Co-owned by Scott Bakker of Tracy and Dan Sartori of Livermore, the business will tap 12 different microbrews nightly, including beers from across California.
“It’s going to be craft beer on tap,” Bakker said. “We’ll be purchasing kegs from local distributors and constantly rotating our beers.
“It’s going to be laid-back, where people can come in and if they want a beer or two, relax and enjoy good conversation.”
The two men are modeling their business on local beer tap sensations such as Livermore’s Tap 25 and Cap & Taps in Dublin.
“It’s pretty simple,” he said. “We’ll just serve beer. We’re hoping to get some good business in Tracy, and we think we will.”
They plan to be open in the evenings to “bring back some nightlife in downtown Tracy,” Bakker said, but official hours of operation have not been finalized.
The idea for Delta Brews arose when Bakker realized, he said, that there was nothing similar in Tracy or Manteca.
“There are bars, but not what we’re going to be doing,” he said. “I said, Let’s go for it.”
Cost will depend upon each beer’s alcohol content. Bakker said it will likely range between $5 and $9 a pint, but specialty nights would feature discounted pints.
The space is being renovated, but Bakker said he and Sartori hope to have Delta Brews open in March for a formal grand opening the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day.
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