Eagle Rock Brewery
Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 518
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kemoarps:
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I love this place. Wish I'd known about it in college as I went to school nearby, but sadly didn't learn of this little hidden gem until my sister took me there this year.
It's a small operation. The building front is nondescript; you probably would never know what it was unless you know what it was kind of thing. No big sign or anything. The interior is really small as well, lending to the family feel to the place (which is definitely well placed). The wood paneled room which houses 3 or 4 tables and the counter is populated by dozens of pillows, board games, signs for the different brews, and a window into the actual brewing portion of the brewery (they also give tours, walking you around and giving you the story of where everything came from, how they got started, the process, the whole shebang). My sister knows the owners (I believe it's a father/son operation, but I could be remembering wrong), so (at least until a college crowd packed into the tiny room) we sat and talked to them for a while. I had the Solidarity on nitro tap (wish I had taken notes so I could review it - it was delicious), and we played board games until the owner started the tour. They only had a couple of their own brews available at the time (did I mention it was a small place?), so that's really the closest I can come to a knock on the place. I've tried most of their selection, and they certainly make a tasty brew. The prices seemed fair, though I don't think we paid full price for everything since my sis and her bf are regulars and know everyone there. Definitely come check it out if you find yourself in the Pasadena area. WELL worth your time and money
08-30-2011 16:49:51 | More by kemoarps
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3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $
Eagle Rock Brewery is located just of CA-2 in an industrial neighborhood, and at first impression is very difficult to find from the street. Parking is already very ,limited on the street, and once where you find where the brewery is located, there are a few "double space" parking spots located at the front door, and luckily I was able to snag a spot without being blocked in by another car.
Inside, the taproom is small but clean. There's a small tasting bar and a handful of tables for seating. A small window allows you to look into the brewery itself from the taproom.
Behind the bar is the posted taplist, pouring a combination of house beers (six Eagle Rock beers, including a Ruby Mild and Belgian Pale Ale), and four guest beers (Pumpkinweizen from Wolf Creek), with beers being poured into standard shaker pints. House beers run at $5, which for Los Angeles looks like a bargain. Growlers and bottles are available for purchase to go.
Nice little place in the area to hit up. I'd hit it up again in the future.
10-06-2013 17:17:00 | More by DoubleJ
4.13/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $
Hard to imagine the Eagle Rock is the grand daddy of all the Los Angeles breweries, it being only a few years old. But it is so, this little brewery (which by the way isn't actually in Eagle Rock - but then again Lagunitas isn't in Lagunitas either.... I digress) has become a staple on the LA beer scene.
Jeremy and Ting are lovely people who are passionate about their beer.
The vibe in the little tasting room is super chill and very friendly. All of the staff is great. A real family feeling throughout. A big glass wall in the bar area shows off the small but artfully laid our brewery. If you're lucky, they'll walk you through.
They don't have any food but sometimes have food trucks.
The house beers are always great but don't change too often. They also have a guest beer or two which is usually a great selection. They also have some bottles for sale.
Yearling and Solidarity are my faves but if they have Red Velvet, get it.
04-07-2013 06:06:21 | More by chugger14
2.52/5 rDev -34.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | $$$$
Stopped in this afternoon to give this brewery a chance. I wasn't impressed with their beer at all until I tried their Unity berliner weisse, which I quite liked. I live close to the brewery, so I figured it was worth a try.
Parking was poor. The brewery is in a poorly labelled industrial area at the end of an alley with plenty of no parking signs in spite of having clear curbs. I ended up parking on a distant side street.
I ordered their Deuce Imperial Stout on draught. The snifter was $6.00 - not bad.
I had to drive, so I got a growler to go and two bottles. My total? $48 with a tip expected. Their marked growler price (for 1 litre) was $7.00 for the beer I got. I'm no Archimedes, but I'm led to believe the bottles I got (Jubilation and Threes) were 17/18 dollars each. For a brewery of such mediocre quality, this is highway robbery. Pricing here is as awful as could possibly be. That or they don't honor their posted prices.
On the bright side, service was good. The servers were friendly and there was a free tour available. I decided not to take it; I generally only tour breweries that make really good beer. Eagle Rock doesn't fit the bill.
Fellow clientele were overwhelmingly annoying drunks from the L.A. beer hop bus (a sort of bastardized rip-off of the San Diego beer shuttles you run into while visiting Lost Abbey and Alesmith).
Overall, it wasn't a great visit. I might go back if they have a special release, but I'll call ahead to confirm pricing.
You can pay with either cash or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa all accepted).
They had 6 taps plus a nitro (of an IPA....hmm). Limited bottle selection to go in the minifridge adjacent the bar.
They offer a flight of any four house beers for $7.00. But their house beers are pretty mundane.
They seem to have a good food truck schedule outside.
There are a few stools at the bar to sit on. At least they have that; I'm tired of tasting rooms without seating.
01-28-2013 01:06:16 | More by kojevergas
Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.