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Beer Available At Russian River Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Sonoma Pride Amasa 93, Russian River Little White Lie 89, Russian River HUGE Large Pilsner 91, Russian River Confirm Nor Deny , Russian River STS Pils 95, Russian River OVL Stout 92, Russian River Gaffers Bitter 84, Russian River Consecration 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Russian River Sanctification 99, Russian River Redemption (Batch 002+) 96, Russian River Damnation 98, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine 91, Russian River Salvation 99, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Temptation 100, Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer 94, Russian River Saison Blonde 90
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tripelthreat (9) Soquel, California | September 16, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
First time there on a Thursday afternoon. A nice bar and backbar area but the rest of the place has the look of an average brewpub. Still pretty comfortable on a weekday afternoon. Sat at a table just off of the bar. Had a pretty tasty pizza and of course samples and full glasses of the good stuff. $3.75 for glasses of the Belgians is awesome. The people coming in for growler fills makes me sad that I donít live in town. Our server was fine, but not great. Definitely worth a trip.
JaBier (100) Capital City, Ohio | August 26, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of two places (along with Toronado) that I visited twice on my recent NorCal trip. Place consists of a really long bar that used to be bowling lane and a few tables here and there. Place was crazy busy the first time I stopped in and pretty busy the second time. Service was very good both times. Great beers with so many standouts. Temptation, Supplication, Consecration, Sanctification, PTE, Blind Pig, Hopfather. Pizza is also very good. I want to live there.
atomicpunk22 (1) Elk Grove, California | August 20, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I never miss a stop by RRBC when Iím in the area. Had lunch on the last visit, and the food was pretty good too. Picked up a growler of Elder for me and some Hopfather for a buddy. I love the chalkboard with all the current brews. Great Place!
Zenwolf (52) Waterloo, Ontario | August 17, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Well worth the drive up from SF. Who careís about Napa when you have this mecca? Great warm and friendly bar with a good mix of locals and beer tourists. The food is simple, but fantastic. The down side is the drive back!
carboloader (20) Houston, Texas | August 15, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
The pinnacle on a recent trip, for the Pliny, Bilnd Pig, and sours, but I had never been to the brew pub and didnít know what to expect. Showed up on a Sunday afternoon. Beautiful long wood bar, only hopheads at the bar. Server Nick was awesome!!!! The Pliny was King with Pig a close second, an even better session ale with all sorts of resin. The pizza was delicious, but overall still a lodgy, pub feel. Great ambiance in the afternoon. We came back that evening to fill growlers and it was a different scene. A crappy loud band with no sitting or standing room. So, if you want full benefit of this place, go in the daytime, and get the taster tray (HUGE, like 12 offerings), and see if the sours are for you. Spectacular brews. Best of the trip by far.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Hard to rate this place, really. The house brews are absolutely stellar. Some of the worldís best IPAs, some of the worldís best sour and wild ales. It is rather rare that a brewer masters two completely different types of brews, but Vinnie does it, as most people here know. The place though is quite drab. A haphazardly decorated, dark industrial pizza place... Not very warm or cozy and definitely not the kind of atmosphere in which Vinnieís masterpieces deserve to be served. But hey, if you are a craft beer lover, you will be in heaven here and will probably not even look around to see whatís on the walls.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | August 4, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
After visiting here, I could have called it quits on my beer journey.
Ambiance: Rolled up on a Wednesday night real late. The place was full, but not too loud. Perfectly lit, high ceilings. Great coastal breeze everytime the door opened.
Service: Was treated damn near like a king by Jeff the bar tender, who didnít know me from any other stranger. Very attentive, very responsive, as were all the other staff members I encountered. Let me have half glasses, so I could try more beers.
Food: Had the Excel Pizza, and it was amazing. Others in my party enjoyed it as much as I did.
Value: A very inexpensive trip for pizza, Pliny and all the sour beers they had on tap.
Overall: Amazing place I want to go back to. Other brew pubs and beer bars should take notice. This is how to run a business.
JK81 (39) California | July 20, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Nice Lil place with ok food,the beers are awsome. I love this place but too far for me.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | July 13, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice little hour drive up from San Francisco. Went on the day of the World Cup Final, so it was a bit busy (understatement). Met Ken (kmweaver) and his wife there. Nice vibe in the place. Long bar. Obviously the beer is pretty solid, being what it is. Prices arenít that bad, and the pizza was surprisingly good! All and all I would gladly make a trip again. Nothing better than having PTE and those great sours at the source!
Sammy (611) Toronto, Ontario | May 28, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
It took me several years, but finally got an opportunity to return to San Fransisco for a meeting,and so I drove out here to stay. The city itself is small and pretty safe, 90,000 people. It seemed most of the adults were here tonight. Wednesdays are market day and the whole downtown was packed, this was as packed as I have seen a pub or bar, without any special event. Very friendly environment, good conversations until the music got too loud. That is my only knock, showing off the sound system. The band itself was good and did not need a volume boost, and people all talk to each other here. If you sit near someone in Santa Rosa, its impolite not to say hello and talk to them. The bartenders did a top-notch job running the place in the face of a three-deep crowd.Oh, and the beer lineup was to Dye for, with many of their best Belgians on tap which I had aftr sampling all the regular and exerimental stuff. Great basketball top available, it looks great.
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