joet (109) Wilsonville, Oregon | September 29, 2010
A nice open, friendly little tap room well stocked with most of Santa Rosa’s best offerings. Russian River doesn’t offer kegs too close to the brewery so there’s one local that will be sorely missed. Great staff. Good food. Well selected beers.
Pretty frickin rad Whole Foods, they have a full out taproom and bar place right next to the beer section inside the store. Selection is not particularly extraordinary but they have an employee dedicated to help you make your beer selection. Prices are quite good (grocery store prices!). Very cool place.
Fik en enkelt taster imens konen købte morgenmad til ungerne. RR Sanctification og Blind Pig på hanerne, meget nifty. Fint udvalg af singles på hylderne men ikke særlig god service i forhold til hvad jeg ellers oplevede i USA
Impressive selection of bottles with pretty reasonable prices. Service was quite attentive and willing to give advice or direct you to what you wanted to find. Definitely worth a stop when in Santa Rosa if you have some time.
Well now, this is pretty darn cool. I have been to Steep Brew, which is a tap room adjacent to a Whole Foods, but this one is right inside. Pretty nice taplist, and tasters for $2.50. Step out and peruse the pretty standard bottled beer selection as well, just dont take your glass with you!
Freakin rad grocery store. I have to give this one bonus points for being able to do your grocery shopping while tasting world class beers in a pub literally INSIDE the store. Not a different room accessible from the store, but a little hut in the middle of the store. Haha, I love it! I’ve been here a few times and whoever is in charge of getting beers for the taproom is doing a bang up job. There is always some really rare and tasty beers on tap. The bottle selection (outside the taproom in the grocery section) is very good as well. I’ve actually seen better at other Whole Foods, but this one is good as well. The service is nice and the taproom itself is super small but feels comfortable somehow.
Stopped here to pick up some food and hit the beer selection, while we were at it. Average to slightly above average selection of singles and bombers. The coolest part of this place is the draft selection, which offers tasters of various beers on tap. Didn’t get a chance to try many, as it was super crowded, which was weird for a Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 pm, oh well. Friendly and helpful staff. Pretty cool joint, but I still prefer Bottle Barn for stocking up.
Stopped by on a quick overnight trip to town. Pretty muck all WF have an above average beer selection, I think that is known. But, I hadn’t been to one yet with a draft and homebrew supplies…pretty cool idea. Solid bottle selection, picked up a couple of singles. Between the cooler on one side and gain on the other is a open front tin shack looking structure with draft and vintage/no longer on shelf bottles for consumption there. Nice selection on both lists, with prices being a bit on the high side. Sample were available, but the bartender said for beer week they were something like $2.50-3 but the rest of the time they are less then $1. Had a Rio Reserva that was something stupid like $12, but what the hell. Service was nice and cool concept.
surprisingly really cool place that exceeded my expectations. Manager put on a one year aged Lenny rye that he held back, as well as 2011 North Coast imperial stout. The best beer on this trip was a pint of a Bear DIPA harvest. Everything served at appropriate carbonation and though a tad cold, a reasonable temperature to just wait out. Cheap pints, they have some happy hours as well. The bottle selection was very good, with some harder to get stuff in the US craft cooler, not found at the Bottle Shop. Friendly and polite people, a good service and lighting.
This was a cool first place to begin the day’s beer adventure north of SF. So walking in was a little disorienting as I’ve not seen Whole Foods store configuration like this. I found the beer off in the right back corner where there was a solid selection of NorCal offerings but nothing here another well stocked bottle shop wouldn’t have. All of the singles are stored in the cold space and seem priced OK. I did get asked almost right away if I needed help by a friendly staff member, which was nice. I didn’t try the “tap room” since it was too early. Neat-o looking space to try a beer, that actually seemed very small compared to the beer drinking and tap area of the Chandler, AZ location. I see plenty of warning placards all over the place to control where you could and couldn’t take a drink. Not sure I will go out of my way to come back and try the tap list since it looks like it doesn’t take too many to totally fill it up. Nice stop though. I walk away with 3 or 4 cool bottles.