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Claremont Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 118
Beer Avg: 3.45
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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rjsrj

California

4.08/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2014 19:58:31 | More by rjsrj
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xxglassjawxx

California

4.8/5  rDev +20%

08-17-2014 04:13:00 | More by xxglassjawxx
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maledesma2

California

3/5  rDev -25%

06-18-2014 05:53:19 | More by maledesma2
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-14-2014 00:47:24 | More by Gobzilla
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ubiq3000

California

4/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2014 21:53:53 | More by ubiq3000
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DoubleJ

California

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

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!

02-17-2014 04:56:04 | More by DoubleJ
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SoCaliC8

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 17:52:20 | More by SoCaliC8
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Orthodoxkardia

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-11-2013 10:26:56 | More by Orthodoxkardia
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Opie1knoche

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

10-24-2013 05:01:51 | More by Opie1knoche
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.66/5  rDev -8.5%

I recently stopped in at Claremont Craft Ales since I was in the area on business. It's a fairly small spot with the brewing equipment and tasting area in a garage type setting. They had 10 of their beers on tap with a few "premium" offerings that are priced separately. The quality of the beer was good with the beer served at a good temperature and in proper glassware. They offer tasters, full pours, and growlers for their beer. Prices were reasonable with most tasters at $1.50 or $2 depending on whether or not it is a special beer. Service was average, but they do give free pretzels and popcorn. Overall, this is definitely a brewery that shows promise but most of the beers were not all that special in my opinion.

06-30-2013 06:34:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, CA
90 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.