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Monkish Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Monkish Brewing Co.Monkish Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
61 Beers
660 Hads
Place Score: -
Reviews: 8
Visits: 54
Avg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 1
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

20311 S Western Ave
Torrance, California, 90501-1504
United States | map
www.monkishbrewing.com

Notes:
Place added by: UnknownKoger on 03-12-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Visits: 54
Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I visited Monkish on Sunday 1/20/13. Going back to my birth town of Torrance. Monkish is located in a little strip mall off Western Avenue a couple miles south of the 405. Walking in I was suprised how small it was, about 7-8 four person tables with the brewing tanks clearly visible. They had 8 of their beers on-tap, I opted for a flight of 4 (Crux, Red Table, Lumen, Magnificat) for $7. I've always enjoyed Monkish's beers when I've seen them on-tap so I wanted to visit the source. Crux and Red Table were good Belgian-style beers, but Lumen and Magnificat were fantastic and great examples of why these guys are one of my new favourite breweries. Talked to the brewer Henry as well; he was friendly, gracious and willing to talk about the beer in hand. Monkish is a little out of the way, but fans of experimental Belgian-style beers should check them out, especially as a little side trip on the way to the Redondo Beach pier.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of taylordane
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome taste room. Good music, great beer. Free pretzels. Chairs are weird and not comfortable though.

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Photo of Teen-o
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Whazu
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GMan310
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

great local place. the parking kinda sucks very small and surrounded by other businesses. great spot

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Photo of B33rN3rd
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I love this brewery. There's something about it, the vibe, the people that work here, the small things that all come together. Their beer selection on tap is incredible, double what any of the other local breweries offer, with a great limited release selection, and the staff are incredibly friendly - they always offer up new suggestions and recognize local faces. I hadn't been here but twice and a cute beertender knew who I was almost immediately. Once you get your beer, you pass a large vat of free pretzels as you make your way past their wonderful metalworks, and enter into a decent-sized room for libations. There's tall bar tables in the center of the room, and tables with bags of beans or grain or...whatever...to sit on, along the sides. It's one of the few breweries that offers a TV and has often sent out invitations to come down and partake in some sports enjoyments for big games. However, if you're not into sports, no worries, because it doesn't dominate the social area. Finally, there is often a pitfire pizza company out back and I will tell you first had, your stomach will thank you for the partake. Their only downfall is parking, and can be quite a bitch, but that's par for the course with most of these breweries in the business districts. There are several breweries in Torrance, all within a three mile radius, but this, by far, is my favorite.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Joeshungry
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Owner is rude, staff over confidant

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of NDogg44
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jwolfe1311
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Paul_Andrews
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75

The service needs to improve. Some of the employees need to work on their PR skills and know how to pour a beer correctly. The beer is cosmic!

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Found in the area yesterday and check out the local beer breweries. As another brewery in the area, I found a long line to be served. Had the Sem-I Delli Vita. a great Belgian type beer. Probably shorter line during the week to get a beer but, If it wasn't any good, there will be no line. I was not disappointed. Glad I stopped in.

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Photo of Telly13
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ilpalazzo
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of smb
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Alpha309
4.6/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very small space in the tasting room, but tables set up in the brewing room double the space, possibly even triple it. Selection is always pretty solid and has a wide range. Good wide ranging selection of beers and never an ipa which is almost too common in Southern California. I would recommend the flight at $8 for 4 beers. Most of the beers on the menu are included so you can sample almost anything. The tenders have the appropriate knowledge of the product and are very helpful. Self serve pretzels and peanuts are available, food trucks are common and outside food is ok.

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Monkish Brewing Co. in Torrance, CA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.