Tasting craft brews in L.A. and Orange counties

Beer tasting
DIFFERENT: Coriander and basil distinguish two Bruery brews.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Tasting panache by the pint Here’s a selection of Los Angeles and Orange counties’ craft brewers -- and some of the bars, restaurants and retailers that carry their beers. Additional outlets are listed on brewers’ websites.The Bruery, Placentia, Available at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, (562) 493-4500; Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood, (323) 464-2337,; Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024,; Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, Brewing Co., Pasadena, Available at Lucky Baldwin’s Pub in Pasadena, (626) 795-0652 and Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub in Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1140,; The York in Highland Park, (323) 255-9675,; Lucques in Los Angeles, (323) 655-6277,; Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, downtown Los Angeles, (213) 680-0330,; Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar, (949) 675-0070, Bros. Brewery, Upland, Available at 8 Oz. Burger Bar in Los Angeles, (323) 852-0008,; Pacific Wine Merchants in Upland, (909) 946-6782,; Pizza N Such in Claremont, (909) 624-7214; The Forks Chop House in Claremont, (888) 933-6757, Deans Brothers Brewing Co., Upland/Irvine, Available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463 or (800) 331-3005,; Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles, (323) 257-3408,; Village Idiot in Los Angeles, (323) 655-3331. Skyscraper Brewing Co., El Monte, Available at 8 Oz. Burger Bar; Good Microbrew and Grill in Silver Lake, (323) 660-3645,; Hollingshead’s Delicatessen in Orange, (714) 978-9467; Sorrento Italian Market in Culver City, (310) 391-7654; Vinatero Wine Shop in Whittier, (562) 464-9463,; Whole Foods Market stores in Pasadena.-- Pat Saperstein

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