Therefore, the event scene slows way down this month. However, you will see Hoppy at a few events away from our restaurant/brewery, but we are busy preparing for next years Crab Feeds and already scheduling the Spring Events!

TLCS

Thursday, December 04th, Hoppy is proud to be the exclusive beer sponsor as TLCS presents: Stand Up Sacramento at the beautiful Crest Theater. There will be a VIP reception and silent auction beginning at 5:30pm, while the General Admission doors open at 7:00pm. The comedy showcase is from 7:30-9:00pm. These are all popular local comics donating their talent to this fabulous fundraiser.

TLCS, Inc. is a private, non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation agency located here in Sacramento. TLCS began its journey in 1981 when three determined community members joined together to pursue one common goal: to provide housing, living skills training, community support, entitlement advocacy and outreach. Today, TLCS has more than 100 dedicated employees who work to build stronger communities by offering support, treatment, and opportunities to individuals who are affected by mental and emotional illnesses. Their supportive services, such as case management, entitlement advocacy, and life skills development are tailored individually to the needs of the clients we serve. Our clients are educated on how to lead responsible, productive, and self-directed lives by focusing on their strengths. At TLCS, we believe that individuals with psychiatric disabilities can and do recover through our effective and culturally motivating services. They rely on generosity from corporations, foundations and individuals in the community to help them provide support services for nearly 1,500 clients annually. TLCS strives to create hope for our clients and community, so after recovery they can actively contribute to society. All donations are graciously accepted and go directly towards funding their client-support programs. http://tlcssac.org/

Also on the 04th, The Retirement Dinner of our local City Councilman Steve Cohn, who has graciously made this party into a fundraiser for our friends at Stanford Settlement, benefitting the Teen Center and Youth Programs. The reception is at 5:30pm and the program starts at 6:15pm. The event is being held at the Clunie Communtiy Center – Grand Hall, 601 Alhambra Blvd. East Sacramento

MakeAWish

Saturday, December 06th, Hoppy is proud to sponsor a grand event for the Make-a-Wish Foundation Holiday Home Tour at Los Lagos from 4:00-9:00pm. Hoppy has been chosen to be served at the Crabbe home in this beautiful and luxurious gated Granite Bay Community. There are 6-8 homes on the tour including Eddie Murphy’s former home (purple tile and all). Shuttles will take the guests between each of the homes and you will be greeted with food, beer, wine and music to enhance your experience as you tour some of the most exclusive homes of the area.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it is the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. Wishes are more than just a nice thing, and they are far more than just gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles…wishes find a way to make the world better.

Also on the 06th, TUBE Magazine presents The Market. The Market will celebrate local artists, crafters and makers. This is a free, non profit event taking place Saturday, from 12-3:30pm at the Sierra 2 Center located in Curtis Park. Jewelry, Fine Art, Pottery, Hand Carved Wooden Bowls, Paintings, Teas, Clothing, Local Music, Photography and other crafty bits will all be on display and available for purchase by local artisans for the afternoon. They will have some of Sacramento’s finest local musicians for entertainment. FREE! http://www.TUBEmag.com

CCHAT CENTER

Thursday, December 11th from 6-8:00pm at Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville is the Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration benefitting our friends at CCHAT. Tickets are $35 online at http://www.cchatsacramento.org. If you have questions please contact: • McCoy Fatula, LLP at Fatula@mccoyfatula.com • CCHAT Center 916-361-7290 X 2.

The CCHAT Center – Sacramento is a school devoted to teaching deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and develop spoken language. Currently, over 60 children are benefiting from CCHAT’s program. CCHAT is state certified as a nonpublic school and is one of two auditory/oral programs serving deaf children in Northern California. Children attending CCHAT utilize a variety of amplification systems including hearing aids, cochlear implants and personal FM systems. Through a program of individualized language therapy and a creative and imaginative curriculum, children develop competency in communication, social, and academic skills. With these skills they can actively participate in their local schools and within the community at large.

