I & I Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar

14175 Telephone Ave
Ste J
Chino, California, 91710-5762
United States

(909) 591-3915 | map

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Added by FosterJM on 01-31-2012

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of sillyhed8
5/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great beers, loved the vibe. Had good convo with owner

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Photo of beerinmybelly
4.77/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great Vibe and great beer! Amazing service!

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Photo of Duff_Man
2.16/5  rDev -45.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Poor service. Every bar/brewery I've ever been to will give you a splash of a beer to try before you purchase it, not here. $1 for a dixie cup of sup par beer.

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Photo of mschantz
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Tucked back in the end of a strip industrial building it is a bit hard to locate. Decor is typical taproom casual with tables with keg bases. Theme seems to be reggae based on flag, posters and background music. Service was perfectly prompt but server beer knowledge was somewhat limited. Decent selection of beer with credit given for a couple of pretty creative beers. Rated lower on quality than the beers deserved as a result of the samples being served in plastic glass. It is simply impossible to fully appreciate a decent beer in plastic. Worth a stop if you happen to be in the Chino area but don't know that it is worth going out of your way.

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Photo of fureousangel
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of RialtoBrewer
2.99/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4

The beers are good, and I enjoy their revolving taps and some of their unique styles. The new location is attractive and their reggae theme is enjoyable and unique. However there are a few crucial things that prompt me in ignoring some of their positive attributes and only giving them 2 stars.
1. They still serve their beers in a PLASTIC CUP, which does not bring out the full aroma, appearance, and taste of their beer, and plus its just not as an enjoyable experience drinking beer out of a plastic cup. I have notice that some regular customers do have a glass cup, which I don't know if its because they bought it or they ask for it, but either way at a brew pub I should not have to ask for a glass cup.
2. They jipped me in my growler fill. They completely left out the neck of the bottle, and only filled to the bottom of the neck. It may only be 2-3 ounces, however every brewery I have been to fills to the top of the neck.
3. I was given bad service by the bartender; she was a little jerky, unfriendly, and made the whole experience uninviting.

The good beer alone isn't enough to give a good review for a brew pub. Given that we have many great brew pubs and breweries opening up in the IE, the standard for a good brew pub experience has risen, and its not just about if they have good beer or not, because most of these breweries in the IE have good and even great beer, so I judge not only on the beer but the experience as well

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Photo of hplascencia1024
4.94/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is amazing. Every craft brewery should be like this. Nothing but experimental beers all the time. You can go in and talk to the brewers any time you want. Not only do you get an amazing pint of beer, but you can get a great lesson on beer while you are there. They have put out some of the greatest beers I have ever had, and I dont say that too often. Their growlers keep for a long time. Had one sitting for about 3 months and poured with perfect carbonation. These guys really know what they are doing.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The growing Inland Empire beer scene brings me back for another day. Cast in a non-descript industrial complex is I & I Brewing, which despite its address, is easier to spot off Edison. Plenty of parking around, and it's made visible enough that you won't need to hunt down exact street numbers.

The interior has enough seats for two dozen, tall tables and shorter tables are utilized. The bar area is large enough for several patrons (but without seats), where much of the beer ordering takes place. Aside is a cash register which acts as a foundation to display brewery merchandise. There appears to be a "420" vibe in the air, with red, yellow, and green colors highlighting the posters which they have towards the ceiling. Despite that, half the spots were taken, and the age ranged from younger beer drinkers to middle-aged.

There were six taps behind the bar, though at the time only four beverage were being poured. I was told that one of them was basically a lemonade mixed with something else (sue me if I forgot, it wasn't beer so I didn't really care much). The three beers available were a California Common, a Dry Stout, and a Belgian Cranberry weighing in at almost 10% alcohol. Tasters and 14 ounce pours were available at reasonable prices ($4 for a full pour of Common, $5 for the dry stout). Both those beers were solid quality too, but why the use of plastic cups in a brewery? Are we on a budget? My apologies, but it's a pet peeve of mine.

Despite the latter, the folks behind the bar were friendly faces and easy to talk with. In fact, the friendly atmosphere might be the biggest reason towards a return.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Orthodoxkardia
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I recently visited I & I since I was in the area for work. The spot is located in an industrial park, with a small taproom up front and the brewing equipment in the back. When I went they had 8 beers on tap plus 2 hard lemonades. They like to brew new and experimental beers using real ingredients like fruit, vegetables, and herbs. The service was good as I was served by the assistant brewer and he answered all of my questions about the beers. The quality of the beers was good but the only negative is that they were served in plastic cups. They offer tasters (no set flights), pints, and growler fills. Prices are reasonable. I would definitely stop in again if I were in the area.

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Photo of MSAJTP
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A solid selection of beer on tap, great beer with great people. There is nothing better than a great beer with a great conversation. Both can be had at I and I I could not be happier when I go to I and I. The beer is all first rate in quality and offerings. I have not had a bad beer yet and I have tried them all! I would recommend I and I to all who love great beer! I and I does not have any issues with bottle sharing as long as you share with them. They just started filling 1 liter growlers so you can take their beer home with you! Come out and support this small family run business!

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Photo of FosterJM
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

So they were open for 2 weeks and I finally had a chance to stop in.

Atm- Really small and family oriented in a small commerical building in Chino, CA. Has a very nice tap system with upwards of 18 fillable taps. When I was there 9 where on and 2 had just kicked. Run by a couple homebrewers, they are brewing for them and people who like big, clean flavors and good hop profiles.

Quality- The beers have been so far pretty top notch. I wasn't expecting such quality right out of the gate but their session IPA is pretty on the money.

Service- Happy, Helpful and Friendly. Eager to suggest a profile for you, have a chat about beer and let you know whats coming next.

Selection- Great variety of styles on tap. A couple pales, wheats, IPAs and then will be rotating to a couple more selections. Porters, Small Beers, and Strong Ales.

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Value- Pretty resasonable pricing. Everything is plus tax and they do take cards. Very tech forward with the iphone app. All beer was served in a plastic cup or you can do a glass for 4.95 and get a small 1/2 pint pour for $2 and a pint for $5.

Ill be back for sure. Keep up the good work Erik and Chuck.


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I & I Brewing in Chino, CA
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 185 ratings