In the past two decades, there has been a beer renaissance in the USA. All over the country, craft breweries have started from the ground up to provide their various regions better and fresher beer than the likes of national breweries like Coors, Miller and Budweiser. On the west coast, we grow from our own soil arguably the best beer making ingredients in the world (hops and barley), allowing for a plethora of world class craft breweries to thrive and continue to pop up. In California, North County San Diego and the Bay Area have always been the large craft brewery hubs in the state, with Los Angeles suprisingly being a dead spot for beer makers. But not any longer because in the last 5 years there has been sudden flurry of craft breweries popping up in the greater Los Angeles area such as The Bruery, Craftsmen, Ladyface and Eagle Rock Brewery, with the latest addition to the club being Golden Road Brewing located right in Los Angeles proper just north of Downtown. Now, when you have a craving some fresh local beer you can stop in to get growler filled, buy some of their new 16 oz cans at local bottle shops or stay around at their gastropub on site. People always ask me “what is the best beer?”, and my usual answer is “whatever is local and fresh.” Support your local brewery, and head down to Golden Road today.