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Grab a Cold one With Your Friends at These Local Hot Spots

Written By: Chelsea Raineri, Charlotte Farrell and Jordan Ligons
Photographed By: Bianca Simonian and Kenneth Alexander Scott Breweries in Greater Palm Springs

Locals know the value of the brewery scene here in the desert. When the temps soar, there is something satisfyingly refreshing about an ice cold beer to cool you down and chill you out. The cherry on top? You’re sipping on a beer that has been handcrafted locally.

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Drink This: Babe’s Blackfin Lager

What’s better than kicking back with a cold beer? Pairing it with top-notch bar-b-que! At Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, you can’t go wrong with any of their award-winning brews, Babe’s all-time award winner, Blackfin Lager.

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
71800 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.346.8738

 

Drink This: Idyllwild IPA

From delicious bites to sip-worthy brews, this pub has got it all! Whether you’re coming to dine in or listen to live music, opt for the Idyllwild IPA, an Indian pale ale—trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Idyllwild BrewPub
54423 Village Center Dr
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549
951.659.0163

 

Drink This: Koffi Porter

La Quinta Brewing Co. has been serving up craft brews since 2013. Don’t let its young age fool you, this award-winning brewery is heaven for beer lovers! Try out the Koffi Porter for a smooth, chocolate taste.

La Quinta Brewing Co.
77917 Wildcat Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.200.2597

Drink This: Kolschella

This crisp, light beer is perfect to clink with your best buds in the Coachella Valley. The German-style Kolsch ale is fermented at low temperatures to insure it produces the best tasting flavors. You can thank them later.

Coachella Valley Brewing Co.
30-640 Gunther St
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
760.343.5973

 

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

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With its location adjacent to the Redlands Airport, this brew soars over it’s competition. Their year-round offerings are a must-try, especially the 24 Blonde Ale!

 

Ritual Brewing Co.

Steve Dunkerken and Owen Williams founded this Redlands hotspot because of their true passion for beer. The name ‘Ritual’ was a nod to the meticulous beer making process and how beer plays a part in life’s little rituals.  

 

Bootlegger’s Brewery

This brewery is all about keeping it in the family—or in this case, the desert. They are firm believers in the idea that fresh, local beers can lead to a stronger community, so grab your crew and a Far Out IPA and let the good times roll.

I Fear No Beer: ‘Cenosillicaphobia’ is a term used for the fear of an empty beer glass.

Cheers to You, Mr. President: You can thank President Jimmy Carter for the lack of taxes on your craft-brewed beers. In 1978, he signed a bill that exempted home-brewed beer from taxation.  

Not a fan of beer? Check out Desert Distilling in Palm Desert. It is the only distillery in the Coachella Valley, and they have tours and a tasting room!

34300 Gateway Dr, Ste 100
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.770.3135