Russian River Brewing Sucks - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Russian River Brewing Sucks

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts

The brew pub which opened in Santa Rosa California used to charge 2.50$ for a 20 ounce imperial pint. Then they raised prices to a 16 ounce non imperial pint to 3.25 during happy hour.

Did the cost of ingredients go up that much? I don't think so. Russian River brewing used to sell wholesale "belgian style" bottles in 750ML format...They doubled the price and reduced the volume of liquid by half to small bottles.

They use cargill GMO malts in the belgian beers. Yet they charge a premium for them.

I'm sorry folks there is no excuse to call yourself a craft brewer if you use GMO barley. It's sickening. Russian is the pinnacle of America...cheaper grain, higher prices...

Screw em...

Old 05-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
KingBrianI's Avatar
May 2008
Durham, NC
Posts: 3,518
Liked 119 Times on 75 Posts

What's your problem with GMO crops?
I'm too lazy and have too many beers going to keep updating this!

Old 05-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
Dec 2011
hell, vt
Posts: 17

Damn them for wanting wanting to make money! how dare they!?!

Old 05-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts

GMO crops are produced by and for the pesticide industry. Mother nature can grow what she wants better than us humans...

Also...why should they charge twice the price for half the beer? Cargill malt is the cheapest in the industry yet they call themselves "craft beer"

J-stone Likes This 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
Dec 2010
katy, tx
Posts: 428
Liked 42 Times on 25 Posts

You have us all now convinced that Russian river is a backward corporation hell bent on screwing over their customers and putting out a shoddy product. I heard they've now outsourced all their brewing to china for the cheap labor. Instead of filtered water they use the tears of children.

People Like This 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
Nov 2011
Posts: 3,952
Liked 557 Times on 392 Posts

How's their beer taste? Any good?

Edit: Rhetorical question. I've been there. Awesome stuff.

Old 05-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
SwampassJ's Avatar
Mar 2010
Coral Springs, FL
Posts: 2,163
Liked 39 Times on 35 Posts

Originally Posted by tmurph6 View Post
Instead of filtered water they use the tears of children.
Rich in Vitamin R.

Old 05-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #8
Dec 2008
Posts: 394
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts

My point exactly freakish...They used to charge less...yet now they are using the cheapest ingredients the market will sell yet call it craft beer.

Craft beer ought to be aobut sourcing the finest ingredients and not market based economics. Craft beer ought to be about the craft not marketing or industry trends. Sadly the smalerl guys only want to get bigger.

I truly hope we see a nano brewing revolution...Give everybody a piece of the pie to compete...we don't need stone...dogfish...russian river...laguniats...

Woudln't you rather have regional fresh beer than mass distributed beer freakish?

J-stone Likes This 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Jun 2008
Posts: 54,417
Liked 9435 Times on 7437 Posts

Originally Posted by OldWorld View Post
Did the cost of ingredients go up that much? I don't think so.
Energy costs are going up, so that means everything is going up in cost/price.

Old 05-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
Sep 2010
Posts: 1,689
Liked 43 Times on 40 Posts

There's a place around here that regularly charges $6.50 or $7.00 for a 10 ounce pour of higher alcohol beers. They were charging $6.50 for GF Palate Wrecker and other beers around that ABV (~9.5%). Complete ripoff.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Russian River in Philadelphia??? alers22 General Beer Discussion 13 12-08-2011 08:07 PM
Russian River Brewing HopSong General Beer Discussion 9 10-27-2011 09:20 PM
russian river Joos General Beer Discussion 19 05-20-2009 07:30 PM
Russian River Beers *please help* AlmostSiR General Beer Discussion 5 12-21-2007 12:58 AM
Russian River in DC/VA DraconianHand General Beer Discussion 6 08-08-2007 06:38 PM

Forum Jump