|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
|Junior Junior||Hoppy Imperial Stout||10.5%|
My neighbors name is Junior. He named his little Shih Tzu dog Junior after himself. So, we named a beer after them both. Junior Junior is a rich, darkly bitter imperial stout dry hopped with Mosaic. This lends citrus and weed notes to the strong, dark roasted malt base. Hope you enjoy!More info on Untappd
|McDonnell's||Irish Red Ale on Nitro||5.3%|
Our Irish Red from brewer Tim McDonnell is a sessionable beer that pours with a creamy cascade of nitro carbonation, has a nice balanced malt presence from Maris Otter malt, and just a hint of Fuggles hops to make it interesting.More info on Untappd
|Fill Pils||German-Style Pilsner||5.4%|
We are incredibly excited to present this beer! 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 Saphir hops. We gave this beer its proper time and let it lager for a few weeks. Snappy bitterness, floral freshness, and just a touch of bready malt in the background. Prost!More info on Untappd
|Chinatown Brown||Oatmeal Brown||6.8%|
Our brewers Tim McDonnell and Grant Scholler made a little in house collaboration with this beer. They used a ton of Simpson Golden Naked Oats which gives this beer its foundation of breakfast cereal and toffee flavors. The chocolate malt gives this beer its expected cocoa flavors and a nice dry char finish. Cheers to collaborating with ourselves:) Enjoy!!More info on Untappd
|Bonkers||West Coast IPA with Simcoe||7%|
We went bonkers dry-hopping this IPA, with over 3 lbs per barrel of pungent Simcoe Hops. Big aroma with a delicate malt presence make this a bright, punchy, and drinkable IPA. Eh, you know, it also won the LA IPA Fest tooMore info on Untappd
|The Achiever||Double IPA with Nelson||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
|Yard Beer (batch 3)||Saison with Black Limes and Cactus||5.3%|
This beer draws inspiration from plants surrounding our homes in Highland Park. The new version of Yard Beer uses paddle cactus (prickly pear cactus) and black limes. The paddle cactus come from Bob’s neighbors Mel and Steffen’s yard. The black limes come from our friend Alex Brown’s yard. He takes fresh limes and brines them and then ferments them in the sun which turns them black and intensifies the flavor. We came up with a fairly simple saison recipe for the beer that leans toward citrus and zesty pepper. We then conditioned it for a short period with our house mixed culture (Brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus) which adds a bit of earthiness to the brightness of the lime citrus and chlorphyle quality of the cactus. This should be a fun one! 5.3%More info on Untappd
|Saison 100||Barrel Fermented Saison (100th batch of beer)||6%|
100 batches of beer!! Holy cow it’s gone by fast. To celebrate this occasion we made a barrel fermented saison (surprise, surprise). Fairly simple base beers fermented in French oak puncheons with our house mixed culture (lots of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus) and saison yeast. We lightly dry hopped this beer with German Hallertau Mittelfrau. That all developed into a spicy and tropical saison with integrated and lively acidity bringing flavors of tropical citrus, pineapple, pepper, and a faint hint of wet wood in the background. Hope you all enjoy! ***bottles available togo. $13/each, 3 bottle limit.***More info on Untappd
|Company of Parrots||Barrel Fermented and Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale||6.8%|
An ode to the colorful and noisy group of parrots that fly over Highland Park Brewery almost every single day! We tried to match their intensity with the creation of this barrel fermented and aggressively hopped farmhouse ale. Huge hop character is bursting out of the glass with amplified tropical fruit notes from the Simcoe, Nelson, and Mosaic. The barrel fermentation and our house mixed culture give background notes of brett funk, oak, and just a tinge of acidity. This is a fun one!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
|No Future||Hoppy Pale Ale with Equinox||5.9%|
This hoppy pale ale is brewed with 100% Equinox, a hop we don’t have contracts on and don’t have access to. The name is very literal. Equinox is a newer hop varietal that is known for its tropical citrus and woodsy, pine qualities. The base beer is a fairly big pale ale with a subtle malt character, medium body, and a big hop presence throughout. Enjoy!More info on Untappd
|Neon||West Coast IPA with Citra Galaxy & Mosaic||7.3%|
We love our new world hops, so of course we dry hopped with more than 3 lbs per barrel of Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra for this prototypical west coast IPA. For the malt bill we stuck to our go to of 2-row, vienna, and carapils, but added a bit of acid malt to give the neon a touch of acidity. What we ended up with is a bright, juicy west coast IPA that stays focused on the hops and balances dank, greener notes with the citrus and fruit driven leanings of new wave hops.
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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.