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Saturday, December 13th 2014 from 2:30-5:30pm, dust off your Santa suits and ugly Christmas sweaters because it’s time to head to Downtown Martinez with us for some holiday cheer! Main Street Martinez hosts the annual Santa Beer Crawl on the streets of Martinez. Come join the jolliest bunch of Santas this side of the bay as they walk around the downtown corridor of Martinez, sampling beers from over 20 great craft breweries stationed inside some of the small businesses along Main Street. Sponsored by Main Street Martinez, Creek Monkey Tap House and The Bay Area Craft Beer Fest, this year’s Santa Beer Crawl looks to be a great time! Santa costumes and Ugly sweaters are encouraged to add to the festive fun! Free Shuttles to and from the North Concord BART station will be available, starting at 1:30pm and ending at 9:00pm. Earlybird tickets are $25 from now through Dec. 7th. After that, tickets are $35 each until Dec. 13, 12am or until sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door. No refunds for any reason. Take your pre-purchased ticket confirmations to the ticket booth next to Creek Monkey Tap House, 611 Escobar St. beginning at 2:00pm. http://www.santabeercrawl.com/santacrawldetails.html

Some other places you will find Hoppy doing our thing for the community:

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services: http://www.sfbs.org
Build it Green’s BIG BASH in Oakland: http://www.builditgreen.org
East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party: https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Sacramento-Chamber/157889930950478
Sacramento Housing Authority Annual Holiday Party: http://www.sachousingalliance.org
Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitsacramento.com/about
Sacramento Parks and Recreation Annual Holiday Party
Mustard Seed School: http://www.sacloaves.org/programs/mustardseedschool
Sacramento Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation: http://www.sarcharitablefoundation.org
Beale Airforce Base Squadron Booster Club holiday party – that’s right, we are supporting our men and women in the airforce!!! And pretty hoppy to do it! 😉
Finally, the Hoppy Road crew wishes each of you a wonderful holiday season however you celebrate and a Hoppy New Year. Hopefully we will be rested a bit and ready to start this ride again in January 2015! In the meantime, if you are looking for our participation at an event or festival, feel free to contact Mr. Scott Patterson scott@hoppy.com .

In brewing news, HOPPY’S HOPPY CLAUS™ HOLIDAY ALE, weighing in at a spicy 7.8% alcohol by volume, has been selling quite well; so if you are planning to have some for the holidays, you should probably pick up some 22 ounce bottles now while supplies last.

The other Brewer Special that is on tap during the month is the BIG SWINGIN’ D’IPA: This is a “manly” pale ale (see – we didn’t use the ubiquitous term “india”) for the winter months. It is hopped with Citra, Columbus, Glacier, and Mt Hood. As Ed in the brewery put it, “From one man to another, man up and manhandle a man’s man’s IPA. Alcohol by Volume is 7.6% and it has 80 IBUs.

*** HOLIDAY ALERT!!! ***
On a SPECIAL note, and as usual for these dates, Hoppy will be CLOSING the kitchen early on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day at 7:30pm. However, Hoppy will be OPEN at 2:00pm (later than normal) for a “special” Christmas Day Dinner. This year Hoppy will feature two (2) main entrees – Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan-Herb Stuffing, and a traditional Dungeness Crab Cioppino. In addition, our very own whole-grain 12″ brick oven pizzas will be available, along with Hoppy Hour appetizers. Also, with Christmas Day being one of the biggest movies days of the year, just bring in your movie stub from that day to exchange it for a pint of brew, or if under 21, a pint of soda – just our little way of saying Merry Christmas to our loyal customers while you enjoy watching some basketball!!! PLUS, it being Christmas, it’ll be Hoppy Hour – All DAY!!! Merry Christmas!!!

*** HOLIDAY ALERT!!! ***

On December 31st, as you know, it is New Years Eve, so make your reservations now for a special year-ending Pomegranate-Glazed Roast Pork NYE dinner!!! For those who just cannot stay up too late, we will also be celebrating the New Year with a champagne toast at 9:00pm just like they will be doing in Times Square. Therefore, if you want to get the New Year started early, just visit Hoppy for dinner on NYE.

In addition, Hoppy will be starting the New Year off with “not” just Brunch on the weekends, but since Thursday, January 01st is a holiday loaded with college bowl games, Hoppy will be open at 10:00am featuring “$1 kid’s meals, $6 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, and a “special” holiday Brunch menu from 10:00am to 3:30pm. PLUS – drag your bones out of bed, and visit Hoppy to watch the College Bowl games with a few “after” New Years Day specials like, Hoppy Hour – ALL DAY!!!

