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Beer Available At Cismontane Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Cismontane Nopalito de Trigo , Cismontane Pandion III , Cismontane Salto Vivo XPA , Cismontane 3rd Anniversary Belgian Strong Ale , Cismontane Rye Barrel Citizen , Cismontane T.J. Slough , Cismontane Pandion Pale Ale , Cismontane Oso English Porter Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels 91, Cismontane Oak Aged Belgian Dubbel , Cismontane Oak Aged Coulter , Cismontane Oak Barrel Aged The Citizen , Cismontane Bourbon Barrel Aged Doppelsticke , Cismontane Cali IPA Easy as ABZ , Cismontane Blackís Dawn with Juniper & Vanilla Beans , Cismontane Blackís Dusk 92, Cismontane Barrel Aged Brut du Sauvin , Cismontane Oktoberfest with California Buckwheat
t0rin0 (184) La Verne, California | April 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited when they opened, one or two more times shortly after, and then over the weekend for their third anniversary.
Nice area but a bit off the beaten path if youíre not from the area. These guys were nice enough to hook us up with a keg for RBSG. The brewers are really nice guys and pretty much have to work the bar themselves since they are a small operation. Actually the place is tiny. They expanded into the unit next door and have a bigger system now but there isnt room for much more than 20 or 30 people in the place.
Some of the iterations of their stout have been pretty good as have some of their hefes but I refuse to pay for anything they bottle as itís usually in the $10-$20 range for a 22oz.
No food served here but there are a few restaurants in the shopping center and they dont mind if you bring food in. Prices are normally OK but the anniversary beers were absolutely ridiculous. A flight of 6 barrel aged beers was $20 and a glass of Blackís Dawn plus 2 tasters of barrel aged beers was $18.
Random bit of trivia: this used to be another brewery (that did all malt extract, not grain) called Saddleback Brewery.
womencantsail (390) Garbage Grove, California | August 2, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place is seriously tiny, probably more than a handful of people and this place would be overcrowded. A handful of beers on tap, some are good, some are bad, most are mediocre.
JohnC (147) Mission Viejo, California | April 10, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This small brewery is located in a shopping center thatís full of various different types of shops. Iíd guess that itís about the size of greeting card store.
Itís nice inside, the service and people were very friendly. I wouldnít go out of my way to visit, but if I were in the area itís definitely worth seeking out.
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