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Monday, December 03, 2007

There's Great Beer In Wine Country

If you happen to find yourself in Wine Country, don't worry - find beer :)
(Beer Republic and Russian River are AWESOME!!)


Drink Craft Beer, You've Earned It!!

By JOE HEIM | Washington Post
November 25, 2007

It turns out that towns in California's Napa Valley, heart of wine country, offer some of the best craft beers in America.

Here are a few examples:

Bear Republic Brewing Co.: Loud and bustling, this family-owned brew pub is almost an antidote to the highbrow community that surrounds it.

Among the notable brews are Racer 5 (a terrific India pale ale) and delicious Black Bear Stout.

345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 707-433-2337, www.bearrepublic.com.

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery: In a wonderful garden setting, we start with lighter, tasty Calistoga Wheat Ale before moving on to Calistoga Pilsner and Calistoga Red Ale, a hoppy, happy culmination.

1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-4101, www.calistogainn.com.

Russian River Brewing Co.: Drink carefully. The super-hoppy Pliny the Elder, a Gold Medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup, is 8 percent alcohol by volume, and even that is not as strong as Old Gubbillygotch Barleywine.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 707-545-2337, www.russianriverbrewing.com.

Silverado Brewing Co.: We lunch on garlic fries, onion rings and burgers,while sampling a terrific amber ale and an oatmeal stout that is not as heavy as it sounds.

3020 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, 707-967-9876, www.silveradobrewingcompany.com.


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