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Ironfire Brewing Company

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400 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

42095 Zevo Dr Ste 1
Temecula, California, 92590-3741
United States
phone: (951) 296-1397

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 5
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4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

This place has my favorite beer in Temecula. The staff is cool and take a lot of deserved pride in their beer. Their flagships are great, but it's the specialty menu that makes this place... special. After having a few of their bottles (beautiful Western-macabre artwork screened on the bottles and growlers, btw), I had to try them out. On my first trip, I specifically remember the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Porter and the Thin Mint Stout. Both were shining examples of the style in which they were brewed. On the lighter side, they brew a Jalapeno Ale that taste surprisingly refreshing with a very slight kick in the aftertaste. If they have anything barrel aged on tap, TRY IT; you will NOT regret it.

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3.41/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

IMHO, the music was TOO loud for such a small space, and I mean small...we're talking the size a garage here (http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/feast/2012/oct/01/tales-from-the-north-ironfire-brewing/# ) my wife and I had to yell at one another to get over the tunes. Now this might be expected on a Fri/Sat night, but a Thursday afternoon...hmmmm? Nevertheless, I had read good things about beer so...well, first off, I was disappointed the DIPA, Dead On Arrival wasn't on tap, so settled for the 51/50 IPA, which worked well, but the overall, "thrash party" music was kind of a buzzkill for us. The brew is rightous, but the folks in-charge may want to take a step back and look at the atmosphere...especially during a run-of-the-mill weekday. They did have bombers of the DOA, so I walked away happy!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

This place knows what they're doing. I've had the pleasure to meet 2 of the owners and they came from Ballast Point to start their own brewery. Very nice guys. I'm very impressed with the quality of the beers they're producing. Their slogan: "All killer, no filler." They have a few rare styles too, like a cucumber ale and a habenero ale (Free advice: sip the 2 side by side).

The tasting room has a great atmosphere with barrels to set you glass on when your hand gets weary. The bartenders are not the best tho. They are very educated as far as beer is concerned, but they have almost an elitist attitude about them. At least the ones that have served me.

But all in all another great brewery in Temec! They also bottle, look for the skeleton with 2 guns on the label.

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3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I recently visited Ironfire since I was in the area on business. The tasting room is attached to the brewery and situated right next to some barrel racks. They had 8 beers on tap when I was in with 2 out of commission due to overfoaming issues. Some of them were their year round beers and some were special releases. They also had their bottled offerings (some of which were on tap) for sale. They offer tasters, flights, pints, and growler fills. The service was good and I got to talk to the brewer(?) who used to work at Ballast Point. He was friendly and answered all of the questions I had about their beer. The quality of the beers was good and served in glassware. Prices for everything were reasonable. I would stop in here again if I was in the area.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a fun place to have a beer. You are right in the middle of the brewery when you walk in the front door. The staff was supper nice and informative. The owners were actually serving us the beer when we were there, nice touch. Being that close to the filled bourbon barrels was hard though, I wanted to break into one of those babies!. The prices for the tasters were really great too but too bad we couldn't enjoy a full pint but I guess you could just buy two of their 10oz pours instead.

The place was hard to find though, you really have to pay attention to the building numbers as their sign is kind of small.

You have got to try their specialties! They are all over the place and most of them are fantastic!

Another must stop on your Temecula brewery route.

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Ironfire Brewing Company in Temecula, CA
94 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.