Craft Beer in Los Angeles
Welcome to craft beer in Los Angeles, one of the hottest and fastest-growing beer markets in the entire country!
It's about time, right? Historically, Los Angeles has struggled in its identity as a craft beer city, dwarfed by the legacy of San Francisco to the north and the density of San Diego to the south.
But over the last 10 years, LA has seen a massive burst of growth in craft beer demand, talent, and opportunity. And it's taking advantage of it.
Meanwhile all of this growth has occurred DESPITE Los Angeles' defining characteristic — its massive sprawling expanse disparately connected by a series of intertwining freeways.
For visitors and residents alike, planning a beer tour of the area is like coordinating a complex vacation, complete with thousands of dollars in transportation fees, lodging costs, and meal expenses.
Well, that's where we come in. Use this guide to start planning your craft beer adventures across Los Angeles, from Long Beach to Pomona, Palmdale to Westlake Village, Hollywood to Inglewood, we've got you covered with the best breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops Los Angeles has to offer.
We'll give you the full run-down on each neighborhood so you know what spots you need to prioritize, where the beer clusters and hot spots are at, and what you should order when you get there. This is craft beer in Los Angeles.