Bear Republic Brewing Co., a Sonoma County, Calif., staple, officially opened the doors to its newest brewpub location in Rohnert Park, Calif.. on Sept. 14. Let’s take a look!
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Lakeside, as it’s being called, will be operating a 10-barrel brewing system, a full bar that offers house and beer cocktails, a stage, a kids play area and an adult games area with some of the CBB crew’s favorite pastimes — like shuffleboard [Editor’s Note: Editor Chris Crowell once defeated VP of Sales Pete McNeil in 25 straight games], jenga, cornhole, connect four and foosball.
A large outdoor dining area overlooks a lake flanked by palm trees. The kitchen is serving pizzas, along with many Bear Republic classic dishes.
“Bear Republic is very happy to be in the City of Rohnert Park and looks forward to continuing its relationship with the Chamber of Commerce, the City Fathers, the local business community and the citizens of Rohnert Park,” said Bear Republic Brewing President and CEO Richard R. Norgrove.
Established more than 20 years ago, Bear Republic has expanded into distribution markets all over the country, along with two brewpub locations, a production brewery and shipping warehouse. Originally operating on a small brewpub system in downtown Healdsburg, Calif., the company has become the 40th largest craft brewery in the United States and employs more than 270 people.
“The City of Rohnert Park and our residents are thrilled to have Bear Republic in town. It is just the kind of local restaurant and brewery we’ve wanted, filling our hole on the 101 Brewery Highway. And we know that the Norgroves are strong contributors to the local community; we’re already seeing that with their generous donation of beer for Spreckel’s Performing Arts Center performances,” said Rohnert Park Mayor Jake Mackenzie.