Craft Beer Takes Over Los Angeles

biergarten-the-standardThe Los Angeles craft-beer boom continues with a slew of promising openings.

The Biergarten (550 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.892.8080) at the Standard Downtown L.A. is a casual open-air spot on the hotel’s popular rooftop with an authentic German food menu and a selection of beers on tap. Replicating its winning formula of draft brews and artisanal sausages is Wurstküche (625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 213.687.4444), the downtown-based beer hall that now has a second outpost in Venice. Tony Yanow, beer aficionado and owner of craft-beer bars Mohawk Bend and Tony’s Darts Away, has started brewing his own suds at Golden Road Brewing Co. (5430 W. San Fernando Road, Glendale, 213.537.4655). Golden Road’s first signature beers are the Point the Way IPA and the Golden Road Hefeweizen. Sunset Beer Co. (1498 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 213.481.2337) is a bottled-craft-beer shop with an adjacent tasting room that offers a half-dozen beers on tap.

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