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    Norcal Brewery reviews and photos

    I just posted this on another thread but, what about Anchor Brewing. not really near a mountain that I ride but it's cool to take the ferry over from Marin and cruise by ATT Park then head over. I had some 2 day old Liberty Ale there that was outstanding.
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    Hey, I'm super excited about this new brewery opening this year in Santa Rosa. The owner, Bill, is a righteous dude and a mountain biker.

    2 Tread Brewery | Eatery & Craft Brewery

    this will be a mountain bikers brewery. check out the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Gordon Biersch - F
    They wallow and mediocrity and I blame them for roadblocking the growth of craft brews in the South Bay

    Tied House - F+
    Crap

    Rock Bottom - D
    I heard they're getting better but they're part of the 15 year status quo of weak breweries around here.

    Seabright - D+
    Nice people, bad beer.

    BJs - na
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    Sorry for the bad vibes. I think bad reviews are important to save you guys the time and effort. You compare San Jose to San Diego or Bend, Portland, Denver, etc. and you just weep at the hideous quality of our local beer.

    Times are changing hopefully. The clientele is here. Just no options.
    Gordon B Restaurant and Rock Bottom owned by the same people and are not local and owed by the same company.

    Tied House beer is actually pretty good and their brewers helped get a lot of the other local brewers off their feet, and with their partnership with Hermitage Brewing Company they put out some excellent beers

    BJ's is a socal brewery.

    our true local brew is pretty darn good. just not our brewpub choices.
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    So I'm not really clear how I missed this thread for so long. I guess it shows how little time I have been spending on MTBR in the last 6 months.

    While not a hotbed of mtn biking activity, West Sacramento has a vibrant CX community and a growing brewery district. It's also a convenient stopping point for people driving across the the state for weekend trips.

    Our humble brewery district features 3 breweries within walking (or riding) distance from each other.
    Bike Dog Brewing is tops on my list for atmosphere and quality of brews. It's small, and cozy. Weekend nights see people spilling out of the tap room into the back alley, because it's standing room only inside.
    The beers are mostly aroma hop oriented IPAs and pale, but they have an out standing milk stout and other offerings for the hop-adverse. I highly recommend the San Dog IPA and the Mosaic Pale Ale.
    Bike Dog welcomes your bikes and dogs in the tap room. They have been very active in the local cycling community, supporting the Prairie City Race Series, the Folsom Rodeo Cross and the West Sacramento Cyclocross Race. Bike Dog has also held a couple of fundraisers for FATRAC at the taproom.
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    Just around the corner and down the street is Yolo Brewing. Good variety of beers. Ok atmosphere. Their beers are not mind blowing, but good quality. They always have a good mix of ales, lagers, light, dark, hoppy & malty.
    While highly rated, I have found their Capt Ron's DIPA to be tainted with off flavors, medicinal and turbid. It's a dark cloudiness I have never seen in an IPA and it makes me wonder what's wrong with it.
    On the other hand, their Orange Blossom Blonde is great at the end of a long hot road ride. Bright flavors and very refreshing.
    Yolo Brewing is an off shoot of the now out of business Brew It Up breweries in downtown Sacramento and Davis. They offer kettles and ingredients for DIY brewing on site.
    Yolo Brewing is getting involved with local cycling. They were a major sponsor for the recent Sacramento Cyclocross Series, even holding their series awards ceremony in the tap room.
    They also rely on local food trucks to feed hungry patrons.

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    The last brewery is Jackrabbit Brewing. Their taproom has not opened yet, but it will be in the next couple weeks. However, they are open for bottle sales and growler fills.
    Jackrabbit has been available at local bars and restaurants for a couple years now. Their flagship beer is a tasty saison. I have also had a brown ale that is reminiscent of a Newcastle, but with real flavor.
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    Francis - Check out Clandestine Brewing in San Jose. Definitely more of what we need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    Gordon B Restaurant and Rock Bottom owned by the same people and are not local and owed by the same company.

    Tied House beer is actually pretty good and their brewers helped get a lot of the other local brewers off their feet, and with their partnership with Hermitage Brewing Company they put out some excellent beers

    BJ's is a socal brewery.

    our true local brew is pretty darn good. just not our brewpub choices.
    That's too much information. They all sux.

