Huntington Beach’s craft beer scene flows strong, with five notable breweries pouring inventive brews every day of the week. Our local suds are also poured at various bars and restaurants around town.
Four Sons Brewing reigns as a local favorite—family-owned and operated by “The Ds,” all die-hard LA Kings hockey fans. Inside this casual refined-industrial tasting room, you’ll score a full view of the production space as well as sip specialty releases and core brews, including the award-winning Nightmare on Gothard St. (Chocolate Coffee Stout), O'Sonset (Irish Red), The Coco (Amber Ale), and The Great One (Double IPA). The youngest son’s culinary background inspires inventive, experimental flavors, like habanero pineapple IPA and vanilla bean hefeweizen. Food trucks roll in daily, and aside from imbibing, you’ll be entertained by several flatscreen TVs, cornhole, giant Jenga, and boardgames.
Riip Beer Company got its start in Huntington Beach delivering beer from its production space via a hand-me-down 1931 Helms truck. Rotating taps featuring their Xoconela Mex Chocolate Stout, Honey Badger, and award-winning Dan K IPA define this chill skate-themed rustic-industrial tasting room. Pair your suds with complimentary fresh-baked bread from BrewBakers, or order in from neighboring Huntington Harbour and Sunset Beach eateries, including Super Mex, Tsunami Sushi, Golden Olive, and local favorite Secret Spot. A flatscreen TV and cornhole offer more fun, and be sure to look for the home brew supplies shop inside the tasting room.
BrewBakers welcomes brew hounds to brew their own batches of beer—and soda for the kids! Rotating taps by guest brewers make for an adventurous visit every time. The rustic-industrial neighborhood bar affords views of its small-batch production equipment, and is a carb lover’s dream, serving up fresh-baked goods like rolls, sweet and savory breads, cookies, and their famous chewy pretzels. Pizza, cheese plates, bratwurst, and other bites are also available. Keep your visit lively with flatscreen TVs, boardgames, and intermittent disc golf tournaments.
Huntington Beach Beer Company remains Orange County’s oldest brewpub since 1992. A rustic brewpub boasting an incredible second-story view of Main Street, HBBC plates a full pub menu and features rotating taps including three flagship brews—HB Blonde, Pier Pale Ale, and Brickshot Red. Flatscreen TVs are aplenty, and breakfast is served with zero judgment of early morning imbibers.
Beachwood Brewing, a Southern California award-winning favorite, recently opened its fourth location here in town. Known for their unique rotating taps, cask ales, and savory low-and-slow barbecue, Beachwood’s Huntington Beach production brewery and tasting room offers pours from 16 taps. While their famous barbecue won’t be making an appearance, snacks and food trucks might.
Side Pour: Orange County is serious about craft beer. So serious, in fact, brew hounds launched the Orange County Brewers Guild in late 2015, uniting an unwavering love for hops. Featured in the brewery lineup are Huntington Beach’s own Four Sons Brewing and Riip Beer Company, as well as Beachwood Brewing and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, which got its start in Santa Ana, CA. It now has two locations in Huntington Beach: one along Main Street and the other on Beach Boulevard. Stop in for their handcrafted beer, famous pizzokie (pizza-cookie) dessert and Chicago-style deep dish pizza with a Southern California twist.