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Wicks Brewing Up Craft Beers in Riverside

Wicks Brewing Co

Looking for some craft beers in the Riverside area?   Wicks Brewing Co has been serving the area it’s own selection of craft beers (and a rotating menu of guest taps and bottles) since 2013.  The location is set in the back of an industrial area off of the 91 and Pierce.  Bar seating is a little sparse but there is plenty of seating in the large open space for visitors to enjoy a couple of drafts and munch on their selection of menu items.

If you’re not sure what you want, they offer $2.00 tasters so you can sample a couple of brews and find out which one(s) you like the best.  Their 16 oz Wicks brew drafts run a reasonable $5.00-$6.00 and 64 oz. growlers are available for most house brews at $15-$18.   They brew a variety of styles including Wheats, IPAs, Stouts,and a couple of really good Ales (Lemon Blonde and Pecan Brown).

In addition to their own brews, they have bottles and a rotating list of guest brews so you always have an opportunity to try something new.

Rather make your own beer? No problem.  The really cool thing about Wicks is that if you have 3-4 hours to kill you can use their house recipes and under their supervision brew up a batch or two of your own brew to be bottles three two four weeks after fermentation in their climate controlled fermentation room.

So if you’re going to drink, you probably want some food to nibble and they have a great selection of appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads.  The food is Wicks Pretzel Bitesdelicious and the pretzel bites with the Pesto Aoili are highly recommended.  They do have a kids menu and the atmosphere is somewhat kid friendly (if you really want to drink beers with your kids around).

Be warned the place does get packed (that’s a very good sign of good food and great beer), and when they have live entertainment it can get a bit loud.

Wicks Brewing Co  11620 Sterling Ave, Ste C. Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 689-2739   Wicks Brewing