Inspired By the Past, Building On It’s Legacy

[ 1865 ]

Young Frank Ruhstaller arrives in Sacramento from Einsiedeln, Switzerland via Buffalo, NY Kentucky, and Panama. He quickly rose to foreman of the City Brewery at 12th and I Streets.

[ 1881 ]

Capt Frank Ruhstaller purchases City Brewery and begins brewing Ruhstaller’s Gilt Edge Lager (a steam beer… 15 years before Anchor Brewing was founded).

[ ca. 1885 ]

Capt Frank Ruhstaller

[ ca. 1885 ]

Ruhstaller’s flagship… the Gilt Edge… one of the early adopters of new Canning Technology.

[ ca. 1890 ]

During Capt Frank’s era Sacramento became the Largest Hop Growing Region in the world… even shipping hops back to the Old World.

[ ca. 1890 ]

Sacramento was also home to the Largest Brewery West of the Mississippi… Buffalo Brewery… a cooperative of several Sacramento breweries with Capt Frank Ruhstaller as the Managing Member.

[ 1898 ]

1898 Capt Frank Ruhstaller builds the Ruhstaller Building at 9th and J Streets to house his offices, entertain customers, and serve the community it’s favorite brews in a Basement Taproom.

[ 2010 ]

900 J Street: The building whose craftsmanship inspired us to ask, “Who is Ruhstaller?”.

[ 2011 ]

First Delivery.

[ 2011 ]

Our 1st brew.

[ 2012 ]

“You don’t deserve the names Ruhstaller or Sacramento unless you use locally grown hops.” – Darrell Corti

[ 2012 ]

7.5 acres beer (and hard work!)… sustainably grown in Dixon.

[ 2014 ]

Then we were joined by Calen and Kim Lang in West Sacramento and David and Dia Utterback in Sloughhouse.


All coming together at the Farm in Dixon.