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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Russian River Brewery or Lagunitas with Kids

Taking up a trip to Wine Country in a couple weeks and would like to stop by one of these breweries for lunch.

Any know which one (if any) is more receptive to little kids (3 and 2).

Also if there's any other beer centric places worth visiting on the drive from Sonoma to Florence, OR? We're driving the coast.

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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Lagunitas' atmosphere is more kid friendly, kind of an outside picnic feel, with dogs allowed. Russian River has a more bar-like atmosphere even though they do have high-chairs. As far as food goes they are probably about the same for kids. If I were to take my kids and had to choose only one, it would be Lagunitas. However, my wife would have a hard time stopping me from going to Russian River for some Pliny and Consecration though.

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In the same area (Sorta) try Bear Republic in Healdsburg.

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See you there. I'm taking my family on a vacation 20-27 July. I plan on stopping at RR.

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Trust me, Russian River is a better choice for kids. Lagunitas is better if you want to tour a brewery.

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Kids will love RR for the Pizza. Not only does Vinny make great beer, he has one hell of a chef. The Pliny bites are hands down the best appetizer i have had. Its more of a "sit down and enjoy the food" feeling with world class beer as a plus. Its also in down town Santa Rosa so shopping and site seeing is a perk. Best food out of all the local breweries. Location is a perk for the kids. Park in back.




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Lagunitas has an outdoor area that normally has a few people with dogs. But is VERY beer oriented (amongst other things). It is also located in the heart of an industrial area and has nothing to visit when your done drinking/eating. Bar food is OK. Here is there menu.

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SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
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Beer stops from Sonoma...

Moylans (novato)
Lagunitas
Bear Republic
Russian River
Third Street AleWorks (santa rosa)
Moonlite brewing (Fulton)
Lucky hand brewing (novato)

On your way up the coast.
Ruths McGowan's (cloverdale)
Mendicino Brewing (Hopland)
Ukiha Brewing (ukiha)
Ele River (Fortuna)
Lost Coast Brewing(Eureka)
Humbolt Brews (humbolt)
six rivers (McKindlyville)

If your not taking 101
Etna Brewing (etna)
Mt. Shasta Brewing (Mt.Shasta)
Serria Nevada (Chico)
Sutter Buttes (Yuba City)
Feather River (? Above Paradise is all i remember)



I think i got them all. Let me know if i missed one.

There are about 10+ more in the Sacramento area
Thare are about 20+ more in the Sf bay as well

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SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
GOLD - BABO - "Hoptop"
SILVER - BABO - "Screaming Cream"
Honorable Mention: (x2) Giddy Gremlin RyIIpa (x1) Pliny The Mexican

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See you there. I'm taking my family on a vacation 20-27 July. I plan on stopping at RR.
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1st Primary ____________ Sour Pliny
Kegged________________ Sangio.Port Wine
Bottle Ageing __________ Giddy Gremlin, RyIIIPAWhiskey Vanilla Porter (Bottled 4-20)

SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
GOLD - BABO - "Hoptop"
SILVER - BABO - "Screaming Cream"
Honorable Mention: (x2) Giddy Gremlin RyIIpa (x1) Pliny The Mexican

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Thanks for all the info. JoeBRonco, which of those breweries is a can't miss for a growler or lunch.

We are actually going the coastal route then cuttin across to Lassen then Tahoe and back to LA.

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These are the "cant miss"
Moylans (novato)
Lagunitas
Bear Republic
Russian River
Third Street AleWorks (santa rosa)
Moonlite brewing (Fulton)
Lucky hand brewing (novato)

* Russian River has the best food by far. If you want a lunch or dinner then stop there.
* Lagunitas for the brewery tour (even better if your 420 friendly)
* Bear republic if you want to walk up and down Healdsburg (great little shops, kinda has that Napa Vally feel to it).
* Moylans if your down for Darts, cute bartenders and great Irish beer (kiltlifter is great!)
* Third Street has some of the most under rated beers in CA. They are overshadowed by Russian River. That's where the locals go.
* Moonlite brewing & Lucky hand brewing are cool locations to visit with a great staff and good beer.
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1st Primary ____________ Sour Pliny
Kegged________________ Sangio.Port Wine
Bottle Ageing __________ Giddy Gremlin, RyIIIPAWhiskey Vanilla Porter (Bottled 4-20)

SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
GOLD - BABO - "Hoptop"
SILVER - BABO - "Screaming Cream"
Honorable Mention: (x2) Giddy Gremlin RyIIpa (x1) Pliny The Mexican

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Marin Brewing is should be on the don't miss list.

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