Russian River Brewing | Santa Rosa, California
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Russian River Brewing
World Class based on 249 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California United States 95404 [ print map ]
707 545 2337

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


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


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Beer Available At Russian River Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Russian River STS Pils , Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Saison Blonde 79, Russian River Dribble Belt 84, Russian River Depuration 99, Russian River Shadow of a Doubt 99, Sonoma Pride Amasa 82, Russian River Redemption (Batch 002+) 97, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River Damnation 98, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary 100, Russian River Porter 98, Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +) 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Russian River Temptation 100, Russian River Erudition 92, Russian River Aud Blonde 75, Russian River OVL Stout 93, Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer 86
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249 reviews for Russian River Brewing
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
joet  (91) Santa Rosa, California | May 12, 2008
It’s the place to go for Russian River beers if you love them you have to live here. Not everything gets bottled. The food is good but limited to pizzas for the most part. The selection is limited to RR beers but still mostly awesome. Good music here as well.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops  (123) Epping, New Hampshire | August 23, 2014
I waited a long time to try Pliny. Simply because I wanted it from the source. So stopping in here with my buddy AJax was a special day. The draft selection and bottles for sale was really impressive. I didn’t eat anything here because we were here simply for the beer. I wish we could have spent a little more time here. This was part of an epic 6 days of California beer!
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Defreni  (48) Husum, Denmark | July 26, 2014
Besøgte dette sted som det tredje bryggeri i Cali men den første brewpub og må indrømme at jeg var blown away. Første dag kommer en halv time efter åbning men allerede lang kø. Meget hjælpsomt personale, ingen problemer med to børn, søde mennesker hele vejen rundt og fantastisk øl. Whats not to like.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill  (83) South Carolina | July 23, 2014
Visited on a Sunday in July (2014). Quite crowded even at noon and I was lucky to get a seat at the bar after about 10 minutes of standing. Seeme a bit understaffed for the size of the crowd (and the crowd was predictable, I expect, given summertime and a discount on pints on Sundays). A fine range of beers available on tap, as well as some bottles to go. Bottles of Pliny were selling like crazy. Bar reached capacity during my visit and there was a small line when I left. Tasters are available, including a large rack featuring all 18 or 20 of their beers.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus  (4) California | July 21, 2014
Great selection of their beers and pints are very reasonably priced. Restaurant is always crowed so there is usually a wait to get in. Their taster boards are fantastic and you can get many of their beers to take home either in a growler or bottles though avalibility is limited. Staff is nice but seem to want to rush you out to get more people in. Ambiance is nice with walls covered in beer logos such as the original New Albion Brewing sign.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
alagnak  (71) Littleton, Colorado | June 30, 2014
Not sure how to add to the thousands of RRBC reviews across the interwebs. I am lucky enough to be able to come up here once a week or so. The pizzas are great, the service is prompt and friendly...yadayadayada...RRBC is all about the masterful beers. Every single beer on the board at any time is a phenomenal example of style and craft. Not one of the 19 beers at any given time will be anything less than perfectly executed and wonderfully tasty. And when you thought they couldn’t do any better/more for the Beer community - they’re adding the Sonoma Pride series to the collection. Every beer lover needs to make it a high priority to visit here at some point. I will be heartbroken when this engagement ends and I’m no longer able to bop 40 minutes up the highway for a few pints.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138  (139) Falls Church, Virginia | June 30, 2014
Pretty packed on Thursday night, got a beer at the bar and sat outside on a bench while waiting for our table. Table service was good, a bit spotty towards the end though. Three options for flights available: all of the left board selections, all of the right board selections (Belgians and sours), or all of everything. Lots of drafts to choose from. Half pints available on the left board as well as growlers for beers under 8%. A few average beers but mostly good to great. Food was good, cheese & charcuterie plate, pizza, and Pliny bites (pizza-ish cheese bread with jalapenos) were all tasty. Stopped in the next day when they opened to buy some beers to go before heading out. Quite a few people already lined up before they opened Friday morning. Well worth a stop anytime you can make it.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
spycow  (36) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited on several occasions. The defacto standard for how to setup, run, and maintain a world class brewpub that serves their own beer only and food. The brewpub is located in a strip center in the center of Santa Rosa. It has a small patio area and nice setup inside. Beer selection is the american vs belgian board. They always have their great beers on tap Pliny, Blind Pig, Supplication, etc... Any of the American styles are for sale in a growler but the Belgians are not. They have bottles of a handful of them but many are made seasonally. The food is standard pub fare but provides quite a variety for good prices. You can right a book about how well they do things here from the beer, service to the location. Overall, a must visit for any beer nerd. A world class brewpub selling some of the best variety of beers in the world.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04  (65) Connecticut | June 1, 2014
As expected, this is a cool place to drink. Lots of tap only Russian River beers, and the classics like Pliny, Supp, and Cons. Pizza is great while drinking Pliny. Very reasonable pricing, especially on Sundays during the all day happy hour. Definitely worth the visit if you’re in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore  (40) California | June 1, 2014
Ah Russian River, we meet again. I used to drive over 2 hours each way to come here for a beer and a growler and now that I live within 30 minutes, still frequent it from time to time. It’s located in a long narrow building in downtown Santa Rosa. The bar is always busy ... really busy. While this isn’t at all their fault and really a product of their success and great beer, you need to be in the mood to be in a loud, crowded space where you are rubbing elbows with strangers. The food is decent pub grub (like the pizzas). The sampler is huge and amazing. If you haven’t been, you must order it. This is a very nostalgic place for me and while I now feel reluctance to brave the crowds, I still make the trek. I wish they would expand into a bigger location.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beerenberger  (61) Fischer, Texas | May 23, 2014
Situated downtown the Russian River Brewery has a large bar a d dinning aera with some seating outside on the sidewalk. Great selection of their beers! Great service considering the place was packed. Brew great beer and they will come.

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