Visited during RBSG. Nice owners that treated us to good beer (including a taste of Imperial Phoenix before the release). Got a free pint glass as well. Only their own beers on tap but the ones I tried were all good.
Been dozens of times since they opened, including before they had a license to sell beers in the brewery (when they gave out free samples). Aaron and Patricia have always been super nice and accomodating to us and even gave us a ton of free beer for RBSG.
The tasting room is pretty small and can get pretty crowded but they are in the process of opening the new one so that’ll help matters. Always a food truck outside and music playing. Pints, half pints, and tasters are available on almost everything.
I think their strong suits are hoppy beers and their porters/stouts. Have mixed feelings on their sours. Their barrel aged Golden Chaos is pretty good too when fresh.
One of my go-to stops. Aaron and Patricia are fantastic hosts, very generous, and very friendly. They typically have a ton of different house beers on tap and are always experimenting with new recipes. Great prices and good beers, too.
Visited during RBSG. What cool, unsuspecting, unsuspecting place run by an awesome husband and wife team. Tight space wedged into the brewing facility, but the tap list was immense and everything was solid. Looking forward to seeing them grow.
Another stop on the RBSG bus tour. You can walk in and get tasters or pints right inside the brewery. Sort of like the Lost Abbey set up but 100x more dirty, grimy, right in the thick of the brewing process stepping over hoses and getting sprayed with sanitizer. Tap list was very large. Way more than 8 taps. More like 20. House beers were all very good. Very reasonably priced growler fills and bottles to go. They are moving very soon to a new location so be careful before you plan your trip.
Tasting room in the middle of the brewery! Can’t be completely objective, as we went here during the RBSG and were treated like kings, but great people were serving excellent beers. Would definitely go back.
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | December 31, 2011
Good place to hang out and sample their beers. Having Knuckle Sandwich & Black Phoenix available is always a nice combo. Too bad they don’t have more room and put out the chairs but at least there is usually a food truck there with some good grub.