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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
50,574 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 737
Reviews: 329
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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Ratings: 737 | Reviews: 329
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 Pwbres
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of CJS
3.91/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of orange85
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of T100Mark
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Vibe - Lots of Hipsters in this place.

Quality - Great beer!

Service - Plenty of friendly help.

Selection - Many beers to choose from.

Food - My margherita pizza was tasty.

Overall - A cool space in downtown Santa Rosa (a great little town). The place is half dive bar/half retro watering hole. Plenty of seating inside and a nice outdoor patio in front. If you're in the area, stop on by.

Photo of Bill69
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JamLand
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Typical brewpub atmosphere. Service is usually solid. The food is consistently disappointing. The best sampler of any brewery you'll ever go to. And you can follow it up with extra Elder and usually Supplication and Consecration.

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of RStansel
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

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

Photo of Pooles26
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of april333
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The flight was huge with so many great beers. Great service for a packed place. The food was yummy too!

Photo of PardonMyDrool
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

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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

Photo of shawver_brewreviews
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

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.