When you think of Napa and Sonoma you think about fine wines and gourmet dining, right? Well, you can add incredible breweries and beer tastings to your list of Sonoma County musts. Craft beers have certainly become as much of a Northern California staple as an exceptional glass of Pinot.
In the somewhat sleepy town of Santa Rosa, Russian River Brewing Company has set up a home base where they serve amped up bar food along with their beer selection. One of their cooler offerings? A beer tasting to give all of their brews a try. Your server will bring out a marked tray with 1 or 2 oz. pours of each and every beer in house so you can find your favorite. Be prepared for a range of IPAs and sours unlike anything you've had before. Give their 'Consecration' brew a whirl -- even as a non-beer drinker, I was impressed.