Culver City-based Richard Guzman and Torrance-based Nick Green teamed up to create a highly subjective list of 10 recommended-in-no-particular-order Los Angeles County breweries based on tasting room atmosphere and beer quality, while attempting to ensure that all areas of greater Los Angeles are represented.
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Home of award-winning beers and great barbecue releases a new beer monthly. 210 E. 3rd St., Long Beach; www.beachwoodbbq.com
EL SEGUNDO BREWING CO.
Quite simply, L.A. County’s best selection of ultrahoppy IPAs can be found here, in quaint downtown El Segundo. 140 Main St., El Segundo; www.elsegundobrewing.com
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY
The first microbrewery in a new wave of breweries that’s opened since 2009. It’s still one of the best, with a diverse lineup that includes English bitters. 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles; www.eaglerockbrewery.com
Smog City boasts an eclectic selection of brews, but its IPAs are among the South Bay’s best: Hoptonic, Amarilla Gorilla, Steelcraft and Grape Ape are all excellent. 1901 Del Amo Blvd., No. B, Torrance; www.smogcitybrewing.com
ARTS DISTRICT BREWING CO.
With lots of games including skee-ball, this is a good place to come with kids. Beers run the gamut from hoppy IPAs to light pilsners and citrusy Belgians. 828 Traction Ave., Los Angeles; www.213hospitality.com/artsdistrictbrewing
Torrance’s oldest production brewery is also one of L.A. County’s largest and is the epitome of…
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