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The small batch and craft beer movement is one of the best things to ever happen to barley and hops and there are dozens of craft beer bars thriving in Los Angeles. But one of the newer trends regarding beer is local breweries that double as bars. With less time between barrel to tap, you know you’re getting maximum flavor. There’s no way to get a fresher bottle of brew than at one of these local Los Angeles breweries. Make sure to visit our other list of the Best Breweries in Los Angeles too.
Pilsner and Stout Beers (credit: Randy Yagi)

(credit: Randy Yagi)


Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 622-1261
www.angelcitybrewery.com

With eight revolving original beers on tap Angel City Brewery and Public Ale House is a place worth revisiting. This rotation includes their house recipes for IPA, Belgian Wit, pilsner, west coast wheat, summer ale and a golden stout. All of these have a great body and taste. What’s even better is they sell many of them to take home either as a 1/6 barrel keg, a 1/2 barrel keg, or 64 oz. growlers.

Related:Best Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In Los Angeles

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(credit: Randoll C./yelp)


Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 257-7866
www.eaglerockbrewery.com

Eagle Rock Brewery was one of the first of its kind to open its doors in Los Angeles. With a wonderful selection of tap and bottle beer that range from dark to light and mild to bold. Established in 2009, this brewery offers tours of the facility, seminars for home brewers and a women’s forum for those in search of beer they can enjoy. This place is more than just a local brewery and bar. It is an asset to the community. They don’t serve food but allow patrons to bring in their own.

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(credit: Memo D./Yelp)


Highland Park Brewery
5127 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 739-6459
www.facebook.com/HighlandParkBrewery

Highland Park Brewery is Part dive bar with its low maintenance interior, part craft beer bar with it’s large selection of original brews, and part gastropub with its fried brussel sprouts and pork belly tacos. But the biggest draw to this place is their Yard Beer in which one of the founders harvests ingredients from yards in his neighborhood. Lemon grass, citrus and sour flour are just some of the items foraged for this year’s recipe.

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(credit: Luis G./Yelp)


Pac City Brewery
12780 Pierce St.
Los Angeles, CA 91331
(213) 219-1921
www.paccitybrewery.com

Filled with a neighborhood like crowd, Pac City Brewery is low on the hipster level and it’s probably because it’s located in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles. Small batches of amazing ales await like a chocolate cherry stout and a smoked barley wine showcase the talent these brewers have. They also pay homage to their Mexican heritage with a number of original recipes.

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(credit: Smog City Brewery)


Smog City Brewing Co.
1901 Del Amo Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-7664
www.smogcitybrewing.com

This aptly named Los Angeles brew house, Smog City Brewing Co. is another must stop on the craft beer quest. Its minimalist warehouse tap room allows customers to view barrels and brewing equipment and offers a decently priced tasting tray of their year round brews and seasonal flavors. The tap room is a visual experience but the hours are limited. Fortunately you can find their popular beer at many bars. The Coffee Porter and  Sabre-Toothed Squirrel are the top choices.

Related: Best Craft Beer Happy Hours In Los Angeles

Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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