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Kern River Brewing Company
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 2,663
Beer Avg: 4.01
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
13415 Sierra Way
phone: (760) 376-2337
(Place added by: Inflames on 06-08-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tjensen3618:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I came up to the Kern Valley for a day trip to watch my brother compete in a Mtn. Bike race. I've previously had a few beers of theirs, so I made it a point to stop by here for lunch and check out the brewery.
Its right in the cool little tourist area of Kernville, the perfect setting for a small high-quality brewery. For my beers, I ordered the Sequoia Red and a seasonal Saison, both were really good as expected. The food was on par with the quality of their Beers, my Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and fries was really good, and my girlfriends fish and chips were also fantastic. Service was good, and the place had this real nice laid back atmosphere which lets you know that you're not dealing with the LA type of people.
I need to find more excuses for me to get up there, day at the lake, camping, riding... ah screw it, i'll just come up for the brewery.
03-23-2010 16:28:23 |
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More by centex-brewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to pick up Citra "lottery" bottles 10/26/13
Went at Lunchtime.
Pub was pretty full, sat at the bar. Brandon the bartender was very helpful and informative. He was very knowledgable about all of the beers on tap. He was able to provide numerous details on the upcoming trappings.
Ordered food from the bar when I was ready (no rush-even with the crowds) and food arrived promptly hot off the grill.
Had the buffalo chicken sandwich which went great with a pint of Citra. Recommended.
Overall, a great to visit. Out of the way but worth the drive. Go and visit.
10-27-2013 20:54:45 |
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More by EB1
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The spread was top notch including the (in)famous Just Outstanding IPA, Winter Ale, Class X Stout, and many more. It was refreshing to actually be able to try some of these “rated” beers as they were on draft and flowing.
The food was pretty good and surpassed what I have experienced in the past as "average pub fare."
This brewery is just another testament to the “if you build it, they will come” mindset as it was the only real reason most would head to Kernville in the first place. It is very much out of the way.
10-14-2013 19:20:02 |
More by GraduatedCashew
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
When I heard Kern River Brewing Company was a hop, skip, and a jump from my current city, I immediately planned a trip. I have had some of their beers via bottle and was very much impressed and couldn't wait to actually go there. I was disappointed. I need to go again, I find it hard to believe it could be that bad all the time. Granted I went there for the beer, nothing else. It's a small place, with a huge volume of customers, so I wasn't too surprised that they were out of a lot of beers, when I went they only had the blonde, red, and ipa available. All of which I had bottled before and thoroughly enjoyed. So I thought, oh well, can't try anything new, no matter, just have some good beer it'll be fine. The beer they served me was flat. Warm. like they had poured it hours ago, put it in the fridge for ten minutes, then served it to me. I had all three. And all three were the same. They were just flat out disgusting. But now on to the more positive aspects. The atmosphere was great, rustic looking, friendly staff and patrons, I really enjoyed just being there. The service was great too, always smiled and even though it was busy made time to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was nothing to write mom and pop about, but it was good. I really need to make another trip, everyone I have talked to who has been there just raves about it even after I tell them about my experience. I hope I just went on a bad day.
08-24-2013 22:12:19 |
More by drunkheathen
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
My wife and I always enjoy heading up the canyon to KRBC. The experience is enhanced by the location, in the mountains along the Kern river. It's nice to be able to enjoy a beer outside on the patio on a clear day while enjoying the view. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is normal pub grub, but done well. They have 4 standard beers on tap of their own plus 2-3 seasonals. They also normally have 3-4 guest beers. Some may complain that there are not enough choices but the quality of what is availble is usualy very good and their beer prices are very reasonable. Just a few months ago I was fortunate enough to be there when they had Pliny the Elder on tap. The one disappointment lately has been the inability to fill growlers due to shortages of some of the beers. Hopefully that is a short term problem that will be solved soon.
08-02-2013 19:17:13 |
More by aquazr1
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75 | $$
This was our 2nd visit to Kern River Brewing. It is very out of the way but a pretty drive from Bakersfield where we were staying. The decor is very rustic almost to the point of being dirty. The window next to our table was full of flys buzzing around but thankfully they didn't leave the window and land on our food. Well behaved flys? Service was friendly and fast. The beer selection was okay. This brewery has very good beer but no guest taps and the one beer my son really wanted to try wasn't available. Normal pub selection on food, nothing different or unusual. The food was good though, we had pulled pork, BLT and fish and chips. Value was reasonable on food and better on beer. It was hard to get over all the flys though so I'm sure that reflects in my review.
06-15-2013 19:11:22 |
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