This week, beer bars around Sonoma County are welcoming brewers with open arms. With three different events featuring brewers in house, there’s no better time to learn more about the craft beer your drinking from the person responsible for brewing it.
Kicking off this slate of events is Toad in the Hole in Santa Rosa. Brewer Steve Altimari and High Water Brewing makes their Sonoma County debut with their two hoppy offerings on draft at the Railroad Square pub. The first is Hop Riot IPA, a classic West Coast styled IPA with a full body and plenty of malt and hops to appease any IPA fan. The second is the Imperial IPA Retribution, an amplified version of Hop Riot that is satisfying on numerous levels.
Altimari began High Water Brewing this year after leaving Valley Brewing in the summer of 2010. Altimari had built a reputation for brewing intensely hoppy IPA, mouth puckering sour beers and full-flavored session ales that had some comparing him to local brewer Vinnie Cilurzo. With High Water Brewing, Altimari has taken a step in a similar direction with these two hoppy ales and promises of barrel-aged beers to come.
The Meet the Brewer event at Toad in the Hole is part of the weekly Real Ale Night. Every Tuesday night, Toad in the Hole brings in a different brewery to feature and taps a fresh cask as part of Real Ale Night. Upcoming Real Ale Nights will feature Stone Brewing, Brasserie d’Achouffe, Rubicon and Sierra Nevada. For more information on Real Ale Night, contact the Toad in the Hole.
Toad In the Hole Place
116 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6215