Russian River Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

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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BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Reviews:
15,181
Ratings:
60,964
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.58/5
Reviews:
383
Ratings:
986
pDev:
8.95%
 
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Ratings: 986 |  Reviews: 383
Reviews by mzwolinski:
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4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

After enjoying the beers for quite some time down here in San Diego, I managed to talk my wife into taking a short trip from Napa to the Russian River -- on our honeymoon, no less! She's a keeper!

Anyways, it's a great place to stop in. There's a decent enough food menu -- pizza and other standard pub fare, mostly. Lots of seating room, both inside and out, and the place is located in a cute little section of Santa Rosa with lots of bookstores, coffeeshops, etc. within walking distance. The beer selection, of course, is terrific -- most of the stuff you see in bottles available on tap and a few taps dedicated to beers that are only available at the brewery. There are usually a few bottles you can pick up to go -- I picked up a 750 of Sanctification which I'm looking forward to enjoying in the very near future. Mmmmm...Brettanomyces!

Very friendly people, too. I had run in to one of RR's sales reps, James Chase, at a bar in Napa, and he'd encouraged me to stop by the brewery. Turns out that he was in when we stopped by. He was clearly busy, but took the time to talk to us about the brewery, give us samples of whatever we wanted, and bought us a pint on the house.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of vincechan
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
4.58/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tbarnes1414
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of grapeshops
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Came for the Pliny and was not disappointed. We had a flight and appreciated almost all of them as very good or better. They should open a second brewery in Grand Rapids ( beer city), they would be welcomed there. The place was crowded and a little loud even though we were there for a late lunch. The service could of been a little better but was good. The bites are great and I recommend them; and I was raised on great Chicago Pizza (flat and stuffed, not deep dish). I am an admitted pizza snob, but loved the bites. The sandwich was ok, but next time I staying with the bites.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of kd0h
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Never a dull moment, hard to find a quiet time, or a seat. Good food, sours much better than expected, other beers run the gamut from decent to great Worth the wait? Depends on how bad you want a Pliny....

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Photo of RMW66
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ogman
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Grahampuba
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Made it here during the thick of it for Pliney the Younger. Despite the mayhem, beer, food and staff were all exceptional and handling it well. Great pizzas!

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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

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
Brewery rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 60,964 ratings