Russian River Brewing | Santa Rosa, California
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Russian River Brewing
World Class based on 259 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California United States 95404 [ print map ]
707 545 2337 | facebook | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11AM-12AM Fri-Sat 11AM-1AM

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (12) | Taps: 19 | Bottles: 8

Russian River Brewing

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Beer Available At Russian River Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Salvation 99, Russian River STS Pils 90, Russian River Hop 2 It 90, Russian River Erudition 93, Russian River Dribble Belt 93, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Janets Brown Ale 96, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River OVL Stout 93, Russian River Aud Blonde 75, Russian River Little White Lie 91, Russian River Perdition 96, Russian River Rejection 95, Russian River Damnation 98, Russian River Defenestration 96, Russian River Sanctification 100, Russian River Consecration 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Russian River Porter 98
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259 reviews for Russian River Brewing
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
billk  (59) Coeur díAlene, Idaho | September 7, 2009
If this place isnít the premier American brewpub it sure is a contender, especially if youíre into Belgians. Prices are right, beer is good to excellent, selection is abundant, service is good considering the crowd. Food was good. Good thing itís not in my area Iíd be there way too often. Big blackboard with the current brews (the way it should be). Was in the area 3 days and got sucked back in every night like it was the center of the milky way. What a great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
roundballref13  (2) Santa Rosa Ca., California | August 28, 2009
Always a crowd ,great beer ,and you wonít go hungary
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 24, 2009| Updated February 11, 2010
Got there fairly early before it got really crowded. Ordered a couple beers and some pizza. Food was pretty good and reasonably priced. Beer list was great with a nice selection of IPA, Belgians and Sours. We were able to open some of our own beers after paying a small corkage tax.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ohiobrewman  (4) Hubbard, Ohio | August 13, 2009
I had a blast at this place and that was refreshing because I was exhasted when we arrived here so for this place to have elevated my spirits was no small feat! The beer was great, the pizza was terrific, the atmosphere was buzzing and experience has stuck with me for years and will for years to come! If I make back out to Cali. this will be a must again!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NEA  (10) California | August 8, 2009
One of the best breweries anywhere to visit. One of the few breweries you can go to and get almost any style of beer that you want. their pizzas are great too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen  (41) Odense S, Denmark | August 7, 2009
This is a really cosy brewpub. They had about 12 different beers on tap, and 4 different beers in bottles. I had a tasting with the12 beers on tap. My lunch was a delicious pizza. Nice and friendly staff. If you are in the area, go visit, you wont be dissapointed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
iowaherkeye  (29) Ocean Beach, San Diego, California | July 29, 2009| Updated November 6, 2009
After living in SR for the last 10 1/2 months, I think I can give a decent review on RRBC. Looks like a brewpub with old long defunct signs and old hop bags as decor. the tables and bar are made from old bowling alley lanes. Park in back on 5th street, you wonít find any on 4th. Service is pretty good if you sit at the bar and/or show up before 4 oíclock on any given day. The bartenders and a few of the waitstaff know their beers, but not everyone. Amir, Jeff, Jesse, Spencer, and Christmas have all worked there for some time and really know their shit. They do tend to be understaffed, so service is spotty if youíre at a table. Sunday night, my last night in Santa Rosa, they had 16 beers on tap--all their beers are on the chalkboard, with ABV, IBUs, and style. Belgians are on the right, everything else on the left. You cannot beat $4.50 for a pint of Pliny the Elder. The beers speak for themselves, and Iíve never had a beer that I disliked--scratch that, I spoke to the brewer (not Vinnie) a while back about a faulty batch of Damnation--it was buttery and sour--and he flat out told me it was fine. That is the one exception. Their menu focuses on pizza--thin crust, specifically--with calzones, a couple sandwiches, focaccia (which Iíd skip for the price to stomach filling ratio), and other jazz. They have the best pizza in Santa Rosa. The pizza bites rock, and make sure you get a side of Savage sauce--a spicy tomato based BBQish hot sauce. Their jukebox has everything from NOFX to The Beatles to Coltrain. If you go during the day you may be lucky enough to catch Natalie, but Vinnie tends to be at the production facility more often than not and is harder to spot at the pub. My absolute favorite brewpub to date,
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
fidel  (102) Livermore, California | July 16, 2009
RBSG09- Nice brewpub, pizza was pretty good. Had a few new ones, and Cosecration on tap was a lot better. Met Vinnie, and he seemed super cool.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | July 16, 2009
Well...for being the insane brewery it is, the place is pretty run of the mill pizza joint...but then again, so is pizza port, so I suppose that means nothing other than its relavent to the fact Iím rating the place now and not the that I think about russian river and pizza port have a lot in common...both beer wise (lost abbey mostly) and place wise...there may be some truth to that wide spread rumor that vinnie and tomme are actually lovers..anyway, food was pretty good for the most part, thin crusted/fresh ingrediant pizzas...the selection was as good as one should expect but not what one would want to expect...a couple sours but mostly the more standard fair. Service was alright but it was rbsg, so an opinion of service that day is irrelevant. I probably wouldnít have a reason to come back in of itself, but I I was in the area, id go fo sho
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela  (105) Orlando, Florida | July 8, 2009
Cool brewpub in the middle of Santa Rosa. Overall, it is your basic pub with food, but the beer world class. I visited three times and found the servers top notch, except for one waiter that seemed to having a bad night. Pizza was good and loved the fact I could grab a cold Damnation to go (as well as any other beer they had bottled).

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