We Do Virtual Beer Tastings
We used to do brewery tours, then the pandemic hit, so we sold our buses. Now we do virtual beer tastings.
We’re total beer geeks. We stared LA Beer Hop in 2012, right when craft beer was entering Los Angeles (and growing into the mainstream nationwide). We did brewery tours of LA and Orange County up until March of 2020, when people stopped being able to hop on a bus with us.
In April 2020, we started doing virtual beer tastings under the new brand Your Beer Friend and, surprisingly, they went very, very well. So we sold our buses and decided to stick permanently to virtual beer tastings and to our new Monthly Beer Club.
A Little History
In 2012, Hal Mooney sold his car, bought a 15 passenger shuttle bus, and started doing brewery tours of Los Angeles on nights and weekends, sharing his love of beer with guests from all over the world.
Today, with the help of his wife, Cindy, Hal runs Your Beer Friend, an online beer destination that offers craft beer subscription boxes, virtual beer tastings and corporate gift boxes.
As a Certified Cicerone®, Hal is eager to chat all things beer including brewery business models, flavor notes, food pairings and everything from grain to glass. He might even share why you should think twice about freezing your beer mug.
When working with us, you’re supporting a small family business and independent craft breweries. We all thank you.
Hal MooneyOwner, Certified Cicerone®, Certified Draft Technician and Beer Guide
In 2012, after selling his car and purchasing the first bus, Hal opened LA Beer Hop. Hal is now a Certified Cicerone® and works as a beer consultant and as a Beer Guide.
Cindy MooneyOwner, Certified Cicerone® and Beer Guide
Soon after Hal started running LA Beer Hop as a full time job, Cindy, who is also a Certified Cicerone®, came onboard to help with the management of the company and as a Beer Guide as well.
Matt FigueiraBeer Guide
Joined the team in 2014 and has been leading tours as a Beer Guide just about every weekend since then. Matt does improv comedy, loves film (ask him about what he's recently seen), and loves books (ask him about what he's read recently).
Peter MooneyBeer Guide
Joined the team in 2015 as a Beer Guide, he's also Hal's brother, a home brewer, loves all types of beer, does computer programming for fun, and is an avid gamer.
Jules14 Passenger Shuttle
Sue15 Passenger Shuttle
Big Al9 Passenger Van