Grab a Cold one With Your Friends at These Local Hot Spots

Written By: Gabriela Mungarro and Leah Hoffhines Best Breweries in LA
Photographed By: Joe Nardello, Matthew Misisco, Ryan Hensley Best Breweries in LA

Over the years, Los Angeles has captivated the attention of the masses for its great food, diverse culture and, until recently, its amazing craft beer! No need to drive yourself crazy looking for LA’s best breweries, because we’ve got you covered. So grab a cold one and cheers to that!

What’s In a Name?

Drink This: Pop Fuji

The authentic production methods used for this unfiltered pilsner deliver well-rounded hoppy and fruity notes that are refreshing and crisp. It’s complex and robust flavor can be credited to the 100 percent Mecca Grade Pelton Malt.

Brouwerij West
110 E 22nd St
San Pedro, CA 90731


Hop, Skip and a Jump

Drink This: Ten Ton Hammer

Native Knowledge: Aside from their awesome beer selection, this brewery’s mouthwatering dinner options will have you thinking it’s an upscale restaurant. Word to the wise; they also have a brunch menu! You’re welcome!

HopSaint Brewing Company
5160 W 190th St
Torrance, CA 90503


Smooth Brew

Drink This: Nitro Hyperion Vanilla Stout

Native Knowledge: If you can’t venture to El Segundo, you can find their beers at the Venice Ale House, packed with boho beach vibes and a great reverse happy hour, everyday from 8-10 p.m. Wings or a quesadilla, anyone?

El Segundo Brewing Company
140 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245


Angelic Brews

Drink This: Angel City LAger

A beer for every occasion is the LAger, complete with well balanced hints of honey and grapefruit. The variation of flavors translate body and depth throughout the lager without compromising its lightness and crispness.

Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Three’s Company

Drink This: Deep Roots

Native Knowledge: An ice-cold brewski will taste even better with the company of your furry friend! Bring your pup and your favorite board game.

Three Weavers Brewing Company
1031 W Manchester Blvd, Ste A-B
Inglewood, CA 90301


Beer With Me…

Drink This: Tiki Hut IPA

Packed with Citra and Mosaic aromas, the Tiki Hut IPA features an epic hop taste focused on a heavy specialty malt, adding a nice twist to the typical West Coast IPA. The vibrant tropical flavors will awaken your taste buds and have you thinking you’re on a beautiful island on a summer day.

King Harbor Brewing Company
2907 182nd St
Redondo Beach, CA 90278



Drink This: California Cowboy

Los Angeles Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250


Wish You Were Beer

Drink This: Endless Kisses Saison

Native Knowledge: Looking to change up your day? Check Scholb’s Facebook page for awesome events!

Scholb Premium Ales
2964 Columbia St
Torrance, CA 90503


What’s Your Flavor?

Drink This: Submission Belgian Golden Strong

Brewed with classic Belgian ingredients, star jasmine flower and carrot blossom honey, a single sip of this original ale will allow you to taste the deep rooted inspiration modeled after early brewing methods—before hops were the main spice. With rich notes of cedar and blended aromas from Belgian yeast and jasmine, the Submission Belgian Golden Strong becomes a captivating blend of tastes and aromas that are light and carry with it a dry, clean flavor.

Boomtown Brewery
700 Jackson St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In the Eyes of the Beer Holder

Drink This: Dream Within a Dream

Monkish Brewery
20311 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501


Double Trouble

Drink This: White Sand IIPA

Native Knowledge: Although the brewery doesn’t serve food, guests are welcome to bring their own bites. FYI, this place is known to host crowded peak hours.

Strand Brewing Company
2201 Dominguez St
Torrance, CA 90501


California Love

Drink This: CalifornIPA

As the Dudes’ say, the CalifornIPA is “distinct and diverse just like the Golden State.” This IPA created a name for itself for its assortment of West Coast malts and California yeast mixed together to produce perfection in a can. Made by Californians for Californians, this IPA is dedicated to all the dudes and dudettes who enjoy a cold one.

The Dudes’ Brewing Co.
1840 W 280th St
Torrance, CA 90501


Fan Favorite

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Drink This: Pineapple Sculpin

Native Knowledge: Their upstairs, indoor and outdoor seating serves a vast menu with everything from a carnitas quesadilla to fried Brussels sprouts and nachos. Did we mention the epic views of the marina?

Ballast Point
110 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803



Drink This: Coffee Porter

Is it coffee? Is it beer? Why not both! The Coffee Porter treats all coffee-beer-loving devotees to the flavor of rich chocolate-covered espresso beans, carefully added to savory beer. By pairing up with local coffee roasters, Smog City created a truly refined brew.

Smog City Brewing Company
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501


Wickedly Tasty

Drink This: The Devil to Pay

Phantom Carriage Brewery
18525 S Main St
Gardena, CA 90248


Here for the Beer

Drink This: Amalgamator

This West Coast-style IPA features a blend of light aromas that make it a bright standout in their lineup of brews. The use of Mosaic hops provides for a unique aroma, and sippers will catch notes of passion fruit, blueberry, dank resin and citrus.

Beachwood BBQ
210 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802


I Fear No Beer

Drink This: Bier Beer

Mumford Brewing
416 Boyd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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