microbrewery

Page 2 of 1212345...10...Last »

American Craft Beer Week at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Tuesday was day two of the 2013 American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). Last year, I spent the 7th Annual ACBW going out and discovering as many different American craft beers that I was unfamiliar with. This year, my goal is to visit award winning craft brewers in our area. I am using the list of winners from prior Great American Beer Festivals (GABF); luckily, we have several that are pretty close to us.

For day two we headed out to Long Beach and visited Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, a nice brewpub that not only brews award winning beers, but their guest tap list normally has at least one award winner available. You can read all about the experience on CraftBeerGuy.com. Continue reading

American Craft Beer Week, Day One

Today is the first day of 8th Annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). We had such a good time finding new craft beers last year that I decided to try something a little different this year. I am going to do my best to visit as many Great American Beer Festival gold medal award winning breweries as possible. Today we rode down to San Clemente and visited Pizza Port brewing. After a little pizza and beer we headed back to Long Beach with the intentions of visiting Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. I did not know that they were closed on Mondays. Fortunately, the Congregation Ale House is virtually next door. While they do not brew beer there, they did have an award winning Wookey Jack available, so all was not lost.

You can learn more about our craft beer journey on CraftBeerGuy.com Continue reading

Smog City Brewing Industry Party Photos

Smog City Brewing Company, the latest microbrewery to locate to Torrance, held an industry only party Saturday afternoon as a continuation of the soft open that they have been having for the past couple of weeks in preparation for their grand opening this coming Saturday, May 18, 2013. The industry only party was to celebrate the launch of their new brewery and taproom and included guests from all facets of the local craft beer community, including owners and representatives from local breweries, brewpubs, and gastropubs as well as members of various media platforms that promote local brewers. It was a very good turnout, with a couple hundred people showing up. The tasting room was opened to the public after the party officially ended.

Smog City Brewing introduced three additional brews to the five that they had available at their soft open of two weeks ago. Penumbra Stout, Amarilla Gorilla and Weird Beer were added to the existing taps of Smog City XPA, Groundwork Coffee Porter, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Quercus Circus and Bourbon Red. Their plans include brewing up to 20 different beers, which will definitely set Smog City Brewing apart from most new microbreweries. One main advantage Smog City has over other new breweries is that owner/brewmaster [Jonathan] Porter has several years of experience brewing large batches having started with BJ’s when they brewed on location, then becoming the brewmaster at Tustin Brewing Company back in 2008. All I can say is that if these initial eight varieties of brew are any indication of what we have to expect, Smog City Brewing is going to be very well accepted in the South Bay.

Smog City Brewing is located at 1901 Del Amo Blvd. Ste. B, Torrance and will be open on Saturday May 18 from 12:00 until 9:00 PM. They will then be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Continue reading

Page 2 of 1212345...10...Last »

Purchase Your Photo!

If you are interested in purchasing the high quality version of the photo you see on this website without the logo on it, contact lbrown@gotwebhost.com. Send the URL (link) of the photos you are interested in and we send you a quote. Please let us know if the photo will be for personal or commercial use as well. Thank you and we look forward to your business.

Archives