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Kern River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Kern River Brewing CompanyKern River Brewing Company
BA SCORE
96
world-class

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 14.06%
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 3,607
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

13415 Sierra Way
Kernville, California, 93238
United States
phone: (760) 376-2337

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(Place added by: Inflames on 06-08-2006)
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

(Visited 01/2011): Kern River Brewing is located in Kernville near the Sequoia National Forest after a beautiful drive through the mountains along the Kern river (with signs warning of the dangers and death count associated with said river). There are actually a couple different ways to get there. The brewpub is on Sierra Way right outside the town center. There is a private parking lot.

The outside has kind of a lodge look, and the interior is spacious and multi-level. The brewing equipment is easily visible from most of the brewpub. Lots of wood and table seating, and their beers are featured in large framed pieces hanging behind the bar.

Kern River has 6 of their beers on tap, and offers a sampler of 4 for $5. They included on my visit Isabella Blonde, Sequoia Red, Class V Stout, Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Saison, Holiday Ale and the very good Citra IIPA. All in all the beers are above average.

Service on a relatively slow afternoon was good. Our server wasn't a beer expert but was friendly and knew enough about their beers. She was also generous with additional samples.

Food at Kern River is pretty good too. Fish Tacos and burgers all around were enjoyed by our group.

Overall this place was well worth the 1.5hr drive from Tehachapi, and is one I would make again on any future visits to the area.

Dogbrick, Sep 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Topher78, Wednesday at 09:27 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Came by at lunchtime to pick up my Citra. Good service, good atmosphere, and most importantly, excellent beer. Big ups to their flagship brews as well as some impressive seasonal IPAs.

Amaeda27, Nov 18, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -5.1%

popomeus, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DCLAguy11, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Bwagner1122, Nov 16, 2014
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1.24/5  rDev -71.4%

steve423423, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jeff1973, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

spycow, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Keananmichael5, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Trektuna, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kingpin1010, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

This is my local so I may be a little partial on this one. Right now they have a great tap selection with the 6th anniv/barleywine/knee deep collab, so the tap list is better than normal. The food is always good with daily specials, parking is usually ample with paved and dirt lot options. It has a nice outside deck/lower tables option with a nice view into the surrounding valley/town/hills. Loses points for the one M/F bathroom options. The crowd is usually laid back - locals, and those travelling into the area for other pursuits besides beer (since it is kinda out-of-the-way). Camping season weekends can see this place packed to the rafters so plan accordingly. This time of year mid week - seating plan is wide open. Live music on Fri/Sats. They are expanding in the back but not sure on overall plans/dates etc. Kid friendly. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Carlos_Lozano, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Jeffski, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mikul93, Oct 14, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +14.3%

Kenjamin, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kmanjohnson, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Working hard to make some really enjoyable beers! I love stopping in after a long road or mtn bike ride!

N8rhino, Oct 03, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%

largadeer, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HotRod_G, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Delicious brews, when I went, they had their core beers on tap, as well as Deep River IPA which is the collab between KRBC and Knee Deep, as well as their barleywine, their session IPA "gravity check," and their fresh hop IPA. They also had Dirty Hippie in bottle which I picked up. I came to get my Citra and stayed at the place next door. Had the "blue mine" burger, tasted like it was grilled at home, fantastic, had bleu cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on it. Highly recommended, best place to eat in Kernville (though 'The Cracked Egg' had an amazing omelette the next morning!)

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

gefinley, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Lucnifter, Sep 05, 2014
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Kern River Brewing Company in Kernville, CA
96 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.