Hangar 24 bottles deliver a slice of Redlands

Orange Wheat and Pale Ale long neck six-packs are now available in stores


From an area once highly respected for its juice oranges, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat beer is reaching back to a bygone era and exporting the flavor of Redlands.


 Hangar 24 Orange Wheat and Hangar 24 Pale Ale are both now available in bottles and are stocking the shelves of stores. Using bottling equipment at the Hangar 24 Brewery, across the street from the Redlands Airport, the 12 oz. long necks have been rolling off the line since Jan. 31 of this year.


With the process now perfected, the brown glass bottles with the already-popular retro Hangar 24 logo, have been big sellers at stores like Gerrard’s and Olive Avenue Market in Redlands. The six-packs are scheduled to ship as far away as San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula and Upland.


The citrus fruit used in the making of Hangar 24 Orange Wheat comes from a branch of the Inland Orange Concervancy, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of area orange groves.


In addition to stores, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat and Hangar 24 Pale Ale bottles are also available during the brewery’s tasting hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Hangar 24 beers – which currently include Orange Wheat, Pale Ale, Alt-Bier, Helles Lager and IPA – have been brewed in Redlands since the spring of 2008. Started by brewmaster Ben Cook, Hangar 24 Brewery is the only operating independent brewery in the East Valley.


For additional information on Hangar 24 bottling, or any other current brewery news, Ben Cook is available for interviews at your convenience. More information on Hangar 24 also can be found at www.hangar24brewery.com.