Occupying over 10,000 square feet of space downtown in the Santa Rosa Plaza, 2 Tread Brewing Company is a locally owned and operated brewpub in downtown Santa Rosa with an indoor/outdoor vibe and a large beer garden.
The project is from co-owners Billy Drury, Tracy Heydorn, and Christian August, former head brewer at Firestone Walker, all of whom are big cyclists and hikers. The name is a reference to the treads of tires and hiking boots, the vibes of which the trio have incorporated into the space — it has a big indoor-outdoor patio with lounge seating, picnic tables, and dining areas, and plenty of bike parking. 2 Tread prides itself on an unpretentious and friendly atmosphere backed up by great beer, wine, cocktails, and food and is a proud member of the California Craft Brewers Association, the Brewers Association, and the Master Brewer’s Association, all promoting and protecting craft beer.
Beer styles vary, including the brew master’s takes on classics, from cream ales to IPAs and "modern farmhouse ales." 2 Tread recently announced patrons can now enjoy four craft beers brewed onsite, including California Gold, El Citdorado, Yield Tri-Amber and 2 Tread IPA. “We’re incredibly excited to introduce these craft beers,” said co-founder and brewmaster Christian August. “Like all 2 Tread beers, it all starts with the water in Sonoma County, and a passion for beer and craft brewing. As we continue to craft new flavor profiles, patrons can always look forward to something fresh pouring from the faucets.”
2 Tread joins some of Santa Rosa’s most popular craft breweries, including Russian River Brewing (known for its cult-favorite Pliny the Younger), Third Street Ale Works, Cooperage Brewing Company and Plow Brewing Company. There’s no saturation point in sight, it appears, as breweries continue to open — and thrive — in the Santa Rosa area, which has become something of a pilgrimage for lovers of small craft breweries, and earning the tagline, “Where Wine Country Meets Beer City.”
Since opening in September 2017, 2 Tread Brewing Company has become a popular destination as a full-service eatery and brewery featuring craft beer brewed onsite, a curated array of guest beers, full bar, wine, and cider, as well as an unpretentious chef-driven menu that changes seasonally to incorporate fresh, local ingredients. With the warming weather, its expansive outdoor beer garden is an enticing place to relax and enjoy life with friends and family.