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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: 674
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 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 UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GRG1313, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Gobzilla, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
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 tjensen3618
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

tjensen3618, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

PretzelCity, Aug 05, 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 werdnacross
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Kramerwtmf, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AleHunter805, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of BeerBeast
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerBeast, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Fern13
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Fern13, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +3.1%

1Sundown2C, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Bnoise11, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of topdown
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

EB1, Oct 23, 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 EchoParker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
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
Photo of Chuggernaut00
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
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
Photo of TheJollyHop
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 kemoarps
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

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

kemoarps, Aug 30, 2011
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Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.