It can be especially satisfying to get your hands on something rare, which is what makes it all the more amazing that Will Smith didn't carjack that cabbie whose license plate said "fresh" and had dice in the mirror. Making you Carlton-dance with joy: craft beers limited to five gallons, from Bongo Zeptobrewery.
The project of an aspiring brewpub owner (he's earning his cooking stripes while brewing on the side) who scored a homebrew kit two years ago, got good (and then crazy) with it, and's now using premium and exotic ingredients to produce small two-case runs, BZ's the micro-est of microbreweries, a fact reflected in its name, as "zepto" is the second-smallest unit of metric measurement, falling between "atto" and "the Mets' playoff chances". Available drinkables include a just-for-Thrillist-readers Belgian Red Barleywine, which's brewed with an international mix of malts and has touches of chocolate, wheat, amber, and honey; Gypsy, a super-light and ultra-dry golden ale brewed with toasted Hungarian Oak; and Domestic Shorthair, an American stout with chocolate, coffee, and citrus notes, plus some West Coast hops, which were definitely not sourced from Luke Walton. Future brews will be seasonal (as heat can alter yeast behaviors), with winter months including a California-style steam beer, but right now, expect stuff from heat-tolerant Belgian yeasts like the aforementioned Belgian Red, plus saisons and wits, which hopefully don't taste too strongly of Tony Luke's onions.
Because the Man would prefer he not sell those beers outright, Bongo's available for brewing consultations and lessons that'll include souvenirs, which're different from the ones Will Smith brought to Bel Air from Philly: an easily tossable buddy named Jazz and a whole lot of color-blocked jeans.