Ahh…Russian River Brewing. Pliny the Elder. Pliny the Younger. This is the stuff of craft beer legend. We endeavor to pay homage to the Beer Gods in Santa Rosa, California as often as possible. By way of background, Russian River Brewing was born way back in 1997 when Korbel Champagne took a shot at beer making on their Guerneville, Sonoma County estate. Korbel’s boots on the ground consisted of Vinnie Cilurzo (formerly of Blind Pig Brewing Company) who in addition to being the Brewmaster also marketed and delivered the beer! Vinnie and his wife Natalie bought out Korbel in 2002 and the rest, as they say, is history!