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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.06/5
Based on:
49 Beers
49,901 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 723
Reviews: 326
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

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Reviews by spoony:
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3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

A-The place was jammed on the Sunday afternoon we visited with a wide spectrum of beer drinkers from serious beer snobs to biker-types. The decor and feel are sort-of lame, with fake-looking beer "memorabilia" on the walls and a big chalk-board menu above the bar. I feel like I'm at TGI Fridays.

Q-The quality is, honestly, great. We tried everything they had in the form of samplers and also tried a lot of different brews in bigger pours and, although there were some duds *cough* OVL stout *cough* the line-up of Pliny, Blind Pig, and Row 2/Hill 56 is pretty awesome all by itself, but then you get Supplication, Damnation, etc.

Ser-The waitress was nice enough, but not terribly knowledgeable about the beers she was slinging. She was also really slow. Normally, I don't fault slow service during a busy time, but this was another level of slow. Also, we had to wait an hour (after waiting two hours to get a table) for a sampler board to open up. Lame.

Sel-Russian River's standard brews are pretty good, and with 16 of them on tap that day, I cannot knock the selection too hard. That being said, the take-away bottle selection was limited to three options (Pliny, Row 2, and Damnation), and there were no special, brewery-only releases on tap. It is a bit of a bummer to go to the brewery to get on tap what you can buy in the store down the valley in San Francisco.

V-The prices for tap beer were pretty good, but the prices for take-away were less good. I did not try the food, so I cannot comment on food prices.

O-I really enjoy Russian River brews, and Santa Rosa is a nice little town, but I do not need to visit the brewery again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Irvinator
4.86/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of abravo52
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JPond4
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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

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

Pliny the Younger, is quite possibly the greatest beverage I have ever consumed. And that monster sauce, is definitely not to be taken lightly

Photo of sohearn
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of snaxcat
4.49/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ironstutz
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

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

Best brewery I have ever had the pleasure to visit, during the PtY/SFBW they were awesome for how many people are trying to enter, the staff was incredibly welcoming and their food was insanely good - pliny bites! The beer, well that speaks for itself... An absolute must visit for any beer lover

Photo of atone315
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

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

Great beer, great food, great atmosphere. Would expect nothing less. A little crowded, but that's understandable. They handle it well.

Photo of digga90
4.58/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of hopnotch760
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Rubenjr
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.