Just around the corner from Torrance's Smog City is Monkish Brewing Co., a family-operated brewery that opened in 2012 and specializes in Belgian beers. Inside the cozy taproom, you'll find roughly 10 beers on tap, like the Galaxy Defender infused with grapefruit, or the Seme Della Vita, a tripel brewed with pistachios and vanilla. While Monkish originally refrained from making IPAs, they're now brewing some exceptional New England Style IPAs—try the L.A. Hat, an IPA with Citra. First timers should opt for a sampler of four beers: head to the tasting room bar, where they'll give you four wooden tokens and a glass. Beers are poured one at a time and you must bring them back for a quick rinse before your next drink, but if you can't finish all four in one sitting, save your chip and use it for another visit. Need to nosh on something as well? Food trucks sometimes stop by, but you can also help yourself to pretzels and peanuts in the tasting room.