Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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
www.bearrepublic.com

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Score:
92
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
206
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
6.04%
 
 
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Photo of jrancan
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Bear Republic is the best brewpub I have ever been to....beer wise. The beer is absolutely first rate; kegged, cask, or bottled. Great looking place deep in the heart of wine country with a nice outdoor (heated) seating area. 11 on tap (aprox), with the highlights being the Racer 10, Hop Rod, and a Hefe. Exceptional! They might be brewing the best beer in America right now.
Unfortunately I didn't like the food. This is the problem with reviewing a place after visting it only once. This would probably be a 5 in my book but I just happened to get a bad order of fries. Totally overspiced, it was probably just a one time mistake, but I
can only rate on what happened.
Rumor has it they will be available in NY shortly, and I can't wait!

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Photo of Shaw
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

After having their excellent Racer 5 IPA at the 2002 Oregon Brewers Festival, I knew I had to try some of their other brews at the source.

Bear Republic is a nice brewpub in downtown Healdsburg. It's behind shops on the main drag, so check the address numbers carefully.

It's a medium-sized room with a large bar. The brewing equipment can be seen to the left of the bar and through windows behind it. More equipment (probably for their bottling operation) is in an adjacent building.

Lots of stuff on the walls. Much is related to "Speed Racer," a big influence for some of their beers' names.

The place wasn't crowded on a Wednesday afternoon in August. I sat at the bar and ordered their beer sampler and their special of the day, chopinno, on the recommendation of the very friendly bartender, who also knew a lot about their brews. The chopinno was good with a spicy sauce and fresh melange of seafood. I should have asked for the price in advance; it was a little shock to pay $18 just for the lunch portion!

Their beer is even better than their food. I was lucky to sample their 1998 barleywine on tap. I'm a big barleywine fan and this one was a great addition to the genre. Nice and smooth, thanks to the aging, I imagine.

Their Big Bear Imperial Stout was their current cask-conditioned selection. I don't remember enough about it for a proper review, though.

Several regulars popped in and out while I was there. Overall, Bear Republic had a great laid-back atmosphere. Their beers are nice and big and hoppy where appropriate, which is fine by me.

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Photo of Mark
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We really enjoyed this place just yesterday. probably the best pub food i've had. The burger was exceptional and they did not scrimp on the portions. The XP pale ale was great. All their beer s can be had at one time or another in addition to some not available in stores. Red Rocket, Racer 5, and Hop Rod Rye are notables.Always Wanted to have something cask conditioned but it's usually the Imperial Stout only. If I wasn't driving... This fine brewery just might be my favorite on the domestic scene. Bear Republic is a place to visit!!

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Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, CA
92 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.
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