Couple of days in LA, where to stay? Any off the radar recommendations?

Hi there everyone! So I have a couple of days in LA mid March and was looking were to stay… I am mostly interested in hitting tap rooms / small breweries, 4/5 places at most and what I have at the top of my list right now are Monkish, Smog City and Beachwood.

I guess I should stay in either Long Beach/ Torrance? I haven´t been to LA in almost 25 years now…

Any further recommndations on places to hit?

Thanks everyone!