Despite tremendous growth in Sacramento's beer scene over the past year, one of midtown's main brew pubs has closed temporarily. River Rock Tap House, located at 2326 J St., shut down last week after a year in business. The location was the former home of Tex Mex Bar & Grill before transforming into River Rock Tap House in July of 2011. Since then, River Rock Tap House featured more than 40 beers on tap.
According to its Twitter feed, River Rock Tap House shut down due to bankruptcy. The pub's web page has also been taken down.
Former owner Michael Keolanui said via e-mail that a new ownership group has taken over River Rock Tap House and planning a re-model of the bathrooms, patio and other parts of the building. An announcement from the as-yet-unamed ownership group is expected soon.