Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

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Known locally for their signature beer, Orange Wheat. From their website: "Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location of where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation with friends is the same as ever. Cheers."
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  • Mar 10, 2010
    mdcook (4)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Hangar 24 Brewery is a pretty small craft brewery, but with the help from it's signature beer, Orange Wheat, they are spreading throughout southern California like a wildfire, (which this area is also known for). Their Orange Wheat is made with oranges from the local orange groves, which the small town of Redlands, CA is built on.

    They have two beers that are currently bottled and distributed, Orange Wheat (of course) and the Pale Ale. I believe the next beer to get bottled is the Alt-Bier. Orange Wheat and Pale Ale are found in six-packs around the Inland Empire and making it's way rapidly to the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. The local favorite can be found on tap in many local restaurants.
    Back to the brewery. The brewery is open to the public! Walk on in during posted hours and sit down at the bar and try out the different brews. Seats are limited, but there is standing area. The real hang out is on Friday nights, when they tap a cask beer at 4pm and run it til about 8-8:30pm. Propane heat towers keep visitors warm on cold nights.
    The beers: Crossing my fingures not to leave anything out, you can go to their bar and order on draft, Orange Wheat, Pale Ale, Helles Lager, IPA, Alt-Bier, Porter and the usually have a seasonal or special beer on tap. You can currently purchase 6 packs directly from them of Orange Wheat and Pale Ale, or purchase their growler filled with anything on tap. You can also return with your cleaned growler and refill it at a nice price. They also offer 1/4 and 1/2 barrel kegs of most of their brews.
    They also sell shirts, cycling apparrel and other goodies, right from the brewery.
    I haven't done the tour, but they do offer one by appointment. The brew kettles are right next to the bar area, so you can see them at work.