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Claremont Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 126
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1420 N Claremont Blvd
Ste 204C
Claremont, California, 91711-3528
United States
phone: (909) 625-5350

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @claremontbeer

Notes:
Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

(Place added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012)
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Hey, I recognize this area! It was in my college years, but I participated in a track meet at nearby Claremont McKenna College. At that time, I was a kid in the beer world, having fewer than 100 beers tried and even less knowledge of style diversity. What a change seven years later! Nearby is Claremont Craft Ales, which is housed just a block away from the campus.

It's smaller compared to nearby Sanctum Brewing, but surprisingly busy during the late afternoon. Most of the seats were taken, and there was a 5 minute queue at the bar during many parts of my visit. However, it didn't feel overcrowded. What also helped were multiple bartenders taking orders 2-3 at a time. Despite its proximity to Claremont McKenna, the crowd was a mix of younger beer drinkers and middle aged ones who brought their children along.

The beer menu is straightforward with the information it provides (style, ABV, serving size). With 14 beers pouring, choices were in no shortage, ranging from a hoppy "session" ale, a barrel aged imperial red, and a coffee IPA. Full pours stop around the 13-14 ounce range, although the $5 tag still makes it a reasonable buy. The quality was there too; the coffee IPA is one that I would drink again, and the "session" ale had potential to be great despite a minor defect.

Like Sanctum, Claremont Craft Ales is a worthy stop, and perhaps more so. Another reason to drive out to the area!

DoubleJ, Feb 17, 2014
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Opie1knoche, Oct 24, 2013
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Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, CA
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.