United States > California > Redlands
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | June 22, 2008| Updated June 24, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nothing flashy, just a real nice microbrewery. Very friendly staff (owners included), more than happy to talk beer with you. Only two beers now ,but more on the way. Beautiful brewing system (copper) that is the focal point of the whole place. Clean bathroom. Nice german growlers for sale as well. Bottles coming in a couple of months, so i am told. Highly recommend.
hebron_hapt (2) Hebron, Maine | April 18, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a diamond in the rough. The seating is limited to old beer kegs. The beer is fresh & unpretentious. You have to want to get there - itís off the beaten path. I like visiting whenever Iím doing business in the LA Basin. The Orange Wheat is unique.
Terminus (334) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 3, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, a hidden jem out in the IE. a very odd location, along a small regional airport. Kind of on the end of a street-one way in/out. was worried that cops would just stake this place out and hit people driving out of here drunk. Well, turns out the cops dont even bother people here (according to some people i met while at the brewery). Place is awesome-small old hangar with a tap order bar (with lovely looking waitresses) and outside is a long stretch of picnic tables. very friendly people here and prices were very reasonable. I must stop here again. Beer was very solid, some of the best i had on my CA trip. A MUST stop in the LA basin for sure!
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | December 8, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got out here. Quite a drive, but appears to be worth it. For me, its really out of the way. Easy parking once there, great prices, and their beer is pretty killer on tap at the brewery. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A very worthy stop, although I wish it was closer!
heliport (11) Indiana | February 7, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this location and yes I am biased because itís by an airport. The staff were welcoming and the patrons were equally chatty and made this Hoosier feel welcome. Food not available unless a food truck is there. If youíre out that way definitely make a visit.
hopdog (241) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | June 22, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place. 9+ beers on tap, cheap ass sampler, and beautiful view. Friendly locals drinking on the patio to boot!
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | December 29, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brewery with nice patio views of the mountains to the north and sunsets (to the west obviously). Solid beers; well above average. Cask Fridays are fun with a different one off brew each week. They finally stopped playing Queen, Elton John, Steve Miller, et al., and started playing 90s music. Good job, guys. Iím giving you a perfect score for ambiance just for that change! It can get a bit crowded with long lines, but mostly a lively atmosphere with a few beer nerds here and there. So follow that yellow brick road or fly like an eagle or if you want, ride your bicycle! to Hangar 24.
ChinoSkillzian (32) The Hills, California | July 17, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A bit of a drive out by the Redlands airport, but a great place to visit for a beer release or just as a way to try most of the Hangar 24 lineup. Big spacious facility with plenty of parking in the vacant lot next door. A bright spot in the landscape of the Inland Empire beer scene.
brokensail (970) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This brewery is growing at just a ridiculous rate, but theyíre doing some great stuff. A really massive facility, nice outdoor seating, and plenty of space inside. Really friendly staff, plenty of beers on tap, and good prices. A little bit out in the middle of nowhere for me to visit with any real frequency, but I stop by when I can.
t0rin0 (1462) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 10, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited maybe a dozen times since theyíve opened including anniversary parties, barrel roll releases, and tastings at hophead22ís house. Most recently last Saturday for the rerelease of Pugachevís Cobra.
This place has grown very fast. My first trip was on the first anniversary and at that point they already had 100 bbl fermenters in use and they were talking about celebrating their 300th account. At their second anniversary I saw multiple 160 bbl fermenters. This weekend I saw a whole new addition to the building.
Service is usually pretty good. They are all friendly and do a good job of moving the line which is always massive during releases and events. They also have a good amount of house beers on tap. Not sure if they still do it but they used to do a number of experimental cask variations as well.
Draft prices are reasonable and samples are $1. Never bought a growler or a shirt so I cant comment on those prices though they do use those fancy German growlers so I can only imagine that they cost a pretty penny. Doesnt affect me though as I refuse to buy growlers so long as I have to buy a different growler for every brewery.
No food served on premise though there are food trucks outside sometimes.
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