Russian River Brewing Company

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4.08/5
Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(707) 545-2337 | map
www.rrbeer.com

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BEER STATS
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PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
906
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 363 | Ratings: 906
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The seventh and final stop for the first evening of the 2004 Sonoma Co. Beer Run (http://www.stoutguy.com/beer/trips/Sonoma/)

After a few brews at the 3rd Street, D, the erstwhile navigator, and I wandered over to the new home of Vinnie C. We were a bit surprised to arrive at the joint and find it jumping with a band and a lot of other folks. The space screams industrial with thick concrete, posters and giant hop burlap sacks. Parts of the brewery are visible through the windows behind the long bar, including the previously mentioned barrels.

No big surprise after walking around the joint, that the whole space once belonged to a bank. If you get a chance to run into Vinnie, he'll even tell you his office is located in the old bank vault. (With a phone inside, just incase he gets locked in! :) )

The beer is pure Russian River with a fair number of interesting tastes. I was disappointed there was no stout when we arrived, but I quickly got over that concern with a Damnation.

Big disappointment of the evening was the food, policy at the pub seems to be that while the band is playing, only slices of pepporoni or cheese pizza are available for the eating. Just a touch annoying when I hadn't had anything to eat since the mussels at Marin. Oh well..

Loud times at the River when a band plays, but still the place was lively and the beer was good. This now makes two great places in Santa Rosa to catch a fresh brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of maxcoinage
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Went in on a Sunday early afternoon, drove by myself straight from SFO ( great drive ! ) Had to wait in line about 10 minutes because they were at capacity. The place was pretty packed so I just ordered a pint of Pliny and stood around for awhile, eventually a bar seat opened up and sat next to a couple guys who were real nice. Also talked to one of the bartenders for a bit who was cool. Enjoyed a couple tasters of some sours and finished with a pint of Row 2, Hill 56. Didn't order any food but it looked fantastic, got some Pliny, Blind Pig, and some sours to go. Enjoy my short visit there but couldn't stay too long because had to drive myself to Sunnyvale!

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Photo of Kcl33
1/5  rDev -77.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

I literally could not believe what happened to me today. The doorman called me a chink while waiting for a table and I was extremely upset at the rascism inherent in within the brewery. I feel like the restaurant apparently had never seen an Asian person and despite waiting over 2 hours for a reservation I decided to leave rather than deal with the rascism and discrimination present in this establishment. Please don't support this institution unless you want to support people who are not tolerant of other ethnicities. Come on its 2016 how in the world are people so intolerant!

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Photo of Oidmoe
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JMay419
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food and friendly staff! Obviously they have some great beers...a must stop when in Santa Rosa area!

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.59/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of HipCzech
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

20+ minute line to enter on a Saturday afternoon, crowded bar... but worth the wait. Solid selection of outstanding house brewed American and Belgian styles on tap. Efficient and helpful staff at the bar. Well worth the visit to try some prototypical ales.

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TimmyRo
4.14/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jendre28
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This years was better than the last two and live up to the hype, definetly as good or if not better than its brother Pliny the elder, it's overall taste was smooth but not overly sweet for being a triple, and the alcohol was so balanced you feel it all come together when you take your second sip and you just smile...the balance of hops sweetness from the this beer is amazing and definetly a bucket list beer.

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Photo of SmokingWood
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickyDee21
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Danielr26
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Kubishark
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Wow, this place was super busy for 1pm on a weekday. Seemed like lots of people from all over, including me and my travel partner who were on the opposite coast from the one we're used to. A friendly bartender talked to us about all the far away places people come from when he checked our Maryland IDs. Quality is without a doubt excellent, as evidenced in the superb beer. Lots of beers to choose from too, though I had to get Pliny the Elder. Didn't have any food here, so leaving that blank.

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Photo of Burgh1328
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Still a old school fav...

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of djkrause
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmantravel
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Arrived here at 11am for opening to ensure we got a table. This is Mecca for heathen beer geeks. The place filled up and was packed by 11:45 - loud and busy. Service was good and knowledgeable - they knew their beers. There were 20 beers on tap. You can get a flight of California beers and Belgium sours styles.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of willreid86
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
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