Ryan Sweeney Cures L.A.’s Hunger

Ryan Sweeney
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“When I first got into this, so many people would say, ‘There’s this great void, the wasteland of Los Angeles,’ and I don’t know why that was so offensive to me, but it was. I was dead set on making people feel that Los Angeles was very legitimate…In L.A., we’re hungry…We are so big and when we start getting motivated and moving in the right direction with craft beer, we’re going to be the most massive market.”—Surly Goat, Little Bear, and Verdugo Bar owner Ryan Sweeney, on the rise and spread of L.A.’s beer culture. [Food GPS]