Eagle Rock Brewery
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 626
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Craftsman may have been the first truly great L.A. brewery, but Eagle Rock was the first good L.A. brewery that actually markets its beer. Eagle Rock has taken a deliberate approach, perfecting a few flagships (e.g. Populist IPA, Manifesto Witbier, Revolution Pale Ale) before they started bottling. And it seems to be working well for them, as the slow growth has meant that they can take their time on seasonal and experimental brews (e.g. Stimulus, a coffee-infused Belgian golden ale, and Yearling, a pretty wonderful Flanders red).
The Eagle Rock tap room is a small, brightly-lit space with a window into the brewhouse. You'll find friendly folks working there; often you can find the owners/brewers themselves manning the taps. You can fill your growler with one of ER's rotating draft selections, or choose from a small selection of guest taps or bottled brews from other breweries. That last fact's important. Eagle Rock could do just fine marketing its own beer and call it a day, but they actually seem to care about the growth of the LA beer community, so much so that they hold educational events and forums at the brewery. Their motto "Beer for the People" is pretty spot-on. This is the kind of brewery it feels good to support: solid product, clear love of beer, family run, healthy attitudes. Eagle Rock's definitely worth visiting for out-of-towners and locals alike.
01-06-2013 23:10:07 | More by Narfish
Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.