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Russian River Brewing Company was established in 1997 by Korbel Champagne Cellars among the majestic redwoods in West Sonoma County. After 6 years, Korbel decided to get out of the beer business and agreed to transfer the brand and all recipes to their head brewer, Vinnie Cilurzo. Vinnie and his wife, Natalie, were excited to pursue their passion for craft beer together and opened their first brewpub in Santa Rosa in April 2004.

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Double Dry-Hopped Double/Imperial IPA

Pliny the Elder was one the of the first commercially brewed Double IPA’s created by Vinnie in 1999 while the brewery was still owned by Korbel Winery.  In 2020, we brewed Pliny for President by taking the original recipe and adding a 2 step double dry-hop (DDH) process. This beer was a huge hit with not only beer enthusiasts but the entire RRBC crew!  So we decided to bring it back in 2021 with DDH Pliny the Elder.  The original Pliny and DDH Pliny both have the same hop bill, while the amount dry hops is roughly doubled in the DDH Pliny. The original Pliny is dry-hopped on day 7 with about 2 pounds per barrel, and DDH Pliny is dry-hopped on day 1 and again on day 6 for a total of about 4 pounds per barrel.  This double dry-hopping process adds even more flavor, complexity, hop aroma and freshness to the beer.

Double Dry-Hopped Pliny the Elder

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COVID-19 Restrictions Begin Loosening for Sonoma County and California Breweries! March 13, 2021 As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 stay at home order, we finally received some welcome news!… VIEW OUR BLOG

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Career Opportunities at Russian River Brewing!


Driver & Warehouse/ Windsor
April 5, 2021
RRBC is hiring a full time Driver/Warehouse associate to join our team in Windsor! This is a full time position, working Wednesday – Sunday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. We offer… Learn More >
Line Cook/ Windsor
April 1, 2021
RRBC Windsor is hiring a full time Line Cook to join our team! If you have prior grill, sauté, fry and pantry experience and are seeking a fun work environment,… Learn More >
Head Chef/ Windsor
March 25, 2021
Russian River Brewing Company Windsor is seeking a full time Head Chef to join our team! This position manages the Kitchen for a 180+ seat brew pub and ensures a… Learn More >
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