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If it seems like a new brewery pops up in a Torrance warehouse or a garage in Highland Park every few months, it’s because it does. Despite L.A.’s impressive selection of beer bars, we’re also a city full of artisans who like taking matters into our own hands—including brewing beer. In fact, there’s so much fantastic craft beer in this city that compiling a list of the best breweries had to come with restrictions: Here, we focused on the breweries that have a taproom you can actually visit (hence why Craftsman, a veritable Pasadena brewery with a devoted following but no actual public space, is not on here), and those that actually brew in Los Angeles. So put down your Miller Lite and check out our list, then raise a pint to L.A.’s growing craft beer scene.
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