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Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 BreweryHangar 24 Brewery
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Hangar 24 BreweryHangar 24 Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1710 Sessums Drive
Redlands, California, 92374
United States

(909) 389-1400 | map

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Added by KingSlender on 03-17-2008

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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
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3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Hanger 24 is a really great success story. They founder used to fly his airplane across the street from the brewery and then when he and his friends were done they would drink his home brew at... you guessed it, Hanger 24!

We went to the brewery on a Saturday afternoon. To get to the brewery we exited the 210 and continued east for another 20 minutes through orange groves and cow pastures. The entire time on this part of the drive I was constantly asking my wife if she was sure of the directions. Once we started to see the small aircraft taking off and landing we knew we were close. The brewery is located across the street from the airport. It stands more or less alone in a large warehouse. They have built a patio on the front of the building facing the road, it's partially covered with a large picnic table on it. The seating in the building is limited with the vast majority being outside on this patio.

The beer list that they have is pretty extensive with around 10 beers that they brew themselves along with a couple of guest brews. We got a couple of the tasters that came with all of their standard beers that are available year round and a seasonal beer or two also. The costs were reasonable, I can't remember exactly what a pint was but I think it was either $4 or $5 depending on the type.

We got a tour from one of their staff members named Donn. Donn was great! He knew the ins and outs of the brewing process and offered (and we accepted) to taste the malt and grains that they use in their grain bill during the tour. Near the end of the tour when we were talking with Donn in the shipping area another employee came around with a pilot test beer, an IPA on Nitro. Interestingly, when the other employee saw that Donn was giving a tour he grabbed a couple of extra glasses and offered us to try their new test.

For food they had a food truck set up outside of the main doors for the brewery. I don't like to review food when breweries have this set up because they may or may not be consistent with who is there. This time there was a BBQ company there that was pretty good but it could change too quickly to include it in the review.

One of the things that I do really like is that they are trying to be known as a local brewery. By this I mean they use local ingredients whenever they can including the oranges that grow in the groves that we drove past and City of Redlands water (one thing on this that I'm concerned about is that they don't modify their water at all which could lead to some of the slight off tastes that I noticed in a couple of their beers). They are very involved in the local homebrewing community and host beer competitions where the winner gets his beer brewed by Hanger 24 and then put on tap! They are great people who work and enjoy beers at this location and I'll be sure to head back again soon!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BrahNick
4.39/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Bit off the beaten path, but a nice rustic space with mountain views across from a small airport. Crowd tends to be a bit older and very friendly. Usually a wide and fantastic selection with plenty to choose from ranging from staples like the Orange Wheat and Betty to special limited edition kegs.

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Photo of Keeling
3.07/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

3.72/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Hot in the summer, busy during events and live music a lot of the time here. Very decent selections.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Cistem
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HippieDave56
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of cmurkar
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

The place is located just off a small road behind the Redlands airport. It's easy to miss if you're not paying attention to your directions. Once you see neon signs in the distant and hear the sound of guitar rifts getting louder, you'll know you've arrived at Hangar 24. As a satisfying answer to my curiosity and potentially yours, yes, this place is literally inside of an aircraft hangar. For how they got the 24 however, I'm still trying to figure that out.

There's a few dirt lots to park in surrounding the area. I chose to park on the side of the road a bit closer to the brewery. After a short walk, I had arrived. The entrance to the tasting room was wide open, similar to the entrance of a hangar. Duh.

Once inside, I was greeted by some really cool, unexpected vibes. The brewery has a refurbished, almost industrial look to it. Remodled with brewing addorments and equipments gives it a nice, simplistic aesthetic. The tasting room was small. After a short line, you order your ale of choice and basically find a spot to post up at. Noticed that a lot of people were bringing their dogs into the tasting room. I love dogs myself, so this wasn't a problem, but word of warning to anyone who would otherwise mind a pooch presence. There is an outdoor patio on the other side of the tasting room with live music performances and tvs playing sports, which only adds to the brewery's vibe.

Quality overall was great. The brewery was very clean, and despite how busy it was, plenty of space presented itself to post up and relax at. The only thing I would point out is the lack of real restrooms aside from two portojohns outside of the tasting room. Maybe I mistakenly missed other indoor restrooms, but from my recolection there were none.

Service was ok. Walked up to the taps, ordered my flight and a pint. Nothing more, nothing less.

Selection was decent as well. All of their regular beers were on tap, ready for pints and flight assortments. Lots of speciality and seasonal varieities were provided as well. Their regular taps tended to be more on the IPA side, but hey, I don't have a problem with that at all.

Quality beers all in all, in a quality place.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of NoHipTee
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Off the beaten path in the middle of a small airfield. Tge tasting room is pretty cool. Cool staff and great beer. Pugachevs Cobra is my favorite from H24

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Photo of Avatar113
4.97/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rootsa
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Reema
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The vibe at Hangar 24 is more than laid back. There's the obvious taps and beertenders that give you beers and there is a community style long table that looks like it could seat 80 people easily. It gets a bit crowded on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday during the late afternoon/night but it isn't a hassle to get a brew during peak hours. Their selection of beer is pretty nice and they have seasonal beers that rotate often enough along with variations of their flagship beers. Some of their other brews are just okay but their good brews are damn good. I come here often enough, solid brewery.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.72/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of FUF77
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Tommygunn
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of joshuaarnao
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bsuedekum
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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Hangar 24 Brewery in Redlands, CA
Brewery rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 3,689 ratings
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