    Hopefully some new talent is moving in to San Ho. I've travelled now and every town has good stuff it seems. And the good ones like Bend or San Diego have about 20 watering holes of incredible quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slonie View Post
    Francis - Check out Clandestine Brewing in San Jose. Definitely more of what we need!
    Right on. Open for 8 months and rave reviews. We must meetup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlisle View Post
    Since Nevada City came up, I should mention the new one - Three Forks Bakery & Brewery. A+ since the beer is very good (including a very tasty red IPA & an exceptional pale ale), plus wood fired pizza and well above average espresso. Nice building & right downtown too.
    +1 for Three Forks Bakery & Brewery; it's a must stop spot on your way to Downieville. Good beer and food

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    Where are these? I think any discussion listing favorite breweries needs to provide location!

    Speaking of, how about Knee Deep Brewing in Auburn? OH MY GOD!! Just went last week and they had 10 IPA's on draft. 4 standards, 3 doubles, and 3 triples. All delicious. One of the doubles was every bit as good as Pliny the Younger but I will remain quiet about that as I'd like to keep buying it.

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    I'm bumping this old thread to admit that I was wrong. Santa Adairius is indeed a better brewery than Discretion, IMHO. The Simpleton (?) is a great IPA.

    I stand corrected.

    I'm going to add Corralitos Brewing to the list of places to check out. Solid beers and a cool rural vibe.

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    Cellarmaker and Sante, nothing else

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    Where are these? I think any discussion listing favorite breweries needs to provide location!

    Speaking of, how about Knee Deep Brewing in Auburn? OH MY GOD!! Just went last week and they had 10 IPA's on draft. 4 standards, 3 doubles, and 3 triples. All delicious. One of the doubles was every bit as good as Pliny the Younger but I will remain quiet about that as I'd like to keep buying it.
    I've been wanting to get up to Knee Deep ever since they opened their tap room.
    Need to plan an A4B field trip up that way, ride Auburn then gorge on IPAs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    That's too much information. They all sux.

    Hopefully some new talent is moving in to San Ho. I've travelled now and every town has good stuff it seems. And the good ones like Bend or San Diego have about 20 watering holes of incredible quality.
    Watering hole with good quality beer or Watering hole with good quality beer they brewed.

    For good quality beer in the just In San Jo Area you have Good Karma, Original Gravity, Market Beer, Harry's, sometimes O malleys, and the best one IMO O' Flats Downtown SJ Digital Pour :: O'Flaherty's Irish Pub
    that doesn't include the spots in Campbell, MV, or SV
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    Knee Deep is the Bomb - the Hop Bomb!

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    This thread was supposed to have pictures. It isn't Beer Porn without pictures.
    Here you go Ronski. My favorite new Brewery since Russian River opened almost 10 years ago. The only downside is no food so while I encourage you to run not walk to Auburn, I'm afraid you will have to crawl home.

    The menu may be hard to read so if you can enlarge it you might be impressed. Amazing. My favorite was the Lupulin River, a double that rivaled some of the most famous beers on the west coast. Wink wink.

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    Now yer' talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    Where are these? I think any discussion listing favorite breweries needs to provide location!
    Sorry. Santa Adairius is in Capitola off Park Ave. Corralitos is in Corralitos. You take Freedom Blvd. off Hwy 1 and drive for 15 min or so. I give their DIPA a solid B+/A-. Actually, their Belgian and other ales are all in the B and above range. Pretty cool vibe... big porch that overlooks the parking lot and fields across the street. A taco truck sets up in the parking lot for eats.

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    Hop Dogma in El Granada (Upper HMB) is brewing up tasty beverages and well worth a apres ride visit if your passing thru from Ptown or Montara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    Where are these? I think any discussion listing favorite breweries needs to provide location!

    Speaking of, how about Knee Deep Brewing in Auburn? OH MY GOD!! Just went last week and they had 10 IPA's on draft. 4 standards, 3 doubles, and 3 triples. All delicious. One of the doubles was every bit as good as Pliny the Younger but I will remain quiet about that as I'd like to keep buying it.
    My one trip to Knee Deep was awesome! Tons of beers on tap, pet friendly, and there was a pizza food truck. I luv pizza and beer

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    My picks might be Sierra Centric:

    Mountain Rambler, Bishop Ca: New spot, good beer (only 4 kinds on my visit) and good food, excellent vibe - seems like Bishop needed a spot like this.

    Mammoth Brewing, Mammoth Lakes, Ca: Excellent beer, vibe has gone down a bit as they've moved into a bigger location, bummed they've stopped canning.

    June Lakes Brewing, June Lakes, Ca: Really excellent beer, especially for a new brewery. Cool vibe, nice owners who are mountain bikers willing to share trail beta. No food, but the Hawaiian soul food truck parked in the lot was killer.

