Idyllwild, that charming little mountain town you go to in order to escape the gross desert heat for a bit, is now home to a brewery / eatery that is pretty damn awesome.  Here’s what it’s like at the Idyllwild Brewpub. 

You’ll find the Idyllwild Brewpub in the heart of town, about a block from the Fort. When you arrive, you’ll see this sign for the place:

A sign showing a stagecoach at the entrance to the Idyllwild Brewpub
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Next to the sign are some stairs. A quick walk down those states takes you to exactly what you wanted from a brewery in the mountains: a huge, covered patio where you can sip beers, enjoy the cooler temps, and look at huge trees.

The patio at Idyllwild Brewpub looks out over tons of trees
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I mean, c’mon!

A beer flight of IPAs, stouts, barley wines, and more and Idyllwild Brewpub
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And, for those of you that just hate nature, the inside of the Idyllwild Brewpub is also pretty cool.

The interior of Idyllwild Brewpub in Idyllwild, California
(Idyllwild Brewpub)

The Idyllwild Brewpub has tons of beers to choose from.

On my visit, I enjoyed an Idyllwild IPA (6.7% ABV, 63 IBU).

Thy Idyllwild IPA at Idyllwild Brewpub
(Casey Dolan / Cactus Hugs)

I also had a IKIHMKWICIH (I know I had my keys when I came in here), which packed on a bit more ABV (10.1%, 130 IBU), but I had a driver so why not?

A baryleywine beer served at Idyllwild Brewpub
(Casey Dolan / Cactus Hugs)

The Idyllwild Brewpub beers were tasty and the food was solid too. Here is my burger:

A burger and fries at Idyllwild Brewpub
(Casey Dolan / Cactus Hugs)

You will also find apps, salads, sandwiches, fish and chips and more on the menu – which you can check out here.

Everything at the restaurant / brewery was super clean (which was nice since, unfortunately, that’s not always the case with breweries) and the staff was really nice and was more than happy to let me sample a couple of brews before deciding which one would be lucky enough to call my belly home.

If you are headed to Idyllwild, I definitely recommend the Idyllwild Brewpub – and if you are not headed to Idyllwild, you should make plans to go. It’s much cooler up there.

Idyllwild Brewpub, 54423 Village Center Dr, Idyllwild,  (951) 659-0163 (website)


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