Eagle Rock Brewery
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2.52/5 rDev -34.7%
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 33 ratings.