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Russian River Brewing Company

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

610 Ratings
Ratings: 610
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
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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Reviews by drewbage:
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4.4/5  rDev -3.7%

The seventh and final stop for the first evening of the 2004 Sonoma Co. Beer Run (http://www.stoutguy.com/beer/trips/Sonoma/)

After a few brews at the 3rd Street, D, the erstwhile navigator, and I wandered over to the new home of Vinnie C. We were a bit surprised to arrive at the joint and find it jumping with a band and a lot of other folks. The space screams industrial with thick concrete, posters and giant hop burlap sacks. Parts of the brewery are visible through the windows behind the long bar, including the previously mentioned barrels.

No big surprise after walking around the joint, that the whole space once belonged to a bank. If you get a chance to run into Vinnie, he'll even tell you his office is located in the old bank vault. (With a phone inside, just incase he gets locked in! :) )

The beer is pure Russian River with a fair number of interesting tastes. I was disappointed there was no stout when we arrived, but I quickly got over that concern with a Damnation.

Big disappointment of the evening was the food, policy at the pub seems to be that while the band is playing, only slices of pepporoni or cheese pizza are available for the eating. Just a touch annoying when I hadn't had anything to eat since the mussels at Marin. Oh well..

Loud times at the River when a band plays, but still the place was lively and the beer was good. This now makes two great places in Santa Rosa to catch a fresh brew.

drewbage, Nov 15, 2004
More User Reviews:
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1.4/5  rDev -69.4%

Cblackmar, Yesterday at 09:43 PM
Photo of RogueOz
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

I visited on a recent weekday and walked right in at opening time. Checking in for a few brews and a bite to eat. Sat at the lengthy bar near the register for quicker all-round service/attention. Nice selection of house brews and select others. Great service at the bar with facility full by 12p. Ample parking outside (cheap meters or close parking structure) and bathroom small but meets the need. Great food selection and great food in general. I love this place for the mellow yet vibrant ambiance. Easy to strike up a conversation with those local, and not so local. The combination of food/beers/service/take home bottle selection/ parking/bathrooms make this a go to on my list when in the area. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Monday at 04:54 AM
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

boot11222, Sunday at 04:30 AM
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4.28/5  rDev -6.3%

beerdog205, Saturday at 12:14 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Top-notch...Hill 2 Row 56 on tap. Great experience.

TraderReese, Oct 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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MRVermont, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

t2grogan, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

What can I say about this place that hasn't already been said. World class beers, great food and great customer service. I recommend a Blind Pig IPA with a Paisano pizza or Pliny Bites. This place is superb in every which way and form.

ESCO138, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

mbw314, Oct 08, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +7.2%

gfunk1121, Oct 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

THE MECCA OF BEERS!!! EVERY TIME I GO, THIS PLACE NEVER LETS ME DOWN.

cmo805, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

nut, Oct 07, 2014
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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.