1,053,093 Ratings
Score: 4.18
Russian River Brewing Company
4 days ago
It’s official! Santa Rosa just poured the last glass of Younger for the year. Thank you again to everyone who joined us this year and to our #rrbccrew for making 2020 one epic release! Cheers and good night! 🍻😴#plinytheyounger #lastpour #craftbeer #seeyounextfebruary
Russian River Brewing Company
4 days ago
RRBC Windsor just ran out of Younger! Santa Rosa is on its second to last keg. Hopefully they kick it before my bedtime so I can post! 😴 Cheers!#plinytheyounger2020 #rrbccrew #rrbcwindsor #lastcall
Russian River Brewing Company
5 days ago
Enjoying one last glass of #plinytheyounger2020 on this official final 14th day of the release! It has been an incredible 2 weeks and we are all ready for a long nap! Bottles will definitely run out at both pubs tonight with some draft likely leftover for tomorrow. No guarantees how much or for how long. Keep an eye out here on Instagram/FB as my next post will be when we are officially out of draft Younger for the year! We are grateful to everyone who joined us and for the unseasonably warm and dry weather. Cheers to 16 years of Pliny the Younger! 🍻#lastcall #plinytheyounger #rrbccrew #craftbeer @ Russian River Brewing Company Windsor
Russian River Brewing Company
7 days ago
Day 12 #plinytheyounger2020 turned out to be another warm and sunny day! Wait times were only about 2-3 hours tops with plenty of draft and bottles tonight. Only 2 days left for our 16th annual release of #plinytheyounger ! #puppiesandpliny #rrbcwindsor #craftbeer
Russian River Brewing Company
8 days ago
I’m loving seeing so many old friends and making new ones these past 11 days! Our good friend Corey stopped by today with his family. And yesterday I hung out with these beautiful ladies, Heather and Debora, from KTVU Channel 2 News! First folks in line Downtown this morning came all the way from Petaluma. Cheers to another beautiful day during #plinytheyounger2020 ! #plinytheyounger #craftbeer
Russian River Brewing Company Claim
724 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 545-2337
Mon 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Tue 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Wed 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Fri 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Sun 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open Now
Handcrafted Beers in the heart of Beer and Wine Country!
Payment options: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Parking: Parking lot, Street parking
Price range: $$
  • Good for kids
  • Outdoor seating
  • Waiter service
Pliny the Elder
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 100
# Ratings: 237,436
Score: 4.52
A true leader in the hop-wars of the west coast, Pliny the Elder hits you over the head with hoppy bitterness and manages to smooth the rough edges out enough to become an enjoyable brew.
Blind Pig IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 104,645
Score: 4.17
Blind Pig IPA was originally brewed by Vinnie at Blind Pig Brewing Co. in Temecula CA. Inspired by the original Blind Pig IPA, this beer is loaded with hop character but only has 6.0% ABV.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.75%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 59,214
Score: 4.30
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.
Pliny the Younger
Style: IPA - Triple
ABV: 10.25%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 25,485
Score: 4.66
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.
Happy Hops
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 24,385
Score: 3.91
Test session apa using 369 hops, daughter hybrid from Simcoe. Not really a Blonde Ale, not a Pale Ale, not an IPA. Happy Hops is a light colored refreshing ale with a pronouced hop character.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 15,691
Score: 3.89
This beer has nice fruity and spicy notes from the Belgian yeast used in fermentation. The chocolate and raisin flavors are well-balanced with a lingering dry finish. Excellent on a cold winter night and paired with heartier dishes like stews and roasts. Also excellent with chocolate desserts.
Shadow of a Doubt
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.86%
# Ratings: 11,469
Score: 4.04
Named after the great Hitchcock movie filmed in Santa Rosa in 1943. This Imperial Porter packs a rich chocolate and light smoked malt character with a very soft, dry finish.
Pliny the Younger (2020)
Style: IPA - Triple
ABV: 10.25%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
2020 Annual Release and First Edition Bottle
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
Intiction is a mixed culture fermentation which we barrel age in Merlot barrels with freshly pressed Merlot grapes. This complex beer has nuances along with a slightly tanic finish from the grape skins. Intinction is refermented in the bottle creating a natural carbonation and a small layer of yeast sediment.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 10.0%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 58,809
Score: 4.32
Dark Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet. Very full-bodied, sip slowly!
