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We had lunch at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa today. Wow, what a fantastic experience! Pliney the Elder is the best beer I've ever had. The pizza was very good and the service was excellent. I recommend the place!

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  1. And it's an even better deal during happy hour!
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    1. I can't agree enough that Russian River makes the best beers in the area (and gives Stone and Pizza Port a run for the title of the best in state/country). The Pliny the Elder is perhaps the best beer ever. I love how RRBC makes stellar CA-style (highly hopped) and great Belgian-style beers--fantastic combination. It's a great place and it's hard not to stop every time we're in the area (by the way, a growler of the Pliny will last a day or two just fine).

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      1. re: The Dive

        I love Pliny the Elder, too. I'm not sure where else but Barclays Pub in Rockridge has it on tap. FYI.

        1. re: J T

          Barclays is the most reliable place, but I have seen it at Ben & Nick's (on College) as well.

          1. re: The Dive

            In SF, the Toronado has it on tap the majority of the time (along with its cousin Pliny the Younger).

            1. re: mercuryflyin

              I have to say that Pliny the Younger is not as good as the elder -- hoppier, yes, but lacks the nuance of the Elder. But if love the Elder, you have try the Younger at least once.

          2. re: J T

            I've seen it at Englander frequently.