Russian River Brewing Co. Expanding with New Windsor Location
After years of searching for the perfect place to expand, Russian River Brewing Co. announced that they have purchased a 15 acre plot in South Windsor. This new Windsor location will allow Russian River to nearly double their beer production from 16,000 barrels to 30,000 barrels per year and will even offer tours of their brewery (yay!) Not only will their Windsor location be a production space, but will boast tons of FREE parking, a large gift shop, and a new brewpub with pet-friendly seating.
Their current location on Fourth Street in Santa Rosa is visited by a staggering 300,000 beer lovers per year! Limited parking combined with the brewpub’s lack of seating makes for massive lines and street congestion at Russian River nearly every day. During the 2 week release of Pliny the Younger, thirsty craft beer pilgrims from all over the world wait in lines (sometimes for over 3 hours) to get a taste of the limited release nectar. If you aren’t familiar with the Pliny the Younger craze read about it here. The opening of their new location will hopefully alleviate some of the traffic from their Santa Rosa location making for a better experience for everyone.
When will the Russian River Brewing Co. expansion be open? Russian River plans to break ground on their Windsor expansion in Spring of 2017 with plans to complete the project by Summer of 2018. We are super excited to see them grow and we can’t wait to check out their brewery tour!