California is known for its wine. There are vacation packages, tours, movies, and more all designed around wine. And with the relatively new influx of craft breweries in the country, beer lovers are signing up now for their turn to have a beer-centric vacation. Here at Sea Rock Inn, we love supporting our local Mendocino breweries and enjoy pointing them out to our guests. There are many amazing Mendocino breweries to choose from, but we wanted to highlight 4 to share with you. These amazing Mendocino breweries have a brilliant variety of interesting flavors that you will love!
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Mendocino Brewing Company
The Mendocino Brewing Company is one of the oldest Mendocino breweries. It has been operating for 32 years! During that time, this premier choice of Mendocino breweries has crafted some truly spectacular beers. There are currently 8 different collections, each featuring a spectrum of varying flavors that you can enjoy in the Mendocino Brewing Company tasting room. Some of these collections include specialty beers, 22 oz. beers, and organic beers. In the brewing process, old traditions are utilized as well as modern machinery to keep up with demand.
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Next up in our tour of Mendocino breweries is one that also has been around for almost 30 years, Anderson Valley Brewing Company. This brewery is located out of Boonville, California. One thing that sets this brewery apart from other Mendocino breweries is its environmental commitment. There are several smart and sustainable environmental practices in place not only for the company’s brewing process but for its product as well. The distribution for Anderson Valley beer is far and wide. So, after you enjoy a taste in the taproom, it should be fairly easy to find your favorite in a local shop. Be sure to take note of Anderson Valley Brewing Co. seasonal beers as well as year-round classics.
North Coast Brewing Company
The last stop on our tour of Mendocino breweries is North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg. Over the years, North Coast has continually released amazing beers. You can also enjoy a scrumptious meal along with your brew. Make your own pizza or enjoy a variety of signature entrees and daily lunch specials. We highly suggest a stop here not only to try some craft beer and pub grub but also to enjoy a night in the Sequoia Room, where jazz artists are regularly featured.
Eel River Brewing Company
In the Golden State of California, you will discover one of the best blonde ales at Eel River Brewing Company. Created with delicate malt, a subtle touch of citrus, and organic hops, this easy drinking craft brew is a favorite! Continuing an unfailing commitment to quality, taste, and consistency, Eel River is now introducing a new custom canning line. Explore more during your visit to this great choice of local breweries.
Other Ways to Enjoy Mendocino Beer
If you are only staying for a couple of days and want to experience as many of these Mendocino breweries as possible, then there are a couple of options.
- Restaurants– Many of our local restaurants serve local beer and wine. Just be sure to ask!
- Hopland Tap House– Take a trip down the 101 to Hopland and try out this amazing pub. They have 8 draft local beers and sensational food!
- Shanachie Pub– This pub is in Willits and has not only local beers but live entertainment.
Plan Your Beer-Centric Vacation To Mendocino County!
As you can see, California is not just for wine lovers but for beer lovers as well. When you do decide to visit these Mendocino breweries, we hope that you will consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our gorgeous B&B is located close to the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean and offers unobstructed views. Our property is the perfect place to watch a sunset with either a glass of wine or a local beer. In your room, you will find simple, clean, and luxurious bedding and relaxing decor. Contact us today and let us help you plan a fun-filled trip to California!