10 of the best breweries to get craft beer in Los Angeles County – The Daily Breeze

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.

For a broad view of all the breweries in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, check out our big map: The Big Beer Map of Southern California

BEACHWOOD BREWING

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

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

STRAND BREWING

Torrance’s oldest production brewery is also one of L.A. County’s largest and is the epitome of a community-oriented brewery with corn holing, shuffleboard, a kid-size picnic table and a laid-back vibe. 2201 Dominguez St., Torrance; www.strandbrewing.com

MACLEOD ALE BREWING COMPANY

Specializes in “real” ales served from hand pumps rather than the usual draft system. In British tradition, the beers are served slightly warmer than typical, which really

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