|Vacation with Brett||Belgian-Style Single Aged with Brettanomyces||5.4%|
The added aging with three strains of Brettanomyces (B. Lambicus and 2 unknown strains from Bootleg Biology) lends this beer complex tropical fruit, stonefruit funkiness, and a drier finish. **batch 1 and Batch 2 bottles on premise only**More info on Untappd
|Refresh||Crisp and Clean House Beer||4.5%|
This pale beer is crisp, light bodied, and incredibly drinkable. We use an ale yeast at low temps and Noble hops that give this beer Pilsner like qualities, lightness of palate, and fresh floral aromas.More info on Untappd
|Someday||Barrel Fermented Small Saison||4.5%|
This is the type of beer we want to drink EVERY SINGLE DAY! It’s crisp and refresh, but immensely complex. Fermented in large French oak barrels with our house mixed cultures and our saison yeast strains, this beer has bright citrus, peppery earth, and a dry, tangy finish. Chug away!!More info on Untappd
|All The Yeast||Barrel Fermented Saison with All The Yeast||5.9%|
This beer is a celebration of us brewing beer for one year! We used every strain of yeast taking up residence in our festive little brewery. It was fermented in oversized (132 gallon) french oak puncheon barrels that previously held red wine. It is dry and citrusy with a pleasant brettanomyces earthiness and a peppery, refreshing finish. ***bottles available for on premise only***More info on Untappd
|Throwback||Pale Ale from the 90's||5.5%|
We drew inspiration for this beer from earlier memories of drinking craft beer in the Pacific Northwest. Slightly fuller bodied with a tad more malt character and yet still a nice hop presence. Basically, more balance to the beer. Though the caramel malt sets a nice base for the beer, the hops are still very fresh and in the forefront. For Throwback we used Cascade and an Australian hop called Summer, which impart some nice citrus and floral notes.More info on Untappd
|Fill Pils||German Style Pilsner||5.4%|
German Pilsner is perhaps our favorite style of beer to drink on an everyday basis. We stayed very traditional with this beer, using German pils malts, Tettnang hops, and Saaz hops. We gave this beer its proper time and let it lager for 4 weeks. Snappy bitterness, floral freshness, and just a touch of bready malt in the background. Prost!More info on Untappd
|Sun-Soaked||Barrel Fermented Berliner Style Weisse||3.2%|
Ah, this beer is a fun one. We used French oak red wine barrels. Berliner weisse beers typically get their acidity from a bacteria, Lactobacillus, that thrive at temperatures above 100 degrees! So, we decide to let these critters go at it in barrels baking in our parking lot. After initial souring we added several other yeasts to finish up fermentation. Super zippy lemon and grapefruit with raw wood notes in the background. Simple, yet complex. Funky, yet super drinkable. ***bottles available to go***More info on Untappd
|Pushin' Carts'||Barrel Fermented Rustic Saison Brewed with Monkish||5.7%|
This rustic saison was brewed with our good friends over at Monkish. Pushin’ Carts fermented fully in large French oak barrels. In addition to our house cultures it incorporates a stronger presence from lactobacillus, which contributes bright lemon and pineapple characteristics to compliment the oak and brett earthiness. Funky, lean, and tart. **Bottles togo only***More info on Untappd
|The Achiever||Double IPA||8.8%|
Hoppppssss!! Yes, we do love them. This beer is our brewer Tim’s little achiever, or should I say big achiever. With more than 3 lbs per barrel of juicy West Coast style hops (mostly Nelson) you get a massive presence of ripe tropical fruit. We used a bit of rye malt to lend a bit of spiciness, but for the most part the malt is clearly in the back and the hops are way out front. Hops!! Beer!!More info on Untappd
|Pumpkin Porter||Porter Made with Pumpkin and Spices||6.6%|
It’s fall again and this year we decided to brew a nice, comforting pumpkin porter! Our brewer Tim’s recipe balances spices perfectly, giving the beer an incredibly freshly baked pumpkin pie aroma. Specialty malts give this beer it’s backbone and add warming flavors of chocolate and caramel.More info on Untappd
|Beer Spaceship||Hoppy Pale Ale||4.5%|
Welcome to outerbeerspace!! Utilizing primarily Galaxy hops, this beer is fresh, hoppy, and incredibly drinkable. The berry and mellon hop flavors are backed by a clean malt body from 2-row malt, oats, and carapils.More info on Untappd
|Griffith J Griffith||Imperial Stout with Trystero Coffee||12.5%|
Griffith J Griffith- Imperial Stout with Ethiopian coffee from Trystero. A full, warming Imperial Stout with rich, dark chocolate and char from the deep roast, dark berry qualities from the coffee, and decadent chocolate in the finish.More info on Untappd
Inspired by both Belgian Farmhouse beers and Bruce Springsteen's classic album Nebraska? Why not! Nebraska uses a saison yeast blend and German Hallertau Blanc hops to give this beer both citrus and earthy qualities. Those flavors are balanced against lemon peel bitterness, slightly tangy acidity, and a crisp, dry finish. Enjoy!More info on Untappd
|Griffith 2014||Imperial Stout with Trystero Coffee||10.5%|
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|Neighborhood||Barrel Fermented Rustic Wit||5.3%|
This vibrant and refreshing wit beer was created by our brewer Tim McDonnell with the intent of making a more rustic, historic version of this beer style. Fresh navel and bitter oranges were gathered from the trees of our friends yards in the neighborhood and added to French oak barrels. We used a traditional witbier yeast to set the tone for this beer and then added our house cultures (brett, lacto, and pedio) to impart more depth. Refreshing, complex, and gushing with citrus fruit characteristics. *** Bottle available togo***
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About The Brewery
We’ve chosen to open a brewery because we think it is a pretty awesome world of discovery, adventure, and, quite simply, fun. We have a pretty charismatic approach to making beer in the neighborhood we live. We make the beer in a 7 bbl brewhouse under the same roof as The Hermosillo. We like to experiment with unique processes, wacky microbes, and local ingredients among other things. The brewery is comprised of four partners: Bob Kunz, Ross Stephenson, Michael Blackman and Dustin Lancaster, with Bob primarily guiding the beer along its path. Overall, Highland Park Brewery has a fairly simple goal of making excellent beer and having a good time along the journey.
About the Hermosillo
The Hermosillo is a neighborhood beer and wine bar in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Previously a night club with an infamous reputation, The Hermosillo now serves craft beer, 30 wines by the glass, and creative bar food.
- 16 beers on Tap, including Highland Park Brewery beers, and primarily focusing on local & seasonal selections.
- Extensive, rotating wine list, all by the glass. A mix of classics alongside esoteric, natural wines from around the world.
- Full food menu. Bar snacks, entrees, cheese & charcuterie board.