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Beer Available At Bear Republic Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Rum Pirate Stout 54, Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA 98, Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout - New Oak , Bear Republic Tripels Alley 80, Bear Republic Pitmasterís Pride , Bear Republic Olde Scoutterís Barley Wine 93, Bear Republic Mach 10 97, Bear Republic Maide Leisg IPA , Bear Republic Crazy Ivan 92, Bear Republic / Fourpure Transatlantic Overdrive , Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Lemondrop) , Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (06277) , Bear Republic Bonnie Prince Charles 80 Shilling , Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 99, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 96, Bear Republic Old Saint Chango 89, Bear Republic Heritage Ale 85, Bear Republic Wolf House Pale Ale , Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99
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GJF (48) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 27, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, average food, so-so ambience. But even if the pub doesnít really stand out, the beers do and this is definitely worth the trip if youíre in the area.
rayOfBeer (19) El Cerrito, California | June 26, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
To this brewery I go for the beer. The ambiance is a little rag-tag, with awards, old time gear, bikes and racing items. The food was decent with a nice selection of pub grub. I had the barbeque sandwich which was tasty. Our waitress was quite nice and speedy with a good knowledge of the beer. But, the main reason to go is the beer. It was awesome. I tried as many as my wife let me and they were all great. Iíll stop anytime Iím in the area, givin the chance.
Braudog (792) Phoenix, Arizona | April 13, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
April 2008 - Early afternoon, mostly a bar crowd, enjoying the awesome BRBC beers, just as we did. It goes without saying, but the beers here are world class. They alone are worth the visit. Unfortunately, we didnít try any of their food. We had a good time talking with Ryan the bartender, too. Cool guy, cool joint, amidst the wine-tourist-oriented Healdsburg. (Brewery #457, 4/10/2008)
mtoast (13) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 9, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Tuesday in January 2007. Got there pretty early, maybe ten minutes after they opened, were still cleaning some of the lines. All the standards on tap, plus Racer X and an all Simcoe IPA. Sort of a redneck meets norcal atmosphere, but it works.
ojclark (5) Santa Monica, California | January 1, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
12/31/07. Fun room with lots of bicycles, race car parts, and other contraptions and memorabilia all over the place. Good food (lobster bisque was very good) .About 12 beers on draft including several seasonal and specialty beers. Barrel Aged Blend was best beer I tried during my visit.
ElGaucho (238) Minnetonka, Minnesota | November 27, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Itís a bit of a haul from the Bay Area, especially if youíre coming from the mid-Penninsula like I was. The 100 mile, two hour journey was worth it however. Healdsburg is a quaint town with a lot of wine tasting rooms and upscale shops. Iíd like to go back for a longer weekend visit. The Bear Republic brewpub is one quite large room, with a bar section and a dining section. There is also an outdoor patio. They were doing some work on some of the bar seating while I was there, so the somewhat dusty, disorganized feel to the place may be temporary. The particle board floor looks unfinished, like it is due to get carpetted. What the place lacks in cleanliness, it more than makes up for in beer quality and selection. There were 12 different beers on tap. You can sample any number of them you want for $1 apiece. I knew beforehand that Richard Norgrove knows how to brew, but in more than doubling the previous number of BR beers I had rated during this sitting, my opinion was confirmed. The blue cheese burger I had was excellent as well, although the food is definitely on the spendy side.
Wulfstan (7) California | October 9, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is a good place overall. The ambience is great, with a pleasant location on a pedestrian path just off the plaza in downtown Healdsburg, and a nice patio area overlooking the creek and fountain. Inside, it is fairly typical, but nice and interesting brewpub decor with semi-industrial element, bikes, etc. The beers in general are very good, some excellent, and there is a very nice range and variety, with some fairly unusual types. The food and service also are very good. This is one of my favourite places to go on a normal excusion up to Healdsburg.
jasonp (29) Ashburn, Virginia | June 28, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I love Bear Republic and have been dying to visit this place since I started drinking their beers years ago. Finally, I made it out there from the east coast - great experience overall. In a nice section of downtown Healdsburg. I started out with Racer X and sampled all new stuff (well, new to me) and ended with classics like Racer 5 and Hop Rod Rye. My wife and I had the artichoke dip with sourdough bread and burgers. Our food and service was great - very courteous folk too. The place has neat Bear Republic shit all over the place with a clear view of the brewing equipment and fermentation tanks. The weather was perfect too - just an awesome day overall.
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 27, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Saturday afternoon with my wife. The place was a little hard to find because it isnít located directly on Healdsburg Avenue; itís hidden behind the buildings on that street. Once we got in, we were seated within a couple of minutes as we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. The deck was nice, especially because it was amazing weather. The building itself was okay, as the interior was covered with flags, giant labels, and other racing-related decorations. It looked like many sports bars do. We ordered some 75-cent samplers, but they didnít have any of the Racer 5 on nitrogen or blonde available as their menu stated. The beers of Bear Republic are great as always, and I think my favorite at the brewpub was the Red Rocket Ale. The food was good, as I had a burger and garlic fries and my wife had the Roasted Turkey BLT with fries. The garlic fries are a must when visiting here. The service was pretty slow, but our waitress was pleasant at least. The price was reasonable, and I even got a six-pack of the Red Rocket Ale to go (which I didnít think they made available outside of bombers). If you are a big fan of Bear Republic like I am, this is a good place to visit. If you arenít a huge fan, this is definitely still worth stopping at if you are driving in Sonoma County and want some beers and good food.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | May 16, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The restaurant and bar were a bit too loud to be relaxing. Good beer selection and standard food selection. I had one of their burgers, which was pretty good. The service was decent. Iím certain Iíll visit again, when Iím in the area.
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