Don’t be fooled by the name: Beer never plays second fiddle at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing.
Beachwood burst onto L.A.’s brewing scene in 2011 and the accolades have been piling up ever since. In 2014, Beachwood was named “Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival, and in 2016, it earned the title of “Champion Brewer” among large brewpubs at the World Beer Cup.
The brewery produces a diverse range of mouthwatering beers, from Amalgamator, a West Coast-style IPA, to the Foam Top blonde ale and the Mocha Machine, an imperial chocolate coffee porter.
Due to demand for its growing roster of beers, Beachwood expanded from its original Long Beach location to include Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach, dedicated to funky Belgian Lambics; a brewery and taproom in Orange County's Huntington Beach; and a Seal Beach restaurant and bar.
The Long Beach brewpub has 22 rotating taps, along with one cask-conditioned option. Offerings change on a daily basis, so there’s always an exciting new brew to sample. (It also means that the beer you loved yesterday may not be there tomorrow.)
Both the Long Beach and Seal Beach brewpubs serve food—namely, succulent slow-cooked meats that match beautifully with Beachwood’s full-flavored brews.