BREWERY WISH LIST: GREAT BEERS YOU CAN'T FIND IN L.A...YET

For a city that has everything--almost.
  1. Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids MI
    What do we want: Kentucky Breakfast Stout. When do we want it? By early 2016--seems a new distributor to the West Coast is currently working out a deal.
  2. Jester King Brewery, Austin TX
    What do we want: Their sour beer Kombucha. When do we want it? Well, the brewery only produces 1500 barrels per year (compare that to 250k at Stone Brewing), so chances are slim to none. But we'll still say "Now!"
  3. Cigar City Brewing, Tampa FL
    What do we want: their world class IPA called Jai Alai. When do we want? With distribution happening in NYC and Philly, it's possible it could make its way here in a couple of years.
  4. Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood NY
    What do we want: their crisp, clean beers for a "developed" palate. When? Check your local bottle shop in the next few months. The company is rapidly expanding, with 30 states and counting.