    Coldwater, South Lake Tahoe, Ca: Pretty good beer, not the best food, ok vibe.

    Fifty Fifty, Truckee, Ca: Really good beer and food, generally good vibe, gotten pricy.

    Tahoe Mountain - go to the taproom in Truckee vs the restaurant in Tahoe City for a different experience - good beer and a cool vibe.

    Three Forks, Nevada City, Ca - Great beer, haven't tried much food, cool spot.

    Brewing Layer - Heard great things both beer and vibe wise, on the short list.
    Also want to check out Alibi in Incline Village on Tahoe.

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    Not sure how I missed this thread for so long, but a here is my contribution - I am also going to introduce a new aspect to the grading system, the Hipster Correction Factor, or HCF - this is the grade the brewery gets after you account for the hipster presence, or lack thereof, so HCF only taken into account when you are going to hang out there - I know that it is cliche to complain about hipsters, but if yoy live in SF and don't complain about hipsters, then you have either givin' up on life or are an F'in Hipster!

    Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company (B-) - brand new spot in outer sunset in SF - great space / decor, but beer is very average - food is pretty good - a hipster magnet to a neighborhood that previously had very few - it's a C after HCF

    Social Kitchen & Brewery (A-) - really good beer (Double IPA is great), food is hit and miss but the good stuff is really good (i.e. the burger), parking sucks but hey it's in SF what do you expect?, light hipster presence for SF so after HCF it is an A!

    Cellarmaker (A) - as everybody says, best beer in in SF, but after HCF it is a B

    Discretion (A-) - very strong beer, amazing food, has an outddor hop garden, neutral HCF

    Sante Adairius (A+) - best beer around, but location kinda sucks & some of the folks who work & drink there can be a bit douche-y at times, w/ HCF B+

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    Just a tiny bit out of the way, but if you ever find yourself in Auckland, NZ and just cannot force yourself to drink another Steinlager or Speights or whatever else they are trying to pass off as beer there, just hit Brothers Beer for your fix - it is an A in a beer desert

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Sante Adairius (A+) - best beer around, but location kinda sucks & some of the folks who work & drink there can be a bit douche-y at times, w/ HCF B+
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    Nah - an example of butthurt would be "This place sucks! - everyone there is a rude a-hole and I'll never go back!"

    The opposite of butthurt is a fair review acknowledging that it has exceptional, A+ beer and still recommending it despite the fact that on several occasions the dudes pouring the beers were pretty rude & pretentious. I was talking this place up to some buddies who are big home-brewers when we went surfing a few months ago so we went there afterward and they were just trying to have a friendly conversation about brewing and their beers - they couldn't have been more condescending - but I'll still go back cause it is good stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Nah - an example of butthurt would be "This place sucks! - everyone there is a rude a-hole and I'll never go back!"

    The opposite of butthurt is a fair review acknowledging that it has exceptional, A+ beer and still recommending it despite the fact that on several occasions the dudes pouring the beers were pretty rude & pretentious. I was talking this place up to some buddies who are big home-brewers when we went surfing a few months ago so we went there afterward and they were just trying to have a friendly conversation about brewing and their beers - they couldn't have been more condescending - but I'll still go back cause it is good stuff!
    I kid. I can probably guess who you dealt with actually. I just cringe when people start complaining about "hipsters" which in my opinion is an empty buzzword that has no real meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    I kid. I can probably guess who you dealt with actually. I just cringe when people start complaining about "hipsters" which in my opinion is an empty buzzword that has no real meaning.
    Fair point - you're right that hipster doesn't really mean anything and my use was definitely supposed to be tongue in cheek - I've just lived in SF for so long that hipster has come to mean anybody under the age of 40 with facial hair who happens to be annoying me at that moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    I've just lived in SF for so long that hipster has come to mean anybody under the age of 40 with facial hair who happens to be annoying me at that moment!
    One would think that a fairly large portion of the population in SF would fall into this category. A recent trip to Portland has me appreciating my home town hipsters a whole lot more.

    And since we're slighlty OT anyway, I must admit I didn't fully appreciate the genius of Portlandia until I visited Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Right on. Open for 8 months and rave reviews. We must meetup.

    Clandestine Brewing
    I was just there on Friday. For such a small brewery, great beer and fantastic selection. The bad parts are that there's no food, limited seating, and they're only open Friday and Saturdays. I saw someone bring their own chairs to sit outside- great idea. Hopefully they can scale and grow.

