PACKING HOUSE BREWING COMPANY
THINKING OF BEER DIFFERENTLY
Packing House Brewing Company is a microbrewery that embodies the owners’ vision of great crafted beer. This labor of love turned entrepreneurial in 2009 when the first brews were Riley’s and Heritage which were joined by other year round brews that are on the menu today. I discovered that along with the regular brews there are a few specialty/seasonal brews that can only be found in the Packing House tasting room.
I was turned on to this place by some in the know beer buffs who invited me down. I enjoyed the afternoon listening to Lunchbox Crackerjack a local performing duo providing the musical easy chair in which to enjoy a few glasses of beer at this growing microbrewery. We enjoyed several blends that included Black Beauty Cream Stout and several ales. My taste buds were taken by surprise! I was ready to taste beer, you know like the kind my father drank when I was a kid, but no, the stout was almost like food and the ales were imbibed with citrus and smoky coffee like flavors. My father’s beer this is not! I am not an expert on crafted beers, but the blends I tasted would have me wanting more and that’s how any place keeps its doors open. Thanks to the folks at Packing House Brewing Company for making me think of beer differently.
To learn more: Packing House Brewing Company
6421 Central Ave., Riverside, CA 92504
Photography courtesy of: Packing House Brewing Company