Kern River Brewing Company | Kernville, California
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Kern River Brewing Company
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

13415 Sierra Way
Kernville, California United States 93238 [ print map ]
760 376 2337 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 4-11

Mayor: IrishBoy (6) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 0

Kern River Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Kern River Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Kern River Think Tank #2 Strong Pale Ale , Kern River Triple IPA , Kern River Fresh Hop IPA 2014 , Kern River Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine , Kern River Belgian Wit , Kern River Gravity Check 92, Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99, Kern River Class V Stout with Vanilla Bean and Star Anise , Kern River Double Dirty Hippie , Kern River 8th Anniversary Double White IPA (Shuttle Bunny) , Tioga-Sequoia Rush Hour Breakfast Stout , Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Kern River Citra Double IPA 100, Kern River 2 Hop Session IPA
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15 reviews for Kern River Brewing Company
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  87%
 Selection  76%
 Food  82%
 Value  88%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
gd4evr  (31) Mar Vista, California | November 17, 2011
Just outstanding to have a place like this in a place like this. God Bless KRB and the brew team here. Food is great too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
IrishBoy  (107) Bakersfield, California | January 21, 2007| Updated January 3, 2012
Food was excellent, i had a Jalapeno brat with their own class V Stout mustard, beers are super for a fairly new place, the brewers really seem to know thier stuff and brew some great beers. A Kern County Jewel!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | October 25, 2013
Really awesome location! I love the mountains, but nothing beats CITRA!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Inflames  (30) California | March 20, 2008
Menu could have a little more to it but overall that is where my gripping ends. Place is very alive, well lit, great views and staff is friendly. Regular friday night live country/bluegrass/blues. Brewmaster is brewing up some great stuff. I look forward to the next creation and the barrel aged belgain.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Alelover  (1) Kernville, California | June 29, 2006
We had a great time at this brewery. After rafting on the Kern, the KRBC was a great place to relax and listen to the Blues.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay  (7) Ventura, California | November 25, 2011
Went out to KRBC today for the release of Citra. It was well worth the drive. The food tasted very similar to some food I would make on the grill which added to the rustic charm of the area. The beer was amazing. I didnít drink anything other than citra but that in itself was more than most places can claim. I will be making it out here again, next time with my kayaks and for the weekend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (793) Columbus, Ohio | September 3, 2011
(Visited 01/2011): Kern River Brewing is located in Kernville near the Sequoia National Forest after a beautiful drive through the mountains along the Kern river (with signs warning of the dangers and death count associated with said river). There are actually a couple different ways to get there. The brewpub is on Sierra Way right outside the town center. There is a private parking lot. The outside has kind of a lodge look, and the interior is spacious and multi-level. The brewing equipment is easily visible from most of the brewpub. Lots of wood and table seating, and their beers are featured in large framed pieces hanging behind the bar. Kern River has 6 of their beers on tap, and offers a sampler of 4 for $5. They included on my visit Isabella Blonde, Sequoia Red, Class V Stout, Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Saison, Holiday Ale and the very good Citra IIPA. All in all the beers are above average. Service on a relatively slow afternoon was good. Our server wasnít a beer expert but was friendly and knew enough about their beers. She was also generous with additional samples. Food at Kern River is pretty good too. Fish Tacos and burgers all around were enjoyed by our group. Overall this place was well worth the 1.5hr drive from Tehachapi, and is one I would make again on any future visits to the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
What a surprise this brewpub was. First off, the scenery upon arriving is surreal. Feels like you just drove to a Spaghetti Western movie. Once inside, the casual and comfortable decor makes it easy for a stranger to blend in, and the house brews are well indicated with huge picture frames hanging behind the bar with the beer labels. Service was very knowledgeable and friendly to boot. Canít ask for more. The house beers were all very good, but the IPA and Stout were world-class. It is rare in my experience that an out-of-the-way brewery has such wonderful brews, but Kern River has to be an exception to my unofficial rule. Guest brews were also well chosen (Green Flash, Drakes, Lengthwise), so I could have had many a pint over the course of many hours without ever getting bored. Then again, I could have gotten two or three pints of each the IPA and Stout without ever getting bored either. Theyíre that great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orhay  (9) , | April 21, 2012
Lets start with the girls. California Dreamin !!!!! WOWIE ! Ok lets get serious. The beer was reall good. Cold, crisp, and refreshing. The atmosphere was good, and of course the window dressing was delicious.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
beorn7676  (10) Bakersfield, California | January 24, 2010| Updated July 2, 2010
Great brewery that brews some serious beers. Their Just Outstanding IPA and Class V Stout are awesome. The food is pretty standard pub fare, but done well. I highly recommend seeking this place out.

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