Cheers to Craft Beer

Elijah Craig, Old Forester, Four Roses Single Barrel, and Woodford Reserve bottles on a marble counter top
Elijah Craig, Old Forester, Four Roses Single Barrel, and Woodford Reserve bottles on a marble counter top

Craft beer is one of America’s tastiest beverages. Made in small batches, craft beer is all about quality over quantity, and it shows.

Craft beer brewers are constantly searching for new flavors, which means there’s something for every palate. Think you’re “not a beer person?” Try a chocolate-infused stout, a light pale ale infused with grapefruit, or an IPA (India Pale Ale) with notes of guava. Gluten-free or vegan? Don’t worry, there are plenty of craft beers on tap for you too.

Not to brag, but our craft beer selection is the best, bar-none. We’ve got hundreds of varieties to explore, plus new craft beers brought in weekly from California’s best local breweries. Here’s just a flight of what we’ve got in-store for you this summer:

Modern Times

Modern Times

is an employee-owned craft brewery in Southern California. With flavors like guava and passionfruit in their Fruitlands beer and the hoppy Fortunate Islands pale ale, their limited edition drafts are like summer in a bottle.

Beachwood

Beachwood

is another SoCal gem, famous for its signature 28 Haze Later and Citraholic IPAs. Their slogan says it all – Beachwood is #TrueToBeer.

Offshoot Beer

Offshoot Beer

specializes in IPAs and double IPAs that will make you very, very hoppy. They’ve mastered that hazy mouthfeel, making it perfect for IPA newbies and connoisseurs alike. Their hoppy pilsner, Unwind, is also one of our go-tos for its tropical hops and bright citrus aroma.

Ballast Point

Ballast Point

has over 300 quality testing touchpoints to deliver the perfect draft every time. Whether you’re committed to the can or a glass enthusiast, Ballast Point has brilliant beers waiting for you in classic and unique varieties.

21st Amendment

21st Amendment

celebrates San Francisco’s famed brewing history and the merciful end of prohibition. With a selection of seasonal and year-round beers, this California brewery specializes in IPAs, but also offers fantastic wheat beers and lagers. Their blood orange IPA, “Brew Free Or Die!,” is a summer necessity.

El Segundo Brewing

El Segundo Brewing

puts the freshest beer on the shelf and in your hand, thanks to their 90-day sale window. They’re on a mission to showcase the unique flavor of recently-harvested hops and their fresh take on IPAs and stouts will make you a believer.

Brouwerij West

Brouwerij West

may be hard to spell, but it’s easy to fall in love with these beers (in case you’re wondering, that’s Dutch for “brewery”). Located in nearby San Pedro, their brewery runs on solar energy while using 30% less water than traditional beermakers. Belgian-style ales are their bread-and-butter, but they also produce flavorful pilsners, IPAs, and stouts. Their Dog Ate My HW Blackberry Ale and Bunny Fuku Hazy IPA are summer essentials.

Novo Brewery
Nova Kambucha

Novo Brazil Brewery

, based in Chula Vista, channels Brazilian flavors into clean, artisanal beer. From IPAs to lagers, Novo infuses their exotic beer with flavors like mango, passionfruit, and pineapple. Meanwhile, their sister line of alcoholic kombucha – Nova Easy – is equally refreshing and brewed with the same care and finesse. To learn more about brewmaster Tiago Carneiro and his incredible journey, check out his recent Meet the Founder Q&A.