Eagle Rock Brewery

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Eagle Rock BreweryEagle Rock Brewery
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
38 Beers
624 Ratings
Place Score: 87
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3065 Roswell St
Los Angeles, California, 90065
United States
phone: (323) 257-7866

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @eaglerockbrew

Notes:
Tasting Room for the brewery is open Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon

(Place added by: SShelly on 12-08-2009)
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of tjensen3618
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of alwaysanswerb
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I'm not the creative type, so I'll just elaborate on my number scores.

Atmosphere - 5.0 - I'm what they call a "regular" at this place, and whether I go by myself or with some friends I've always enjoyed the atmosphere. It's relaxed even when it's crowded, and the guys (and Ting) running the joint are infinitely friendly.

Quality - 4.0 - By this I am sure they mean "quality of beer." I'd say Eagle Rock's offerings are solid if not always exceptional, but they seem to be branching out more and trying different things. I'm so happy to have a quality local brewer in LA that has good regular offerings in addition to tasty experiments. Overall, I think the 4/5 befits where they're at now, but they've really been hitting it out of the park lately with some of their smaller batches so I'm excited to try whatever is coming up next.

Service - 4.5 - Seriously, the guys and gal behind the taps are great. On the more crowded nights there's a bit of a wait, which is my only reason for docking a point, but they fill their pints, growlers, and tulips well and will answer any and all questions.

Selection - 4.5 - EDITED 9/7/12 - They are brewing much larger batches now, so their selection is much more consistent. They usually have their 4 year-rounds plus at least one seasonal.

Food - 3.0 - They don't have food. Other than pretzels. There are often food trucks outside, but then again, sometimes there aren't. And since Eagle Rock has afternoon-early night (ends at 10PM) hours, you're kind of hoping to eat at some point. Thankfully, if a truck is not around, they have menus in the back that you can call for delivery, and they have no issues with food coming into the tap room. So that's good. Overall, a more consistent truck schedule would benefit them, but I'm sure they already know that.

Overall - I'm a regular, so obviously I like the place. I think they're honest about where they're at, and what with them only being open for ~2 years I think they've definitely established themselves with the quality of their beer. Red Velvet, for instance, is just outstanding (and a GABF medal winner!) and their other brews are perhaps more subtle but with interesting personal touches; their wit (Manifesto) is brewed with rose, and it adds a great dimension to the typical wit profile without being overpowering.

If you're an LA beer geek, you need to come to Eagle Rock.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Photo of kemoarps
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
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

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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

No frills, just great local beer at a good price.

I like the various growler options that they have. I usually forget to bring mine and then buy a new one, so I have quite a selection at home.

Eagle Rock is on my way home from work, so I find myself there more often than my wife needs to know.

Jeremy and the whole gang there are super friendly and have a very very family like thing that only comes from a true family operation. His wife and father both work there with him and they are all super chill.

They have a couple of guest taps each day, but I stick with the house brands, especially Solidarity on the nitro, it's delish.

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Eagle Rock Brewery today with my wife as we had a dinner planned in the same general area. Located in a slightly seedy industrial area, the outside of the building hides a very nice interior. There is a fairly smile tasting area with a glass partition that separates it from the brewing floor. They have a bunch of board games you can borrow to play while you drink. You can order samplers, pints, and growlers from staff behind the bar. Service was pretty good in that regard. There is also a cooler of beers for sale (both Eagle Rock and guest breweries). They have 6 of their own beers on tap and 2 guest brews. I was able to get a sampler of the 4 beers I hadn't tried for $7. Bottles of their beer were $15 for 750 ml sizes. They also have a bunch of merch you can buy (glasses, shirts, etc.). Prices were reasonable for everything. There is no food for sale but apparently they have food trucks that come out every so often. Definitely a cool little place and I will be back again in the future.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great little tap room in Los Angeles's first gold medal winning brewery. Yep, you read that correctly. Eagle Rock Brewing is the first ever Los Angeles brewery to win a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival.
I went to the brewery a few days after it was announced and got to try some Red Velvet for myself, and I admit it was delicious.
The brewing team is a father and son duo that are way cool and easily approachable. I spent about 90 minutes there sampling some of their beers and tried one from another la brewer call Nibble Bit Tabby, yes that is an odd name.
This tasting room is bright and laid back and has a big picture window that overlooks the brew house.
It's out of the way and I had a little trouble finding it but it was worth the hunt. I will go back especially to try their new IPA called Populist that they were out of when I was there.