*** WINNER!!! ***
Our Lucky Dinner Winner for the month of December is Ms. Judy Weber, who is a CFS Quality Assurance Analyst. Congratulations Ms. Weber!!! We look forward to serving you and your friends a complementary dinner for up to four friends and/or family on any weekend!!!
*** WINNER!!! ***

Hoppy’s brewpub is open daily during the week at 11:00am serving some of the best valued Lunches, Dinners starting at 4:30, and Daily Specials in the area, and on weekends at 10:00am serving Brunch until 3:30. If you have not seen our menus lately, feel free to check them out online at http://www.hoppy.com/our-menu, or just stop in and see us. We are always looking forward to sharing our day with our valued customers.

Our normal “daily” Hoppy Hour from 3-6pm, features $1 off our small appetizers, $2 off our beer, and $3 off our house wine & select top-shelf liquor. In addition, we also offer a LATE-NIGHT Hoppy Hour from 9:30pm till close on Sunday through Wednesday, and 10:30pm till close on Thursday through Saturday with $2 off our beer, $3 off our house wine & select top-shelf liquor, and 25% off appetizers until the kitchen closes, which is really by far the BEST deal in town!

Plus, there are a number of other incentives here at Hoppy for you to enjoy:

On weekends from 10:00am to 3:30pm, Hoppy features a tasty Brunch Menu with $6 top-shelf Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.

On Sundays Hoppy features the BEST deal in town, where a bottle of Hoppy brew is included to go with every
Brunch/Lunch/Dinner entree purchased.

On Sundays & Mondays Hoppy features $1 children’s meals with an adult meal purchase.

On Mondays Hoppy features Hoppy Hour all day, which means $1 off our small appetizers, $2 off our beer, and $3 off our house wine select top-shelf liquor.

On Tuesdays Hoppy features a $10 BFD all day, which means a Burger, Fries & Drink till 9:30pm, and at 10:00pm a quick session of trivia.

On Wednesdays Hoppy features its famous Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with fresh Green Beans for Lunch, and later that day a South Park special at 10:00pm and the Daily Show at 11:00pm.

On Saturdays Hoppy features $3 pints when you wear your Beer Ambassador t-shirt.
Also, Hoppy’s logo gear (i.e., polo shirts, t-shirts, cool Hoppy Claus™ tie-dyes, pint glasses, ball caps, and etc.) can make for a GREAT gift any time of year. However, if you are not sure about our merchandise as a gift, Hoppy also has Logo Gift Cards available in your denomination of choice to give as a present as well…

Lastly, Hoppy usually has some space available for your company parties, or for that special birthday gathering; so if you have an interest in having your party here at Hoppy’s, just call 916.451.4677 and speak with Mr. Conor Tekautz conor@hoppy.com to plan your next party or event as soon as possible. In addition, if you, and/or your party, desires FREE wireless Internet service, just ask your server for the WPA key code.

In closing, if you have a chance to visit us here at our brewpub, remember to drop your business card or comment card in the jar by the door on your way out to be eligible to win a complementary dinner for up to four friends and/or family on any weekend on us. As my Mom says, “you can’t win if you don’t play” – thanks Mom…

Hopefully that will be enough to satiate your news appetite until our “regular” bimonthly newsletter comes out next month. However, if it is not, then feel free to visit our website below, and check out some radio and tube advertising, along with some fun games that Mr. Chris Baerwaldt has compiled for your enjoyment – even if some of it is not politically correct.

Remember…the craft brew industry is very competitive, and we can always use your help when you are out there in the bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and etc. How can you help us you may be asking yourself??? Well…ask your local retailer(s) for our products (to the point of bugging them if necessary), so that you are able to buy the products that you “really” want – not just what is on the store shelf, or on-tap, at the moment…
You, the consumer, have more power than you may know. Speak up, speak clearly, and your earnest taste buds may reap those proactive rewards. If you do this, then we are sure it will not be long before you will be able to enjoy our Liquid Sunshine™ Blonde, Hoppy Face™ Amber, Stony Face™ Red, and Total Eclipse™ Black Ales outside of attending a local festival, or even visiting us here in Sacramento…

With that being said, Mr. Scott Patterson wants to know where you shop for beer. Please send an email to Mr. Patterson at scott@hoppy.com and let him know where you would like to buy Hoppy. I know he would love to hear from you!!!

NOTE: As a bonus to those of you who actually read our newsletter, and got this far, during the month of December, just bring in the last sheet of this newsletter with the little coupon below, including your name/email address, you will get 25% off your meal!!! Coupon valid one per person per entree…

Thinking Globally – Brewing Locally!!!
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