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 29
# Ratings: 58,481
Score: 3.94
Damnation has extraordinary aromas of banana and pear with mouth filling flavors of sweet malt and earthy hops. The lingering finish is dry and slightly bitter but very, very smooth.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 28,665
Score: 4.21
Blonde Ale aged in used Chardonnay barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 9 to 15 months (depending on the age of the barrel) with lots of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Medium bodied with hints of oak and Chardonnay, funky brett characteristics, with a nice, long sour finish.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 27,198
Score: 4.09
100% Brettanomyces Fermented Golden. The base recipe is for a Golden Ale, but they did not do the primary fermentation with 100% brettanomyces. The brett gives it some sour notes but not as much as it had been aged with lacto and pedio. It's rather refreshing on a warm day!
Row 2, Hill 56
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 22,013
Score: 3.99
100% Simcoe hops make up this beer from start to finish! It is named for the location in the experimental hop yard in Yakima, WA, where it was first created. Simcoe is grown by 3 families in the Yakima area, from all of whom we buy this particular hop (and other hops) — Carpenter, Perrault, and Smith. This is one of several beers we plan to make in our NEW “Hop Grower’s Series” highlighting certain hops from our growers! It has that trademark Simcoe nose with citrus and pine, nice bitterness and tasty hop flavors round it out.
STS Pils
Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 33
# Ratings: 21,783
Score: 3.57
KELLER PILS STS Pils is a classic European style Pilsner. It is straw in color and often times will have a slight haze due to the fact that it is unfiltered. STS Pils is a hop forward pilsner with a mild malt foundation, strong lager yeast characteristic, and a dry, bitter finish.
Style: Belgian Blonde
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 18,144
Score: 3.74
This beer was inspired by the Belgian Single or Blonde Ales. It has a fruity, banana bouquet with a spicy, mild finish.
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 3
# Ratings: 15,160
Score: 3.61
Inspired by the great Biere de Garde of Belgium (i.e. De Koninck), this beer has a nice malty and spicy characteristics throughout.
Dribble Belt
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 14,621
Score: 3.81
Hoppy Session Ale
O.V.L. Stout
Style: Stout - Irish Dry
ABV: 3.75%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 13,724
Score: 3.48
This nitrogenated dry stout is low in alcohol but big in flavor. Its smooth roasted coffee like aromas and flavor are clean and drinkable. ABV is 4.15 in RB and 4.8 in BA.
Aud Blonde
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 12,643
Score: 3.38
Aud Blonde has a refined characteristic, which can be contributed to us blending pilsner malt with a unique hop called crystal. The distinctive characteristic of the crystal hop lends a citrus, almost eucalyptus quality in the aroma and mouth feel of the brew, while leaving the beer with a long dry finish.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 12,440
Score: 4.41
This beer is very unique and inspired by breweries in the Lambic region of Belgium and, especially, our friends at Cantillon. It is 100% spontaneously fermented, meaning yeast is not added. Once the beer is brewed, it is transferred to a cool-ship or “horny” tank located in our barrel room at the pub. There it sits overnight and collects whatever funky wild yeast and bacteria may be living in the room. The next day it is transferred to oak wine barrels where it ferments wildly and ages for a few months. The end result is a wild, spontaneously fermented, sour, and tasty hand-crafted beer!
Style: IPA - Belgian
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 10,665
Score: 3.66
Defenestration means to throw something or someone literally out the window. The Defenestrations of Prague occurred in the 15th and 17th centuries when revolutionaries tossed unwanted politicians out a third story window of the castle, something we found amusing on a trip several years ago. This is our light-humored way of poking fun at the political state of affairs in our country and beyond! Defenestration, the beer, is an India Pale Ale fermented with a Norwegian Kveik yeast and bottle and keg conditioned with Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces. Hops: Warrior, Brewers Gold, Sterling, Amarillo, and Celeia
Style: Porter - American
ABV: 5.75%
# Ratings: 9,156
Score: 3.68
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 6.75%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 6,905
Score: 3.66
Little White Lie
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 14
# Ratings: 6,808
Score: 3.52
Unfiltered wheat beer brewed with orange peel, coriander, and cumin. Mildly tart with a spicy aroma and flavor and a light bodied finish.
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 3.5%
# Ratings: 6,288
Score: 3.55
Mind Circus
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 5,575
Score: 4.03
Mind Circus IPA has a mild bitterness and a thick, luscious mouthfeel. This style of IPA is what is being called in the beer world a “Hazy IPA” Dominantly herbaceous and grassy, with moderate tropical notes as well as some bright citrus. This unique hazy IPA gains its flavor of grapes and grass from the Nelson hops, and its tropical notes of pineapple and mango from the Strata hops. It is unfiltered leaving a “haze” and some yeast for more texture. Oats were also used to add to the softer mouthfeel and hazy appearance.