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Eagle Rock Brewery

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Eagle Rock BreweryEagle Rock Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 671
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
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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Photo of vma
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

vma, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -35.1%

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.

C-

kojevergas, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mykol, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Gobzilla, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GRG1313, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

EB1, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

PretzelCity, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AleHunter805, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

DoubleJ, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

I first was turned onto this place by my aunt and uncle, I guess one of their friends owns a very minor share in the brewery. At any rate, I stopped in one day when I was given an unexpected but needed day off. I came in tried a few of their beers. Nothing that I would say was amazing, but i finished my pints so that's always a plus.

The real drawback here is the place is tiny. The few times I have been here I ALWAYS have to stand, would be nice if there was like a patio or something for the excess people in there. Its annoying when all these people start playing board games and pretty much there are there for a long time.

My suggestion is go in grab a growler if you know what you like from them and get out, not a place to hangout in my opinion. There are bigger tasting rooms to visit.

GrumpyJunglist, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of route66pubs
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

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. **

route66pubs, Jul 28, 2010
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

The decor is very modern with solid white and red walls, with their barley logo interspersed throughout. There are four wooden tables (basket of pretzels top each one) with a long wooden bench covered with throw pillows in addition to the Italian granite bar counter top. The entire place is very well lit from the hanging ceiling lights. There was some soft jazz playing in the background when I visited.

The whole operation is very clean, and the father and son brewing team is very friendly and knowledgeable. Steve and Jeremy were a pleasure to speak with, and I enjoyed a very thorough tour of the brewery with my father.

The prices are very reasonable and there seems to be games available to play if boredom sets in. It is very refreshing to see the beer scene emerge in LA and I was happy to help support my local brewery. Definitely worth a stop in to support some friendly people and try some decent brews.

TheJollyHop, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of Narfish
3.88/5  rDev 0%

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.

Narfish, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

noproduction, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

gjayb, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

werdnacross, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

1Sundown2C, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kramerwtmf, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of ithacabaron
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

ithacabaron, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of chugger14
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

chugger14, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of tothebrim
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

tothebrim, Sep 25, 2010
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Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.