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17 Reviews

Type: Store

5704 Commerce Blvd
Rohnert Park, California, 94928-1627
United States

(888) 989-2337 | map

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Added by avaldivia on 08-27-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 43
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice place to stop if in the Santa Rosa area. Went in to see what kind of bottled and canned goodies I'd find and discovered they had Abraxxas on tap. Impressive.

Good bottle and can selection. Nice little space. Something I'd love to have local to me.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Great place to stop between my visit to Lagunitas and Russian River. Recommended to us by bar tender at Lagunitas and not disappointed. Excellent selection of drafts and bottles. Selection is small but the quality is high so very happy with the beer. Also used them to ship my Russian River bottles as they not only ship their own but will ship others. Shipment from them arrived yesterday packed well and intact so now I can enjoy the great CA beer I purchase there including some Pliny I picked up at Russian River.

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Photo of AnotherBrick00
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A great selection of very hard to find brews with good local knowledge and only moderate pretension. A few large formats (one of which I had to have) and a great place to bring food and have a glass or two. Now I just wish they would start a Sour club!

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Cool little bottle shop with 10-12 great beers on tap...3 each from SARA and Cellarmaker as well as a few other locals and Big Bad Baptist.
They do half and full pours, which is cool and when I elbowed up the owner was there partaking.
Glad to hear they're opening one in Novato (half the distance for me to drive).
Solid selection of beers. Some more common than others but they make the drive to various places to pick up cases, so I appreciate that and have no problem adding a buck or two on a bottle for the labor.
Definitely worth a stop in.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Small shop with a bar (more of a table) in the back in front of a small but very well selected number of taps. When I was there they had Saison Bernice and another Sante beer on tap along with some very interesting selections from around California (PB stout from Belching Beaver, Hoppy Oro from Good Beer co, etc). Very laid back and chill vibe. The bottle selection isn't vast or comprehensive but it's very unique; apparently they drive around the state (and surrounding states) finding gems from breweries that don't distribute (or only distribute very locally). Among the surprise breweries they had were Saint James from Reno, Tioga Sequia, Bravery, a few Sante bottles, Good Beer Co, Eagle Rock, and many others. A must stop for people making the trek to Russian River.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in after reading the recommendations and was not disappointed. Excellent selection. Small bar area in the rear with great brews on tap - Vietnamese Speedway the day I went! Needed a shipper for my flight which they had in stock. They even packed it for me for no extra charge. Made it back in perfect shape even though TSA opened the box. Will definitely stop here again!

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Photo of frasergrove
4.07/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Really good beer selection on tap (tasters, half pints, full glasses) and wide selection of bottles to go (bottles can be a bit pricey, but some stuff is rare enough where you can’t find it anywhere else). Medium-small sitting area. Very friendly staff that is knowledgeable.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best bottle shop/draft pour house I've ever been; fantastic selection of Cali drafts. Owner helped me with bottle haul to take home. Simply 2 thumbs up.

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Photo of TxUltraRunner
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Super small but have some killer taps in the back. Finding Cellarmaker on tap was a plus. Worth a stop when in the area. Right off the freeway so you can't miss it.

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Photo of dbannister
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is pretty small, but it has some of the best quality beer you are going to find. They are packed with barrel aged beers that are really hard to find. They also have some pretty good beer on tap.

Great place to stop off at after Russian River when heading back to San Francisco. But be prepared to shell out some dough because of the great beer options.

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Photo of Hopasouras
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Matt and J.T. go out of their way to ensure there is a selection that is not matched by anybody in the area. They travel up and down the coast looking for new and upcoming breweries and deliver the good to the people of Sonoma county. Their beer club always delivers four (or five) great new brews that have not hit the shelves yet. Most of the time the beers they deliver for the club are the very first that have been bottled by the brewery they stop at. The beer selection changes week to week and never seems to disappoint.

The taproom (opened Feb 2014) always has a great selection of twelve different revolving beers. Nate, Davey, and Dillon are always willing to talk beer or whatever else may be your fancy. On most pours they offer two different sizes that vary based on what beer is on tap. And how can I forget, they always have a selection of beer snacks to keep you drinking the great selection they offer (not like you need another reason to keep drinking).

Great place and well worth the stop to check out the selection and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Photo of CraftBrewMe
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A friend told me about this place. For some reason always thought it was supplies. Visited yesterday for the first time and already made my second visit this morning. Great people running the shop, great selection and service. I've not seen a place go this far out of their way to make sure they have awesome offerings and keeping inventory rotating so the beer is always fresh. gotta check this place out!

