518 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806
Open since 2017, Long Beach Beer Lab is an inviting space where science and brewing come together. You can fall in love with the Dreamsicle IPA or let yourself try something out of the ordinary with the Hell of the North, a Flanders Style Sour Red Ale/Wine Hybrid. And in addition to all of the wonderful beers, the bakery with it s artisan breads and pizzas is equally as impressive.
110 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803
While Ballast Point no longer falls into the category of craft brewery after Constellation Brands purchased it in 2015, the brewery definitely has an impact on the Long Beach beer scene. In a beautiful location with ocean views and great food, this brewery is a destination to enjoy.
233 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813
Trademark is the new kid in town that we’re all drawn to. With an impressive selection of beers on tap in an amazing space, you’re certain to find an old friend along with an intriguing new acquaintance. No matter what, try the Acending Percussion Kolsch and the Batch One Farmhouse Ale.
3671 Industry Ave C1, Lakewood, CA 90712
Timeless Pints is another brewery that’s not actually in Long Beach, but with a location right next to Long Beach airport and so supportive of the Long Beach community, it shouldn’t be missed. Even though it’s Lakewood’s only microbrewery, you will regularly find members of the Long Beach Homebrewers Association bellied up to the bar at Timeless. Many of their beers aren’t just cleverly named, but have an interesting story to go along with them.
1136 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90755
Although not technically in Long Beach, Ten Mile Brewing in Signal Hill is certainly worth including here. A large, inviting tap room along with a welcoming communal atmosphere makes this brewery a wonderful destination. The father and son duo of Jesse and Dan Sundstrom have brewed a large variety of styles that will satisfy even the most discerning beer enthusiast. Ten Mile is one of the few breweries anywhere producing a Kentucky Common, one of only a handful of truly American styles. And while you’re there don’t forgot to say hello to Barley, the brewery’s furry four-legged family member.
2936 Clark Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
Located near the airport, Steady Brew offers a solid va- riety of styles in a setting that makes you feel at home. This tap room is a great place to watch the game. Try the Playa Larga, a light, easy drinking Mexican lager.
3630 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
If you walked into Liberation Brewing in Bixby Knolls for the first time on a recent Saturday you might have thought you were in the wrong place. In front of you would have been a yoga class in progress. But upon closer inspection it would all become clear. This wasn’t just a yoga class…it was a yoga class with beer! In addition to yoga, Liberation also offers a recurring series titled “Beer & Politics” where local politicians, city planners and other movers and shakers discuss what’s happening in Long Beach that impacts us all. And to top it all off, Liberation offers an array of beers that will keep you coming back for more…yoga or not. Try the Seven of Nine Nelson Pale Ale. You could drink it all day long.
4244 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
Located in Bixby Knolls, this brewery and restaurant has a warm, neighborhood bar feel
to it. But don’t let that deceive you. Owner Jason Van Fleet keeps an impressive curated selection of guest beers on tap alongside some of his own brews. One of those is the Anna, a wonderful American Amber / Red named after Jason’s lovely wife. After creating a wildly successful backyard Tiki Bar, also named Dutch’s, Jason and Anna decided to make it official and join the craft brewing world. And while you’re enjoying that beer, go ahead and order one of the pizzas they offer. You won’t be disappointed.
25 39th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803
Not only was Belmont Brewing Company the brewpub pioneer in Long Beach, but it’s also the oldest such establishment in Los Angeles county. Located on the waterfront next to the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, you can sip on one of the brewery’s core beers while watching the ships pass by. Belmont Brewing is best known for one beer in particular that you have likely seen in stores around the area: the Strawberry Blonde.
247 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Just around the corner from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing you will find the Blendery, Beachwood’s small batch brewery specializing in Lambic-style beers. If you love sours then this is the place for you. With 10 different sours on tap (and plenty bottled up in the cooler waiting for you to give them a new home) there is no shortage of options here. These aren’t just sours. They are sours done right, brewed using the traditional methods that have made the Belgian Lambic-style as loved as it is today.
210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
You won’t find many people, especially locals, that haven’t heard of or tried Beachwood BBQ and Brewing. In 2011 the Beachwood BBQ founders partnered with brewmaster Julian Shrago to open what is now the Beachwood BBQ & Brewing brewpub in downtown Long beach. With a wide array of styles on tap, there’s something for everyone at this award winning brewery. But be careful, the BBQ sauce from that delicious pulled pork sandwich can make the glass slippery. Speaking from experience here.
4019 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
Located in the old Tuttle Cameras building in Bixby Knolls, this brewery has a spectacular variety of beers on tap. And if that selection doesn’t impress you the friendliness of the staff will. It’s not uncommon to find one of the owners serving up a Russian Imperial Stout known as Baktun’s. Wanting to enjoy that tasty beverage outdoors? Enjoy Ambitious’s large patio facing Atlantic Ave.