Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.
Dec11

Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.

The relocation of Video Droid — a popular JC campus hangout — to its new (smaller) nearby digs begged the question: What’s going into the high-profile 1901 Mendocino Avenue space? The answer, which has been brewing in beer circles for a while, is Heritage Public House. Moving from its Cleveland Avenue location, partner Dino D’Argenzio says the expanded public house and gastropub is a better fit location-wise...

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Pub Republic Opens
Nov21

Pub Republic Opens

New brewpub and eatery, Pub Republic has opened off Lakeville Hwy. in a space that’s revolved several times, most recently as Zocolos Mexican Grill. It’s an airy-open space with about a dozen brews on tap including Hop Stoopid double IPA from Lagunitas, a smoked porter from Stone Brewing and Honey Saison from Almanac. The menu’s standard pub fare that includes fish and chips, burgers and plenty of fried appetizers...

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Sprenger’s Tap Room
May25

Sprenger’s Tap Room

This recently opened tap-room in downtown Santa Rosa claims to have more beers on tap than any other bar north of San Francisco. In total, there are 40 beers on tap — and entire wall — with the majority coming from Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. It’s an easygoing place, where everybody knows your name — or at least makes an effort to learn it. The grill behind the bar serves up a surprisingly great...

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Hopmonk Sonoma opening
Nov19

Hopmonk Sonoma opening

Just in time for the holidays, Dean Biersch will open the second HopMonk Tavern in the town of Sonoma on November 24. The new location will feature 16 beers on tap focusing on seasonal domestic and international specialty beers and feature many of Biersch’s signature amenities: dog friendly, bike friendly including off-street bicycle parking, an open beer garden, fire pit and communal beer garden tables. Chef Billy Reid, lately of the...

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Barley and Hops Pub | Occidental
Jan12

Barley and Hops Pub | Occidental

“Can I get you a beer?” Six words that strike terror in my heart. Barley and Hops owner Noah Bolmer stands behind his small Occidental bar with a pilsner glass and a hand poised at the tap. I start to sweat. I’m a beer-ophobe ruined by too many keg stands and quarter beer nights. A worried look gives me away. Along with the gagging sounds. “I haven’t met a person yet that I couldn’t find a beer...

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