Tucked away at the Southern end of the Sequoia National Forest you’ll find the town of Kernville. Getting to this former mining settlement from the Couch requires a 3 hour drive that includes heading down the Grapevine on I5, through Bakersfield and past Lake Isabella, but with a substantial reward at the end of your journey; a visit to Kern River Brewing Co.

Brewing small batches of some of the most highly sought out craft beers produced in California — Just Outstanding IPA, Sequoia Red, Citra IPA, to name just a few — finding bottles of their brews has been difficult while sightings on draft have been thought to be nonexistent. They do exist though, and this week we’re tapping 3 of their beers so that you get to partake in their deliciousness while saving you from the drive on the 5!

Tapping Wednesday from Kern River Brewing
Isabella Blonde
“Not Just any Blonde” — 4.5% ABV
The Kern River flows into Lake Isabella less then one mile south of Kernville, Ca.
This Blonde Ale has an easy malt body and a mild hop aroma produced by traditional English hops. The light straw color and crisp finish make this an easy drinking beer that’s great for those hot summer days. If you are looking for great taste and good times, don’t settle for just any blonde, choose Isabella Blonde!

Class V Stout
“Not for the Timid” — 8.5% ABV
River rapids are rated by a numeral system. Class V is the most difficult level rapid that can be negotiated.
This non-traditional beer is an Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout and an Imperial Stout all in one. With a complex flavor profile ranging from coffee to chocolate, the sweetness is complemented with Chinook and Cascade hops to produce an extraordinary finish. But at 8.5% ABV, don’t let the smooth taste fool you; this beer is like the Kern at high water – “Not for the Timid”.

Think Tank #11
7% ABV
A limited release American IPA brewed with Kohatu, Chinook, Zeus and Atheneum hops.

We’ll be pouring all 3 beers all day, along with a Flight & Pint Special: Get a 4 ounce pour of each beer so you can try them all, then choose your favorite and get a pint, all for $12.75*. We’ll also be rotating several of our taps, so look for other new brews on the taps as well!

Don’t forget that our LA Kings host the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 and as always during Kings games, all drafts are 10% off!

Stop in Wednesday to try some great Kern River Beers, enjoy some terrific Kings hockey and (hopefully) see our Kings goal lamp light-up multiple times!


*All posted prices include all applicable sales taxes.
Percentages listed indicate alcohol by volume and “ibu” indicates International Bittering Units.
Our LA Kings game discount applies to draft beers ordered between 15 minutes before and 3 hours after the scheduled start time of the game. Discount offers cannot be combined.
Isabella Blonde & Class V Stout descriptions are from the the Kern River Brewing website