3 Disciples Brewing opens taproom
After building its brand by word of mouth at taprooms throughout Sonoma County for the past five years, 3 Disciples Brewing recently opened the doors of its own taproom in downtown Santa Rosa, in central Sonoma County.
Owners James Claus, Matt Penpaze, and Luke Melo had been operating in a small production space in Sebastopol, refining their beers and earning four medals at last year’s local Battle of the Brews competition. Their microbrewery is based on creating distinctive ales while being stewards of the land by practicing sustainable farming techniques — utilizing what Mother Nature provides while leaving no trace behind.
Their large new taproom can hold 250 guests, with space for pop-up restaurants and room for bands to perform. Nine of the brewery’s beers are on tap, from India pale ales to an imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. Plans are to rotate the beer lineup to include new offerings.