Laughing Monk Brewing
This small batch craft brewery has a tasting room in Bayview where you can get growlers of the beer that blends traditions from California and Belgium, and utilizes a mixture of local and seasonal ingredients. Plus, it’s affordable! They’ll fill a 32oz growler for $10-$15 and a 64oz growler for $18-$24. More into crowlers? Good news: those are on the way.
This industrial-style small-batch brewery is popular because of its inventive California-meets-Belgian style beer, but also because there’s almost always something fun going on there, like trivia, pinball, collabs with other breweries, food trucks, and lots of employees who love to talk about beer. There are 16 rotating taps in the 1,000-square foot tasting room (there’s also a parklet), and if the Rhubarbra Strawsand Sour (a sour ale with a focus on rhubarb and accents of strawberry) is available, definitely get that one.