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Westwood Brewing
(No longer brewing)
1097 Glendon Avenue
Westwood CA 90024
Telephone: +1 310-209-2739
Brewer: Ben Madden
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Notes

Visited: February 11, 1996

Opened: 1996

Annual Production: 1,500 bbl

Contributor: Ben Madden

Restaurant remains open.

Upstairs/downstairs/inside/outside seating. No rail on the bar, no beermats. Full bar upstairs. Weird menu...lots of seafood entrees, but if you want some cow, you're pretty much restricted to a burger. Nothing on the beer engine...yet. No T-shirts...yet. No Belgian Ales...yet. Samplers $1, pints $3. Directions: 405 to Wilshire/Westwood exit. Left on Westwood, right on Kinross. Westwood is on the left side of the street at the corner of Glendon.Westwood's Ben Madden informed us in March 2001 that the brewery had shut down, but the restaurant was still open.

Updated: July 3, 2006

Beer List

    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1277)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark yellow opaque, good head. Bubble gum aroma. (Good old 4-vinyl-guaiacol.) Banana flavor. Pretty smooth and tasty. Low-but-adequate carbonation. SERVED WITHOUT LEMON!!!

    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1279)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, very very low carbonation. Malty, fresh nose. Pilsner-style character. More interesting than, say, Redondo Beach Blonde. Pretty good bitterish finish.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1278)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber, OK head. Grapefruity aroma. Good body, some crystal sweetness, some grapefruity notes.

  • Brown Porter
    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1280)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark dark brown opaque. Good head. Pretty clean aroma. Big and chewy, but oddly light on flavor. Honey sweetness is evident but not offensive.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout