Owen Ogletree and Patrick Rue (founder of The Bruery) taste a sour ale in the taproom in Plancentia, CA.
Red Car is a fun brewpub in Torrance, CA.
Wes Jacobs' Select Beer store and tap room in Redondo Beach offers a great locale in which to shop and sample craft beer.
The Beer Wench sips a double IPA in the Select Beer tasting room.
Golden Road Brewery in north Los Angeles offers an inviting pub with tasting room, kitchen and gift shop.
The Golden Road tap room.
Congregation Ale House in Pasadena is part of a chain of church-themed beer bars in the area.
Haven Gastropub is an outstanding brewpub in Pasadena serving a wide range of tasty house beers alongside delicious food items.
Part of the barrel aging program at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena.
Check out all three Lucky Baldwin pubs in the Pasadena area.
Wurstküche Restaurant, an urban pub near downtown L.A. with gourmet sausage rolls, also pours a fine range of German imports and regional craft beers. Quite tasty.
Belmont Brewing Company is located in Long Beach, CA.
Patrick Rue (founder, owner and brewer for The Bruery) shows off his huge range of remarkable beers in the brewery's tasting room.
The Bruery just acquired a new pilot system so that Patrick and his crew can do lots of small, experimental batches of beer.
Here's a device that The Bruery invented to feed sugars to the yeast in the fermenters throughout most of the early stages of fermentation.
The Bruery barrel-ages a huge amount of their sour and Belgian-style ales.
Beachwood BBQ brewpub in Long Beach, CA offers a wide range of extremely well made house beers to enjoy with their smoked meats and hearty side dishes.
Just a few of the house brands of beer available at Beachwood BBQ.
Every beer lover who visits the Los Angeles area should make the short trip east to Placentia, CA to visit The Bruery.
The Bruery is truly one of the most innovative and imaginative microbreweries in the world.
You'll need a whole afternoon or evening to sample the huge range of craft beers at The Bruery. Get a designated driver or stay in the hotel behind the brewery.
Rock & Brews in industrial El Segundo, CA provides a hip spot to enjoy craft beers while paying homage to rock's greatest artists.
El Segundo Brewing's tasting room sits just across the street from Rock & Brews.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery churns out some scrumptious ales and lagers in a small aircraft hangar near the Redlands airstrip. Visit Hangar 24's tasting room in Redlands - just about 90 minutes east of L.A.
Downtown L.A.'s Library Bar is so dark and quiet, it could be run by vampires. The draft and bottle list of craft beers is excellent.
Santa Monica is an outstanding city for craft beer. Ye Olde King's Head is a favorite of ex-pats from Britain.
Library Ale House in Santa Monica offers a draft list that features local craft brews.
Just across the street from Library Ale House in Santa Monica sits Areal Restaurant and craft beer gastropub. The knowledgeable guys at Areal will be happy to suggest a craft beer pairing to go with any part of your tantalizing meal.
Expect a relaxed atmosphere and wide rage of craft beers at Santa Monica's Daily Pint pub. Three cask ales are usually available.
The most famous beer bar in Santa Monica (with a second location in L.A.) is Father's Office. The small Santa Monica location can get quite crowded and frantic at peak times.
Monkish Brewing is a microbrewery in Torrance, CA. We did not make it to their tasting room on this trip but we sampled many of their Belgian-style ales in pubs around L.A.
Strand Brewing is a microbrewery in Torrance, CA. We did not make it to their tasting room on this trip but we sampled many of their notable ales in pubs around L.A.