Inland Empire Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.36/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1710 Palmyrita Ave. Suite #11
Riverside, California, 92507
United States

(951) 643-7687 | map
iebrew.com

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Added by IPAfiend on 02-20-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
18
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
49
PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Brolo75
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

I visited one Friday after work to find the place empty. At first nobody was even at the front desk. After calling out a few times, some guy walk out front and was fairly kind and courteous. There wasn't much going, had a conversation for about 10-15 minutes while I enjoyed Pepin the Short porter, then I left. This place sits all by itself near the 215 freeway, my suggestion would be that they find a new location or fix up their present location.

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Duff_Man
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Really laid back spot. Small but it has a game room and a tv room, apart from the room with all the taps. 3 to 4 really good beers and the rest are still pretty solid.

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Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Orthodoxkardia
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of makasi
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I go during the lunch hour, so I honestly don't see the night atmosphere. I do hear Friday nights are lively with a $4 per pint special. The brewery is in a business complex, in a not so great neighborhood, hidden, and very low key. A new street sign has been recently added that hopefully will draw more attention to the secluded location. Again, during lunch hours, I am usually the only one there, but my service is obviously superior. Staff is friendly and informative, while the selection is vast. I bring my lunch and have a couple beers, on Fridays. It is nice to have a hidden gem so close to work.

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Photo of FlyingBull
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Recently did a quick tour of some of the CA Inland Empire breweries in the Riverside area. This was the 1st stop on the list. It is tucked in the back side of large industrial office park environment. The very small main tasting room was....well....dumpy, but typical of small industrial park microbreweries. It has old school dark bar feel which I like. They have a nicer newer larger secondary tasting room that they recently added. The young lady serving was awesome. She's knowledgeable on their brews, but also acknowledges that she's still learning. In general, great service and she was very friendly and a good conversationalist - the perfect person to have behind the bar.

They had a pretty big selection of beers for a micro - 10 total. There were 9 of theirs and one that they contract brew. We did the 10 4 oz tastings for $10. We started with the hef and worked our way through. They covered a wide range of styles, most done very well. They had two sours; one very enjoyable, the other was a way over the top sour. That would be the only one I really didn't enjoy.

Overall, a fun visit and interesting visit.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I recently visited Inland Empire Brewing since I was in the area on business. Their tasting room is a super small and cramped spot that seems cobbled together almost as an afterthought. There are a few chairs and small tables along with 2 portable pouring stations. The whole setup looks like the waiting room at an auto mechanic spot almost. The service was pretty good but it was weird sitting around in such a small space while I was reviewing their beers. The selection was good with around 8 of their beers on tap and a craft soda as well. Prices were pretty cheap with most tasters priced at $1 and their barrel aged beers (of which they had 2 on tap) at $3. The quality was good and the beer was served in actual glass which is always good. I thought their beers were mostly solid and priced well, but if you visit be prepared for a bit of a tight squeeze.

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Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside, CA
3.36 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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