Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo, who own Russian River Brewing, are great friends of Dave Keene and the Toronado. So last night they threw him one hell of a party at their brewpub in Santa Rosa. With two of Dave’s favorite bands performing, and Vinnie’s special beer he created especially for the Toronado’s 20th anniversary, it was a wonderful evening with many people from the Bay Area beer community in attendance.
It was a packed house at Russian River’s long bar.
Brewer Vinnie Cilurzo, American Dog lead singer Michael Hannon and Dave Keene.
Jeff Bagby, from Pizza Port, with Eric Rose, from the new Hollister Brewing in Goleta, near Santa Barbara.
Natalie Cilurzo, Jen Garris (Hi Mom!) and the Katherine.
Vinnie brought out some of the good stuff, like Damnation batch 09, and Supplication Batch 01, which he’s pouring here.
Drake’s brewer Melissa Myers with her “Big Daddy” Dave Keene.
The dance floor overflowed to the music of Broken Teeth.
Dave Keene was definitely having a great time at his party.
Rocking out and toasting Broken Teeth’s final number at the end of the evening.