Iíve been here several times after visiting Russian River, usually the morning after but occasionally I screw up and go in before drinking Pliny and want to load up on Russian River stuff. The fact is you can get most of your Russian River needs here for a little bit cheaper than the brewpub (which is how it should be) but who really needs a case of Pliny? I do. Well actually donít but I think I do. Aside from Russian River they have a number of other things scattered around the beer area in a seemingly unorganized fashion. The prices are generally pretty good and they donít have limits on most bottles. Service is friendly and if you look lost enough they will come by and ask if you need help but Iím generally just browsing and donít care much about getting suggestions. Iíll continue to stop back in when in the area.
Another spot to check out in the Russian River area. Iíd heard great things about this place, so I made sure to make a stop before heading over to the RR Brewpub.
They had a great selection of west coast and CA beers, like you would expect. They had quite a bit of FW13, Deschutes special releases (including allowing me to take home a case of Abyss). The selection of beers from other parts of the US was quite good too, especially some DFH beers that we donít often see out here in CA.
The service was not bad, but you need to take the initiative if you need some help. This isnít a problem for me, and something I generally prefer when it comes to beer shopping.
The prices are also great, at least a dollar or two less than other retailers (Mirror Mirror for example, was $10.50 instead of the usual $13).
Visited around 6pm on Monday 28/04/14.
Bottle Barn is a well sized warehouse style bottle store about 3 or so miles outside downtown Santa Rosa.
The selection was solid but didnít blow me away in terms of anything rare or that I hadnít already seen in other bottle shops in the past week.
RR wise they had no Pliny on my visit but did have a couple of their Belgian and Sour offerings.
Quite a few beers are in fridges if you need instant gratification.
Beer selection from across the US, large number from CA as youíd expect, allied to a smaller amount of European stuff.
Decent enough bottle shop but no wow factor nor would I feel any great urge to return even if in the area.
This place really is like a barn. Itís a massive booze superstore, with just about more beer, wine and liquor than I have ever seen in one place. The beer selection is pretty solid, with all the stuff you would íexpectí to see along with some more obscure offerings. The prices are exceptional, probably the best I saw during my week in the region, during which time I took in several bottle shops. I didnít ask for help but I saw staff floating around; Iíll give them the benefit of the doubt that they are exceedingly helpful folks when asked. Overall, I would say this is an excellent place to do your beer shopping and I would recommend a visit.
Great little bottle shop just outside downtown Santa Rosa, thatís definitely worth stopping in at. Selection of Cali beers is pretty solid, as is it for Belgian beers. Prices are reasonable, though the service is a bit haphazard. Great bottle shop.
Stopped in on my way back from Russian River, based on these reviews, and I must say I was fairly impressed. Selection is good, mostly West Coast, but a decent mix of Belgian, German and English beers as well. Its a warehouse, but prices are good and selection is good; they had Black Butte XXIV for $11.99, which is $2 less than I have been getting it for. Not the place to look for Cantillonís, but what they have is very reasonable.
Big, open-plan place with a pretty decent beer selection. Prices were by far the best I saw in the area (comfortably lower than Beercraft etc.). The selection was pretty decent. Perhaps 250 different beers were available, including plenty of locals. The wine selection was also quite big. Service was non-existent, as expected. Worth checking out.