The History of Hangar 24 Craft Brewery–Featured Selection at Belgian Waffle Works

The founder and master brewer of Hangar 24 is Ben Cook, who has been brewing for six years. Cook’s experience includes working in quality assurance at Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Van Nuys, California and studying biology at Cal State San Bernardino.

More than the average college student whose love for beer extends to its ability to add to weekend celebrations, Cook fell in love with beer and its culture. So he followed up his bachelor’s degree with the Master Brewers Program at UC Davis and, after graduation, set out to find the perfect brewing equipment and a great location. He found both and settled in right next to the Redlands Airport and named his brewery Hangar 24. H24 is not only a brewery but also distributes beer from other small breweries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fullerton.

Hangar 24 Core Offerings

  • Orange Wheat
  • Amarillo Pale Ale
  • Alt-Bier Ale
  • Helles-Lager
  • Columbus IPA
  • Chocolate Porter
  • Double IPA

Seasonal Hangar 24 Offerings

  • California Spring Beer (springtime)
  • Belgian Summer Ale
  • Oktoberfest
  • Hullabaloo

Local Fields Series

  • Vinaceous
  • Palmero
  • Essence
  • Polycot
  • Gourdgeous
  • Warmer

Anniversary Ales

  • Imperial Blood Orange Wheat
  • Belgian Caramel Apple
  • Tart Belgian Blonde
  • Dopplestick Alt

Pro Am Series

  • Pro-Am IPA
  • Anja, Belgian Pale Ale

Barrell Roll Series

  • Immelann
  • Humpty-Bump

Special Releases

  • Small Stout
  • Russian Imperial Stout

Belgian Waffle Works is proud to carry many selections of Hangar 24 Craft Beer because it tastes great and supports local business. One of the main points covered in the widely popular movie, “Beer Wars,” is the fact that the nation’s three large breweries are effectively buying out and taking over the entire American beer market making it difficult it not impossible for small brewers to compete. H24 is not only a brewery but not also distributes beer from other small breweries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fullerton.

Belgian Waffle Works also sells beer from other small brewers such as Bootleggers & Speakeasy Breweries along with our import selections from Belgium. The BWW is a great place to enjoy a cold one, inside with a panoramic view of the lake or on the patio, which is practically on the lake. Since co-owner Gina is from Connecticut, we offer an East Coast Happy Hour daily Monday through Friday from 2-5 p.m., with $1 off beer, wine, specialty drinks and appetizers.

We also offer a selection of summer sliders to enjoy with a cold one. Sliders are served on a brioche bun from the LeBus Bakery and are available with a 2oz charbroiled Angus beef patty or make it a chili size with our great chili, cheese & onions. You can now also have a summer slider with a line-caught Alaskan Salmon patty or vegetarian patty made with several grains, corn, black beans and red peppers or try our slow cooked pulled pork with fresh coleslaw on top. BWW also serves a Beer Bratwurst with warm apples and sauerkraut on a pretzel bun that goes well with your favorite beer.

The Lake Arrowhead Brewfest was held earlier this month and was hosted by the Lake Arrowhead Areas Chamber of Commerce. But you don’t need to wait until next year’s Brewfest to enjoy beer in the Village. The Belgian Waffle Works is a full-service family restaurant featuring 17 original specialty Belgian-style waffles, homemade soups, fresh market salads, gourmet sandwiches, juicy burgers, homemade breads, Espresso, Cappuccino, premium desserts, wine, beer, specialty drinks and more. Belgian Waffle Works’ waffles are made from an exclusive mix, which is available for sale onsite and online. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You’ll be glad you did!

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