El Segundo Brewing Company
El Segundo Brewing Company was created explicitly to brew hop-forward beers, because that's what owner and head brewer Rob Croxall wanted. Now, the brewery not only sells its beer across Los Angeles, but it also offers the option to order a keg -- which is super important. And for those of you who don't actually know anything about craft beer and would like to learn and fit in with, well, everyone else, El Segundo offers classes, like Craft Beer 101 -- seriously. Sign us up.
ESBC recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and features some of the hoppiest beers you’ll find in LA, plus a wide selection of IPAs. Their mastery is demonstrated with a Triple IPA that’s simultaneously strong and aggressive, while still being extra drinkable. Or opt for their 2020 Old Jetty bourbon-barrel-aged barley wine that clocks in at over 14% ABV, for something heartier. They also run a pizza joint called Slice and Pint that offers a menu of (surprise, surprise) pizza, plus popular Italian-American dishes like fried calamari strips and meatballs marinara, with many dishes featuring ingredients sourced from local farms.