Santa Monica Brew Works has been brewing and distributing excellent beer for a while, but a few years back, they opened a full taproom right in SM and the results are fantastic - a big space with tons of long tables ideal for big group day-drinking throwdowns. Their Head In The Clouds hazy IPA is still their best, but their cucumber kölsch is everything you want during this summer’s inevitable permanent heatwave.
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