Hangar 24 Brewery
Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 2,131
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
3.81/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Hanger 24 is a really great success story. They founder used to fly his airplane across the street from the brewery and then when he and his friends were done they would drink his home brew at... you guessed it, Hanger 24!
We went to the brewery on a Saturday afternoon. To get to the brewery we exited the 210 and continued east for another 20 minutes through orange groves and cow pastures. The entire time on this part of the drive I was constantly asking my wife if she was sure of the directions. Once we started to see the small aircraft taking off and landing we knew we were close. The brewery is located across the street from the airport. It stands more or less alone in a large warehouse. They have built a patio on the front of the building facing the road, it's partially covered with a large picnic table on it. The seating in the building is limited with the vast majority being outside on this patio.
The beer list that they have is pretty extensive with around 10 beers that they brew themselves along with a couple of guest brews. We got a couple of the tasters that came with all of their standard beers that are available year round and a seasonal beer or two also. The costs were reasonable, I can't remember exactly what a pint was but I think it was either $4 or $5 depending on the type.
We got a tour from one of their staff members named Donn. Donn was great! He knew the ins and outs of the brewing process and offered (and we accepted) to taste the malt and grains that they use in their grain bill during the tour. Near the end of the tour when we were talking with Donn in the shipping area another employee came around with a pilot test beer, an IPA on Nitro. Interestingly, when the other employee saw that Donn was giving a tour he grabbed a couple of extra glasses and offered us to try their new test.
For food they had a food truck set up outside of the main doors for the brewery. I don't like to review food when breweries have this set up because they may or may not be consistent with who is there. This time there was a BBQ company there that was pretty good but it could change too quickly to include it in the review.
One of the things that I do really like is that they are trying to be known as a local brewery. By this I mean they use local ingredients whenever they can including the oranges that grow in the groves that we drove past and City of Redlands water (one thing on this that I'm concerned about is that they don't modify their water at all which could lead to some of the slight off tastes that I noticed in a couple of their beers). They are very involved in the local homebrewing community and host beer competitions where the winner gets his beer brewed by Hanger 24 and then put on tap! They are great people who work and enjoy beers at this location and I'll be sure to head back again soon!
04-09-2013 17:20:06 | More by BeerEngineer
4.14/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just got back from a recent trip, during which a large group of SoCal BA's I know, and some new ones that I didn't, went to the 2012 Pugachev's Cobra release @ Hangar 24.
Atmosphere: Being my second time here, and that we got here early enough to be first in line, could really take the place in. On the desert edge of Redlands, literally right across from the airport. My First time here, was the Chandelle release, and a grueling 110 degree day, but today was a balmy 60 I believe. The Brewery has a small patio, with about 6 picnic tables & umbrella's. The bar is inside, with a large chalk board of the beers on taps. They also had extra pouring stations setup at various places throughout as well for this event. The largest area, their new attached warehouse, is quite spacious, with fermentors, and their new bottling line.
Quality: Top notch, great barrel aged beers, Immelman, Pugachev's Cobra, Hammerhead, Chandelle, Humpty Bump, were all being poured, along with their regular lineup, chocolate porter, Hefe, Lager, Red ale, DIPA, etc.
Service: Prompt, polite, though we got in early, so lines were short for a long while, and even then, service was good.
Selection: Large this day, nearly everything. No shortages of choices. They run a cask engine on the weekends, friday's I believe that changes week to week.
Food: N/A most days, though they had sausages, potato salad, Mac & Cheese catered this day.
Overall, great spot for the area, and a spot I intend to hit a few times a year, likely the barrel roll releases.
12-10-2012 18:48:27 | More by Retsinis
3.96/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I visited Hangar 24 yesterday with NoSignsOfPain and DarthKostrizer. The tasting room is at the actual brewery among all of the brewing equipment. There were people mingling inside the warehouse where the beer was sold and also out on the patio. They have wooden picnic tables lined up on the patio along with some heaters if it gets cold. Some of the stand up heaters actually had trays attached to them that would hold your pint as you were standing around. Quality was really good as the beer is straight from the source. The service was average as it had a somewhat cafeteria feel to it. You have to stand in line and the cashiers call out when they are free to serve you. The selection was very good too with 9 beers on tap which represented a wide spectrum of their beer styles. Prices are pretty reasonable for pints and tasters but their growlers are pretty pricey ($35 to $40 for the glass and a fill). They offer a flight of all of their beers for $8 and it comes with 8 of their beers. I enjoyed my visit here.
