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Brews News: New South Bay Beer Shuttle

A look at what is happening on the craft beer scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

For those looking for a safe way to visit some of the South Bay's craft beer establishments, LA Craft Beer Tours will offer free shuttle service beginning on Jan. 3.

The new shuttle service will run on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-11:30 p.m.

The route will begin at El Segundo Brewing on Main Street in El Segundo then head south through Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach before turning around at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach. 

Stops along the way will include:

  • El Segundo Brewing Company (El Segundo)
  • Rock & Brews (El Segundo)
  • Brewco (Manhattan Beach)
  • Hot's Kitchen (Hermosa Beach)
  • The Brewery at Abigaile (Hermosa Beach)
  • Select Beer Store (Redondo Beach)

While the hop-on-hop-off shuttle is free, seats are limited. Reserved seats can be purchased for $10 per person.

For a full schedule and to buy reserved tickets, visit LA Craft Beer Tours' website.

Beer Bars, Restaurants and Stores

Select Beer Store | Redondo Beach

Select Beer Store will be open special hours on New Year's Eve from 2-8 p.m.

New beers on tap this week include:

  • Smog City Groundworks Coffee Porter
  • Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale
  • Ommegang Scythe and Sickle (Biere de Garde)
  • Gosser (Austrian Pale Lager)
  • Hangar24 Local Fields Series Warmer (Spiced Strong Ale0

Adam's Fine Wine & Liquor | Redondo Beach

New bottles of beer this week at Adam's include:

  • Stone Vertical Epic Ale 11.11.11 Aged in Red Wine Barrels.

Hot's Kitchen | Hermosa Beach

Beers on tap this week include (See a full list here):

  • Drake's Denogginizer (Imperial IPA)
  • Epic Brewing Brainless On Cherries
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack (Black IPA)
  • New Belgium Brewing Peach Porch (Fruit Beer)
  • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (Imperial Stout)
  • Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Belgian Pale Ale)
  • Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale (Beligian Dark Strong Ale)
  • Young's Double Chocolate Stout
  • Allagash Curieux (Belgian Tripel)
  • Double Bastard Ale (Specialty Beer)

Breweries

El Segundo Brewing | El Segundo 

El Segundo released its newest beer – Standard Crude Imperial Stout – last Friday with great reception, according to El Segundo's Tom Kelley.

Bottles of the new brew should be available soon.

Tap room hours for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Wednesday: 5-9 p.m.
Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
Friday: 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 2-9 p.m.
Sunday: 2-7 p.m.

Monkish Brewing Co. | Torrance

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

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

Strand Brewing Co. | Torrance

Current beers on tap at the tasting room include:

  • Beach House Amber (Amber Ale)
  • 24th Street Pale Ale
  • Black IPA
  • Bagheera-East India Pale Ale (3rd Anniversary Ale featuring a blend of curry, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, toasted coconut and tamarind).
  • Black Sand (Double IPA)

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

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

Editor's Note: Only establishments that have submitted updates are included in this column. 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. This column relies on the updates from local business owners to keep it running—please contribute!

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