Main Street Brewery at Lamppost Pizza
Thursday 24th May 2012
The second Pizza / Brewery combination on the same day!
The front of the building is taken up by Lamppost Pizza with the rear given over to a proper bar room. This is where the brewery is also located.
I saw that there were ten regular beers brewed in house and they were as follows:
Hefeweizen, in the American style; Honey Blonde; Rimpau Red Ale, American Red type using a lot of crystal malt; Maibock, using Perle hops and Bishops Tripple Trippel (9.0%) in the Belgian Abbey style. There were also Precision Pale Ale (4.6%), in the American style with lots of Cascade hops; Hop Daddy IPA, again in the US style; Coffee Pearl Stout (6.1%), a sweet stout; El Diablo Rojo (7.5%), an American Strong Ale and Mr Boneworthy's Barley Wine (12.0%).
Honey Blonde was not available on that day so I selected five from the range that was available and this is what I thought.
Rimpau Red Ale was quite mild and soft. Precision Pale Ale I liked a lot, being bitter and very refreshing. Hop Daddy IPA was just right, being well balanced and not too assertive. Coffee Pearl Stout had no coffee flavours and was a bit too sweet for my palate but that was what it is supposed to be. El Diablo Rojo has been described as an American Strong Ale. Maybe I was influenced by the Spanish name but I thought I could detect Chilli in what was otherwise a Red Ale.
In addition to the house-brewed beers there were a few other interesting offerings. These were Stone (Escondido, CA) IPA (6.9%), and Hanger 24 (North Redlands, CA) Columbus IPA (7.0%). There was also Wyder's Dry Cider all the way from Middlebury, VT.
As the pub is very close to the Metrolink station it is convenient and comes highly recommended.
Main Street Brewery at Lamppost Pizza, 300 North Main Street, Corona, CA 92882
Tel: (951) 371 1471
Open: Sunday to Wednesday 16.00-21.00; Thursday to Saturday 11.00-23.30
From the North Main Corona Metrolink station turn left, walk past the parking lot to East Blaine Street. Go under the highway bridge, then bear right with the road and it's on the left. It's around five minutes walk.
North Main Corona station is served by Metrolink's 91 Line from Los Angeles to Riverside and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line from San Bernardino and Riverside to Oceanside via Santa Ana.