This might be stating the obvious but…the desert is hot. Really hot. And it doesn’t matter if you’re sitting poolside at the Desert Riviera, swanning around Palm Springs, or hiking to the top of Mt. Ryan in Joshua Tree, whatever you’re doing, you’re going to work up a thirst – and we think the best way to slake it is with a brew from Coachella Valley Brewing Company.
CVB has been making craft beer since 2013. They pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients, such as citrus, herbs, honey and spices, and on being environmentally conscious. Their high efficiency brew system uses 60% less water than traditional craft brewing, a valuable feature if you brew beer in the desert during an epic drought.
Located in an industrial park in 1000 Palms, the brewery is just over Interstate 10 and a mere 10 miles from downtown Palm Springs. The taproom has ample seating at barrel tables and on beer keg stools. Some food is served here, but the real draw is the beer. We liked Dubbel Date, a Belgian style abbey dubbel, brewed with locally grown dates, Volstead India Pale Lager, a pre-prohibition style pilsner and Desert Swarm, a Belgian style witbier with locally made honey. Can’t decide which to try first? Don’t worry, they’ve got flights.
The tasting room is open from 2pm to 8pm Tuesday through Thursday, from 1pm to 10pm on Friday, 1pm to 10pm on Saturday, and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Brewery tours are offered on Friday at 6:30pm and on Saturday at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm
Like an oasis, but for beer.