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Introducing South Bay Brews News

A new weekly column highlighting the craft breweries, restaurants and beer events in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

Welcome to our new column, which we have coined "South Bay Brews News."

This weekly column, published every Thursday afternoon, will serve as a source for everything craft beer related in the South Bay. With the column, we hope to keep you updated on all the beer events, beer tastings, new breweries and new beers happening in our little corner of Los Angeles.

The South Bay alone boasts five craft breweries with another two on the way. Those breweries are in addition to multiple beer bars that serve up some of the best craft beers from around the United States and the world. We hope that this column will help raise awareness about those businesses in our local community.

All events and happenings are listed by venue and only include the events occurring between Thursday-Wednesday of the current week.

Breweries

El Segundo Brewing | El Segundo 

Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tacos, Beer, and Thursday Night Football

What more does a man need? Join El Segundo Brewing Company at their tasting room on Main Street in El Segundo for beer, the NFL and tacos from Beach Mex. Each Thursday, a special beer will be tapped to celebrate the occasion.  

The Brewery at Abigaile | Hermosa Beach

Head brewer Brian Brewer's new IPA is currently being dry hopped and details will be released next week. For now, the brewery is offering up five of its house-made beers.

Current House Beers on Tap:

Orange Blossom Honey Blonde 5.0%
Misfit Pale Ale (an American ESB) 5.7%
Full Nelson XPA 6.5%
East meets West Double IPA 7.8%
Bourbon Vanilla Porter 6.1%
Porter Fermented with Blackberries 6.1%

Strand Brewing Co. | Torrance

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6:00 p.m.

Monkish Brewing Co. | Torrance

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00–8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Beer Bars & Restaurants

Select Beer Store | Redondo Beach

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Happy Hours 5-7pm ($1 off drafts)
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Happy Hours 5-7pm (no corkage charge).

Current Tap List:

Maui Bikini Blonde (Blonde)
Ommegang Witte (Belgian-style Wit)
Deschutes Mirror Pond (Pale)
Uinta Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Firestone Oaktoberfest
Speakeasy Butchertown (Black Ale)
Avery duganA IPA
Speakeasy 15th Anniversary (Triple IPA)
Speakeasy Scarlet Rye Red
Telegraph Abbey Ale
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESB
Knee Deep Tanilla Porter

Upcoming draft beers include Sudwerk Marzen and Hangar 24 Local Fields Series Gourdgeous (Porter with pumpkin and spices).

Hot's Kitchen | Hermosa Beach

Hot's Kitchen recently hired Casey Enman as their new Beer Director. Enman is a Cicerone certified beer server and has more than 13 years of experience under his belt. Hot's said that Enman loves introducing exciting new beers to people who wouldn't necessarily seek them out.

"What I'm implementing at Hot’s is a diverse local and international gourmet beer program that will complement the menu, while offering unique beverage selections to our neighbors,” Enman said.

Naja's Place | Redondo Beach

Get your best costumes ready as Naja's Place will host a Halloween costume contest on Oct. 27 starting at 9 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and a selection of fall seasonal beers will be available on tap.  

Editor's Note: If you own a beer bar, brewery, beer store or beer-centric restaurant in the South Bay of Los Angeles and would like to include your establishment's updates in this column, please send editor John Schreiber an email at John.Schreiber@Patch.com. The list is small now, but we hope to grow it with your participation.

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