Craft brew enthusiasts travel far and wide to sample the local libations and unique creations throughout the country. We’re proud to report that Long Beach is home to a booming craft brew scene, with some of our breweries receiving national recognition.

From big names like Ballast Point and Beachwood Brewing to the mom & pop tap rooms like Timeless Pints Brewing Co., you’ll find a frothy glass to suit your tastes in Long Beach. It’s not just your basic beer that we’re crafting in our city by the sea either; you’ll find cider, mead, sour beers, and we’ll soon be home to LA County’s newest craft distillery! Explore to your hearts delight, responsibly, of course.

1. Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen 

New to Long Beach, Ballast Point is located on Alamitos Bay with one of the best sunset views in the city. Take the water taxi from downtown Long Beach over to this brewery to start your evening off with a scenic harbor tour. Indoor and outdoor seating makes this local watering hole popular year-round.

2. Beachwood BBQ & Brewing 

Located on the Promenade in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing teeters somewhere between tradition and innovation, offering tasty 'que and fantastic brews. You won't find Coors or Heineken at Beachwood's bar. In fact, the beer lineup features a selection of hand crafted beers brewed on premise and 24 rotating microbrews, providing the best craft beer selection in Long Beach. In case you weren’t convinced already, Beachwood won Best Brew Pub in the World at the World Beer Cup in 2016.

3. Beachwood Blendery 

Located in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood Blendery is the sister to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. The Blendery is a small batch beer producer established in 2014 by the same creative minds behind the award winning Beachwood Brewing. The beers produced here are of the sour variety imitating the Lambic style beers of Belgium. Tasting room hours vary Wednesday-Sunday.

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Summer might be fading but you can always pop a bottle of this to bring you right back to that summertime vibe. Strawberry Provence bottles are back at all Beachwood locations starting today. Enjoy onsite or order online. 🍓 This Lambic inspired base beer was refermented in oak barrels with 2.75/lb per gallon strawberries for two months, finished with a dash of herbes de provence and bottle conditioned for 3-6 months. Delicious sweet strawberry aroma and flavors are complimented with lightly floral and herbaceous notes. 🍓 Appearance: Hazy golden orange Aroma: Strawberry , lavender, earthy, aged hops Flavor: Sweet strawberry, mild acidity, oak Texture: Soft acidity, medium body 🍓 Fermentation: Beachwood Blendery culture Blend Age: 12-16 months ABV: 6.2% Serving Temperature: 45-55°F 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓 #beachwoodblendery #artfulbiers #diadelosmangos #beachwoodbrewing #truetobeer #OCbrewers #LABEER

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4. Belmont Brew Company

BBC is a local tradition located on the sand between downtown Long Beach and Belmont Shore. Opened in the summer of 1990, Belmont Brewing Company is the oldest brew pub in the Los Angeles County. Rent a bike in downtown and ride along our waterfront bike and pedestrian path all the way to our local brewery. You’ll find a range of brews and blends, but we can’t lie, the Strawberry Blonde is definitely our favorite.

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Find your favorite with our BBC Sampler

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5. Long Beach Beer Lab

In the heart of the Wrigley neighborhood, along the Willow corridor, you will find the Long Beach Beer Lab. A small manufacturing brewery dedicated to fermentation forward beverages. Beer isn’t the only subject they focus on, though. Alongside the beverage manufacturing we have a small production sourdough bakery, because I guess if you think about it, there are some similarities. Tap Room hours vary from Thursday-Monday. Long Beach Beer Lab offers outdoor seating for a safe and socially-distant brewery experience. 

6. Timeless Pints Brewing Company 

Located a just behind the Long Beach Airport, Timeless Pints Brewing Company is a husband and wife team who started their journey as home brewers. They opened in 2013, and the brewery has developed eye-catching branding and a long list of flavorful ales. Hoppy IPAs are particularly well represented. The taproom is open Thursdays through Sundays. Timeless Pints Brewing Company is now offering outdoor service!

7. Weiland Brewery Restaurant

Located near the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, Weiland Brewery Restaurant is passionate about providing a fun, casual environment where you can enjoy quality beer and a relaxed atmosphere. They offer a tremendous selection of locally sourced craft beers, highlighted by the classic Anchor Steam beer. They even brew their own Amber Ale & Blonde Lager.

Honorable Mentions

Beer Belly

Conveniently located in downtown Long Beach a few blocks from the Convention Center, Beer Belly is one of the newest craft beer bars in the city but certainly quickly becoming a popular hangout. Beer Belly was recently named The Best New Craft Bar in L.A. by LA Weekly “thanks to the beer-curating prowess of owner Jimmy Han, who has a knack for procuring special kegs of the latest beers from small, independent breweries across the county.” Find decadent eats, traditional & beer-infused cocktails, & good times at Beer Belly in Long Beach.

Rasselbock German Restaurant & Beer Garden

Located in the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, Rasselbock is taking German food and beers very seriously. Specializing in German food with a modern twist, Rasselbock is serving up more than 35 freshly tapped German and Belgian beers homemade sangrias and a great selection of German and Californian Wines. Rasselbock German Restaurant & Beer Garden provides a spacious outdoor area for a socially-distant experience.

There is no shortage of fantastic breweries in town. Whether you're searching for a new unique brew or your favorite classic beer, you'll find it in Long Beach.