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Sonoma County Ordered to Shut Down Indoor Drinking and Dining Operations

Jul 12, 2020

We just received the official news that Sonoma County is the latest county in California to be ordered to shut down several business operations again, including indoor drinking and dining. All bars, brewery taprooms, winery tasting rooms, restaurants and brewpubs must discontinue indoor service effective at midnight tonight, July 12th, and may only serve alcohol […]

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Sonoma County Public Health Gives Green Light To Reopen!

Jun 6, 2020

Late last night, the Sonoma County Public Health Director, Dr. Sundari Mase, revised her order allowing restaurants to reopen for in-house dining effective June 6th! The team and I are busy spending this weekend installing plexiglass barriers, rearranging/removing furniture at both pubs, and rehiring, on-boarding and training about 50 employees in preparation for opening Monday […]

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Coronavirus Shelter In Place Update

May 18, 2020

We hope that you and your families are staying safe, healthy, and relatively sane during these difficult times. The affects of this global pandemic are varied and far-reaching. Thankfully, our employees, their families, Vinnie and I are healthy and able to focus on other aspects of our lives. Our hearts go out to everyone adversely […]

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Latest happenings at RRBC RE: COVID-19 situation

Mar 17, 2020

In response to the quickly evolving COVID-19 virus situation, both brewery restaurants will remain CLOSED for onsite service until further notice. We will continue to offer takeout orders for food at both locations, as well as growlers and bottles to go. Call (707) 545-2337 and listen to the prompt to reach the appropriate brewery. Our […]

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COVID-19 Virus Update

Mar 16, 2020

On March 15th, Governor Gavin Newsom mandated some new restrictions in the state of CA to greatly minimize the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. We support these new mandates and are in the process of shutting down and reducing operations in compliance with the Governor to help further reduce spread of the virus. Our Windsor Tasting […]

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Message Regarding COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

The health and safety of our customers, employees and vendors is our top priority at Russian River Brewing. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions with increased cleaning and sanitation practices, as well as temporary policy changes within our company. We are all craving a sense of normalcy right now […]

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

Dec 24, 2019

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 […]

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Yuletide Blog

Dec 16, 2019

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 […]

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Summer Fun at RRBC

Jul 15, 2019

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! […]

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15th Annual Pliny the Younger Release!

Feb 1, 2019

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 […]

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Happy New Year 2019!

Jan 2, 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 […]

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Getting Ready to Brew Batch #1 in Windsor!

Sep 9, 2018

After a few weeks of turning things on for the first time and making some big messes, we are just about ready to brew our first batch of beer in Windsor!  For those of you who are not aware, Russian River Brewing was originally owned by and located at the historic Korbel Winery in Guerneville, […]

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The Latest Happenings at RRBC

May 13, 2018

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 […]

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Pliny the Younger 2018

Jan 14, 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 […]

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Beatification 2017 Release

Jun 8, 2017

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 […]

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Construction Begins and NEW RRBC Website!

May 28, 2017

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 […]

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RRBC Windsor location is official!

Dec 20, 2016

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 […]

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All Hopped Up For The Cure 2016!

Dec 20, 2016

Dear Loyal Blog Readers, It’s October and, once again, we are “All Hopped Up For The Cure”! This year’s “Framboise For A Cure” is on tap at the pub now through the end of the month, or at least pretty close. The base beer is Temptation and Sonambic aged with 2 pounds of fresh organic […]

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