I'll be in Los Angeles in the coming few weeks and am hoping to find restaurants serving kuronama, a Japanese black beer, which has a very limited distribution in the U.S. (California, but not New Jersey). Asahi has one of the best known brands of kuronama (Asahi Black). See my recent posts for background and my similar search a few months ago while in San Francisco and more recently in San Diego:
Also, if you know of any grocery/liquor stores in Los Angeles area selling kuronama, please pass those along too. It's been reported that Mitsuwa in LA carries Asahi Black. Thanks very much.