Sudwerk Brewing Co.

2001 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618
United States
Additional Information 

Taproom Hours
Monday:    Closed
Tuesday:    5–8 pm
Wednesday:    Closed
Thursday:    4–8 pm
Friday:    4–8 pm
Saturday:    2–8 pm
Sunday:    2–8 pm

Brewery tours available by appointment, check out our Tours Page or e-mail to schedule.


Redefining the American Lager

Sudwerk Brewing Co. has been crafting the finest German style lagers found in California since 1989.

We choose to brew lagers not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because the end result will serve to refresh and bring the best of our energies and skill, because the challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to drink, with others too.

Rooted in traditional German brewing practices mixed with an innovative Californian twist, Sudwerk is focused on creating the highest quality craft lagers known to man. The hybrid beer styles can best be described as West Coast craft lagers. Join us in our mission as we tirelessly work at perfecting our craft and sharing it with you.


The Dock Store

Rotating Craft Lager

Savor the Session. Established in 2011, the Dock acts as an experimental playground for Sudwerk’s brewers and a relaxing craft beer drinking location for its patrons. With the tap line-up changing weekly and many beers only available once, patrons can experience our newest creations come to life. The Dock also hosts of a variety of unique community events and fundraisers, which can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages.  Intimate and welcoming, and located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Davis, the Dock serves as a neighborhood hub, offering Davis locals and tourists the authentic brewery experience.


The Dock is our place to showcase our passion: brewing damn good beer.  But it also a place where community and personal interests can be featured. If any non-profit or student group is interested in raising money for a cause or hosting an event at the Dock, please contact us.
Dock Perks

Outside Food Welcome:
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
Small batch and limited release brews on draft
Tours available
Knowledgeable and friendly staff

The Dock is located north of the restaurant front door entrance, behind the large spray painted roll up door.

Our Beer

The Flagship

By starting with the first recipe ever brewed at Sudwerk, the Helles Lager, and replacing the German hops with Pacific Northwestern hops, we created the California Dry Hop Lager. Dry-hopped with copious amounts of Amarillo, Simcoe and Cascade, this beer represents a modern twist on the classic recipe; it has the fresh piney and citrusy aroma of an IPA mixed with the clean, refreshing finish of a lager.



Core Lineup

Offered year-round, Sudwerk’s core beer lineup rings true to its authentic Bavarian roots. The Northern Pilsner, Märzen Amber Lager, and Hefeweizen Bavarian Wheat are each brewed using the same family recipes originally brought to California by Sudwerk’s first German Brewmeister.

The recipes were passed down for generations and make for the most authentic tasting German-style beers on the West Coast.



West Coast Lager 22oz. Series

Also offered year-round, our West Coast Lager series started as experimental style beers in our taproom. With the input from our local Dock Store patrons, our brewers pioneered and perfected the recipes that have become the foundation in our mission to redefine the American lager.  The Cascaderade India Pale Lager and 3 Best Friends were the first two experimental 22oz. West Coast Lagers in our collection.

Soon after, we concocted the ever popular Big DIPL brewed with coveted galaxy hops. And joining the line up in August of 2015 was the Rye of the Lager, an imperial pale lager spiced with German heirloom rye.




Sudwerk offers a selection of limited release brews that evoke the charm and color each new season has to offer. Spring brings the refreshing and blooming Farmers Market Citrus Gose Lager–a little sweet, a little salty, and a ray of citrus sunshine. Winter bears the velvety smooth Doppel Bock Ulimator. Starting in the summer of 2016, we will be launched our newest summer seasonal, the Bike Party Pils. Born in the Bike Capital of the USA, this refreshing dry-hopped pilsner has hints of mandarin, melon, and citrus, and finishes as crisp and clean as our cooling Sacramento Delta Breeze.



Brewers Cut

Available only at the Dock Store, these special barrel aged beers are harvested from hand picked wine or bourbon barrels at the peak of their perfection. Generations of brewers have come and gone, the next time you’re in town, come and taste their legacies. Join our Brewers Cut club and become privy to a host of exclusive items and privileges otherwise unavailable to our general customers. This includes but isn’t limited to special barrel-aged beer, 6 releases with 2 bottles guaranteed for each release, early pre-release pickup, member’s only glassware and tshirts, and discounts on other brewers cut purchases throughout the year!

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A total of 50 spots available per year and they go quickly. Please direct inquiries regarding membership to [email protected].