Hangar 24 is a craft brewery in Redlands, California. It’s a bit of a drive, but if you’re coming down the 38 from hiking near San Gorgonio (as we were last Saturday) Hangar 24 is well worth a visit.
We hadn’t been there before, so we started out with their tasting flight. For $8, we got 8, 3-oz tastes including their seven “year-round” brews and one seasonal. From lighter to hoppier, they were:
- Helles Lager – Reminded us of Stella Artois. Super drinkable.
- Orange Wheat – This is their signature beer and what put them on the map.
- Alt-Bier Ale – Meh.
- Oktoberfest Fall Lager – a fall seasonal beer
- Amarillo Pale Ale – Quite good. Should we call it an APA?
- Chocolate Porter – Not as good as it sounds. We prefer Clown Shoes’ Mexican Sombrero.
- Columbus IPA – Dee-licious.
- Double IPA – Double-dee-licious, but then I love IPAs.
After sampling, Joan went for a pint of the Orange Wheat, while I went with the Double IPA. Both are great beers. But the real treat was the release of another seasonal that wasn’t part of our taster — their Gourdgeous Porter that is made with locally-grown pumpkins. This was a luscious, dark beer that with no nasty aftertaste.
Hangar 24 quite often has live music on weekend nights and while they don’t have an on-site restaurant, you can order food from local restaurants for delivery. When we were there, the folks at Hillbilly Tacos setup a stand with their unique interpretation: cornmeal and cheese pancakes as the “tortilla,” filled with pulled pork and cole slaw.
Check the Hangar 24 website for details on events, music and food.
1710 Sessums Drive
Redlands, CA 92374