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Innovation Brew Works, Pomona

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink

Innovation Brew Works is a café and brewery located right outside the Cal Poly Pomona campus at the Center for Training, Technology, and Incubation (CTTI) in Innovation Village. We are open to the public.

Innovation Brew Works also serves as a learn-by-doing brewery laboratory for students. Echoing the learn-by-doing philosophy of Cal Poly Pomona and corresponding with the brewery's official tagline "Crafting an Education," students acquire hands-on experiences with brewing and brewpub operations. Students are exposed to applied propagation of custom yeast strains, the nitrogenation and carbonation process, and the development of unique hop and malt blends.


Innovation Brew Works offers a variety of beer, which are all named after prominent figures of the university and the city of Pomona. All beers brewed at Innovation Brew Works contain Cal Poly Pomona barley grown at Spadra Ranch, an off-campus plot of land used by the College of Agriculture near Pomona Boulevard and Temple Avenue. In addition, all the oranges used for the beers are grown on the university campus.

To fulfill our sustainable responsibilities, all the spent grain (the leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients) is fed to the cows at Cal Poly Pomona.

Products produced by Innovation Brew Works will eventually be sold on campus at the Collins College of Hospitality, Farm Store, Kellogg West, and Round Table Pizza.

Innovation Brew Works also offers delicious beverages from local brewing neighbors including Dale Bros. Brewery of Upland, Claremont Craft Ales of Claremont, and Ritual Brewing Co. of Redlands.


Customers can build their own personal pizza by selecting their sauce, cheese, meat, and veggies. We also serve breakfast, gourmet salads, fresh sandwiches, and our signature personal pizzas. All meals are created right in front of the customer.
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  • Met my good friend here for lunch, she works nearby and recommended this place. Gets busy at lunch! Once you order and pay, they give you a number and food is brought to the table. Nice service...  more »
  • We had a great time visiting with my brother here. Everyone in our large party enjoyed their pizzas and beer. They have pet friendly outdoor seating and were nice enough to bring our dogs water.
  • It is a great brewery located in Temple Avenue, near Valley Boulevard in Pomona. The beers made at this establishment are quite good. At the same time, the price for some beers is quite high, but I can understand, since it is a craft brewery. In addition, they make pizza's and sandwiches, which are really delicious. Next time, I am in the area, I will definitely visit this establishment again!

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