Russian River Brewing Company

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4.06/5
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61,066 Ratings
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:
15,193
Ratings:
61,066
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.58/5
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
989
pDev:
8.73%
 
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Ratings: 989 |  Reviews: 384
Reviews by tdawgydog:
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4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

While on a recent trip to San Francisco I had to swing by the birthplace of Pliny The Elder. We headed up there on a Friday afternoon, probably not the best time, the traffic on the 101 was pretty bad.
With the help of my navigator (Joe) and his iPhone we were soon on some backroads on our way to Santa Rosa. I started out with a Pliny and my two friends both had a Little White Lie. From there we moved on to Samplers so that we could taste all of the brews that they had on tap (14 in all the day we were there) most if not all of the beers were excellent (although I'm not a huge fan of sours, I won't bash them) After the sampler, I moved onto a "big boys" beer as our waiter put it and I had a pint of HopFather which was excellent, followed by a pint of Little White Lie which was also excellent.

For food we all went with different pizzas, due to the recommendations by fellow reviewers. I went with a plain margharita and it was very good. The perfect compliment to perfect beer. We all picked up some merch, I got a Belgian Beer glass, a Tiny Pliny t-shirt for my DD and we all took home a growler... empty :-(

I hope to make it back here some time, hopefully sooner rather than later!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerMe8
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Nuke
4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Hard to find... But Delicious!

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Photo of DT509er
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Great beers, second to no one. Food is limited but the pizza is excellent. To me service is great but I know at times it falters, sometimes because of staff, most times because of the customer. With the opening of their new brewery 8 miles away much is expected of the new pub but for my friends and I, the 4th St pub will be the place where everybody knows our name!

Prost!!

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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

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
Brewery rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 61,066 ratings