New Microbrewery Near Yosemite Earning High Praise

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The Southgate Brewing Company just opened about 15 minutes south of Yosemite National Park and is quickly establishing itself as a favorite place for locals and Yosemite-bound travelers to eat.

From left, Lindsay and Casey Hawkins, owners of Southgate Brewing Company along with brewmaster Rick Boucke, toast the success of their newly-launched microbrewery with one of their own creations.

From left, Lindsay and Casey Hawkins, owners of Southgate Brewing Company along with brewmaster Rick Boucke, toast the success of their newly-launched microbrewery with one of their own creations.

Our menu pairs beautifully with our house made beers and is thoughtfully sourced, featuring American Pub fare with some exciting twists.

Southgate Brewing Company opened their doors in Oakhurst just prior to the start of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend and so far, the public has loved the new microbrewery and restaurant.

Owner Casey Hawkins said it’s his staff’s attention to service and detail that has helped them gain a quick following.

“We have a knowledgeable, dynamic team that delivers top notch service to every guest in a fun, family friendly brewpub environment,” he said.

“Our menu pairs beautifully with our house made beers and is thoughtfully sourced, featuring American Pub fare with some exciting twists. Fried Artichoke Hearts and House Made Potato Chips are a great way to start your meal. Our South Gate Burger is made with grass fed beef from Painted Hills Farm, and our Mary's free range chicken is another house favorite,” said Hawkins.

Ingredients are locally sourced, with cheeses coming from local dairies, most of the produce sourced from local growers and even the ice cream for their root beer floats comes from Reimer’s Vanilla Bean ice cream. For patrons looking for wine instead of beer, local Idle Hour Winery wines are featured on the menu.

While the food has been earning high praise, it’s the microbrews that many people are coming for, and those too have earned commendation from the public.

“We have the Deadwood Porter, a smooth dark porter with roasted malt and coffee flavors, the Gold Digger Blond, an easy drinking pilsner-style beer lightly hopped and great on a hot day. We have the Sawtooth IPA, A west-coast style IPA with a slightly tropical/citrus flavor and smooth finish and our Glacier Point Pale Ale is hoppy pale ale with grapefruit and citrus flavors and my personal favorite,” said Hawkins.

Southgate Brewing Company is located at 4023 Enterprise Drive in Oakhurst, about 15 minutes south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park.

More information can be found at http://www.southgatebrewco.com or by calling 559-273-1844.

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