- Craftsman – 1903 Lager
- Craftsman – Persimmon Sour
- Alesmith – Summer Yulesmith IPA
- Ballast Point – Sea Monster
- Ritual – Hop-O-Matic
- Bear Republic – Racer Black IPA/ul>
- Valiant – Mighty Maximus Premium Bitter
- Lagunitas – Undercover Shutdown Ale
- Ballast Point – Reef Rye Brown
- Sierra Nevada – Southern Harvest IPA
- Telegraph – California Ale
- Stone – Espresso IRS
- North Coast – Class of ’88 Barleywine
- Bootlegger’s – Black Phoenix (nitro)
We’re working with a number of excellent breweries to bring you fantastic craft beers, some of which will be custom brewed just for The Playground.
The featured brewery of our very first tap take-over. Ballast Point makes some of our favorite beers ever! Not to mention looking pretty good while doing it.
Jarred’s craft beer journey began at a small barbecue and beer bar in Seal Beach. Things have come full circle as Gabe and Lena have opened up their first brewery in Long Beach with the help of brewer Julian. Now let the great beer flow!
We have the Bruery and their fantastic Belgian inspired beers to thank for bringing Jason and Jarred together. Not to mention all the great beers they’ve brewed!
FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY
“Passion for the Pales” can’t fully describe the sheer awesomeness of Firestone Walker. From their Pale 31 to Parabola they can’t be beat.
NOBLE ALE WORKS
One of the rising stars in the beer biz is our friend Evan Price at Noble. He’s got one of the most adventuresome and inventive minds in the modern beer movement. We’ve usually got a few of his beers available on tap and we collaborated with him to make our first anniversary beer, Don’s Naughty Sauce, a barrel of which is aging for later release at the Playground.
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY
After an extensive tour of Sierra Nevada’s brewing facility we made our plans and snuck back in to grab one of the thousands of bushels of whole hops they have in their cold box. We got caught, but they understood and handed us pale ale. Truly a bench mark for the style.
With a focus on European ales and lagers, Taps has shown us the wonderful and diverse world of the lager.