The Latest Happenings at RRBC

So much has happened in the past few months that I don’t even know where to begin!  I will just pick up from where I left off with the last blog right before our Pliny the Younger release.  We were grateful to see so many tourists and locals alike coming back to our pub and Sonoma County for the annual release.  This year the Sonoma County Economic Development Board conducted another 2-week study on the economic impact to set a baseline before we open Windsor and have the release at both breweries next year.  This study was just published and the total economic impact in just 2 weeks was nearly $3.4 MILLION!  You can read the final report here: http://sonomaedb.org/Current-Projects/Craft-Beverages/....

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Pliny the Younger 2018

In my stubborn quest to retain total control over all media channels, including this blog, my posts have become even more infrequent.  That is what happens when you try to run a business, build a brewery and remodel a house at the same time.  I definitely do NOT recommend it!  Fortunately, the house is done and we are all settled in to our new home.  Now all we have to do is build a brewery! 2017 was the year of extremes.  We were extremely excited to break ground and started building our dream brewery in Windsor.  In September, we went to Germany to inspect our new brewhouse, which was successfully delivered and installed in December.  You may have seen my....

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Beatification 2017 Release

Today we are releasing our 2017 Beatification on DRAFT only at our brewpub in Downtown Santa Rosa! We debuted the latest batch of Beatification this past weekend at both the Firestone Invitational and Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp in San Francisco. This beer is unique in that we transfer the beer from the kettle into our koelschip which is a long, shallow, open-top tank in the barrel room. The beer sits overnight to collect all the ambient wild yeasts, or “bugs and critters”, then is racked into used wine barrels for fermentation. Because no yeast is added to the beer, we call this process “spontaneous fermentation”, or affectionately known to us as “Sonambic”. Once Vinnie is satisfied with the beer, it is then bottled and kegged for conditioning (carbonation). Beatification will be available at our pub....

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Construction Begins and NEW RRBC Website!

Greetings from Sonoma County! Please excuse my extended hiatus from blogging.  Not only are we working incredibly hard on the new brewery, but we have been in the process of changing website hosts for seemingly a very long time.  But the switch is finally compete and this is my first blog post on our new website!  While several pages on our new site are still in need of updating, the most important page is up and running.  Check out the Windsor Brewery page for the scoop on the new brewery, a gorgeous rendering, and images from our LIVE construction camera! The camera takes a photo every 10 minutes (during daylight hours) and streams it LIVE to our website.  This super cool camera is on a 40 foot....

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RRBC Windsor location is official!

It has been a very exciting week around here for me and Vinnie and our entire brewery family! This past Thursday we closed escrow on our new brewery property in Windsor! Some of you who also follow us on Facebook may have already heard the news. But our BLOG readers are going to get the full scoop. We have been looking for a very long time (like a couple of years) to find the right property here in Sonoma County. First and foremost, we were ready to own, not lease, and that limited our search by quite a bit. But, alas, the Windsor property that we previously looked at finally came available for sale. Nearly 15 acres of bare land....

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