Eagle Rock Brewery

BEER AVG
3.75/5
Eagle Rock BreweryEagle Rock Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3065 Roswell St
Los Angeles, California, 90065
United States

(323) 257-7866 | map
eaglerockbrewery.com

Notes:
Tasting Room for the brewery is open Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon

Added by SShelly on 12-08-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
55
Ratings:
787
Reviews:
220
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
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Reviews by kemoarps:
Photo of kemoarps
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I love this place. Wish I'd known about it in college as I went to school nearby, but sadly didn't learn of this little hidden gem until my sister took me there this year.
It's a small operation. The building front is nondescript; you probably would never know what it was unless you know what it was kind of thing. No big sign or anything. The interior is really small as well, lending to the family feel to the place (which is definitely well placed). The wood paneled room which houses 3 or 4 tables and the counter is populated by dozens of pillows, board games, signs for the different brews, and a window into the actual brewing portion of the brewery (they also give tours, walking you around and giving you the story of where everything came from, how they got started, the process, the whole shebang). My sister knows the owners (I believe it's a father/son operation, but I could be remembering wrong), so (at least until a college crowd packed into the tiny room) we sat and talked to them for a while. I had the Solidarity on nitro tap (wish I had taken notes so I could review it - it was delicious), and we played board games until the owner started the tour. They only had a couple of their own brews available at the time (did I mention it was a small place?), so that's really the closest I can come to a knock on the place. I've tried most of their selection, and they certainly make a tasty brew. The prices seemed fair, though I don't think we paid full price for everything since my sis and her bf are regulars and know everyone there. Definitely come check it out if you find yourself in the Pasadena area. WELL worth your time and money

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Daude
4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

The acoustics of the tap room make it very noisy even when there are only a few people there (a rarity these days), and there is little available for parking outside, but that annoyance is made up for by the friendliness of the staff. Besides, you came here for the beer; not the atmosphere, right? ERB doesn't keep too much on tap at one time, but what they do have rarely disappoints. That goes for their own beers as well as those of their selected guest taps. They first popped up with what I think was the best IPA in Los Angeles, Populist. Since then, they have developed All Your Oat, a sublime beer that I consider to be one of the best IPAs anywhere! Some will argue that it is not a true IPA because it is brewed with oats, but so what?! If a brewer can't deviate a minute bit from what is considered the standard, we won't have innovation. In fact, we would never have had an India Pale Ale in the first place! ...but I digress. They have also developed to produce some of the finest German styled beers in the region, and Equinox is the best sour I have tasted in SoCal. Nothing fancy. Just good beer.

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Photo of GMan310
4.29/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KINGRIKER1
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A little out of the way a hidden gem

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Photo of IceAce
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Finally dropped by this LA beer spot. Two very cool barkeeps. More than happy to talk about the beer, offer suggestions, solicit opinions, etc. The gal, I forgot her name, was very engaging without hovering, and very tolerant of all my inquiries as to hops, etc...

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
4/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ghostman25
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Buzz3d
4.71/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Very local brewery with what I would say some of the best beer in the metro LA area. Keep it up guys!

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Photo of ESEbrew
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ac24
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jwolfe1311
1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

No good beers. Like a library inside.

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Photo of deford
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Very small taproom. A little hard to find but nice when you do. Quite a few of their beers on tap with bottles available, and a small fridge with some others. Food trucks show up with some pretty good stuff. Had a good time there...

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Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mcconnebla
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +4.4%

When a brewery opens 15 minutes early for you you start to wonder if you've found your true love. Unfortunately, this relationship won't quite work out, not because of anything Eagle Rock did, but because of the distance between us. If she were closer, I'd be all in those thighs on the often.

The vibe is industrial meets coffee shop, with seating space very precious (although I recently read of a new location coming) and an enthusiastic crowd setting up board games and claiming every spare inch of space.

It's been quite some time since I was here (December 2013), but the standout beers were: Stimulus with Intelligentsia coffee added and Solidarity.

Stimulus was one of the few beers I've had (Stone's Dayman being the other) to be a non-stout ale to utilize coffee. The result was a pleasant surprise. The coffee didn't dominate the beer but added a layer of new flavor to the otherwise malty red ale.

Solidarity again surprised me for it's incredibly low ABV combined with a robust, malty flavor. It was somewhat like drinking a big hefty stout with all of the roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes, but with the lightness of a pilsner. I loved it. I wish I'd had more.

The beers were fairly priced, the flight pours healthy, and the service polite. Nothing at all to complain about.

This is a good spot for y'all Angelenos. Enjoy.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
3.75 out of 5 based on 787 ratings.
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