Home of The Strong Blonde Ale
"Great beer, great food, great time, great place!"
We all need a place to relax after work, so why not do it with a fresh PBC micro-brewed beer in your hand? Come in for Happy Hour every weekday from 3pm-5pm!
Our beginnings are as the original Hangtown Brewery right here in Placerville, CA. Our Brew Master, Steve Meylor strives to maintain the tradition of our 1800’s heritage and fulfill the tastes of our 21st century friends. Placerville Brewing Company & Restaurant (PBC) was established in 2005 with a building facelift including our beautiful patio, an upgraded menu and our award winning beers. Steve brews our beer right there on-site. You won’t find fresher, better tasting ale unless you made it yourself. We always have our Strong Blonde Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Tangerine Ale, Boysenberry Ale and Vanilla Stout on tap. Plus Steve is regularly putting our specialty seasonal ales on tap as well, like the; Copper Ale, Bell Tower Brown, Platinum Ale (9%), Pumpkin Ale or the (530) IPA, not to mention his Ale Dorado IPA. Our restaurant menu includes our beer battered “Best Fish & Chips” in the county, Texas Style slow smoked BBQ, burgers, sandwiches, generous salads, steaks, prime rib and PBC chef inspired specials.
We have several ways you can take our fabulous beers with you, and our beers taste best when you enjoy it from one of our ice-cold Logo Pint Glasses.
· ½ gallon Logo Growlers
· ¼ gallon Logo Growlers
· 15 ½ gallon kegs
· 5 gallon kegs
Besides our Logo Pint Glasses and Growlers we have a variety of PBC logowear, caps, stickers and you can share your good times at PBC with a gift card.
Choose from our award winning ales on draft, straight from our brewery to your chilled glass. From our light Golden Ale to our dark Stout, and a variety of seasonal ales, natural flavored ciders and more! There's something to tickle everyone's fancy. (R) Routinely on tap these beers are longtime favorites of our regulars and drive-by freinds. (S) Seansonals are unque styled beers brewed by our brewmaster when the grain and hops are at the peak of the flavor. Ask us what we have on tap now.
(8.0%) This is the Strong Blonde everyone heads to Placerville to find. Universally liked by all who try her. Others try to imitate, but never duplicated, this straw colored bombshell is our most popular ale. It is an all malt beer, generously hopped with Columbus (bitter), Hallertau (mellow & aromatic) and Tettenang (mellow & aromatic). PBC's Strong Blonde is lightly sweet, decidedly strong and not at all bitter
(5.5%) The lightest in the Precious Metal Series, this shimmering light bodied ale is refreshing and crisp. Made from two row barley, with a touch of white wheat and yellow corn to round out color and mouth feel. Imported Czech Saaz hops give a light finish,
(5.5%) Our Golden Ale with the added benefit of airy, sweet scents of citrus.
(8.8 - 9.2%) The third and most sublime in the Precious Metal Series. Think Strong Blonde brewed to a maltier, fuller bodied finish. It's "one louder."
(7.8 - 8.1%) Named for the county where she was born. An unfiltered double IPA. Generously hopped and full of smooth texture malt flavor. One look at this beer in your glass and you'll see the beauty of what beer drinkers look for in a "old school" traditional ale, with a taste as clear and delightful as a morning in the El Dorado foothills.
(6.8 - 7.2%) Malt Assault! English two row and SEVEN imported specialty malts, full bodied and lightly hopped for a symphony of smoky flavors.
(6.4%) Our Pale Ale perfectly paired with opulent boysenberry flavors.
(6.4%) The style that led the national microbrew renaissance. PBC's medium bodied Pale Ale is brewed with just the right blend of two row and Crystal malts and uses a combination of Chinook and Cascade hops. The balance of just the right maltiness, Cascade aromatics and Chinook bitters give this ale a flavor and aroma that will make other California pales "green" with envy.
(6.1%) Thirst quenching like a Heifeweizen, with the added dry finish of rye and a lemon wedge makes this a perfect summer ale.
(5.8%) Nothing like Newcastle, this fuller bodied brown stands out among browns like the bell tower in downtown Placerville, rich, caramel like character with balanced hops.
(6.5%) Who needs desert when you can have a pint of PBC's creamy, chocolaty stout. Two-row barely constitutes the bulk of the blend, but is surrounded on all fronts with the flavors of Carapils, Chocolate, and Blank Patent malts.
