Russian River Brewing Co + Sonoma County Travels

Posted by Lauren

This weekend was a F-U-N one!

Saturday: Kyle and I drove up to Sonoma County to celebrate the wedding of Miranda and Matt (remember from the Oakland Relay?). I’ll do a full post on their beeeeeautiful wedding later this week. I need time to stalk them on social media sites and ‘borrow’ pictures that others post. ;) Both of us were honored to be a part of their special day – I can’t wait to share the details while they fly to New Zealand!!

On our way up to Sebastopol, we stopped in downtown Petaluma for lunch… super cute town! We chose the adorable and ecclectic Water Street Bistro based off its top notch Yelp ratings, one dollar sign, and the promise of French food. I ordered the warm turkey and ham muffaletta sandwich and Kyle chose the pork loin and brie sandwich. I 100% recommend both, but everything looked good to be honest. The pumpkin soup was killer.

After lunch and the ice cream cone I convinced Kyle to split with me, we continued driving north on 101 and checked into our Rohnert Park hotel. A few minutes of hair teasing and makeup application later, we were ready to drive over to the ceremony site in Sebastopol…. Like I said, more on that later!! Let’s fast forward to…

Sunday: Of course the one day we get an extra hour of sleep I am awake extra early. What the heck? Anyways, Kyle and I drove up to Santa Rosa to enjoy a few beers at Russian River Brewing Company…. it was glorious (and Sunday is all day happy hour!).

I remember Jordan mentioned the Consecration Ale (sour dark ale) on her blog and I couldn’t wait to try it myself one day. I LOVED it. A few sips reminded me of Sour Patch Kids, is that weird? I tasted Kyle’s Row 2 Hill 56 (simcoe hop pale ale) and Blind Pig (ipa), and had a Little White Lie (belgian white) of my own while ogling all the beer samplers. Next time I’m doing that! (Don’t worry, I had Pliny the night before…) Eventually we drove back down to the South Bay – including a rare crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Before it got any darker, I put on my running shoes and set out for my scheduled ‘long run’ = 14 miles of Pandora entertainment and even a special pitstop that only Nicole had to hear the gory details of. That’s what sisters are for, yes?

This early darkness thing didn’t work out so well for me on my run. I bailed on the no-lights trail and ran in circles around Mountain View to hit 14. Finally. Once home, I got started on dinner (chicken, veggies, and marinara sauce) and prepped my lunches/dinners for the week – quinoa “fried” rice!

I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!

Question: What do you like best about Daylight Savings Time and ‘falling back’? Hopefully waking up extra early tomorrow will seem easier? (Crosses fingers.)


Comments (2)

  1. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers

    Ahhhh envy to your West Coast brew-nanigans!! Looks amazing, LOVE the sweatshirt (can’t wait to see how it looks on a human and not a hanger, lol).

    DST was a welcome treat which made waking up for a workout class Sunday morning much easier. I do miss the sun not being out at like…. 3pm. Ouch. Nothing makes me wanna bundle up on my couch and do nothing quite like dark early evenings.
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  2. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    It looks like you had an awesome weekend and I can’t wait to hear more about the wedding! I feel like a lot of people were at weddings this weekend! That French place looks great but that ice cream looks even better!! Yum! And love the idea of quinoa fried rice! So creative!
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