1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.07/5
Based on:
50 Beers
49,093 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 706
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

No notes at this time.
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 706 | Reviews: 323 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

2012 Edit

Flew in from Chicago for the release (sadly I am back in IL now). Met up with Abel and some others for some PtY. We went on a Monday this year, and arrived about an hour early. We were the first 10 or so there and were the first in the door when they opened. No need to go into any other details that my prior review already does...but just wanted to say another amazing and enjoyable time. I hope to make a tradition out of this. Cheers!

---

I drove a total of 1,000 miles this past weekend to go from Southern California up to Santa Rosa for the PtY release. I was fortunate enough to meet many fellow BA's, and had an outstanding time. Now, on to the review.

We arrived a bit later than expected and had to stand in line for over two and a half hours. This was expected and nothing that can be held against Russian River. I did appreciate the lead hostess who did not bend the rules for anyone the entire time, though it may have frustrated people (i.e. letting people sneak in for an open seat). Once you let one person do it, everyone wants to and chaos ensues.

Once we finally were in Russian River, the atmosphere was energized. Everyone was having a good time, enjoying outstanding beers and food. The service was pretty damn good for being as busy as it was, and everyone was cheerful and as accommodating as they could be in a situation as described.

The selection of beers on tap floored me. In Southern California we rarely get any RR sours on tap, and when we do, it is almost always Consecration. I was able to try Temptation, Sanctification, Compunction, and Supplication on tap, in addition to all my heart's desire of Pliny the Younger.

The pizza we had was damn good, and I wish I could have tried more of the many varieties they had.

The price there was so much cheaper than I am used to in LA, so I'm going to say the entire time there was a bargain. I probably dropped about a hundred dollars on beer/food (I overpaid a bit on purpose) but it was well worth the experience, meeting new BA's, and having such delicious beer. I hope to be able to go back there in the future when it is not as insane.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kylehartz25
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of xJMFCx
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kals
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hoppy91
4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mdlb44
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dangladpb
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Majik143
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of eric_stoner32
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Crafty-Individual
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great service especially at the bar. The food is great! Their savage sauce is really good with the pizza. The pliny bites are always a hit (tip: ask for pepperoni to be added, it's free). Very reasonable prices for exceptional beers! I highly recommend you get a sampler with all the beers. Really great deal!

Photo of Forplay678
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, very nice staff a little slow but the place is crazy busy
and Pliny is on tap there, what else do you need.

Go there for the first two weeks of February and be a part of the Pliny the Younger scene, it's crazy

Photo of RyanK252
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

It can get a bit busy and noisy, but the food is outstanding, not to mention the beer. Pints and chalices of world class beers at unbelievable prices, especially on happy hour. I keep coming up with excuses to stop hete.

Photo of kmos27
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of indian_pale_ale
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Bartenders were awesome. Super cool dudes.

Photo of jakecattleco
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of mmulebarn
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kdpcp22
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is awesome. I make the 2 hour drive up here fairly regularly and it never disappoints. Yes, it gets EXTREMELY crowded extremely quickly. It opens at 11 so I recommend getting there right at opening, get your haul and stash it in your car. Then go back in and enjoy some pints, some pizza and the great atmostphere.

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Samsyounglife
4.86/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Fogindex
4.26/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Ann-lise
3.65/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I used to go here a lot when I was in college and it was a fun place to grab a bite and a beer with a friend. Since Pliny has gained in popularity I only stop in to fill a growler or grab some bottles. It's always packed and the service has never been very good. But you're not going to the Russian River for the service or the food, you're going for the beer.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.