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TAP MAP Mark Bojescu and Daniel Moffatt are the co-owners of Fountainhead Brewing Company. Photo By Anne StokeS

Not-So-New GuyS iN towN Former coworkers build a brewery together


by Thea Marie rood

4621 24TH STREET


“I basically brewed as much as humanly possible ountainhead Brewing Company in Hollywood for about three years,” he says. Park just celebrated its second anniversary, He had also built a system that was easy to replimaking it a relative newcomer to the cate on a larger scale once they secured financing Sacramento craft beer scene. The vision for the and moved into their current 24th Street location. He brewery, however, has been years in the making. jokes that he is “still brewing in a garage.” Co-owners Daniel Moffatt and Mark Bojescu are But the company is growing, with two employees both longtime Sacramento residents: Moffatt has and Moffatt giving up his day job to brew full time. lived in Elk Grove for 12 years and Bojescu was (Bojescu continues to work at Coca-Cola as a key raised here — as in, literally, here, the remodeled account manager). two-bay garage on 24th Street that Fountainhead The brewery offers eight stable and two rotating inhabits. tap handles, and Fountainhead “We inherited this building beer is poured at 10 locations from my father, who was an in the Sacramento area. auto repair mechanic [at this Popular pours include the IPA location] since I was 9 years Hollywood Park, named for old,” Bojescu says. “So I’m the brewery’s location, and mopping the same floors that Panama Red. “It’s an Imperial I did then. It’s easier to mop Red,” says Moffatt, “and has them now though — beer is about a 9 percent alcohol easier to clean up.” content. But it’s smooth and Bojescu didn’t foresee a little sweet — it’s always a opening a brewery in his Daniel Moffatt nice surprise.” dad’s former auto shop, but Co-owner/brewmaster, Moffatt says the tap he did have dreams. Fountainhead Brewing Company room’s friendly vibe keeps “We met at a Home customers coming back. Depot in Stockton, where “We are kid-, dog-, everybody-friendly,” he says, we both were assistant managers,” recalls Moffatt. adding both he and Bojescu are married with children “As co-workers do, we shared a couple of beers and and pets themselves. talked about work and life — and Mark told me he’d “We have games like cornhole, we have the really like to own a restaurant; he had some deli music going, lights on the patio. Like ‘Cheers,’ we’re experience. And I said, ‘Well, you open a restaurant on a first-name basis with our customers, and there and I’ll brew the beer for you.’” is always a friendly face behind the bar.” At the time, Moffatt was a home brewer with a 5-gallon system in his kitchen. Once he and Bojescu Fountainhead Brewing Company, 4621 24th St., Sacramento, decided to focus on craft beer, he moved into his own 916-228-4610, fountainheadbrewingco.com. garage where he could produce five times that amount.

“ I basically brewed as much as humanly possible for about three years.”

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