Photo of chugger14
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of ithacabaron
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The garagistes of Southern France, Southern California style.

You've always wanted to own a craft brewery. What do you do? If you're Jeremy Raub and his father, you chip in together, buy a tiny couple-barrel system, and...oh yeah, rent out a storage facility at the end of a dark alley in a decidedly ungentrified part of Eagle Rock.

The oddest part of all? It works. It works really well.

On nights when the taproom is pouring, there's a good mix of hipster and greybeard milling around the outside. No one will be holding a drink -- no beer outside the facility -- but most will be enjoying a cigarette or waiting in line at some of Southern California's finest food trucks.

After you navigate through the crowd, you make your way to the unmarked door and into the tasting room inside. Meant to hold 15, and usually holding 40, this small room with a few rickety tables and a window looking into the brewhouse contains some of the most convivial folks in the area. If you want one of those tables, get there early in the night. Otherwise, you'll have to be one of the folks who linger nearby, hovering like hawks, looking for the earliest sign you're ready to pack up and leave.

The beer is solid, if not remarkable. Middle of the road styles done very, very well. Textbook brewing. There are usually a few guest taps, as well.

All in all, a neat experience, and a regular haunt. Would that all breweries were both as fun to visit and contained as well-made beer. Salud.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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When a brewery opens 15 minutes early for you you start to wonder if you've found your true love. Unfortunately, this relationship won't quite work out, not because of anything Eagle Rock did, but because of the distance between us. If she were closer, I'd be all in those thighs on the often.

The vibe is industrial meets coffee shop, with seating space very precious (although I recently read of a new location coming) and an enthusiastic crowd setting up board games and claiming every spare inch of space.

It's been quite some time since I was here (December 2013), but the standout beers were: Stimulus with Intelligentsia coffee added and Solidarity.

Stimulus was one of the few beers I've had (Stone's Dayman being the other) to be a non-stout ale to utilize coffee. The result was a pleasant surprise. The coffee didn't dominate the beer but added a layer of new flavor to the otherwise malty red ale.

Solidarity again surprised me for it's incredibly low ABV combined with a robust, malty flavor. It was somewhat like drinking a big hefty stout with all of the roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes, but with the lightness of a pilsner. I loved it. I wish I'd had more.

The beers were fairly priced, the flight pours healthy, and the service polite. Nothing at all to complain about.

This is a good spot for y'all Angelenos. Enjoy.

Photo of Narfish
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Small tasting room in a very industrial looking building (from the outside, at least) on a mostly industrial side street, just off the 2 freeway and San Fernando Road. It's actually located in Glassell Park (and really not in GP, but actually more like Fletcher Square or Atwater Village!) and not Eagle Rock, but let's not quibble and argue about who lives where.

The tasting room itself is not large, but spacious, and is exquisitely decorated in a modern design. The bar area is quite comfortable, and the tables have both chair and bench seating. Tall windows line the back "wall" opening into the brewing area.

While largely focusing on their own brews, there are several guest taps and a small bottle selection as well. For a brewery that has been open for less than a year, Jeremy, Steve, Ting and Co are doing a good job of expanding their offerings slowly and comfortably.

The service is usually spot on, but can move somewhat slowly when crowded. This slowness is almost always caused by the extreme willingness of the staff to discuss beer in general, and their beers in particular. No question goes unanswered. Tours are provided on Sundays of the brewery for those interested.

The one thing most lacking here is food. However, as seems to be the trend in LA and OC breweries, various food trucks have set up shop just outside the brewery at different times, thus providing for an option for the hungry taster.

** ERBC now has growlers available for their own beers as well. **

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Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
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