Old Caz Brewing opens Rohnert Park taproom
Kick back, relax, and enjoy a craft beer at the dog- and kid-friendly Old Caz Brewing taproom in Rohnert Park, in southern Sonoma County.
Partners Tom Edwards (who formerly brewed at Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Cloverdale) and Bryan Rengel named their brewery for Old Cazadero Road, which they call “a downright Jurassic path” in western Sonoma County. The road connects the two former logging towns of Guerneville and Cazadero, which “still retain much of their wild, pioneering character.”
Old Caz beer can be found on tap in more than three dozen bars and restaurants throughout Sonoma County. Their lineup includes the crisp, dry, and brightly hop-flavored One Way IPA; the softer and more tropical Free Craig’s Hazy IPA named for the free items page at craigslist.org; the RPX Juicy Pale Ale honoring Rohnert Park’s main thoroughfare; the Czech pilsner Bukovany Pivo; and Skaggs Stout, commemorating a wild and remote island on the southeastern end of Sonoma County.
Their new 35-person taproom sells growlers to go, and will fill up growlers if you bring your own. There’s free Wi-Fi, and the non-alcoholic options include cold brew coffee on nitro, kombucha, and a style of carbonated fruit soda called Shrub. A small selection of snacks is available, and customers are welcome to bring food of their own or have something delivered. Plans are to add regular food catering, expand the taproom hours, and add a patio.