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    Stopped by this place last night so adding it to the list:

    Southern Pacific Brewing (D+) - so disappointed I wanted to love this place; the space / decor are great, bartenders were really nice, they have 2 bars & lots of indoor / outdoor seating so it's easy to get a drink and a place to sit (esp. by SF Mission District standards), a generous taster flight of all the beers they brew is super cheap ($7 for a lot of beer!), and they have pretty good food as well, but unfortunately the beer absolutely blows - it is abysmally bad - the D+ is accounting for all of the good stuff; Hipster factor is even low for SF Mission, but that is probably b/c the beer sucks

    On a positive note, they do serve some half-decent guest beers so you could go there to eat and drink other beers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esses View Post
    I'd give Santa Cruz Mountain brewery a C+. Vibe and location is great (A) for after a Wilder ride… lots of outdoor hangout space, but their beer is inconsistent (C)
    Was just there today after a quick ride at Wilder. Completely spot on with the comment about the inconsistency of the beer. I generally only drink pale ales and IPAs, and usually try both wherever I go, and the one thing that struck me at SCMB today is how different the beers seem to taste every time I'm there. Today's pale was pretty well balanced, good bittering and a nice malty body. The IPA seemed thinner and I got nothing from it but a lot of IBUs. Last time I was there, a couple of months ago, it was the opposite. Really good IPA, pretty nondescript pale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersFIMA View Post
    Was just there today after a quick ride at Wilder. Completely spot on with the comment about the inconsistency of the beer. I generally only drink pale ales and IPAs, and usually try both wherever I go, and the one thing that struck me at SCMB today is how different the beers seem to taste every time I'm there. Today's pale was pretty well balanced, good bittering and a nice malty body. The IPA seemed thinner and I got nothing from it but a lot of IBUs. Last time I was there, a couple of months ago, it was the opposite. Really good IPA, pretty nondescript pale.
    As much as I love the place, I have to agree with you; their beer is inconsistent. I was there last weekend, and the beer didn't seem as good as the last time I was there. I will still go there to sample the beer...someday they'll have to get it right.

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    I went to Discretion Brewing on March 29th, this place is pretty cool. Good vibe, good beer; I didn't try the food but, it looked tasty. The place is dog friendly, and on this particular day it was tattooed redhead friendly
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    Any thoughts on Half Moon Bay brewing company?

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    Stopped by the Sierra taphouse in Chico on the way back from absolutely perfect Downieville for lunch today. The food was good as always and since we were early no wait. After extensive testing I brought some of the Ballast Point collaboration home.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    My one trip to Knee Deep was awesome! Tons of beers on tap, pet friendly, and there was a pizza food truck. I luv pizza and beer
    They have food trucks pretty regularly...like maybe Tue thru Sat...from 4 to whenever they close. If you're unsure just call and ask. Our favorite is Cruzin Fuzion. When there's no truck, they're totally cool with you bringing in take out or ordering pizza to be delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhiker View Post
    Any thoughts on Half Moon Bay brewing company?
    Beers are okay. Great outdoor seating on the water (good views, dog friendly and fire pits). My wife and I, along with our dogs always stop in when we're in the area.

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    Spent a week in Humboldt County last October and Redwood Curtain Brewing Company in Arcata was by far my favorite. Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Sante Adairius (A+) - best beer around, but location kinda sucks & some of the folks who work & drink there can be a bit douche-y at times, w/ HCF B+
    lol, yeah last time I went to Sante, it was pretty high on the HCF. Lots of bearded guys & serious foodie types. Thought I stepped into a teleporter and ended up in Oregon. It is the best beer I've had by far in SC county, if not CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    lol, yeah last time I went to Sante, it was pretty high on the HCF. Lots of bearded guys & serious foodie types. Thought I stepped into a teleporter and ended up in Oregon. It is the best beer I've had by far in SC county, if not CA.
    Yup. Big beards and even bigger bellies. Average weight in that place last time I was there had to be well North of 250.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    oh the humanity

    My word. Did it give you the vapors?

    Yeah, that place sucks. You should stay away.

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    For me the best brewery by far in northern ca. is Redwood Curtain in Arcata. Small batch only, 10+ variety of all kinds. Constantly rotating selection. If in the area it is a must stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    lol, yeah last time I went to Sante, it was pretty high on the HCF. Lots of bearded guys & serious foodie types. Thought I stepped into a teleporter and ended up in Oregon. It is the best beer I've had by far in SC county, if not CA.
    Excuse my ignorance but, what is HCF???

