Mumford Brewing

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Mumford BrewingMumford Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

416 Boyd St
Los Angeles, California, 90013-1631
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mumfordbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.12
Beers:
171
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
485
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.24
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
pDev:
9.91%
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Reviews by joeyjoey104:
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

joeyjoey104 from California, Jul 14, 2015
More User Reviews:
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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

So glad I visited here! Great vibe and music...good customer service and really good selection of brews...not in the best part of town and parking is a slight issue, but nice place!

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lucius10 from California, Jun 21, 2019
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4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

eawolff99 from Minnesota, May 15, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Keeling from California, May 01, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The brewery itself is located in a part of Los Angeles where there are quite a few homeless people- just an observation that didn't bother me, and it's not an issue during the day at all. Parking is on the street. Vibe within the brewery is nice, with relatively upscale wooden furniture. A large number of taps available with mostly IPAs, but also a couple of stouts (Stick Figures). They fill growlers and have bottles to go. It's a straightforward selection. Service is very solid, attentive bartenders who will strike up a conversation when things are slow- and it was slower as I showed up at open. I enjoyed hanging out there and there is certainly plenty of space for a good crowd.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Jan 10, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

socon67 from New York, Jan 10, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

My 300th taproom! I loved the vibe and the beer. The service wasn't all that great. I felt like I was bothering them, asking for a beer. Other than that, this is a great place. Maybe I caught them on a bad day.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Only knock is the acoustics. It got loud on a Saturday afternoon. Otherwise than that, great place. Great beer, especially the ipas.

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WheelsPSU from New Jersey, Oct 21, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Got to try their smoked maple porter and thought it was fantastic. This place reminds me of an ice cream parlor..an ice cream parlor that serves beer. The bartender was nice enough to check a recipe for me. May not be a place you can spend a lot of time in, but definitely worth stopping in for a pint or 2.

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Antg8989 from New Jersey, Aug 26, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Keananmichael5 from California, Mar 04, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

jtk21351 from California, Nov 07, 2017
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3.09/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Brewery nestled in skid row staffed some generally good seeming guys who have sadly succumbed to the hipster-douche influence. Welcome to Smog City, I guess. What did I expect coming to a brewery called "Mumford"? At least the beer is better than Verdugo West's...

Enjoy the harassment from local homeless as you approach the doors of this gentrification magnet. Lock your car doors, lads.

Beer is served in shaker pints at New York level prices (and at L.A. level quality).

They call their Belgian enkel a "single" because why Google it, right? Oh well, at least they didn't stylize it "singel." (And hey, our consumers are obviously uncultured idiots, so they'll appreciate the clarity...all you have to do to make a Dutch word English is reverse the latter two letters apparently).

They're steering into the skid of the hazy IPA fad. Can't blame them - that's where the profit is - but though they can afford proprietary hops (e.g. Mosaic) they aren't making very good use of them.

I didn't have any food; apparently they serve pretzels (per the website) but there was no signage in the brewery. I suspect if you can order them, there's at least a 20% markup.

So long as these cats chase trends they'll be fine since rent in skid row is low. Smog City's denizenry is craving beers better than the Golden Road schlock that's plagued the city for years, so I can't blame them for trying to convince themselves this brewery's beers are on par with those from San Diego, the Bay area, and hell, even the central coast.

The beer, to be fair, is above average. And that would suffice if they were putting it out in sixers at $10 or less.

I guess I'm just not seeing any inspiration, originality, or passion in what they're doing whatsoever. I can't knock wanting to cash in on trends, and they're probably only a "lupulin powder triple dry-hopped" marketing gimmick away from generating lines for can releases, but there's not a single beer on-draught that seems like the brewer(s) actually wanted to craft it, and you can only ride the homerism wave so long afore it crashes.

Wouldn't care to spend a Friday night here, nor would I recommend it to others, but in a town as desperate for decent local beer as Los Angeles, I'm unsurprised this is somehow garnering fans for itself. And when people will pay $12+ a four-pack, I have to tip my hat to the owners...this business could be genius.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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kojevergas from Colorado, Oct 22, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

crob3888 from California, Sep 30, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Ghostman25 from California, Sep 21, 2017
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

HazeyJess from California, Sep 05, 2017
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

BonsBeer from California, Sep 05, 2017
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4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

heatmiser18 from California, Aug 31, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Gobzilla from California, Aug 29, 2017
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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

mnine from California, Apr 13, 2017
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

sillyhed8 from California, Mar 01, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

kmanjohnson from California, Feb 19, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

matthewrdale from Massachusetts, Feb 11, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

BeerForMuscle from New Jersey, Feb 04, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

shoegaze from California, Dec 18, 2016
Mumford Brewing in Los Angeles, CA
Brewery rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 485 ratings