If it’s beer you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.
Redlands is home to some of the Inland Empire’s finest independent craft breweries, from Hangar 24 to Ritual Brewing Co. These establishments offer dozens of distinct brews on tap, utilizing local ingredients like orange and what else
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Across the street from the Redlands Municipal Airport, this laid-back spot is known for year-round brews like Orange Wheat and Betty IPA and seasonal favorites Wheels Up Helles Lager and Chocolate Bomber. Hangar 24 has seating inside and out on the dog-friendly patio, and there’s often live music at night. Tastings are available 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Swing by, enjoy an Orange Wheat, then grab a growler to go — when you find yourself with a craving the next day, you’ll be glad you did.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands. 909-389-1400
Ritual Brewing Co.
Celebrating five years in Redlands, Ritual Brewing Co. has 24 beers on tap and plenty of space to enjoy them in. With long tables and games like corn hole available, Ritual has a communal feel, and you might walk away with a new favorite beer, like Wit’s End, and new friends, too. If you’re not a beer connoisseur, ask one of the friendly Beer Guides for help. The Taproom is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
Ritual Brewing Co., 1315 Research Dr., Redlands. 909-478-7800
Try a flight or grab a pint at the Redlands outpost of a Fullerton staple, Bootlegger’s Brewery. Bootlegger’s opened in 2017, and has a small but mighty tasting room — popular year-round offerings including the Far Out IPA, Palomino Pale Ale, and Chango. The tasting room is closed Monday and Tuesday and open Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
2351 W. Lugonia Ave., #G, Redlands. 909-478-0040
Escape Craft Brewery
With more than 20 beers on tap, Escape Craft Brewery offers an escape from boring beer. Its large tasting room has eclectic decor, and the atmosphere is comfortable and festive. Escape is also dog and kid-friendly, with board games and toys. The Tasting Room is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. — try the Lazy Day IPA, Midnight Express, and Ludicrous Speed.
721 Nevada St., Suite 401, Redlands. 909-713-3727