Exciting News Regarding Pliny the Younger 2020- Never Say Never!

This February we celebrate the 16th annual Winter release of our popular Triple IPA, Pliny the Younger. Always released the first Friday in February (rain or shine, but mostly rain), Younger will be available at both brewpubs February 7th-20th, 2020.  Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world descend upon Santa Rosa, and our new Windsor location as of last year, to enjoy not only Pliny the Younger but other popular Russian River brews like our barrel-aged sours, Blind Pig IPA and our flagship Pliny the Elder. In 2019, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board conducted a study which determined that the two-week release saw visitors from 42 states and 14 countries and contributed $4.16M to the local....

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Yuletide Blog

Season’s Greetings from Sonoma County! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Holiday Season thus far! We have certainly had our share of excitement around here, and finally settling down for the winter.  As many of you know, we had another major wildfire in late October, early November, that came dangerously close to burning homes and businesses within the city limits of Windsor. While several homes and more than 75,000 acres were burned, thankfully no one was seriously injured or worse. And we owe it all to the 5,000 First Responders from local agencies as well as throughout the state and beyond who literally saved our community from yet another horrible disaster. That is why this year’s Sonoma Pride is....

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Summer Fun at RRBC

Vinnie and I just returned from our first vacation in 4 years!  I guess you can say we have been a little busy.  We celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary last week on Kaua’i hiking, relaxing on beautiful beaches, and eating tons of fresh fish. It was a much-needed reprieve after a very intense few years! We also celebrated our 15th Anniversary at the Downtown Santa Rosa Pub this past April with an old-school Russian River party with HUGElarge, Pat Jordan and a lot of tasty beers!  Thank you for supporting us these past 15 wonderful years in Santa Rosa (some of you even longer including the Korbel and Blind Pig days).  Cheers to the next 15+ years in both Santa....

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15th Annual Pliny the Younger Release!

By the time you read this, our 15th annual release of Pliny the Younger may be well under way!  This is a big year for us with much anticipation (and anxiety!) about hosting the release in both Santa Rosa and Windsor for the first time.  We have been planning and preparing for weeks.  The beer was brewed in December at both locations and filtered and kegged only today!  I have had the opportunity to taste both the Windsor and Santa Rosa brews and am extremely pleased with both.  The recipe this year is quite similar to year’s past with some slight changes to the hops.  We added Citra in the kettle and dry hop, and kept Simcoe and Amarillo for....

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Happy New Year 2019!

My only New Year’s Resolution is to blog at least 6 times over the next 12 months, a seemingly reasonable and obtainable goal.  Oh, and to avoid any major construction projects.  That one is easy since we ran out of money! 2018 proved to be the most exhilarating, educational, challenging and busiest year of our lives!  I still pinch myself, and often laugh out loud, when driving up to our new brewery in Windsor and wonder how the heck we managed to build this beautiful and relatively massive brewery in just 18 months.  Granted, we had 2 ½ years of preparation beforehand, which definitely helped expedite the building process.  Nevertheless, it is not surprising that most of us were limping....

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