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Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(707) 996-3411

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When it comes to drinks, we all have our favorites, but that’s no reason to get stuck in a rut. Stock the cooler at your next barbecue with a few new beers based on your go-to brews. Who knows? You may even find a new favorite.

If you like LagunitasIPA... try Uinta Hop Nosh IPA.
The great thing about these beers is that they both have a touch of caramel malt sweetness that plays off the assertive citrus and pine hop flavors. The Uinta is a little higher in ABV, but doesn’t overpower the complexity of the beer.

If you like Pliny the Elder... try Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA.
This double IPA from Knee Deep Brewing has bested Pliny in several beer competitions over the last few years. At 9.0 ABV and about 100 IBUs, it’s a tad bolder than Pliny, but still surprisingly easy to drink and refreshing.

If you like Corona... try Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale.
While the Corona is a lager style, Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale is a low-IBU-and-ABV beer that’s just as thirst-quenching and sessionable. It’s light golden in color with soft, malty body and just a tinge of hops for depth and balance.

If you like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... try Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale.
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale is a trailblazer, just like Sierra Nevada’s. Loaded with citrusy, floral hops from start to finish, it’s assertive but balanced. While this beer only comes in cans, it does keep it fresher longer and makes it easier to chill and recycle.

If you like Stella Artois... try Fort Point KSA Kölsch Style Ale.
Stella Artois is a classic European-style pilsner lager, which is what German brewers were trying to compete with when they created their Kölsch-style ale. Fort Point KSA is a great modern takeon the style with a tad more aromatics, body and a crisp, low- hopped finish.

If you like Guinness Draught Stout... try Heretic Brewing Chocolate Hazelnut Porter.
Usually stouts are stronger versions of dark beers like porter, but in this case the porter has the greater strength. Both have roasted espresso notes and a malty sweetness, and even with 7% ABV, the porter is easy-drinking like the stout.

If you like Blue Moon Belgian White Ale... try Lost Coast Great White Ale.
These beers are both brewed in the classic Belgian white style with coriander and citrus peel. The Great White is unfiltered with a hazy, golden color, rich, creamy mouthfeel and just the right amount of hops added in to keep it from being too heavy on the palate.

Thirsty for more? Ask our wine steward for more recommendations of craft beers, fine wines and sensational spirits!

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