Naughty Pine Brewing Co.
Naughty Pine Brewing Company is a small microbrewery in the heart of Westlake Village,...
It’s no secret that the LA craft beer scene is exploding. With new breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops opening up all the time all around Los Angeles, it can be pretty tough to keep up. Not any longer!
Here is your guide to the newest craft beer openings in Los Angeles.
Westlake Village’s Naughty Pine Brewing opened up in late September. This family-owned spot is led by Head Brewer/co-founder Brittany Brouhard, formerly of Enegren Brewing, who will focus on European-style lagers and ales (just in time for Oktoberfest). They’ll have weekly live music and food trucks on site.
Opened September 25th
San Fernando’s Shadow Grove Brewing started brewing in their seven-barrel facility in March, and as of September, they’ve soft-opened Friday through Sunday for on-site patio and taproom drinking. They’ve got pours of their Hoppy Owl Pale Ale, Wayward Burro Nut Brown, and a Czech-style Pils, along with some limited release bottles. They’re planning their grand opening party for the weekend of 9/24.
Opened September 24th.
The Grant is a Glassell Park cocktail bar with a highly curated selection of beer and natural wine. Owned by the same people who started Bar Bandini, they have a rotating tap selection that includes local spots like Solarc, Craftsman, and Highland Park Brewery, plus a bunch of cocktails and draft wines. It’s dark and moody inside, and an ideal place to go when you’re looking for an Eastside nightcap.
Opened August 28th
Alchemy Craft is a new tap house and wine bar in Montebello, specializing in local beers from Southern California’s independent breweries. On tap to start are selections from Brewjeria, Over Town Brewing, and Angry Horse – which is right across the street.
Opened August 21st
Field Beer Company in Lawndale is the work of husband and wife team James and Regan Bardeen. After launching a to-go operation in late April, they debuted their brightly-colored, beachy taproom in July. They’ve got seven beers on tap, including a hoppy lager, a Berliner weisse, and a few types of IPA. Far Field plans to expand up to 20 taps once production ramps up in their seven-barrel facility; they’re also working on a barrel-aged sour program, and will start rolling those beers out in the coming months.
Opened July 31st
Bandit Brews recently debuted on Melrose in Fairfax. This new beer garden comes from the same people as Severance Wine Bar, which recently moved up the street to the Palihotel. To start, Bandit has got wings and fries, and a limited beer menu featuring a bunch of brews from DTLA’s HiDef Brewing.
Opened July 30th
After successfully launching the first Brews Brothers craft beer bar in North Hollywood a couple years ago, twins Billie and Joey Anderson moved in April to the former Simmzy’s space in Burbank to open a second location. They just started brewing beer with the seven-barrel production system Simmzy’s left behind – first up are a golden ale and a brown ale, with more to come soon. They’ve also got an extensive tap list of other breweries’ beer, and a full food menu, along with indoor and outdoor seating.
Opened April 2021 / Grand Opening July 27th
Alma’s is super low-key neighborhood bar in Virgil Village specializing in cider. After planning to debut in April 2020, they were finally able to open its doors in June 2021, and since then, have built a cult following for their hard-to-find ciders, ranging from local (101 Cider House in Downtown LA) to international (many of their bottles and taps come from the UK and France). For beer drinkers, they also have some taps that include options like Mumford, Modern Times, and Coniston (UK). Alma’s is also one of the few bars in California with a traditional Czech beer faucet – a side handle tap that creates an extra-foamy pour for lagers and pils.
Homage Brewing’s Chinatown space is the brewery’s second location and features a 15-barrel brewhouse with 21 taps pouring their lineup of lagers, hoppy beers, and mixed-fermentation Saisons alongside a selection of guest beers, natural wines, and ciders. The taproom is also outfitted with a retro hi-fi speaker system complemented by curated vinyl selections by local DJs, an airy patio, and a full-service kitchen.
They’re located just a few doors down from Highland Park’s Chinatown spot, across the street from Los Angeles State Historic Park, walking distance from the Metro L (Gold) Line, and a stone’s throw from Dodger Stadium.
Opened June 19th
Moo’s Craft BBQ is a fantastic Latino-owned Lincoln Heights spot serving up beautifully dark and juicy brisket, heavily-spiced and smoky sausage, and some genuinely absurd sandwiches like the Sloppy Moo, which piles pork, sausage, and brisket all into one behemoth. And their beer list is just as exciting as the food – the incredible 27-tap bar largely features locally-brewed favorites like Trademark, Homage, and Riip Beer Company.
Soft Opened June 18th
A brand-new brewery located in Anaheim, Rad Beer Co. is led by partner and head brewer Dylan Mobley, who formerly held the same position at Bottle Logic. The brewery, which says they’re looking to embrace the aesthetic of a ‘90s Southern California skate shop, debuted in mid-May with six house-brewed taps, including King Minutiae (a German pilsner), Cloud Bottom (a hazy IPA), American Export (an export stout), and Fiesta Salchicha (a Mexican Lager). They eventually plan to fill all 20 of their taps with their own beer.
Opened May 2021
The Brews Hall is a multi-venue concept housing multiple restaurants, breweries, and a full bar under one roof. They opened up their Hermosa Beach location in early May, and feature beer from Buzzrock Brewing Co., and George Lopez Brewing Co. (yes, that George Lopez). They host both indoor and outdoor seating, and have lots of food to go with those brews.
Opened May 2021
After nearly a year-long buildout, Lawless Brewing Co. opened to the public in late April. This 15-barrel brewhouse is helmed by Josh McCombs, formerly the head brewer at Abigaile. They’ve got indoor and outdoor seating, and a rotating group of food trucks.
Opened April 2021
Located in a Lakewood industrial park, Syncopated is a brewery from the team behind Dutch’s Brewhouse. They opened for on-site and to-go sales in late April. Their nine-tap bar has all the classics: double IPAs, witbier, pale ales, and an imperial stout, with more coming soon.
Opened April 2021