Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House
May17

Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House

Two new gastropubs put the focus on beer + food

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New Albion Ale at Russian River Brewing with Koch, McAuliffe
Jan08

New Albion Ale at Russian River Brewing with Koch, McAuliffe

New Albion Ale returns using original recipe, yeast. Collaborators McAuliffe, Koch at Russian River Brewing

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Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.
Dec11

Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.

Craft beer pub moving to Santa Rosa’s JC neighborhood

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Pub Republic Opens
Nov21

Pub Republic Opens

Brussels sprouts tacos? Yup.

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Hopmonk Novato opens
Nov21

Hopmonk Novato opens

Hopmonk #3 for Gordon Biersch

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BeerCraft in Rohnert Park
Nov14

BeerCraft in Rohnert Park

On the hunt for the rarest of craft beers in Rohnert Park

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Old Redwood Brewing Company
Aug30

Old Redwood Brewing Company

A beer tasting room in Windsor features micro-batched brews

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Sprenger’s Tap Room
May25

Sprenger’s Tap Room

Most taps in the North Bay? Burgers are solid.

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BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant in Santa Rosa
May17

BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Brewhouse chain opens a massive 250-seat restaurant in Santa Rosa’s Coddingtown Mall

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Beer Week 2012
Feb10

Beer Week 2012

Feb. 10-19

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Nanobrewers of the North Bay
Jan31

Nanobrewers of the North Bay

More than home brewers, less than craft brewers: A new breed of artisan beer-makers emerges

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Sprenger’s Tap room to open in Santa Rosa
Dec08

Sprenger’s Tap room to open in Santa Rosa

Beer hall in the works in downtown SR

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Pliny wins again
Jun30

Pliny wins again

Russian River Brewing’s Double IPA Beer of the Year

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Top 10 Beer & Sunshine Spots
Apr13

Top 10 Beer & Sunshine Spots

Where are the best places to get a beer/drink in the sunshine? For such an outdoorsy place, most places are so indoors and gloomy.

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Pliny the Younger Released

Russian River Brewing has ‘em lined up for blocks

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Get Some Beer Snack Religion

Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to find a combination of flavors that just works, a minor chord born of a Beatles-like marriage of flats and sharps. Many of the classics never tire, and I use and re-use them without apology – and then there are beer snacks, the holy grail of sports fans and wannabe man-cooks everywhere, the perfect balance of heat, salt, and icy bitter froth, a marriage to read about in the self-therapy section of an airport book nook.

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Giants Win, Garlic Fries Fail.

gordon biersch garlic fries at&t parkAnthony Bourdain once wrote – I believe I’m paraphrasing Kitchen Confidential, but I can’t find the citation – that anyone who cooks with pre-minced garlic should be sentenced never to taste fresh garlic again, and I have to agree: I adore garlic, but the stuff in the jar is just plain nasty and, unfortunately, it is all over the inexplicably famous Garlic Fries at AT&T Park.

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OktoberFest: Where to go in Wine Country
Sep28

OktoberFest: Where to go in Wine Country

Das Boot! Das Boot! Get your oompa-attitude in check this Rocktober

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