Also in Anaheim, Noble Ale Works serves up brews with names like Nose Candy (which recently won a medal at the Great American Beer Festival), Back in the Day IPA, Naughty Sauce and Tongue Tickles. Sample a flight in the tasting room and bottle the best ones to take home.
Recently opened in Laguna Beach by a few friends who 'shared a passion for craft beer and brewing,' Laguna Beach Beer Company creates brews that reflect the history and laid-back lifestyle of the city: The Greeter's Ale, Second Reef Session Ale and Canyon Road Red are all worth a try, and can be found in about a dozen restaurants and bars throughout Laguna, Dana Point and San Clemente.
Located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach, Laguna Coffee Company is a locals' hotspot that boasts flavorful roasts from around the globe. These beans don't come off the truck though; the family who runs it picks its preferred berries from the vine and roasts them in-house, creating blends like Beachcomber, Bohemian and of course, the Laguna Blend. You can purchase a bag at the cafe as well as select shops and grocers.
Bottling California vibes in an ornate bottle, Laguna Beach-based Purple Corduroy crafts 'surf-inspired' wines that pair well with coastal cuisines like seafood and barbecue. These swell varietals were dreamt up by three local 'bromigos' one of them a professional winemaker and aspiring chef, who produces their Red, Blonde and Rose Siren varietals in the northern town of Lodi. Order it by the glass or purchase a bottle at CDM Wine Gallery in Corona del Mar, Laguna's Selanne Steak Tavern, Dizz's As Is, La Sirena Grill and Laguna Beach Wine Gallery, and DaVine Food & Wine in Dana Point.
Each of the coastal towns has specialty surf shops carrying not only internationally recognized brands like Quiksilver and Billabong, but also custom tees with the local logo. The place where many surf companies were born, you'll also discover well-stocked collections from such emerging brands as Roark Revival, based in San Juan Capistrano. Soul Project ― a Newport Beach and Laguna Beach-based apparel company that donates $1 from each purchase to a local children's or environmental charity ― prints the work of area artists on its tees.