i went to mendocino brewing in (i think) hopland. i think is on the 1, there is the brew pub and the brewery at 2 different locations/cities. also near there is a science/solar store, museum kind of thing that would be good for kids, or big kids like me. bear republic is in healdsburg, you will likely be near there. north coast is in fort bragg. its been a while since i was around there, i'm sure a lot has changed. there is a place called the friends of nature tourist club in the marin headlands/muir woods that you can hike into and have a beer, one of my favorite things in the bay area.