Your Guide to Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

Wilkommen Los Angeles! It's that time of the year again: Oktoberfest 2016. The leaves are starting to turn the same golden hue as a delicious German Lager giving you a craving to head to a beer hall to consume as much beer as possible with a... Read More

Daytrip – Topa Topa in Ventura, CA

Just as we thought we were out of the heat, it sucks us back in again. We should have seen it coming. September gets hot and we can't avoid it unless we get outta town. For that, we recommend a day trip to Ventura, CA to... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Boomtown Brewery

Okay, so they're not new. But their hours are. Boomtown Brewery recently launched new hours for their Arts District taproom and you should probably go this weekend. Samuel "Chewy" Chawinga, their brewmaster, has been busy brewing for the past two years. Developing all number... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Indie Brewing Company

You may have seen their beer on shelves, you may have even tasted it, but when you visit their taproom, that's when you really get to know Indie Brewing Company. Because to know Indie is to know the four guys who run the place:... Read More

2016 LA Beer Hop Father’s Day Gift Guide

You love your dad. You want to get him something nice for Father's Day, but you got him a Personalized Steak Branding Iron last year and you've run out of ideas. Don't fret, LA Beer Hop is here to be your Guide to Father's Day.... Read More

The St. Patrick’s Day Brewery Guide

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow. So here's a quick guide to what breweries you can let your inner Irish out at. MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. - Van Nuys This one's obvious. They make true British Cask Ale run by a Scotsman and they have a... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Brouwerij West

It's pronounced "brewery". No need to be fancy and pronounce it in it's native Dutch pronunciation. Just say "brewery" and be happy. But let's not get hung up on the pronunciation. Brouwerij West is finally here and we're terribly excited. You may have had their beer... Read More

2015 Beer Hop Gift Guide

We love to give gifts as much as we love to receive them. But what's really fun? Putting together gift guides for people who drink beer. So here it is: our 2015 Beer Lover's Guide to Gifts. Gifts to Drink Beer Better IPA Glasses... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Brewyard Brewing

We've had two breweries in Glendale for a while now: Golden Road and Eagle Rock Brewery... or so we thought. In reality, Golden Road is in Los Angeles and Eagle Rock Brewery is in Glassel Park, they've only been in the Glendale of our minds. However, the barley... Read More

Hal is a Certified Cicerone®!

Woot, woot! Our owner and Beer Guide Hal Mooney is now a Certified Cicerone®. What does that mean for you and for LA Beer Hop? A Cicerone is like a "sommelier", but instead of knowing everything about wine, a Certified Cicerone® knows everything about beer including beer... Read More