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My 'to do' map - Microbrewers of Los Angeles county

DiveFan Sep 6, 2012 08:02 PM

For a long time I've meant to attack this systematically and finally 'cracked the codes' of the state ABC site. Here's a map of licensed microbrewers, brewpubs and home brew suppliers in the county:

Due to the higher costs of meeting county health dept requirements, most microbrewers don't serve food but most have 'tap rooms' for tasting. Surprisingly, there aren't that many places categorized as brewpubs.

I challenge one and all to Drink Local Brews and show us your (regional) maps!

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    chuckl Sep 12, 2012 07:58 PM

    Knowing where the breweries are with maybe a site link is some help, but not much. Better would be to link to reviews by the beer bloggers down there.

    1. DiveFan Sep 7, 2012 03:41 PM

      @InsidiousRex, thanks for the link - they're Way ahead of me :-). Hope they keep it up to date. To my surprise, it lets one toggle display of specific categories on and off.

      @RBHound, I'm aware of BeerAdvocate but, even more so than Chowhound, keeping up with the volume of interesting posts can lead to subject matter burnout. Perhaps it's time for a beer and a recharge .....

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      1. re: DiveFan
        RB Hound Sep 7, 2012 08:50 PM

        My answer was pretty stupid, DiveFan, because BA doesn't have a cool map associated with it - my apologies. I second Indsidious Rex's suggesting of the beer mapping project.

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          Josh Sep 11, 2012 10:04 PM

          If you're up for a drive I highly recommend a trip down to Bootlegger's in Fullerton. That guy makes some excellent beer (much better than Bruery, IMO).

          1. re: Josh
            JAB Sep 12, 2012 06:53 AM

            Don't drink too much there and then head to Cismontane in Rancho Santa Margarita.

            1. re: JAB
              Josh Sep 13, 2012 07:21 AM

              Has their beer improved? When I went there I thought it tasted like mediocre homebrew.

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                JAB Sep 13, 2012 05:41 PM

                Which of their offerings did you try?

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                  Josh Sep 13, 2012 10:13 PM

                  Blacks Dawn
                  Coulter IPA
                  The Citizen

                  It was a long time ago, though, so they could well have improved.

                  1. re: Josh
                    Tripeler Sep 14, 2012 03:11 AM

                    Any chance the Coulter IPA was named after Ann Coulter?

                    Just curious...

                    1. re: Tripeler
                      Josh Sep 15, 2012 05:55 PM

                      I asked that. It's named after a type of pine tree. If it was named after Ann Coulter I probably would have walked out of the brewery.

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                        Insidious Rex Sep 17, 2012 10:07 AM

                        What! And miss out on the Rush Limbaugh stout??

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                          bulavinaka Sep 18, 2012 08:51 PM

                          If it were an Ann Coulter IPA, not only would it be very bitter, but it would be frigidly cold and flat.

                      2. re: Josh
                        JAB Sep 14, 2012 10:28 AM

                        I do like their Coulter. I'm not much of a fan of either their Blacks Dawn or Citizen. Another one of theirs that I liked was their Bruin.

            2. Insidious Rex Sep 7, 2012 10:21 AM

              Better yet, check out beermapping (http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps....) for a very thorough map of the greater LA area. In my experience LA, like New York was a little slow coming to the craft beer scene but theyve both made leaps in bounds in just the past few years.

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                RB Hound Sep 6, 2012 09:25 PM

                You are aware of an entity called BeerAdvocate, aren't you?

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