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BeerCraft in Rohnert Park

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The BeerCraft guys

Beer Nerds are a lot like Food Nerds in that the thrill is in the hunt for rare, new and obscure.

To whit: On the counter of JT Fenn’s BeerCraft store is a micro-produced mint chocolate stout that’s just come in. The distributor is downright giddy over finding it and the boys of BeerCraft are equally psyched. “Oh, that’ll be gone by tomorrow,” says JT, getting ready to share the score on his Facebook page — which has more than 1,500 “Likes” after just a few months in business.

The small Rohnert Park store features more than 200 kinds of craft beers, mostly refrigerated and ready for drinking, with a stock that changes up with 10-20 new beers each week. But more than just a place to buy beer, its become a hangout, meet-up and podcasting spot for many of the local Beer-rati who you’ll find wandering around the store, looking for unusual favorites. Fenn brings ‘em back with his ‘Beer of the Day’ specials, 50% off specials (I got a six-pack of Brown Shugga for just $5).

Look for special seasonal ales during the  holidays, including Rogue Brewing’s Pumpkin Patch Ale, Marin Brewing’s Holidaze, Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s Treat (made with pumpkin, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg) and, well, whatever else Fenn can find. 5704 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park, 888-989-2337.

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7 Responses

  1. Dan S November 26, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Beer = Yummy

  2. Kari November 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Great store! Good selection of beers and very nice prices. The people are pretty nice too…

  3. Vince November 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I’ve only been in once but they have a great selection and the person who helped me was really nice. It’s great to see someone following in the footsteps of the greats like City Beer Store in SF and Beer Revolution in Oakland. It’s been a little dream of mine to open something similar in Santa Rosa, but after a few pints…well, you know.. :) Can’t wait to get back to BeerCraft for some more tasty brews.

  4. Joe November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Best selection of local and hard-to-find craft beers in Sonoma County…period! Not sure what to get, just ask JT, his recommendations never disappoint, and the 50% off beer-of-the-day deal cannot be beat!

  5. MrSpock November 15, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Interesting, Captain! I have beamed down into BeerCraft on several occasions. Most welcome. A highly worthy endeavour. Enthusiastically recommended.

    • KhansWrathOwnsSpock November 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      MrSpock has mind melded a troll……Sad

      • biteclub November 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

        What? Is that an imposter Spock? Red alert.

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