Russian River Brewing Company
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 42,158
Beer Avg: 4.07
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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 501 | Reviews: 295 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.38/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
After enjoying the beers for quite some time down here in San Diego, I managed to talk my wife into taking a short trip from Napa to the Russian River -- on our honeymoon, no less! She's a keeper!
Anyways, it's a great place to stop in. There's a decent enough food menu -- pizza and other standard pub fare, mostly. Lots of seating room, both inside and out, and the place is located in a cute little section of Santa Rosa with lots of bookstores, coffeeshops, etc. within walking distance. The beer selection, of course, is terrific -- most of the stuff you see in bottles available on tap and a few taps dedicated to beers that are only available at the brewery. There are usually a few bottles you can pick up to go -- I picked up a 750 of Sanctification which I'm looking forward to enjoying in the very near future. Mmmmm...Brettanomyces!
Very friendly people, too. I had run in to one of RR's sales reps, James Chase, at a bar in Napa, and he'd encouraged me to stop by the brewery. Turns out that he was in when we stopped by. He was clearly busy, but took the time to talk to us about the brewery, give us samples of whatever we wanted, and bought us a pint on the house.
08-26-2006 06:09:38 | More by mzwolinski
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3.93/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I went here the week after 4th of July, on a Saturday after Visiting Ranch Obi-wan which is not far. We had to wait about an hour to get in but unlike Seattle which doesn't let kids in, it was fine here in California! I had my two year old with me and he entertained the people outside while we were waiting. And the girl at the front gave him an apple juice to sip on too. Finally sat down and ordered some Pliney which was great and some Damnation which was better. Bought some to take back to Texas since they don't sell there"WHY NOT?" I wish you guys would sell in Texas like some other local Breweries in your same town. Anyway Pizza and beer was awasome and had a great time. I'm from California, but in Texas now....miss it sometimes but don't miss the high cost of living!
07-28-2014 21:20:51 | More by Drogon
Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.