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A world of seasonal beers is available with unique flavors, influences, origins and hues at locations around Los Angeles. Each shop on this short list offers an inventory and selection of specialty brews that demonstrate how Los Angeles embraces this new trend. Sporting an array of ales to fit the expanding desire of a sophisticated crowd of beer lovers, this list will whet your appetite to discover the perfect brew.
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(credit: Buzz Wine & Beer)


Buzz Wine Beer Shop
460 South Spring St. #C
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 622-2222
buzzwinebeershop.com

Open seven days a week and into the wee hours of the morning, Buzz Wine and Beer holds special events and throws geek-takeover parties to promote the enjoyment of unique beers from local microbreweries. Boasting over 800 bottled beers to choose from (with 150 changing weekly), this shop is always up for a new craft bottler. Buzz downtown to the see the amazing selection and meet the cool folks at this unique shop.

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Sunset Beer Company
1498 W. Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA
(213) 481-BEER (2337)
www.sunsetbeerco.com

Stroll the isles of this beer shop and you’ll discover how many amazing varieties of craft bottlers are currently available to the casual enthusiast. With hundreds of bottled offerings to take home, there’s also a bar to sip a cold brew on tap before loading up your cart with some of the hard-to-find and seasonal favorites. Just up the Sunset strip from the glitz of Hollywood, this unassuming location will most likely have the rare brew you’re longing to try.

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Valley Beverage Company
14901 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 981-1566
www.valleybev.com

A great selection of bottled brews is available at Valley Beverage Company. The refrigerator section is a wall of cold ones that will leave you thirsting to try them all. If you haven’t been to this location, you will be impressed to see unusual bottles from all four corners of the globe. The rare and unique are here for the traditional beer lover, and the hipster collector can find bottles from the farthest parts of the world. Stop in after work and see what’s available. The selection changes all the time because they include small local mini-breweries that have limited seasonal offerings.

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Ramirez Liquor, Wine And Kegs
736 S. Soto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(562) 222-2337
www.ramirezliquor.com

In the heart of Downtown, Ramirez Liquor is packed with great suds and every other item you can imagine for a beer lover and exotic bottle collector. This traditional liquor store prides itself on having a huge selection of beers, ales, booze and mixers. Keg delivery is also available if you’re planning a shindig for your buds. The East LA location sells a lot of products, so the shelves are packed with local and international liquor, wine and of course, craft beer. Open until 2 a.m., they have recently expanded their offerings by opening a second, larger location nearby with even more to choose from.

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(credit: Ryan B./Yelp)


Beverage Warehouse
4935 McConnell Ave.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90066
(310) 306-2822
www.beveragewarehouse.com

Since the 1970s, Beverage Warehouse has been specializing in quality, bottled brews from microbrewers and craft bottlers throughout the world. With a seasonal selection of beers destined for Octoberfest, this shop has the most diverse collection of unusual beers on the Westside of LA. Although it may appear like a tacky, industrial strip mall, it’s really a haven for rare and unusual suds.

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