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Old 11-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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I hope you all don't mind me picking your brain a bit. I'm going to be in the L.A. area for business and I'll have the weekend of December 7-8 free. Of course, I'll be looking to check out the local brews, breweries, etc. What's the one thing you wouldn't miss? I'll have a car and don't have accommodations arranged yet so anywhere within a few hours drive will do for me. I'm all ears...plan my trip!

 
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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I would recommend visiting The Bruery in Placentia. It's probably under an hour drive from L.A. and a must visit if you like sour beers.

 
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Golden Road is great.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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I would recommend visiting The Bruery in Placentia. It's probably under an hour drive from L.A. and a must visit if you like sour beers.
I just visited the Bruery a couple weekends ago for the first time, and it was great. The tour there is very homebrewer friendly too. More of a "walk around the brewery and ask questions" kind of tour than a step-by-step explanation of the brewing process (like Anheiser Busch). They also pour you samples throughout the tour.

Flights in the tasting room are inexpensive, and it's a nice setup for hanging out (board games, TVs, etc.). I'd get there before 2 if you're going on a Saturday though, as it gets pretty crowded in the tasting room and the signup for a tour may be full for a couple hours.

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
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Get on the I-5 and go south for an hour or two...
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:29 PM   #6
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Valiant brewing is a awesome nano brew spot with a nice tasting room in the middle of the brewery. They always have something amazing on tap.

 
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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Get on the I-5 and go south for an hour or two...
+1 the trek to Stone, Green Flash, Lost Abbey, etc. is well worth it.

 
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