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Kern River Brewing Company
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 2,664
Beer Avg: 4.01
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
13415 Sierra Way
phone: (760) 376-2337
(Place added by: Inflames on 06-08-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Had a bit of difficulty in finding the place, but it was at night, I was a little tired. Pull up, its all wood outside, looks like an old western saloon. Inside, open area, brewing setup visible from the bar. Smaller capacity than you would think. Real homey.
Service depends on whom, lots of young girls which are nice to look at, some old codger guys who are more informed. Everyone is plenty cool. The beers are very good. Good pub grub. Prices are on the kind side. I love a place with this high of quality charging less than places that serve crap. Seriously, so many shitholes in Reno charging $5 a pint for lesser beer.
Not a wide variety of beers, but what they have, is good.
11-17-2011 01:21:39 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
Beer is good, especially the Class V Stout and Belgian style ale. The food is uninspired and overpriced. I have to say it is a cozy environment.The owners are world class kayakers, totally friendly. Check out the biceps on the woman! She was an Olympic medalist in kayaking.
During the Fall, Winter and Spring when the river is too low for rafting and the place quiets down, a group of people play music inside or out. It is a fun place to pick and hang on a Saturday afternoon.You can hear rangers, cops, teachers, climbers, mountain bikers, kayakers,professionals and amateurs trading stories, songs,and sharing pitchers of beer.
09-01-2007 16:01:28 |
More by MAS
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Finally made it to Kern River Brewing Company while staying in the area over Memorial Day weekend.
The place is sort of small. The bar is small, but there is a decent amount of seating inside, out on the patio, and on an elevated dining area overlooking the brewhouse. The brewhouse size is what really struck me because it is quite tiny.
All of the servers were very friendly and helpful, from the bar staff to the waiters. Always appreciated.
Unfortunately, some of the beers weren't all that great. But it was nice to get to have the 5th Anniversary beer and their first sour. They also had a decent number of guest taps.
We didn't eat too much, some garlic cheese fries, but they were great and the food everyone else was eating looked quite good as well.
If nothing else, this is a cool place to stop with nice people, good food, and some pretty decent beers.
06-06-2011 18:10:22 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I'm sure some people will realize that I live in the same area as this brewery, and that Kernville is a small town. So yes the belief is somewhat true about people in small towns know each other or of each other. I won't write this as a friend or enemy, just as a guy that enjoys good brew!
With that said here is what I know. The brewpub is located in a refurbished well used building and they've extended the original floor plan. It really doesn't resemble any place I've ever been. Half of the inside looks down upon the brewing equipment. The place is rather small and compact when busy. The bar is small and accomidates about 6 stools. And yet somehow it feels spacious. There is a porch and beer garden that helps their capacity.
Service is great, nobody seems to ever have to wait for anything.
KRBC has decided to start off with a four beer selection, (IPA,Stout,Blonde,Red). Each of these beers are very enjoyable and I will go further in depth when I do the individual reviews. They are hoping to do four seasonal brews as well. Their are about 8 taps per fountain which allows for guest beers to be on tap. So far this has been a rotating very random selection.
The menu doesn't fit my appetite as well as alot of other pubs have. I'm a very meat and potatoes guy, but the food I have ordered was well prepared and very filling. The price is really reasonable.
The Kern river valley is out of the way for most people, but if you are lucky enough to be traveling through the area then make sure you have enough time to visit this young promising brewpub.
09-18-2006 03:19:38 |
More by Inflames
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | $$
A: Country mountain small town vibe, look and feel.
Q: No complaints. The kitchen was closed early so I didn't get to eat dinner. So I had just a beer.
S: The woman at the bar was super friendly and attentive.
S2: Their selection during my visit was pretty scarce and weak. There were only about 4 beers on tap, all of which are readily available in stores, though, they did have the XPA which I tasted was like a "light" IPA. meh. Next time I'll plan around one of my favorite releases.
F: The menu looks really good. I arrived too late. Next time :)
V: No clue, I paid maybe 5 bucks for a beer and drink about half of it. Slow and maybe an off night probably with some great stuff in the tanks.
10-12-2011 04:17:51 |
More by nickname
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75 | $$
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 |
More by Jodi215
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
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Kern River Brewing Company in Kernville, CA
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