Best Beer List, August 2010
The Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel may be as hip as a mullet, but with more than 700 varieties of bottled beer and nine rotating taps, it boasts the county’s biggest beer list. Father’s Office and the Otheroom in Venice are known for their smart selections. Same goes for downtown’s Wurstküche, which has enough German and Belgian labels to float a Munich brass band. Still, for freshness, depth, and breadth nobody can match The Surly Goat in West Hollywood: 27 taps, brews from all over the map, a twice-monthly cask offering, and a cellar full of bottled ales, boks, stouts, and lagers. In case the scene becomes too much, proprietor Ryan Sweeney has almost as many taps at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Better call a cab.