Russian River Brewing Survives Santa Rosa Fire / Cut The Pliny Line Fundraiser

Russian River Brewing Survives Santa Rosa FireThe latest Fire Map is HERE…and this from Russian River:

10/13: 

Vinnie and I have been busy these past 24 hours figuring out ways that we can help people in our community in the midst of these devastating wildfires. We are excited to announce our partnership with the King Ridge Foundation, a locally owned and run non-profit who will ensure that all the money raised stays local! This is all still under development, but our efforts are two-fold: we will brew Sonoma Pride and donate 100% of the sales to victims of the wildfires. We are als...

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Pliny Line Cut Fundraiser is a collaboration between Russian River Brewing Company and King Ridge Foundation. It is a fundraising effort to create relief for victims of Sonoma and Napa County's catastrophic fire events of October, 2017.

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10/11:  While many of our employees are still evacuated, we have a large enough crew to stay open today! All of our employees have been reached and are safe. Everyone in our community is greatly affected by these devastating wildfires. Businesses in Downtown Santa Rosa and south have power but may not have enough staff to open. We are fortunate to be one of the lucky ones, so please come by to enjoy free WIFI (a commodity right now), Happy Hour prices, hot food and conversation. Here is a map of the current evacuation areas.

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10/9:  Due to the devastating wildfires burning right now in Santa Rosa and all around Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties, our brewpub will be CLOSED today. Many of our employees and friends have been evacuated or cannot be reached. Highways 101, 37 and parts of 12 are closed. The neighborhood where the new brewery is located in Windsor has been evacuated. The winds have died down but there are fires and heavy smoke all around us. Vinnie and I are packed and ready to evacuate if needed. Will post another update later.

It has been a very long and horrific day here in Santa Rosa. Most of our employees were accounted for this morning, although many had been evacuated. Entire neighborhoods, two hotels, many restaurants, a high school, Kmart, Kohl s and more are all gone. There as fires still burning in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Sonoma, Napa and Lake County. Nearly 100,000 people without power. If we still have power tomorrow at the pub, we are planning to open even with a skeleton crew. Will post another update in the morning. Our hearts go out to everyone in our community affected by these devastating fires. Be safe.

We managed to assemble some #rrbccrew to open the pub today! Come on down for some tasty brews and pizza and Happy Hour prices all day, too! If you are coming from out of the area, please check for road closures. Fires are still burning and the air is very smoky. But we have power and smiling faces! Sending our thoughts and well wishes to everyone in our community.

Kitchen #rrbccrew making 10 pizzas and salads for @santarosafire crew and dispatch! Thank you to our brave firefighters for helping our community through this devastating time

This update from Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA:

Thursday 10/12: WE ARE OPEN TODAY (AGAIN). HOURS 11:30AM-10PM (might change). We will NOT charge people in need, people w/ no money, or first responders for food today. We'll use the honor system. If you need it and we have it, you'll get it. Just ask. It's OK. We can't legally give away free beer, but we'll once again offer "Hoppy Hour" beer prices all day/night to everyone. Everyone deserves a break.
We have water - available to everyone. We have electricity, plug outlets, bathrooms, ice (right now)- all available to everyone - but ice may run out fast. We have 7 big screen t.v.'s which will be used based on customer demand - we anticipate 60% news 40% cartoons or sports. We found that cartoons were a nice relief for families w/ kids- this is an especially difficult and confusing time for kids- if you're in the area and you just want to grab a cup of ice cream for your child and run- happy to oblige. We're happy to help out the community in any small way we can. Please keep in mind that many of us at the pub have been severely impacted - so we are short staffed- but we'll do our best... Please share and repost
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One quick note: We are doing are best to stay up to date with the current state of the fires as well as mandatory and non-mandatory evacuation areas but the situation on the ground is constantly changing and information sources are seldom perfect. We urge people who live in non-mandatory or even close to non-mandatory evacuation areas to pack a go bag, stay vigilant, and be prepared to go.

10/11 Update:  WE ARE OPEN TODAY. REGULAR HOURS 11:30AM-12PM. We will NOT charge people in need, people w/ no money, or first responders for food today. We'll use the honor system. If you need it and we have it, you'll get it. We can't legally give away free beer, but we can/will offer "Hoppy Hour" beer prices all day/night to everyone. Everyone deserves a break.
We have water - available to everyone. We have electricity, plug outlets, bathrooms, ice (right now)- all available to everyone - but ice may run out fast. We have 7 big screen t.v.'s which will be used based on customer demand - we anticipate 60% news/40% baseball - sorry baseball fans- its a good place to stay informed (or take a break from the news) even if just for an hour or two. We're happy to help out the community in any way we can. Please keep in mind that many of us have been severely impacted - so we are short staffed- we'll do our best... Please share and repost.

We are tentatively scheduled to open tmrw (wed). We DO NOT have solid information that the fire is contained and we encourage people who do not need to be on the road to stay off to make way for emergency vehicles. Employees: if you have had difficulty reaching M, try this # "Puppy Life Saver" 707-540-1159, or use FB. Our heart goes out to all of those whose lives have been impacted by this terrible fire.

This from Cooperage Brewing:

The building survived, but we don't have power and most of the roads leading to Coop are blocked. We are closed until power is restored and roads are open. Check back for updates. Stay safe Santa Rosa. Much love to you all.

This from Sonoma Springs Brewing:

Sleepless night for many last night, but all our staff is accounted for and safe. Again, we feel blessed as many in our small community are not as lucky. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

In response to the many calls we have received, we have decided to open the taproom today at 1 PM. If you need a cold beer or just want some place to wait out the evacuation orders, come on over. We have power, water, and working bathrooms. Beer is community.

From Budweiser Fairfield:

“the heavy smoke in the area is making conditions difficult and the team has shut down operations until air quality improves.”

From Bear Republic:

We are doing OK. Our Healdsburg location and production facility will be closed today, but hanging in there.

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