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Crown City Brewery
(Closed)
300 South Raymond
Pasadena CA 91105
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Notes

Visited: May 6, 1995

Opened: 1988

Annual Production: 550 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Jim Halstead, Ronald Boleyn

Neat place. Lots of stuff on the walls...beer mats, bottles, old ads, flags, TVs, etc. Lots of excellent guest beers, including Theakston's XB Bitter...a rare treat!

They used to brew their own beer here, but they removed their brewing equipment in 2007. Now Craftsman Brewing makes the Crown City beers.

Directions: From I-5, take I-210 to the "Old Pasadena" Colorado Avenue exit. Left on Colorado, right on Raymond. Crown City is on the left.

Updated: August 26, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: May 6, 1995 (#935)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber clear, OK head. Clean caramel aroma. Sweet, good caramel finish, but sticky.

    • Date: May 6, 1995 (#936)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Black opaque, OK brown head. Very black nose. Very smooth, very black, very pleasant. Sweet finish.

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    • Date: May 6, 1995 (#934)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow, some haze, good head and carbonation. Sweet wheat aroma. Tasty American wheat ale! They had the courage to actually use some bittering hops.