I'm driving down from the Bay Area to Placentia with another BA for our 2012 Bruery Reserve pick ups - we'll shoot down the I-5 and Bruery pick up will be an early stop on Saturday Feb. 2nd. We do not plan to go much further south this trip. May hit Tony's Darts Away before or after Bruery. May hit Beachwood in Long Beach after Bruery as we've never been. Main questions are where are solid spots to hit on the way back via 101 (we have always jetted back on the 5 which is a bit of a beer oasis beyond LA). What is great that is convenient to the 101 as we leave L.A. for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties? We have Sat., Sun. and Monday to get back so plan to take our time. A spot where we can get a reasonable hotel (1 for Sat. and another for Sun.) and walk to a great brewpub a/o bar or two would be ideal. Finally, we are traveling on Super Bowl Sunday, so we'd love to know of a place that's conducive to viewing sports while drinking great beer (and ideally walking to hotel afterwards). A few ideas we have are Ladyface/Lab in Agoura Hills. Surf Brewery in Ventura is another possibility. Firestone's Buellton tap room if we get that far Sunday? Do these have TVs? Are they worthwhile stops? Where else should we not miss? And what's the best place to watch sports with great beer selection? Samplers a plus so we can taste several and still drive. Vegan friendly food a plus too.