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    Quote Originally Posted by prozach0215 View Post
    For me the best brewery by far in northern ca. is Redwood Curtain in Arcata. Small batch only, 10+ variety of all kinds. Constantly rotating selection. If in the area it is a must stop.
    Redwood Curtain is the best brewery in Humboldt no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Excuse my ignorance but, what is HCF???
    You have to read the rest of the thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    You have to read the rest of the thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BStrummin View Post
    Whole slew of breweries stretching from Roseville to Auburn now, all right along 80. You can hit these in this order all the way to Auburn:

    Dragas Brewing (Rocklin) A - Open just a few weeks. Very cool place with games and stuff, haven't had much of their beer yet but the Chili Stout was amazing. But hot. Very hot.

    Boneshaker Community Brewhouse (Rocklin) - I haven't been here but have heard lots of good things.

    Out of Bounds Brewing (Rocklin) A+ - Another really cool chill place and my first thought was somebody dumped some $$ into it. Great beer. Awesome Oak aged Stout.

    Loomis Basin - (Lincoln) - haven't been here either but I've had their beer and it was good.

    Knee Deep (Auburn) A++++ - Just go. I'm not going to bother telling you about it. Big IPA fans have to go here.

    Auburn Alehouse - mentioned by many previously.

    Check websites for hours. Most aren't open til later in the day during the week.
    Most of these are kid friendly too. From what I've heard Loomis is not.
    Boneshaker was ok. It's all guest beers, and it's out of my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Yup. Big beards and even bigger bellies. Average weight in that place last time I was there had to be well North of 250.
    I was there two weeks ago, and yes there were some big boys there The place is nice, a bit out of the way, and not as welcoming as I like. I'll give them another shot next time I'm in SC.

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    ^^ Nice to see Lagunitas score so high (35th). It put me off with its hop level when I first tried it a few years ago. Now I have to pick up a case at Costco every 3 weeks! And cool to see San Ho's Hermitage Citra scoring high (18th).
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    I haven't been to too many in the area. I got burned by Lagunitas the day I drove into CA after driving for a week moving out here. They wouldn't fill my growler at 5min 'till close even after a sob story. Still haven't put the grudge away.

    Russian River (Santa Rosa). A+ beers. C atmosphere. D attitude. C food. I live in SR and never go.

    Woodfour (Sebastopol). B- beers. B+ atmosphere. C food. Mainly because the fru fru food doesn't belong in a brew pub. Any brewery needs a solid staple; Kolsh, Pilsener or something light, good IPA and something dark. They have none of that just some pretentious brews and that's too bad.

    Warped (Sebastopol). C beers. B+ atmosphere. D food (almost none). All adulterated brews. I guess I'm a purist. I don't mind a half pint of something with weird ingredients but not a whole one, much less a few. If you're an arcade nerd, you may stick around for a few games.

    Hop Monk (Sebastopol). B+ beers. A atmosphere. B food. Solid place to grab a few pints, either brewed by them or from another brewer. Food is pretty good, nothing to write home about, on the warm days their outdoor patio is hard to beat. Some my not know it's run by the original founders of Gordon Biersch (they've since sold their interest).

    Heritage House (Santa Rosa). B+ beers. B+ atmosphere. B+ food. They started brewing their own earlier this year and their brews are solid. Nothing exceptional but solid. Good place to watch a game if you're into that. They've got their food staples covered.

    Fog Belt (Santa Rosa). B+ beers. B atmosphere. C food. So so location, not very motivating to seek it out. Beers are not bad but not something one would seek out. It's a loud place, with loud TV blasting over everyone else. Good place to watch a game I guess.

    3rd Street Aleworks (Santa Rosa). B beers. B atmosphere. B- food. I'd love to enjoy the place as they have great deals going on but their beer is OK at best (maybe if you climb 5k vertical you'll enjoy it a few notches more). Food is uninspiring. Atmosphere is alright.

    Dempsey's (Petaluma). B beers. B+ atmosphere. B food. Another alright place. Weird thing is they're super pet friendly but we got attitude for having a kid. That's just on walk in, nothing with ours being a brat, didn't even get a chance to establish that one way or another.

    Bear Republic (Healdsburg). B+ beers. B atmosphere. B food. Staple beers are solid. Not crazy about their creative endeavors. Food is alright, atmosphere is alright.

    Shed (Headsburg). B+ beers. B atmosphere. A- food. Kind of a weird, pretentious place, grocery store, take out, eat in fusion concept with a brewery. Not the kinda place you'd go to all sweaty and tired but food is better than average. A little spendy, though.

    Any recommendations for a family friendly brewpub? We had lots of those in CO and I like what I experienced in Portland. So far, its drunks, attitude and too loud in most places I go to around here.

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