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 tjensen3618:
4.36/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I always check to see if there are any beer destinations to check out when I'm out and about, if I happen to have an hour or so to kill I'll go see what they have to offer. Well this brewery happened to be 2 blocks from the car dealership that I needed to go to, so in I went.
I drove around using my GPS, and actually drove past the place 2 times, it's in an older looking building with no sign on the front and no indication that you are at a brewery.
Once inside it's a really small bar area, maybe 6 seats at the bar itself and 20 or so at tables. The inside was very nice and new looking, the 2 guys working were very friendly and helpful when making our selections, I'm assuming they were the owners.
I had the Revolution Pale Ale, which was nice, and my girlfriend had the Stimulus which was really awesome. We enjoyed our beers as well as conversation with both the brewers and other patrons. A friend of the brewery's came in with Bacon trail mix and let us all sample it, that stuff was absolutely amazing!
They have some of the premier food trucks from the LA area come in and serve food on the weekends which is great, as the brewery doesn't offer food of it's own.
Overall this was one of the better beer destinations I've been to in LA. I only wish that there was some place half as cool in my neighborhood.
11-16-2010 18:09:05 | More by tjensen3618
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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.