Why Bear Republic Brewing Company Is the Best Place for Beer

Skip the vino and grab a beer at bear republic brewing companyIn a destination filled with wine tastings and vineyard tours, Bear Republic Brewing Company offers a great departure from the traditional wine country experience. We know this might sound crazy, but the next time you visit Sonoma wine country, consider visiting our local Healdsburg, CA, craft beer brewery. Founded by 3rd and 4th generation Sonoma County residents, Bear Republic has brought award-winning beer to wine country since 1995. On your next Sonoma vacation, make a stop at this unique Healdsburg establishment.

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The Beer is Exceptional

The profile for Bear Republic on Beer Advocate, an online resource for craft beer enthusiasts, lists rankings of 94 current and 128 archived types of beer. When you visit the Healdsburg, CA, brewery, you’ll find a good representation of this wide variety. Boasting over 20 different varieties of house ales, barrel-aged beer, and seasonal specialties , you won’t have any trouble finding a new favorite every time you visit Bear Republic. While their first beer, Ricardo’s Red Rocket Ale, and the flagship Bear Republic IPA, Racer 5, are the most popular choices, you’ll also find a fantastic selection of other great options.

When we tell you that the beer at Bear Republic is good, we mean it. The Racer 5 IPA is “one of the most award-winning beers in the USA.” In addition, Bear Republic Brewing Company is has these top honors:

  • 2006 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year
  • 23 additional medals and honors from the Great American Beer Festival
  • 2016 European Beer Star 5-time medal winner
  • Medals from the World Beer Cup, Good Food Awards, The California State Fair, and many more

The Food is Equally Delicious

Unlike many traditional breweries that only offer beer and bar nuts, Bear Republic Brewing Company also offers “traditional pub fare with a twist.” You’ll find a brewpub menu that includes juicy burgers, salads, and specialty items. The dishes are crafted with specific beer pairings in mind, and many incorporate locally produced ingredients. In addition, this laid-back and casual dining area is a great departure from the typical wine-country dining experience.  

Brewery Tours are Fun and Informative

When you’ve tired of wine tastings and vineyard tours, try something new with a brewery tour at Bear Republic! This is a great way to enhance your visit to the brewpub and offers fun insight into the work that goes into each and every batch of craft beer. You’ll learn about the history of the company, how their beer is made, and what to look for when you sample the final product. Brewery tours are offered at on Saturdays at 10 a.m. by appointment only, so be sure to schedule yours in advance!

Visit Bear Republic Brewing Company During a Getaway to the Honor Manson!

Bear Republic Brewing Company is in the heart of historic Healdsburg, CA, just minutes from other great things to do in the area. Enhance your visit to historic Healdsburg, CA, by staying at the Honor Mansion, a premier wine country destination in heart of Sonoma wine country.

Our intimate bed and breakfast offers the best luxury accommodations in 13 unique rooms and modern cottages spread over a four-acre property. After a day filled with wine tastings in the Sonoma, you can enjoy our lap pool, competition croquet, PGA putting green, tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts. In addition, you’ll love wandering our beautiful property and relaxing in the spectacular spa at our inn.

Now that you know about some of the fascinating things you’ll find at the Honor Mansion, it’s time to start planning your trip. To make your next visit to the Sonoma wine country especially memorable, be sure to browse our specials and packages. Then, book your stay today!

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