Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beardface  (37) Eugene, Oregon | May 9, 2009
A solid little brewpub that unfortunately paled in comparison to Russian River which we had visited just before. Place was nearly impossible to find, tucked back behind a couple other buildings. When we got in there it was packed (It was Valentines Day) so we actually just stood near the bar area and ordered our sampler tray. The beers were mediocre to great, but many of the better ones I had already had in bottled form many times. The atmosphere was typical of a brewpub, but lost some points for it being so packed and rowdy. The bartenders did their best, but it was a losing situation. Would like to visit again when it’s less busy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nickd717  (131) San Francisco, California | May 5, 2009
Nice place. Hard to find (it’s back off the main street). Typical brewpub atmosphere. Lots of great beer on tap. Big samplers available and sometimes you get freebies. Food is reasonable. You can also buy bottles of their stuff on the premises.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 14, 2009
Healdsburg as a beautiful place and Bear republic fits right in with the atmosphere. A little hard to find in the back of some shops off of the main drag. I was blown away by there selection. Having had most of their bottled beers I was mostly interested in any special versions or tap only beers; well, they delivered in spades. There were probably a half dozen beers that they don’t bottle, plus a half dozen more special barrel aged or extra-hopped versions of their normal beers. I didn’t even know where to start. Happy hour prices were great and the bartender was very friendly. Definitely a recommended spot. Their hoppy beers are world class, and some of their experimental stuff is legit, though not all of it hits the mark even if it is interesting.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
grikmok  (3) Little Rock, Arkansas | February 13, 2009
The beer is excellent in this place. Food was ok.... the overall feeling of the place is a local hangout. Will definitely go again when I’m in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
JohnC  (163) Mission Viejo, California | January 29, 2009
The food was good; the place was bright and airy & clean. I ate & drank at the bar. Definitely a locals hangout where everyone knew everyone else.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (600) Woodland, California | January 17, 2009
Just excellent. Food was really good. Beer selection and flavors were outstanding. A bit crowded Saturday night on a holiday weekend. But the staff kept in touch, and all went well.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HIBEERMAN  (8) Rhinecliff, New York | January 12, 2009
the weirdest experience of my northern CA beer hunt. A good brewpub in wine country. No the experience was shaky but the beer was good and the selection amazing.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben  (128) State College, Pennsylvania | September 22, 2008
Fantastic beer here! A hop head’s delight with several IPAs and double IPAs on tap at all times. They even have a hopped up version of their Red Rocket. The burger I ordered was tasty and delicious, and the garlic fries were fantastic. Everyone at our table was raving over the food - maybe because we’d biked all over the vineyards that day. Busy and bustling on a Friday night, and because it was my birthday I got a free pint! Somewhat disapointed that they had no sampler platter - rather you build your own for $1.25/sample. They should take note of their competition down the road at Russian River where you can get every beer on tap for a reasonable price. To sample all 15 beers here would have been a big cost - instead my fellow diners ordered several beers and I filled in the gaps with the taste samplers. Love the bike gear hanging all over the place - they really need to make a t-shirt with their make beer not bombs tag line.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GJF  (54) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 27, 2008
Great beer, average food, so-so ambience. But even if the pub doesn’t really stand out, the beers do and this is definitely worth the trip if you’re in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
rayOfBeer  (19) El Cerrito, California | June 26, 2008
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. I’ll stop anytime I’m in the area, givin the chance.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Braudog  (888) Yorktown, Virginia | April 13, 2008
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 didn’t 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)

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