Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Bakersfield. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Bakersfield, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Bakersfield’s Best Craft Breweries:
The top rated Craft Breweries in Bakersfield, CA are:
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – gives more than just great food, but also excellent customer service
- Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery – great service, and the finest beers in Bakersfield
- Crusader Brewing – is endowed in delivering you the finest beer possible
- Great Change Brewing – continue a heritage of bringing their community together over Great Change craft beer
- Temblor Brewing Company – committed to high-quality craft beer and food
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, alongside their seasonal offerings and a rotating list of beers from regional craft breweries, their 11 BJ’s signature beers are always on tap. Spanning from light beers to robust IPAs and powerful stouts, they are sure to have something in your favorite style. Their HopStorm® IPA is famous throughout California. Brewed with six different hop distinctions and balanced with just the right amount of alcohol and malt, HopStorm is the perfect American IPA for beer fans who’ve developed weary of the one-note, ultra-bitter IPA.
It’s delightfully drinkable yet still packs a deliciously citrusy, grassy punch. Situated next to The Park at River Walk and the University of La Verne Bakersfield campus, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is your community hangout. They are proud of their team that strives each day to give more than just great food, but also excellent customer service in a clean, comfortable atmosphere.
Menu, Catering, Craft Beers, & More
“I don’t go there often but every time I’ve been here it has been a great experience. My brother and I came here last for the Christmas Pairing Dinner where they pair a beer with a course of the meal. They were five courses – all of them were delicious. It is a prepaid event or walk-in. Everyone appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves.” – Mike B.
Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery
Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery is a local, family-run restaurant that gives a relaxed yet classy alternative to Bakersfieldians looking for outside-the-box dining options along with craft brews and creative cocktails. Here at Bootleggers, there are 3 things you can count on, amazing food, great service, and the finest beers in Bakersfield. They are exceptionally grateful to be part of the Bakersfield community and they are thrilled to lend a hand whenever they can.
If you’re part of a community organization or non-profit and would like to host a fundraiser at Bootleggers, please give them a call to talk about it. They have a few alternatives that could serve you raise funds for your group.
Craft Beer, Menu, Catering & Parties, Fundraiser
“I had a great experience here. The beer was good, the food was excellent and the staff was very happy with what they do. That is always a plus. The salsa for the tacos was amazing. I would like it to be a little hotter but it is probably perfect for most.” – Wes W.
Crusader Brewing considers the wisdom of tradition. The beers they brew are rooted strongly in the styles that people the world over have relished for hundreds of years but executed with a modern eye for quality and innovation. From utilizing reverse osmosis—guaranteeing their water is pure and then corrected for each beer they brew to using the highest quality malt and hops sourced from around the world, and even to how they pour and serve their beer; great care is endowed in delivering you the finest beer possible. The beers they choose to produce are designed to be enjoyed by both the experienced and inexperienced palate and embody the true interpretation of craft beer.
Beers, Events, Merch, Venue
“Great variety of tasty brews.” – Mimi W.
Great Change Brewing
Great Change Brewing is born from family and is focused on its community. Their philosophy is acquired from the lifelong love of craft beer and the traveling experiences of Steve and Tim Belmont who established the Belmont Venture corporation to spearhead their love for the Craft Beer industry. Their strength arises from hiring the best who embrace the Great Change Brewing philosophy, never yielding on quality, and never taking for granted their connection to the customer. They welcome you to their brewing family and let them continue a heritage of bringing their community together over Great Change craft beer.
“Great beers, great service, a great place to come hang out with your Dog.” – Dean F.
Temblor Brewing Company
Temblor Brewing Company, established in 2015 in the center of the Golden Empire, is a locally owned microbrewery, brewpub, venue, and comedy club. Their 20,000-square-foot facility is committed to high-quality craft beer and food as well as the most amazing weekly events in Bakersfield. Situated on Buck Owens Boulevard just off the 99, Temblor is also a beloved California tourist stop. Their first-rate beers are shipped and distributed throughout California. They are honored to call the Streets of Bakersfield their home.
Beer, Menu, Events
“Cold craft brews, good eats, and live music. Enough said.” – Vigo Del R.
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