Bear Republic Brewing Co.

While Sonoma County rightfully remains known as Wine Country, we are also at the heart of the micro-brew revolution in beer. Bear Republic Brewery recently became our first micro-brewery.

The owner of Bear Republic, Richard Norgrove, notes that, “The City was very helpful and we’ve had no delays in geing permits throughout the process.” For example, the first round of site plan and architectural review, and the approval of a conditional use permit took less than a month to complete. Building permits took just over three months from application to approval.

After opening in August, 2017 Richard Norgrove noted that,
"Getting our business established in Rohnert Park was as smooth as our Racer 5 IPA!"