Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bear Republic Brewing Co.Bear Republic Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
88%
Liked Their Beers
3.89 w/ 27,213 ratings
Bear Republic Brewing Co.Bear Republic Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

345 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, California, 95448
United States

(707) 433-BEER | map
bearrepublic.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

BEER STATS
Beers:
97
Reviews:
9,549
Ratings:
27,213
Liked:
23,953
Average:
3.89/5
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
89.5%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
220
Liked:
197
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stop 2 (after Moylan's) on a Russian River Valley pubcrawl 7/18/2011. Bear Republic is consistently one of my favorites with Hop Rod Rye, Racer #5, and Big Bear Stout and I was very excited to see the point of origin. About evenly balanced between indoor and outdoor seating and we choose to sit inside at the bar. Bartendress was about as good as they get and seemed to anticipate our needs very well. You could see into the brewery behind windows and we noted an employee totally working his ass off - if you ever come to Texas you're hired dude. Decent selection of their regular and special beers but the waitress apologized that the last keg of Cafe Racer 15 was kicked the previous day. Right before we left though, working-his-ass-off-dude wheeled out a fresh keg and our waitress went out of her way to make sure we got a free sample. We had the wings during our visit and they were fantastic. Overall a very enjoyable visit.
Incidentally, we stopped for coffee at Flying Goat before leaving town and I've gotta say it was the best cappuccino I've ever had. The barista was a true maestro!

 1,098 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of hayesjw
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Excellent low key vibe. If you like IPA's this place is awesome, but other selection are limited. Service was fine for a busy Saturday. Decent selection of their beers. The main thing about this place is that it is basically a restaurant setting and less like hanging out at a brewery. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just a little different from other places in the area. This does mean that the food is excellent, I had the Saturday special, Salmon Avocado Sand-which and it was killer. I would say if you are near by it is definitely worth a stop for lunch and an IPA or 2.

 582 characters

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Checked this out on the drive up to Eureka. Filled with locals catching a beer, this place is cozy but non-descript considering the brand. They do offer 8oz pours which is nice since I was driving up. Food seemed to be standard pub grub.

 239 characters

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

(#26 of 49) We stopped here to try their beers and to have lunch. The place is located along a busy retail street in the downtown area, and is situated off the street along a walkway that runs between two retail buildings. The large interior has good vibe, but we chose to sit on the covered rear patio that overlooks some park-like property.

We ordered the house flight and the barrel-aged flight that together consisted of 11 of the 19 beers that were on tap that day. Each of the beers was brewed very well to style, and we decided that all 4 of the barrel-aged beers deserved a B+ grade. The other 7 were given scores of either a B or a B-minus so that the overall grade was a 4.0. Some beers were were available to go in bottles, and growlers were also available.

The food here is excellent too. The outdoor setting along with the great beer and food made for a great visit. We'd definitely revisit this pub if ever in the area again.

 942 characters

Photo of MIrvine
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ambruns1979
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hoppedelic
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of billab914
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Interesting to visit here, knowing that Healdsburg is in one of the great wine valleys of the world... where tourists typically sample wines in cool cellars and then go to their cars and get hammered by the mid-day sun.
Not so for me on this dreary February day. Yet Bear Republic helps give this main street of this very small city (11,000) some life. These home brewers opened shop in the 1990s and have made a nice go of it... doing the cool things brewers can do and bringing life to that corner of a three block main street.
I did not eat there however because their beers are too hoppy for food for me. But, I did have a nice flight of samplings on tap.

 659 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I recently stopped in here on a trip to Northern California. The inside hosts a brewery, bar, and restaurant with lots of racing themed decorations on the walls. It was quite busy when I stopped in and I had a hard time ordering beers from the bar with all of the people waiting at the bar top along with the restaurant orders they were pouring too. They had around 25 beers on tap, including their year round stuff, specialties, and some barrel aged offerings too. The quality of everything was good.

 501 characters

Photo of HopfenUndMalz2015
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Visited the Bear Republic with some friends. Amazed at how much was on tap. Always loved their beers but, had no idea how much is available at the brewpub. It was very busy and packed on a Saturday night. The waitress was very friendly, and service was quick and professional. We didn't have food, but, the overall atmosphere was fun, and laid back, with some great music!!

Almost everyone I know likes Racer 5, but, I would highly recommend going if you want to see what else they have available.

 498 characters

Photo of dsshuck
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A good size bar with over a dozen different beers. Food was good pub food but nothing outstanding. Service was good as the place was busy for Thursday night. Beer selection is the reason to go here. Beside the usual great IPAs that they do there are other varieties like sours and bourbon barrel varieties that don't make it out East.

 335 characters

Photo of marshrat63
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, CA
Brewery rating: 88% out of 100 with 27,213 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.