01-22-2012 20:09:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Hangar is my local brewery, so I come here quite often. It sits across the street from the Redlands Municipal Airport (very small airport), and is actually constructed out of an old hangar, hence the name. The parking lot is fairly small, but there is a dirt feild next to the parking lot that allows plenty of parking. The inside tasting area is very small, but there is a patio outside with plenty of seating.
Sevice has always been good. The bartenders have always been friendly and polite. They also have plenty of bartenders on duty if it is going to be a busy day, so even if there is a longer line, it always moves fairly fast.
Beer selection is good. Along with their regular lineup, they usually have one or two special releases on tap. They also have cask night every friday night. Last weeks was their Chocolate Porter with almonds and toasted coconut. Yum!
Their growlers are really pricey, but everything else is very reasonable. Pints are 4-5 dollars.
All in all, a really cool place to visit if you are in the area. Nice relaxing atmosphere to drink some quality brew.
01-03-2012 21:37:50 | More by comfortablynumb1
4/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
knowing how it got the name Hangar 24, i love the location. its a small tap room in an old airport hang across the street from the air port. has a decent size out door patio, where you can enjoy the weather and the views of the moutains(maybe some planes coming and going).
My first time being to the brewery was at the release of Barrel roll no 3 pugachev's cobra. so the was pretty busy but nice atmosphere staff was all super nice and helpfull. prices seemed reasonable, with roughly 9 beers on tap.
personally i want to go back when there isnt a big release, take some other BA's and friends and enjoy it more.
12-11-2011 22:17:54 | More by rtaps
3.84/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I've been here twice, the most recent experience being just a few days ago. With a name like Hangar 24, how approrpriate that it is located across the street from the Redlands Municipal Airport? The tasting area is small inside, feeling like a warehouse, but there is a good sized patio outside where you can sit down and enjoy the view of the mountains.
7 beers were on-tap during my most recent visit; the brewery's flagship Orange Wheat, also a pale ale, chocolate porter, Double IPA, Columbus IPA, alt, and helles lager. If I had shown up even one day later, I would have had a chance to taste their new pumpkin porter. There's even a cask, but it didn't look that it was being utilized. As I had already tasted these beers, I settled for the helles lager. Beer is served in plastic cups, whcih is ironic considering that several pieces of real glassware are sold to go.
With several bartenders, getting a drink is quick and efficient. The prices are very good too, in the $4-5 range for the beers. That said, the growlers do look pricey. There's no food per se, but I did spot a few restaurant menus which provides the food of these restaurants via a third party.
Twice it has been a good time, and with the tasting room open every day, there's virtually no restriction to when you can go. Definately worth stopping by when in Redlands.
10-24-2011 03:28:21 | More by DoubleJ
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
If ever you find yourself on the road to Palm Springs, take a minute to stop by this brewery.
The wife will love it - it's a tricked out tasting room in a hanger - very clean, neatly set up, open and spacy with an outdoor sitting area, vats roped off in the back. Interesting turn on the usual tasting room in a warehouse concept.
I was there for their Polycot release, which was very crowded but fun (only negative was their cake, which nicely baked in the shape of a hanger with two bi-planes, but the worst, dry sugary confection I've ever stuck in my mouth).
Happily, the beer was better. I tried the Chocolate Porter, which had a distinct chocolate-coffee flavor. Medium body, no sludge overkill. Very good brew. Nicely priced at $5/pint. Several beers on their list were $4 pint, including their wheat and pale ale offerings. The IPA and DIPA were $5/pint. A flight of all their tap offerings (7 on that day) is $5.50.
08-10-2011 17:34:35 | More by Vanlingleipa
4/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very interesting setup, they are using an old aircraft hangar near the old Redlands airport. Wide open entrance with space heaters set up when it's cold.
Fairly small tap room, there is a counter with various people attending, pouring drafts, filling growlers, selling bottles. I've been here four or five times and only once has there been a significant line.
No official chairs/seating but they normally have a line of kegs and stacks of grains near the space heaters for people to sit on if standing is not an option.
If you peek around a corner you can see a not-so-busy bottling line. The staff prefer that you do not explore the place on your own but they are more than willing to show you around when it's not extremely busy.
The beer itself is a bit hit or miss in my opinion but they have a variety of styles, usually 1-2 seasonal/specialty selections, and a cask on a certain day of the week.
Their growlers are pricey to purchase but refills are reasonably priced.
05-29-2011 04:04:15 | More by Allpe45
Hangar 24 Brewery in Redlands, CA
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