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Santa Rosa Brewing
(Closed)
458 B Street
Santa Rosa CA 95401
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Notes

Visited: July 11, 1993

Opened: 1993

Closed: 1998

Annual Production: 1,500 bbl

Formerly Kelmer's.

Before April 1993 they were known as Kelmer's, and they were the eighth stop on my nine-brewery Beer Odyssey in 1992. Tons of different styles of beers, mostly seasonal, mostly drinkable.Directions: Tucked into the southwest corner of Seventh and B Streets in downtown Santa Rosa.

Updated: July 6, 2003

Beer List

  • 4.50% abv.
    • Date: April 25, 1994 (#313)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Basically same color as Anderson Valley Centennial (6-0312). Dark. Thick white head. Transparent. Faintly soapy smell. Some fruity hops. Good body, nice bite. Good malt flavors, but not real assertive. Finish slightly bitter, sweet.
    • Date: July 11, 1993 (#139)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Much darker than previous two (Wammer and Golden Pale). Faint crystal malt aroma, fainter hops. (Cat crawled up my allergic nose last night, so I'm probably picking up even fewer aromas than usual.) Almost smooth, but just too fizzy. Not as heavy as it looks.

    • Date: November 5, 1994 (#494)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Light amber, good carbonation. Faint caramel nose. Fruity/caramel flavors. OK but unremarkable. Wheat character isn't very prominent.

  • Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    • Date: April 9, 1995 (#858)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, clear. Low carbonation and head. Spicy aroma, some sour notes. Sweet-sour...very reminiscent of Celis Grand Cru. Reasonably thick in body. Some astringency.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: March 26, 1995 (#831)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Quite black. Great head. Very burnt aroma indeed. Clean, yet burnt mouthfeel. This is very Guinness-like. Served from the nitro-tap.

  • Robust Porter

  • Bohemian Ale
    Münchner-Style Helles

  • Cascade IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Chinooky Nook
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Chocolate Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

  • Cotati Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Cream Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

  • Golden Pale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    4.70% abv.

  • Harvest Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Holiday Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Hoppy Red Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Hops!
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Maple Ale
    Specialty Beer
    8.00% abv.

  • Mild Ale
    English-Style Pale Mild Ale

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout
    4.90% abv.

  • Organic Amber
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Raspberry Wheat
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Red
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Spring Wheat
    South German-Style Weizenbock/Weissbock
    7.00% abv.

  • Strong Ale
    Old Ale

  • Wammer Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    7.25% abv.

  • Wee Heavy
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale