MotoDC wrote:strilo wrote:I am going to be in the Bay Area this weekend and I am gonna check out Lagunitas brewery. I am stoked for that. Their Old Gnarly Wine was the best beer at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest this last year.
Nice! Don't forget Russian River Brewing Co. and Bear Republic. They're all clustered around Santa Rosa, right up the 101 from Petaluma (Lagunitas). 15 min drive from Lagunitas to Russian River, then about another 15 min from Russian River to Bear Republic. Make sure you have a DD though! Haha.
Bear Republic didn't have a tasting room or taproom, I thought... Also Lagunitas was closed on Monday when we tried to go there. Jupiter was out of the three beers I wanted to try. We wound up at Pyramid (lame) and then Beer Revolution, which was awesome. We have places like that in Portland as well. Scored a cool Schneider limited edition wheat beer in a big bottle.