HOP CITY opened on the Westside in 2009 with an excellent selection of some 1,700 craft brews organized by style. Aisles are cramped with smoky American stouts like Dominion Oak Barrel, citrine Japanese Hitachino White Ale, and Belgians including NoCal's deliciously dark HeBrew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah, with a heady 13 percent alcohol by volume level. Judicious prices, regular tastings at nearby Octane and TINY Bistro, a build-your-own-six-pack option and a friendly, knowledgeable staff earn Hop City high marks. The shop also has home-brewing provisions like hops, liquid malt, grains by the pound, and entire kits for novice brewmasters who want to try their hand at the hooch game. 1000 Marietta St., Suite 302. 404-350-9998. www.hopcitybeer.com.