Monkish Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
4.17/5
Monkish Brewing Co.Monkish Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

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Added by UnknownKoger on 03-12-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
178
Ratings:
2,553
Reviews:
302
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
4.84%
 
 
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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 t2grogan
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Simply_Babs
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Small with limited parking, but the beer is amazing. Highly recommend getting growlers.

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Photo of Bkruse
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Recently made the trip out to LA from Philly and my first stop was here for a growler fill and an 8oz pour of the sought after foggy window. Lots of hype about these beers and from the ones I tasted they lived up to the expectations. Great beer here, only issue is that I wasn't able to fill a growler with foggy window which my favorite beer that I sampled from them. Overall a cool little hangout with great beer.

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Photo of Codechasr
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chrisjws
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of shoegaze
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of BeerOps
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sev
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Vissla
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Dustin013
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jvandever
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jooler
2.92/5  rDev -32.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5

Selection wasn't that good, especially for people who travel far for beer. They wouldn't put an IPA in a 64oz growler but they are able to put a 9.8% tripel in a growler. I wanted some IPA to take home but I was sad when they said no. This doesn't make sense with ABC rules. And the beers you are able to take as a growler are gross.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice little spot in the cut. Solid vibe, mixed crowd. Had an alright selection on tap. Not much to choose from. Chorizo man outback was fire! Free pretzels and water. I would come back if I was in the area, but wouldn't go out of my way to get here.

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Photo of datpingao
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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Monkish Brewing Co. in Torrance, CA
4.17 out of 5 based on 2,553 ratings.
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