Our 2nd stop on the tour was Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa. This is a HOT SPOT, let me tell you. They make the famous Pliny the Elder (& Pliny the Younger for only a few weeks a year). We were lucky to grab a spot outside with drink while we waited for a table.
Pliny the Elder and Saison Blonde
For dinner, we shared:
The "New Yorker" pizza with marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni
The "Nu Deal" pizza with pesto, spinach, mozzarella, carmelized onions, and mushrooms
Erik picked up two growlers of beer, too.
Happiness in a growler
Our 3rd and final stop was Hopmonk Tavern in Novato.
Erik had the Dopplebock and the Tavern Ale.
After this stop, we headed home. We had a great day trying out different breweries!
Happy Birthday Erik!