Category Archives: Sonoma

Bear Republic Brewing Company

Established by the Norgrove Family in the historic heart of Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California’s Bear Republic Brewing Company ranks among the 50 largest craft breweries in America!

This buzzing and central brewpub offers mighty fine ale and incredible Cali fresh fare – try the Bodega Bay crab sandwich and all their 14 fresh beers on tap!

Stumptown Brewery

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Stumptown Brewery is brought to you by the bar genius behind Zietgeist in San Francisco. Stumptown is a fine little brewery located on the Russian River in Guerneville, Sonoma County.

We hopped into Stumptown Brewery for a beer flight between wine flights and could not be happier with Stumptown’s laid back, riverfront location and of course a few delicious house craft brewskis! The Redwoods in Stumptown’s logo represent a throwback to the ancient forest that blanketed Sonoma County before humans cut them all down (hence the name…Stumptown)!

When in Sonoma, take a break from wine tasting, with beer tasting at Stumptown Brewery! Cheers!

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Beer flight on deck at Stumptown Brewery! Rat Bastard Pale Ale, Blimey the Wanker ESB (LOL!) and Bushwhacker Wheat. Our personal favorite is the Rat Bastard…you are what you drink!

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Russian River Brewing Company

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!

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