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local beer in bottles.

annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 08:24 AM

Are there any local breweries/brewpubs that sell their beer in bottles? We are throwing some Christmas gift ideas around and are considering making samplings of local brews.

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    annapurna7 RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 08:25 AM

    I'll consider the Southern California area as local in this case.

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      sel RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 08:30 AM

      The Bruery in Orange County has some excellent craft brews.

      The Bruery
      715 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA 92870

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        samtron608 RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 09:09 AM

        check the SD area (oceanside, carlsbad area) for beer wineries. they brew their own and bottle them for sale.
        Stone brewery (the famous Arrogant Bastard beer is from there)
        they have more in that area with some very cool bottles.

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          annapurna7 RE: samtron608 Dec 3, 2010 09:28 AM


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            samtron608 RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 12:25 PM

            by the way, a day trip out there is totally worth it. Stone brewery has brewery tour thats pretty cool. we did stone and lost abbey one afternoon and had quite a few 1 oz tastes of various beers....all of which they sell bottles of (stuff you wont find in the markets)

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          burntwater RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 09:30 AM

          Great gift, Eagle Rock Brewery sells growlers of their beers. I think a growler would make your xmas gift even more special. You would want to buy it as close to x mas as you can so it would be fresh when they open it. They are open Thursday to Sunday.

          If you just want to get regular bottles you have plenty of breweries to choose from.

          Alpine, Ballast Point, Alesmith, Bruery, Stone, Lost Abbey, Port, Bootleggers to name a few.

          If you stop at one of the better bottles shop that specializes in beer it would be really easy for them to help you pick out an all Southern CA lineup.

          The Bruery
          715 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA 92870

          Eagle Rock Brewery
          3056 Roswell St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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            mdpilam RE: burntwater Dec 3, 2010 09:56 AM

            Great recs. A couple places I like for good beer selections are Wallys (Weswood) and The Beverage Warehouse (Culver City/Marina-ish).

            Beverage Warehouse
            4935 McConnell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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              annapurna7 RE: burntwater Dec 3, 2010 12:18 PM

              Awesome. Thanks so much for this info.

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              tastycakes RE: annapurna7 Dec 3, 2010 09:58 AM

              K&L (near sunset & vine) and Cap N' Cork (Hillhurst) both carry an excellent variety of beers including many socal breweries like the bruery, stone, pizza port, alpine, lost abbey, etc.

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                annapurna7 RE: tastycakes Dec 3, 2010 12:25 PM

                Good to know. Thanks!

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