If you live in California, then you know that beer weather is basically year-round. With our sun-filled days, how could it not be? And the region’s enriching breweries spoil us with new and creative flavors every month and with their special activities.
While some people think breweries only serve the typical IPA sour or their model beer, the spectrum of flavors beer has to offer is endlessly diverse. Maybe you’re craving a fruity sour or a more coffee-like flavor, maybe a lighter, crisper taste?
Beer has something for everyone. You just have to choose the ideal place to sip your favorite craft beer.
Nowadays, craft breweries are at their peak, so there are definitely plenty of options. In addition, with the increase of seltzers, the hesitant also have their alternatives.
If you’re in Los Angeles, BELatina News recommends you unwind and enjoy the following breweries! Let us know what you think!
Boomtown Brewery is my all-time favorite. It has plenty of parking, which is important when you’re from Los Angeles – every Angelino is overpaying for parking! Boomtown Brewery has a curated selection of brews on tap, bar games such as pool and darts, and weekday entertainment like Open Mic Night Mondays for comedians and Trivia Tuesdays. 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Progress Brewing’s simple layout is not to oversee. They have a great selection of beer, including hoppy beers such as their Turner red ale; dark beers such as their dart stout Maxwell; and my favorite, which is one of their Belgians and Saisons: the gold rush (which I recommend adding a chamoy rim on it). They also sell food such as barbacoa tacos and merchandise from other local vendors. Progress Brewery also carries wine and hard agua frescas (hard seltzers)! Yas, inclusivity! 1822 Chico Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
Brewjeria Brewery is where it’s at! I recently went here and absolutely enjoyed it. I went on an evening that celebrated vegan food, highlighting The Vegan Hooligans’ food truck and vegan donuts called Donas. It’s a place where you can hear Mexican rock band Enjambre play as well as The Smiths in the same playlist – a perfect mix for all the Latin Americans, for sure. If you’re in the area, I recommend visiting it, especially when they have food trucks to enjoy on the outside patio or painting nights. 4937 Durfee Ave, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Highland Park Brewery
Highland Park Brewery is convenient, especially if you’re heading over to a Dodger game that’s around the corner! They have a great beer selection to take home, as well as a menu that caters to your munchies – if you go here, you must try the HPB Burger! That’s their highlighted specialty! 1220 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Angry Horse Brewing
Angry Horse Brewing is one of the more local and newer breweries in the east part of Los Angeles. They opened in 2017, and while they are a little further, the place has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine. Drink local! Here I recommend the “Angry Horse Purple AF” – a hibiscus saison – if you’re into a fruity kick! 603 W Whittier Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
Remember: drink responsibly!