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Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

581 Ratings
Ratings: 581
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 44,689
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States
phone: (707) 545-2337

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Photo of amano_h
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%

Always a great time at Russian River Brewing Company.

Once you've gotten past the fact that there is always going to be a wait here purely because of the calibre of the food and drinks they sell here, this place is nothing short of paradise.

I won't speak for the beer, because any idiot with an internet connection can actually look up reviews on the "Beers" section of this site and read about the A/S/T/M/O of all their excellent offerings. What they don't typically tell you on the internet is that you can order a sampler of all their offerings (which includes all their current bottle releases, their sours, and their non-bottled offerings) for a bargain.

The food here is something that's often overlooked and phenomenal. The wait staff (more like beer geniuses in disguise) is very knowledgeable on food pairings that go with RRBC brews and they paired up our Blind Pig with the Paisano (Mozzarella, Feta, Pesto, Salami, Garlic) and our Pliny with the Pliny bites. Before that fateful night, I never really paired up my beer with my meals or had drinks by the table because my chief interest when it comes to drinking beer is well... beer over food. But the Pliny bites turned me into a believer.

One thing that the RRBC Brewpub didn't have were obnoxious sports bros like the rest of Santa Rosa does; Game 7 of the Western Conference Playoff tie between the Warriors and Clippers were on, and myself being a Clippers fan have been threatened to be kicked out of a few bars upon other people realizing that I don't root for their home team. Not a single drunken unpleasantry was shared at RRBC, however, and people just watched their game and enjoyed their beer as any cultured beer aficionado slash sports fan would.

They also have cool little water cups that have the RRBC logo on them, nice branded glassware you can purchase for 8 dollars, and a whole array of shirts. The only shirt I really wanted to buy was unavailable that night, but I guess that just gives me one more reason to go back!

I love you, RRBC. Never leave me.

amano_h, Jun 12, 2014
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so as beer goes, there is no place better than russian river, these guys absolutely kill it, we all know about the ipas and the sours, those are some of the best in the world. the place though maybe isnt quite as good as the beer. overly crowded all the time from what i gather. service was awesome, we had a friendly girl who handled here huge workload with grace and ease, but it was noisy and unrelaxing inside. beer medals are strewn about the place like they come pretty easy, other decor is unremarkable. the beer list is impressive, they had all the heavy hitters pouring. the beers of theirs that werent sour or hoppy didnt do much for me sadly. i had higher hops for some of the base beers, but i suppose thats not really a focus here. prices were fair, food looked good, cooked all in a pizza oven, but we didnt eat. a place that has been demystified a little for me, having visited and seen its run by humans. a place of lore that is somewhat of a beer lovers mecca, but the beer is better than the location, hands down.

StonedTrippin, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Probably the best beer drinking experience I've ever had was at Russian River Brewery! Arrived two days after the Younger release was over so we had no problems with crowds. Yes, we missed a great beer but I'm not willing to wait 4-8 hours. The pub has a great atmosphere with a lot of energy, between the locals at the bar and the out-of-towners sitting at the tables. The people next to us drove up from LA just for the beer. The flight of 17 beers was the best I've ever had and included some great sours like Supplication and Consecration. The pizza is great, the Pliny was good as expected and I took a bottle of Consecration home. Next stop was Laganitas.

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.