Published November 05, 2012
Sonoma’s Newest Microbrewery
Home of eggs, cat ladies and Winona Ryder. Also: big mecca for beer.
You already know Lagunitas. Well, there’s a new, smaller, more intimate brewery a few blocks down you
should really get acquainted with...
Meet 101 North Brewing Company
, a brand-new microbrewery from a former Bear Republic guy, now open
on Fridays or by appointment.
What you have here is a sort of mad scientist’s beer laboratory, but in a warehouse. Copper tanks and
fermenters scattered about. Experimental jugs of red ale fermenting along the wall. Kegs everywhere. You
know, beer-making stuff.
For now, your drinking options are limited. So limited, there’s only one option: Heroine IPA. It’s
brewed with water vapor (instead of the usual fire) and uses an unusually large amount of hops and malt to
give it a heartier kick. (Always a good thing, beer-wise.)
Come spring, they’ll be adding a taproom, picnic tables, a sound system and some more beers. In the
meantime, you can sample it on tap at the Tee Off Bar or Oakland’s Beer Revolution. Or just hit the
brewery, where you can take your pints out to the white plastic chairs in the parking lot that’s serving
as a makeshift beer garden.
If you squint your eyes really tight, it... still won’t look like a beer garden.
101 North Brewing Company
1304 Scott St
Petaluma, CA 94954