Microbreweries Serve Up Suds & Smiles

The craft beer craze has hit the Conejo Valley in a big way, with local breweries and tap houses popping up around town. So grab the guys and head out to sample the extensive selection of suds on tap at your neighborhood hot spot. Many venues also feature food, live music, trivia nights and board games on the menu, so you can stay awhile and relax with your bros. We highlight a few favorites here. 

Bottle and Pint Tap Room and Bottle Shop in Newbury Park features a revolving selection of the world’s best craft beers on tap at all times. Whether it’s an IPA, Sour or Stout you love, you’ll find a variety to choose from on tap and in their fully stocked bottle shop, complete with a walk-in freezer to keep it frosty. The friendly staff, fun-loving regulars and food deliveries from nearby restaurants make Bottle and Pint the perfect place to gather with the guys. BottleAndPint.com

From Pales Ales to Porters, Five Threads Brewing Company in Westlake Village handcrafts microbrews with love and passion, their (not-so) secret ingredients for making quality craft beer. Offering a bevy of brews to suit all styles—lighter ales and Belgian saisons, dark and delicious coconut porters and Irish cream stouts, complex triple reds and hoppy IPAs—Five Threads creates a community vibe with fun weekly events, including Taco & Trivia Night (Tuesdays) and Pint & Mic Night (Wednesdays), and an extensive board game selection. Jenga, anyone? FiveThreadsBrewing.com

Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Ale, Patient Pilsner Czech Pils, Marooner Marzen Oktoberbest, Bestlake Blonde and Point Dume Double IPA name just a few of the mouthwatering craft beers brewed at 14 Cannons Brewery & Showroom in Westlake Village. Showcasing the industry’s leading vendors while also producing beer by an award-winning brewer, 14 Cannons makes the ideal training ground for any craft beer enthusiast looking to build a brewery—or just enjoy a few pints of great beer with good friends. 14Cannons.com