I never really knew if this was a legitimate brewery. The only time I had heard of it in the past was in relation to Lampost Pizza. It turns out, not only is this a bona fide brewery and they have great beers! They just happen to make the beer that Lampost Pizza serves.
The location is a bit tucked away in an industrial area but it is very close to the Angels Stadium and the 5 freeway so it’s in a great place. There are huge empty lots surrounding Backstreet and I think they have been purchased by @Disneyland for expansions of their gentrified kingdom. I predict that the Backstreet Brewery is going to get as popular and as crowded as @NobleAleWorks is. The only thing that sucks about the brewery is the parking, there is very little. And it’s a tiny little industrial complex so there is hardly any street parking.
@BackstreetBrew is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open for business every other day of the week. They’ve got a smallish-sized warehouse with the serving area and brewing vats next to each other. There is a patio out back with picnic tables for hanging out. They’ve got logo tshirts on display for sale, encouraging you to #drinklocal.
Sean and I went there about 1:30 on a Saturday and it was empty. Which I like because crowds can sometimes (most of the time) suck. They were getting ready for a Motocross event they were having later that day so it looked spectacular.
We both tried the Rita Red Ale and it was so tasty, cold, & delicious! A nice red is my go-to beer at any brewery I visit. I wanted a second one but I had shit to do that day so I couldn’t linger. They had a couple other brews that I want to try in the future when I go back. And I will definitely go back to BackStreet Brewery. Especially if the BackStreet Boys play their reunion show there.