Recently, my sketch pal Phil and I drove down to Healdsburgâ€™s plaza to find something to sketch. We didnâ€™t feel like driving out of town and thatâ€™s OK because Healdsburg has some of the best sketching opportunities in the area. This time we chose to draw the Bear Republic Brewery and set up shop in the walk way between the brewery and Hotel Healdsburg. I’ve always liked the industrial look of the fermenting tank siting out on the patio and its a great place to hang out and have a burger and a beer.Â The Bear’s brewmaster Richard G. NorgroveÂ has won numerous awards including gold medals at the Great American Beer festival. My personal favorite is Red Rocket Ale and coincidentally, itÂ goes great with pizza too. Recently, the owner Richard R. NorgroveÂ expanded their beer operation to a facility in Cloverdale, fifteen minutes up the road where they handle additional beer production, shipping, and have a brand new tasting room.
Iâ€™m getting thirsty just thinking about it. Good thing today is pizza Friday. Beer Bad? No, beer good! Buffy anyone?