Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States

(707) 545-2337 | map
rrbeer.com

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.58/5
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
973
pDev:
8.95%
 
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
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4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

2012 Edit

Flew in from Chicago for the release (sadly I am back in IL now). Met up with Abel and some others for some PtY. We went on a Monday this year, and arrived about an hour early. We were the first 10 or so there and were the first in the door when they opened. No need to go into any other details that my prior review already does...but just wanted to say another amazing and enjoyable time. I hope to make a tradition out of this. Cheers!

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I drove a total of 1,000 miles this past weekend to go from Southern California up to Santa Rosa for the PtY release. I was fortunate enough to meet many fellow BA's, and had an outstanding time. Now, on to the review.

We arrived a bit later than expected and had to stand in line for over two and a half hours. This was expected and nothing that can be held against Russian River. I did appreciate the lead hostess who did not bend the rules for anyone the entire time, though it may have frustrated people (i.e. letting people sneak in for an open seat). Once you let one person do it, everyone wants to and chaos ensues.

Once we finally were in Russian River, the atmosphere was energized. Everyone was having a good time, enjoying outstanding beers and food. The service was pretty damn good for being as busy as it was, and everyone was cheerful and as accommodating as they could be in a situation as described.

The selection of beers on tap floored me. In Southern California we rarely get any RR sours on tap, and when we do, it is almost always Consecration. I was able to try Temptation, Sanctification, Compunction, and Supplication on tap, in addition to all my heart's desire of Pliny the Younger.

The pizza we had was damn good, and I wish I could have tried more of the many varieties they had.

The price there was so much cheaper than I am used to in LA, so I'm going to say the entire time there was a bargain. I probably dropped about a hundred dollars on beer/food (I overpaid a bit on purpose) but it was well worth the experience, meeting new BA's, and having such delicious beer. I hope to be able to go back there in the future when it is not as insane.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JimiTheBastard
3.65/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great beer... average restaurant

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Photo of WalkingBrews
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Good beer and decent food. Super long wait on a Sunday afternoon but forgot all about it once I had a few world class brews.

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Photo of Shaugn
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Good place to drink great beer!

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Photo of Loli88
4.03/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Bartender was overall great, the hostess not so much, overall vibe was okay, felt a lot like southern California, if you know what I mean, lol, am from San Diego and appreciate NorCal's more humble vibe but this place I wouldn't exactly call humble but their beer was exceptional!! The only beers I did NOT like were the sours but am not a sour beer fan.

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Photo of garrettyoung
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

a little loud inside and long waits. love the pliny bites

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Photo of skiking70
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

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

Photo of WRXSTV
4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of AlexCarls
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of J_Arbizzle
3.38/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of LibertyBlaine1774
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great brewery, awesome beer. I would come back and will come back many times. Only complaint is the price. Buy a 6 pack for 33 bucks? Come on

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

Photo of Tomesco
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

From the infamous Pliny and Blind pig, you’d think their tap room/brewery would be majestic like...while their beer selection consist of everything imaginable, the inner beings were that of a standard bar/restaurant combo. The inside is decorated well, but service was slow, and we only ordered a beer. I will always stop by if in the neighborhood to grab me some blind pig...but I guess I’ll have to wait for the updated tap room coming.

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4.49/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

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4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
Brewery rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 60,849 ratings
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