In a region well-known for wineries, it’s necessary to take a break from indulging in the endlessly flowing wine of Napa Valley. At The Inn on First, we’re known as the best bed and breakfast in California, and with a full day of brewery tours, you’ll want to start with a good base of gourmet cuisine! We have prepared a list of our favorite Napa Valley breweries that will let you relax on this self-guided Napa Valley brewery tour!
St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery
Start your Napa Valley breweries tour with a stop at St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery, as they have come up with a clever approach to letting the beer and wine flow in a quaint garden setting. You’ll be filled with delight as you pick your fruit from the trees and veggies from the garden. This charming pet-friendly brewery is known for its unique vegan brews. Purchase a howler at The Inn on First before you visit St. Clair Brown, and you’ll receive ten percent off while taking home the beer and your new souvenir glass container!
Carpe Diem Wine Bar
The brews from Carpe Diem Brewing Company are exclusively offered at Carpe Diem Wine Bar with six house-made beers on tap – which is why Carpe Diem Wine bar makes it on to our list of top Napa Valley breweries! Known for their exquisite skill in pairing beverages with artisanal cheer and charcuterie, it will be an experience unparalleled to any other. Have you ever had a craft brew paired with fine cuisine? Well, there’s no time like the present to seize the day!
Stop in for a pint at Fieldwork Brewing while strolling through the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa. Relax sipping on an honest-made beer in an open industrial atmosphere inside or out! If you have a love for IPAs, this stop will not disappoint, as you decide to go hoppy across the board on a six-beer flight. However, if variety is your game, be sure to mix in a light lager or sour ale to boot!
Tannery Bend Beerworks
Craft beer aficionados know that a well-balanced double IPA is a necessity on a hot summer day in Napa. Chat with the locals at the ultra-casual Tannery Bend Beerworks. Grab a bite to eat as the salads and sandwiches are just as amazing as the beer at this true neighborhood bar. With bottomless popcorn and board games, you’ll lose track of time at this dog-friendly microbrewery. When the cool, laidback vibe is what you’re after, this is a must stop on your tour of Napa Valley breweries!
What a perfect way to complete your self-guided brewery tour as you watch the gorgeous California sunset at Stone Brewing. Located in the second oldest building in Napa, you’ll be drawn in by the rustic atmosphere alone! An open concept that has large windows with no glass, you’ll feel like you’re outside even if you opt to relax in. Stone Brewing is based out of Escondido, CA, and they’re the ninth-best craft brewery in the U.S. by sales volume. Just behind the likes of New Belgium, Sierra Nevada and Bell’s. At the end the day, indulge in a bold, flavorful craft beer while overlooking the Napa River at this hidden gem!
Best Bed and Breakfast in California
It’s no secret that The Inn on First is the best bed and breakfast in California as Owner and Chef Jim Gunther creates the freshest, most creative breakfast creations within a hundred miles. At The Inn on First, quality is a must as Gunther prepares breakfasts made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll taste the love and care he puts in each meal! Call to book a stay at 1-707-253-1331.