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Need Help in Hemet

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by weazoe, Apr 1, 2015.

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  1. weazoe

    weazoe Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2015

    I'm going to be in the Hemet (Sun City, Menifee) California area for a few months and a more wretched hive of scum and villainy never existed. I can't find a brewery or brew pub to save my life. There has to be a decent place around here to get a beer.
    Help save my life and restore my faith in humanity; point me in the direction of malty oasis in this desert of mediocre brews!!!

    TIA,
    Weazoe
     
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  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Defender (661) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    A virgin in Hemet! :grimacing: Nice. :grinning:
     
  3. MiScusi

    MiScusi Savant (994) Feb 12, 2005 California
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    I will point this thread in the right direction- How far are you willing to travel?
     
  4. MiScusi

    MiScusi Savant (994) Feb 12, 2005 California
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    Within Hemet or the adjacent cities I'm sure you can find a place with a couple decent beers using yelp or google, but I'm sure you tried that. Otherwise I think you have to travel 30'ish miles up to Redlands or down to Temecula to find halfway decent beers.
     
  5. Atreyufan31

    Atreyufan31 Initiate (157) Jul 28, 2011 California
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    Menifee?? Head up to Murrieta and go to refuge, black market and garage
     
  6. pixiesfanyo

    pixiesfanyo Initiate (134) Oct 25, 2010 California

    Mega Liquor on State has a bunch of outdated beers.

    I think the best bet is to go to Temecula or Redlands. Even Riverside. Idyllwild has a wine shop with a good tap list.
     
  7. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    My condolences.
     
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  8. joyceleong___

    joyceleong___ Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2014 California
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    there's lots of breweries/bars in temecula, if you're willing to make the drive. Sorrel usually has good stuff on tap, I go for happy hour, 3-6pm weekdays. 5.50$ for a pour. I frequent black market and refuge a lot. there's also ironfire, wiens and karl strauss in the same vicinity. thursday is cask night at karl strauss and it's usually something different and tasty. i hope this helps!
     
  9. bluesquids

    bluesquids Initiate (0) May 28, 2014 California

    Geez....I was just driving thru Menifee last weekend when i saw this huge sign from the highway that said ..."BEER HUNTER"....... It sounded promising ...so I looked it up when i got home.......the place has a huge bottle and tap list....but I tell you what...it's the largest UN-INSPIRING thing I have ever seen, sure theres a couple decent ones but overall....damn.
    It's listed under the menu tab.......and if you drink 75 of their beers you get into their "Hall of Foam"....pretty funny.
    http://www.thebeerhunter.net
     
  10. t0rin0

    t0rin0 Poo-Bah (2,315) Dec 30, 2006 California

    Beer Hunter was the only place to go for good beer out in the IE... 15 years ago. I think the one in Menifee is the newest location. The one in Rancho closed a few years back but the original out in La Quinta is still there. I used to hear good things 10 years ago but that was possibly because getting a Chimay White on tap in the desert was unheard of. If youre in the shopping center in Menifee then there is also a BJs and a Bevmo there, not that those are amazing alternatives.

    Anyway, there is actually a brewery in Menifee now called Mason Jar Brewing. Looks like a small time ferment-in-a-fridge set up. I added it to RateBeer a little while back but it looks like no one from either site has gone there yet to add any beers.

    https://www.facebook.com/themasonjarbrewingcompany

    Other than that, as mentioned by everyone else, either head north to Riverside/Corona (and possibly over to Redlands) or head south to Temecula.

    **edit: since there really aren't any specific suggestions for the Riverside area listed, here goes

    breweries (all, some OK, some god awful)
    Taps - Corona
    Sons of Liberty - Norco/Corona
    Skyland - Corona
    Brew Crew (actually 4 different small homebrewer setups using the same license/space) - Riverside
    Wicks - Riverside (next door to Brew Crew)
    Thompson - Riverside
    Area 51 - Riverside
    Packing House - Riverside
    Heroes - Riverside
    Inland Empire - Riverside
    3 Iron - Colton (opens this Saturday if you're interested in checking out a brewery opening)
    Kat Daddy - Moreno Valley (not sure if these guys are open anymore to be honest)
    **BJs and Oggis in Corona only semi count since they don't actually brew anything there, but they have house beers
    ***Mars Brewing - Riverside. Not open yet but they might be soon, who knows.

    bars/restaurants (the good ones)
    D Dogs - Riverside
    Salted Pig - Riverside
    W Wolfskill - Riverside (more focused on cocktails than beer, minimal food, but around the corner from Salted Pig)
    Heroes - Riverside (mentioned above, fun place, decent food, meh beer)
     
    #10 t0rin0, Apr 2, 2015
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