Cruising Sonoma: Beer Tasting

Everyone knows Sonoma County as Wine Country, but our award-winning beer and spirits are garnering quite a bit of attention in recent years.

No matter where you're visiting in the county, there is stellar craft brew nearby. Word is getting out: these five breweries not only have taprooms, but also offer tours and tastings! Now there is no excuse not to visit!

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company

With over twenty fresh beers on tap, the taproom serves as a great location to plant oneself to try all of Sonoma Springs beers.

They offer tastings Mon-Tue 4-9pm and Wed-Sun 1-9pm.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company is currently expanding and expect to be offering tours of their brewhouse by the end of the year.


Find Lagunitas TapRooms and brewery at their Petaluma location. Tasting tours are daily, free, and no reservations are required. You must be 21 or older for the tasting tour (don't forget to bring your ID or passport!)

The hours for the tours are as follows:

Mon-Wed 1pm & 3pm, Thurs-Fri 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, Sat-Sun 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Bear Republic

Bear Republic offers a tour of their Healdsburg Brewery on Saturdays by appointment only. You must contact the Bar Manager Ryan Lindecker, Tuesday-Thursday by 11am to schedule your tour. (Note: closed toe shoes are required.)</