Moska Brewing Company: Roseville Liquid Find
5860 Pacific Street, Rocklin, 916-824-1366, moksabrewing.com.
“Beer will always be more than availability and alcohol content. Beer is about individuality, heritage, friendship, tradition, exploration, taste, and smell captured in a glass.” Those wise words may not be mine, but I’ll gladly pass them along thanks to Moksa Brewing. The 3,000-square-foot taproom lives by this mantra, as evidenced by the relaxed, friendly vibe you’re greeted with upon entering and variety of complex, hop-heavy offerings on tap. Outfitted with brewing equipment and reclaimed wood walls, the industrial ambiance is warmed by the helpful staff that’s more than willing to offer suggestions based on your palate’s preference. I’m a fan of lighter brews so I had the Rocklin Ale, a dry hopped pilsner-style ale they describe as having subtle floral and spicy notes. I would describe it as cold, refreshing, and perfectly delicious. They had plenty of other beers to choose from on my visit as well, from a hazy pale ale with coconut (Island Fuzz) to an unfiltered West Coast-style IPA (Sir Dirk Westerton) and oatmeal milk stout with cacao nibs and espresso on nitro (Café Moksa)—all made in the same room that you get to enjoy them in. Priding themselves on quality over quantity, many of their offerings have limited availability, but rest assured: Whatever they’re pouring is guaranteed to please. And if you hate leaving your dog at home or paying top dollar for a babysitter, no worries: canines and kids are welcome to join the party, too. Cheers to that!