One beer that I wished that I could get fresher and more of were the ales of Pretty Things from founders Dann and Martha Paquette. They had unique beers often with a European spin to them like their Jack D’Or Saison as well as some historically researched beers that I found to be fun explorations.
They became embroiled in the distribution hi-jinks on the East Coast and called it out to the media and then in short order they had called it quits. But not entirely. Now the Paquettes are in Sheffield. Spiritual home of the new Doctor and they have a new brewery, Saint Mars of the Desert.
Their reputation has allowed them to create something brand new but with the DNA of Pretty Things but on a smaller and English scale.
Maybe they still have contacts in the U.S. and some of the beer may come to SoCal.