We our a family-owned and operated restaurant, bar, and now brewery, has been serving the Sonoma County community since Chase and Jonnie Williamson opened the doors in July 2016. With its strong beer program, tasty fare, spacious patio, live music, and friendly atmosphere, Steele & Hops has established itself as a local favorite.
Executive Chef Lucio Alamilla is the driving force behind Steele & Hops’ culinary program, which encompasses classic brewpub basics (burgers, pizza) as well as weekly specials inspired by what’s in season.
Steele & Hops’ brewery operations are managed by Justin Green, who has been pursuing his passion for brewing for over 20 years. Green started as a homebrewer and parlayed that interest into volunteering at Black Diamond and Drake’s, eventually landing a role as brewer at Jupiter in Berkeley, where he enjoyed the creative freedom to experiment and explore flavor profiles through small-batch production brews. Over his four-year tenure at Jupiter, Green produced a bevy of beloved beers; his greatest hits include English strong ale Apogee, and a hazy citrus beer called The Oort Cloud.
Though beer serves as Steele & Hops’ primary headline, the cocktail program is expert level. Chase (owner) makes all of the ingredients he can, including liqueurs, shrubs, and infusions; he brandies his own cocktail cherries, produces his own limoncello, and blends his own honey sarsaparilla cream.
Steele & Hops features an onsite garden that supplies the brewpub with seasonal greens, herbs, and edible flowers that inspire the kitchen and bar’s culinary and cocktail creations. Chef Lucio Alamilla and owner Chase Williamson love to incorporate garden-grown kale, chard, lemongrass, rhubarb, mint, shiso, nasturtium, and chamomile into their dishes and drinks.