(6.8%) The color of a shinny new penny in a glass. Capped with a creamy white head and you're looking at one of our most popular seasonal ales. With the maltiness of two row, the distinct flavors and colors of Munich and Crystal malts and a hop blend that enhances it all and you get our complex, toasty, slightly malty, slightly hoppy and very unforgettable ale.
(6.8%) What could possibly go better with our rich chocolaty stout than bourbon vanilla?!
Not just an area code, the (530) IPA defines our lovely Placerville way of life.
Call it by its name, "4 to 5." The key to this recipe is 4 pounds to 5 barrels. That's 4 pounds of bright, fresh flowered hops, used per 5 barrels of this hoppy liquid wonder.
(5.8 - 6.2%) Malt lovers pay attention! Imported Maris two-row malt, crystal and chocolate malts, and English Fuggies hops combine into a ruby brown beer you want to hug.
(6.5 - 7.0%) This full bodied ale is creamy in texture, crimson in color, and has a malty palate that doesn't disappoint.
We're a microbrewery and all of our beers have a special flavor and mouth feel that are absoutley grand when enoyed from a glass, alone. But sometimes it's fun to mix'em up. Here are a few ideas that are popular with our Regularly on tap beers. Get inspired and mix your own, maybe we'll name it for you..
Our most popular mixed drink. 2/3 Strong Blonde, 1/3 delicious chocolaty Stout.
Another one of our most popular mixed drinks.. 2/3 Strong Blonde, 2/3 Vanilla Stout.
Two Rivers cider mixed with the chocolatey stout.
Our refreshing Tangerine ale mixed with Vanilla Stout. It's like drinking an orange dreamsickel. A great desert.
Half each Boysenberry and Stout ale. You can substitute with Vanilla Stout and ask for a Dirty Truffle. Either are great for desert.
A scoop of vanilla ice cream floating in a cold pint of beer. Our favorite is the chocolaty Stout....no! the Vanilla Stout....or maybe the Boysenberry.
We offer a changing variety of premium handcrafted Foothill wines by the glass or bottle. Wines usually include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
(6.5%) We're proud to offer Sacramento based Two Rivers' crisp apple ciders including huckleberry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors.
For your health, all of our fried foods use only trans-fat free, vegetable oil
Colorful corn and flour tortilla chips, fried just before serving with delicious house-made smoked salsa. 7.80
House made hummus with an added twist of house smoked peppers. Kalamata olives, roasted red chilies, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Served with grilled pita chips. 11.95 Extra Chips 2.00
Two dry rubbed, slow smoked pork sausages, grilled to a tasty, juicy finish. Comes with our house made Texas BBQ sauce, Beaver mustards, carrots and celery. 12.40
Deep fried, seasoned wings tossed in Frank's Red Hot Sauce or get'em naked. Served with celery, carrots and blue cheese dressing. 11.95
Deep fried calamari strips served with house made chipotle mayo and lemon wedge. 11.95
Deep fried chicken strips, dipped in beer batter and Panko breaded. Served with carrots, celery and ranch dressing. 11.70
Deep fried coconut shrimp, house made mango salsa, served on a bed of lettuce with a lemon wedge. 13.00
People's Choice Winner!! Five WHOLE chicken wings, marinated in our own Tangerine Ale, slow smoked & grilled finished with our Sweet-Heat Sauce (HOT) or Albie's Sticky Sauce (SWEET), or get'em naked. Served with celery, carrots and ranch or blue cheese dressing. 13.00 Extra Sauce 1.60
Slow smoked, pork spare ribs, finished on the grill with Albie's Sticky Rib Sauce 10.95
Your choice of garlic herb, cheddar, blue cheese, Parmesan or pepper jack fries. Full 6.75 Half 5.70
Golden Fries, no fancy stuff. Full 5.70 Half 4.65
Our hefty, beer battered rings. Full 8.85 Half 6.75
A meal & then some! Half salads available for $1.50 less. Choice of PBC's house-made dressings: Ranch, Ceasar, Blue Cheese, Thousand Island, Vinaigrette or Jalapeño Lime
Generous bed of mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, black olives, beets, garbanzo beans and mushrooms. 10.95
Add Chicken 3.00 Add Shrimp 4.50
Fresh spring mix greens, our own beer batter crispy chicken , avocado, tomato, bacon, cheddar and pepper jack cheese with your choice of dressings. 13.95
Grilled chicken breast, snow peas, roasted red peppers, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, mandarin oranges, celery sticks, cashews and Thai peanut dressing over a healthy bed of mixed greens. 13.00
Mixed greens topped with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, avocados, hard boiled egg, croutons and blue cheese crumbles with your choice of dressing. 13.95
Rainbow Rotini pasta tossed in red wine vinaigrette, topped with Feta cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and Kalamata olives over a generous bed of mixed greens. 13.00
Add Chicken 3.30 Add Shrimp 4.50
Fresh raw veggies served with ranch dressing. 10.95
Add 3 oz side of Hummus 3.95
Ask about our daily soup special.
