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Out of Bounds Brewing Company

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Enjoy a cold beer after your bike ride at
Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten in Folsom – a short distance from the trails! 

Out of Bounds opens its doors

By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter

The long-awaited opening of the Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen and Biergarten is finally here, and it’s delicious.

Opened just two weeks ago after two years in the works, Out of Bounds’ Folsom location is already off to a wild start with everyone in town dying to get a taste and look inside the custom-built restaurant and biergarten.

With numerous taps of Out of Bounds’ brews, the Rocklin-based brewery also has a few ciders always on tap as well as wines, making a total of 50 taps throughout the entire location. Ricardo Hawkins Jr., operations manager and marketing & PR for Out of Bounds, said the ciders will rotate from different breweries, as Out of Bounds does not make ciders, but still wants to offer them.

“The Folsom location is our newest location that we decided to open and branch out the brand,” Hawkins said. “Rocklin, which is a taproom and where we brew, has been open for almost five years in August. We wanted to be able to feed people while still having that brewery feel on a bigger scale.”

After traveling from Oregon down to San Diego and visiting almost 50 breweries, owners Eric Johnson, Anthony Brown and Kevin Brooks took ideas here and there and made a whole new location their own.

Walking up to the new Folsom location, it looks small with big wooden doors. The second you open those doors, you realize it is not small at all.

“A highlight has been seeing the reaction on everyone’s faces when they walk through the front doors because it is deceptive,” Hawkins said. “When you come in, it’s a small parking lot and the building doesn’t look as big as it is. When you open those big wooden doors, it just opens up.”

During construction, they found the ceilings to be too low, so they chopped off the ceiling added 20 feet.

“The taps are suspended, so people can look right through and see everything. We have four garage doors. When they are open with the music, sun and wind coming in, it gives you that indoor-outdoor type of feeling that you can find in San Diego. The entire building is so open.”

Hawkins said the 10,000-square-foot biergarten is where everyone is shocked.

With six fire pits that can hold between eight-to-20 guests, corn hole, bocce ball and numerous seating areas, biergarten is where everyone can find a nice spot to have a beer. Hawkins said in the near future they will be bringing more brewery games in such as Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, life-size Jenga, Yahtzee, Tic-tac-toe and more.

The Craft Kitchen has a special menu that incorporates food truck-style grub, as well as date night eats.

“You can still have your mac n’ cheese with the bacon, but you can also make it a date night and have a salsa verde skirt steak on top of Yukon gold mash and broccolini or the pan roasted salmon,” Hawkins said. “A popular item is the Craft Burger. It’s just a regular burger, but it has potato chips. It’s amazing. The Brie Burger is another big item. Same thing, but instead of chips, it has sliced apples.”

Other popular items include the skirt steak, ribs and grits and the flatbreads, he said.

“The love the community has given us has been amazing. It is probably one the coolest things,” Hawkins said. “We’re here to give everyone a chance to try something different, so come out, have fun and enjoy yourself.”

Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen and Biergarten will hold their grand opening celebration from April 19 through April 22.

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