The French have a term for small scale winemakers crafting delicious, but iconoclastic wine in tiny, often nondescript spaces: garagistes. There’s a similar phenomenon in Sonoma County where expensive real estate is forcing brewers to get creative about where they ply their craft. Call them the i...
Santa Rosa, CA
Cooperage Brewing Company
HUMBLE ON THE OUTSIDE, DELICIOUS ON THE INSIDE
From the moment you open the door to this unassuming brewery in Santa Rosa’s industrial neighborhood, you know you’ve stumbled into a hidden gem. The indoor beer garden-style seating invites you to pull up a stool and try one of their cleverly-named brews. Friendly staff, board games, food trucks, dogs, and great music all add to the atmosphere. Oh, and did we mention the beers are excellent, because they are.