Bowl 6.00 Cup 4.60
All take out orders are subject to an additional carry out charge.
Premium Angus beef burgers served with a choice of regular fries, pasta salad or Ranch beans. Substitute a side of soup or salad, add 2.50, or onion rings, add 2.80. All burgers served with lettuce, pickles and onion on the side.
1/3 lb. Angus beef patty, Swiss cheese, bacon and mushrooms. 14.55
1/3 lb. Angus beef patty, pepper jack, Jalapenos, green chilies, onion rings and chipotle mayo. 14.55
Two 1/4 lb. Angus beef patties, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions, and Thousand Island dressing on grilled sourdough. 14.55
Avocado, Bacon & Cheddar on 1/3 lb. Angus beef patty. 14.55
1/3 lb. premium Angus beef patty, or Turkey, or Vegetarian Burger 13.00
ADD: Swiss, cheddar, jack or American cheese, green chillies, onion rings, sprouts, tomatoes, horseradish or chipotle mayo, BBQ or Frank's Hot Sauce on the side. 1.30 each
ADD: Avocado, blue cheese or bacon, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions 1.60 each
Make them PBC Company Fries: Garlic & Herb, Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Parmesan, or Pepper Jack Add 2.50
Substitute soup or salad (2.50) or onion rings (2.80)
Grilled 8 oz. Angus New York strip steak. 18.70
Smoked 3 hours to tender, juicy perfection, served with our Award Winning, Texas BBQ sauce. 18.25
Two, dry rubbed bratwursts, slow smoked and served with our Award Winning Texas BBQ Sauce. 16.15
With any of the BBQ & Grill Plates and an order of fries, Make them Company Fries! Garlic & herb, cheddar, blue cheese, Parmesan or pepper jack. Add 2.50
Served with regular fries, pasta salad or Ranch beans. Make them Company Fries (garlic & herb, cheddar, blue cheese, Parmesan or pepper jack) or substitute soup or salad (Add 2.50) or onion rings (Add onion rings 2.80)
Deep fried Arctic Cod dipped in our own beer batter and Panko breaded. 14.95
Yes! Our beer batter uses our own, PBC Beer. You can't get fish & chips this good anywhere else!
Honey cured, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough. 11.95
Slow smoked, tender pork shoulder. Topped with our Award Winning Texas BBQ sauce on a grilled bun. 13.00
Smoked bratwurst, sautéed onions on a grilled French roll. Served with a side of our Award Winning Texas BBQ sauce. 13.00
Marinated and dry rubbed, slow smoked to tender perfection, sliced Tri-Tip topped with our Texas BBQ sauce and served on a grilled French roll. 14.25
Your choice of grilled or deep fried, Arctic Cod, cabbage, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and jalapeno lime sauce filled in soft white corn tortillas. Served with tortilla chips and House Made smoked salsa. 12.50
Deep fried breast strips dipped in our own PBC Beer Batter and Panko breaded. Cooked to a crispy golden brown and served with regular fries. 12.50
Grilled 8 oz. New York strip steak, sautéed onions and horseradish mayo on a grilled French roll. 16.70
Freshly cooked roast beef, deli sliced on a grilled French roll with au jus for dipping. 13.00
Grilled chicken breast, avocado, sprouts, tomato and pepper jack cheese on a grilled French roll. 13.00
PBC's crispy chicken, melted Swiss, onion rings, tomatoes and lettuce on a grilled French roll. 14.00
Tender roast beef, melted pepper jack cheese, Ortega chili and chipotle mayo on a grilled French roll. 13.00
Tender, moist pastrami, pickles and mustard on grilled marbled rye bread. 13.00
Sliced turkey breast, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough. 13.00
Veggies include lettuce, tomato, avocado, sprouts, onion, Swiss cheese and mayo served on wheat berry bread. 12.45
All meals except veggies and salad served with regular fries, carrots and celery or apple slices
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Pink Lemonade, Iced Tea, Milk (milk refills extra)
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155 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667 USA
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Call in and take out service is also available.
PBC is open during the Corona Virus uncertain times. Enjoy our fine beers and food with confidence. We always follow the highest protocols in Food Safe food preparation.