Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
My wife and I were finishing our 'beer tour' with a stop in Sonoma. We'd already been to the big breweries so weren't expecting a whole lot in this wine town. We went to a popular brewpub in the afternoon and tried a couple of their tap beers. When we mentioned we were passing through on a beer tour , the server mentioned we should try Sonoma Springs. We knew to look for the small sandwich board out front and were able to find a parking spot in back.
The server was the mother of the brewer and was very pleasant and helpful. I ordered the Pale Ale, which was everything I expected. A hoppy brew that was very tasty. I followed that with their black IPA, not very high in ABV or IBU but a very firm, tasty beer. I'm not a great beer reviewer as you can tell, but I felt the beers were good.
My review is about the place, and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't as ' happening' as some of the other Sonoma County places we visited but it had a more genuine feel. Brewing equipment in plain sight and kegs stacked in the corners. Local clientele that was pleasant and friendly. By far the most comfortable place we visited.
This is my first review on BA but felt I needed to give a shout out to these folks. One of the highlights of our tour. Sonoma Springs has the qualities I like in a craft brewery.
12-07-2012 06:04:16 | More by rbeechan
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
We managed to drive right by the place because it was dark and there arent any big signs outside. Look for the sandwich board out front. There is parking around the side of the complex, but not a whole lot.
Inside there is a long bar on the right with a board on the wall telling you what's available. When we went there was a Kolsch, Roggen, Black IPA, and a fig lambic (from the bottle). The Pale ran out before we got there.
Along the opposite wall is the stack of barrels. Only one of the 4 was labeled and it said it was full of the roggenbier. In the back is the brewing equipment. We happened to be there while a band was playing. They were pretty bad but it was fun. Got to hear some Johnny cash played on a ukulele and a couple bars of some slayer played on an acoustic guitar. But it was fun, even if painful at times.
There was only one bartender there and he wasn't real happy that he was left alone on a night with live music. Regardless he seemed capable of serving the dozen or so people sitting at the bar.
The beers were all nice and I enjoyed them but they were not really to style.
05-02-2011 17:05:30 | More by t0rin0
Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. in Sonoma, CA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.