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Photo of Homestedca24
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A great must stop for bottles, tasters, and pints...their selection rotates insanely quickly and they seem to really go out of their way to ensure they have a broad selection of American Craft beer. Many of the bottles and draft offerings I have not seen in other NorCal shops.

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Photo of Sharky495
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

BeerCraft is doing some great things in Rohnert Park. They have expanded a lot since they opened. They started doing tastings on Thursdays and now they are working on getting a full tap room. This is really a bottle shop right now though. My favorite feature they have, which is really a stroke of genius, is they announce a daily beer they have 50% off every day on their facebook page. In the store they also have glassware, sweatshirts, posters and they offer kegs!

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Photo of OGkushington
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A friend You told me about this store so I decided to check it out... Luckily I did. This is a great store that specializes in only in craft beer, Every day is a different beer for 50% off, Which I've taken advantage of a few times... The owner JT is Very friendly and informative.. I believe the store has only been for a few months, and I think it is headed in the right direction. Hopefully they will host some tastings at some point that would be awesome! If you're ever in the area and would definitely suggest Stopping in and checking it out..

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Just recently saw the review for this place, and as I happened to be staying at a hotel in Rohnert Park, I figured why not visit.

BeerCraft is a smallish store, located in a strip of small stores right on Commerce St. God only knows what this place was in a previous life (maybe a Napa auto parts?), but the place is undeniably small, with something of a warehouse vibe. Right now, the place consists of three cold boxes, holding bombers and singles in two of the boxes, and 6 packs in the other. There is a small counter up front where you bring your beers, where they're bagged and you pay for your purchase. So that's about it, though the owner acknowledged that he hopes to expand and bring in as much new stuff as he can lay his hands on.

So... the pros and cons about this place. The pros are obvious... the place sells nothing but craft beer (no imports, near as I could tell), and what they have is good stuff (Upright, Firestone walker, Logsdon, etc.). At present they probably have roughly 100 different beers on offer, most of which are in cold boxes, but with a few beers sitting outside in small displays as well. At present, don't expect to see anything mindblowing (BA Old Rasputin was about as rare as I saw), but I'm guessing that may change in the future.

The cons are equally obvious... this a small place, and while the selection is decent, it's probably not much better than what you can find at a good safeway.

While this place is not much of BA destination at present, the upside to this place shouldn't be understated. The owner is knowledgeable and passionate about craft beer, and he's committed to making this a craft beer destination. Prices are very reasonable... bombers of double jack for $7.25 and union jack for $4.50.

Right now, I'd call the previous review of this place a bit much... comparing this place to the bottle barn in Santa Rosa in any context is laughable. However, that's at present (the owner indicated he's only been open three weeks). A year from now, my review may well be the one people are laughing at. This place has GREAT potential, and the owner is the kind of guy you want to see succeed. This is the kind of place you want to support.

Picked up a bottle of Union Jack that was bottled on 6/12/12, and frankly the bottle did not taste as fresh as I might have wanted or expected. As the owner is a new guy, I have to think if there's a freshness issue, it's probably more of a distributor problem... like maybe they're dumping old product on the new guy? Shrug... in any event...

I'll be back...

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Photo of avaldivia
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place just opened up in the small town of Rohnert Park. It is the first Craft Beer store to open up in the area. Before you would have had to drive to Petaluma or Santa Rosa for a decent selection.

Atmosphere: This place has just opened up so the decor needs a little time to come together. A lot of open space. Talked to the owner and he said that it's just a matter of time before he has everything all set up.

Quality: There are three sizable coolers stocked with beer. and then a couple of small shelves. I appreciate that pretty much everything is kept cold and the only stuff that isn't is either a stout or some other dark beer that wont be as affected. Owner said he was looking into bringing in a few more coolers down the road.

Service: When I went it was the owner who was running the shop. It was only the two of us so we chatted for a while. Nice guy. Knowledgeable about stuff and willing to take requests for stuff we would like to see him carry. Will go back based on his service alone.

Selection: Still brand new and could use a little work, but by far the best selection in the area. He's focused on American craft beer which is fine by me as he had Anchorage, Pretty Things, and other stuff that you don't see very often. He has almost everything in coolers except for a few stouts, porters and other stuff that wont be as affected by being at room temperature.

Value: Insane. He always has a beer of the day which is 50% the regular price. He's had Aroma Coma, Sofie, Rogue's entire line-up, Oskar Blues' entire line-up, etc. In addition the regularly priced stuff is competitive with Bottle Barn.

Overall: Still new and a work in progress, but has the makings of one of the best bottle shops in the North Bay.

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BeerCraft in Rohnert Park, CA
4.47 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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