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

Los Angeles Represents at the Great American Beer Fest

It's award season! And we're happy to report that our hometown Los Angeles and Orange County breweries racked up a bunch of awards to bring home from the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, which is definitely The Oscars for breweries. Fewer tuxes, more beards. -... Read More

Golden Road Sold Out to Anheuser-Busch Inbev

Well, it's happened. Golden Road Brewery has now become, "Golden Road, a wholly owned property of 'Craft', the operating subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, a global conglomerate partnership with Inbev" or some other junk like that. Golden Road sold out and now they're not ours anymore. It was announced this morning... Read More

Cheese & Beer Tour in October

It's back and it's cheesier than ever. We're doing our Cheese & Beer tour on October 10th and this time we're headed South. We're colloborating with the brilliant Vagabond Cheese Company to pair the excellent beers of the South Bay with an incredible variety of cheeses and bring... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Boomtown

The Arts District is booming. And the next brewery to open up knows it. They're called Boomtown Brewery and they're fantastic. Located in convenient walking distance to (soon to open) Arts District Brewing and Angel City, Boomtown Brewery is in good company. They're currently in... Read More

Friday Tours

We've added Friday public tours to our calendar! We've added Friday public tours to our calendar! South Bay, East & Central and Long Beach all starting at 6:00pm. That gives you just long enough for you to get off of work and come join us at... Read More

New Brewery Alert – Mumford

And so it begins, the great transformation of Downtown LA into a walkable wonderland of craft beer destinations, with the advent of Mumford Brewing in the Arts District. The best part? They're making good beer. Located in “Skid Rowkyo” - the part of Downtown that's smack in the... Read More