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Smog City Taproom Grand Opening!

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by queens1130, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. queens1130

    queens1130 Nov 21, 2008 California
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    New email from Smog City Brewing:


    Join us! Saturday, May 18th! 12-9pm

    Smog City is pleased to announce the official opening of our taproom. Join owners, Laurie and Porter Saturday, May 18th from 12-9pm at Smog City Brewing's new facility to celebrate the end of construction and the beginning of BEER. What better way to celebrate National Craft Beer Week than by welcoming a new craft brewery to Los Angeles!

    Location:
    Smog City Brewery and Taproom
    1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B
    Torrance, CA 90501

    We will be tapping several beers brewed in the new facility as well as some cellared beers from our time at Tustin Brewing Co. Quercus Circus and Bourbon O.E. are among the specialty beers slated to be tapped for the opening. Please be aware that there are limited quantities of these beers available.

    First come, first served. All beers $6(pour sizes vary) and two flight options available. Sorry, no samples. We're expecting a nice turnout and this will help keep lines to a minimum!

    Looking forward to it!
    Laurie + Porter


    Soooooo excited!!
     
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  2. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California
    Subscriber

    Excellent, will be trying to go to this, been waiting for this.
     
  3. davemont

    davemont Feb 20, 2008 California

    Porter is a great brewer; this is exciting news.
     
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  4. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Jul 9, 2010 California

    gimme some of dat Amarilla Gorilla
     
  5. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Apr 16, 2005 California

    Smog City is cut above the rest in the LA brewery scene. Bourbon OE is excellent, and Groundworks is flat-out one of the best coffee porters in the country. Looking forward to checking out the public space.
     
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  6. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Great news. Guess I know where I'll be on Saturday, May 18.
     
  7. teamizm

    teamizm Feb 4, 2005 California

    Agreed. Wish Smog City could be bankrolled like GR...imagine the possibilities. Groundworks at Dodger Stadium and LAX would make me a very happy man.
     
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  8. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Nov 29, 2012 California

    definitely going to check this out
     
  9. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I tried their Smog City XPA which was decent. I'm interested in trying their other brews. Didn't a brewer from Golden Road left to join Smog City?
     
  10. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Nov 29, 2012 California

    if you're talking about Jon Carpenter I'm pretty sure he went to Angel City
     
  11. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Stoked for this!
     
  12. TheCrowsNest

    TheCrowsNest Mar 26, 2010 California

    If they were bankrolled like GR then they never would have stumbled through the massive growing pains that come with serving the LA market good beer. No pain no gain brother!

    Strand, Dudes', Smog City. What's happening in Torrance right now is a damn good thing.
     
  13. queens1130

    queens1130 Nov 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    wonder how long it'll take them to make a fantastic tulip / snifter / teku for me to buy to drink their beer from? #glasswareaddict
     
  14. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Jul 9, 2010 California

    Monkish just got some really nice looking tulips in

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  15. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    A lot of good beers coming out of Torrance, South Bay & in particular LA/OC and yes Riverside area. I am planning on being there for the grand opening early as I've got a concert to go to that evening at the Honda Center.
    Smog City grand opening
    Bootlegger's
    Noble Ale Works
    the Rolling Stones
    . . . .all in one day.
    May 18th will be a good day!
     
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  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I'll be there.
     
  17. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Looking forward to this, about a 20 min drive for me so I'm hoping for good things
     
  18. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Mar 22, 2011 California

    No. He went to Angel City.
     
  19. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Mar 22, 2011 California

    Let me know if you head to this, might be able to join you.
     
  20. Obsidian

    Obsidian Dec 9, 2012 California

    I heard about this at Tustin Brewing ... I will be there for sure.
     
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  21. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    So how many made it out to the grand opening of Smog City in Torrance on Saturday?

    I got there between 1 and 115. Already packed with around 20 in line waiting for their beers. Floor was packed. A few tables and chairs. Most everyone was either in line or standing with their glasses in hand. I thought they were going to have more of their beers on tap. But they had like 6 or 7 on tap. A good selection. Amarilla Gorilla was good. Got me a growler of the ipa to take home. A very cool growler. Nice art work on it. Price of growler was average at $6. But the fill of Amarilla Gorilla and the others were $20 for the fill. Now I thought Beachwood BBQ & Brewing growler fill were high. Not. Now Beachwoods beers are definatelly better than Smog City's beers and you have a lot more selections. I don't know if it was because of the grand opening the prices were high. It can't be because of the rent in the area of Torrance. I think Porter mentioned that he was looking at opening up in LA but the rent was too high. So he chose Torrance instead. So I bought me a growler because it was one of the coolest art work I've seen on a growler for six bucks. The Amarilla Gorilla was good too. But to be going back and getting a refill every week? Time will tell. Overall a very nice opening for LA's newest (2 years old) brewery. There is a future for Smog City here in the LA/OC craft beer scene. Looking forward to the Dude's opening this year.
     
  22. TheCrowsNest

    TheCrowsNest Mar 26, 2010 California

    Bummed I didn't make it out there for this. Anyone know what the tap room hours at Smog City will be?
     
  23. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    didn't make it out, but will be checking it out soon.

    I don't see taproom hours on the website, am I just blind?
     
  24. booglez

    booglez Mar 18, 2008 California

    It was really packed there Sat around 2:00. 15 min line for pours/growler fills.
    Got a growler of the Groundworks. Prices a tad high but the growler itself is so cool I would've paid 15-20 for it alone. I'm sure it will be well-used. Amarilla Gorilla was great, and the Bourbon OE was fantastic.
    Exciting times in the South Bay with Strand and now Smog City, plus Dudes opening a taproom in Dec or so from what I heard. Plus Abigaile and Monkish.
     
  25. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Jul 9, 2010 California

    made it to the opening around 3, and it was packed. Had an Amarilla Gorilla and Bourbon Red. Both were delicious. very much looking forward to frequenting the taproom
     
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  26. blguillen

    blguillen Apr 19, 2011 California

    anyone got a picture of the growler that they can post?
     
  27. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    If you are on facebook, check out Smog City's facebook page and they will have the pictures there. If not I will try and post here. Never posted a pic here before so it may take ahile.
     
  28. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Jul 9, 2010 California

    I got chu. Pics of the growler

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  29. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Right on!!!! Very cool growlers. Got me one too. For $6, worth it. Thanks bro for posting.
     
  30. blguillen

    blguillen Apr 19, 2011 California

    bad ass. Thanks guys! :cool:
     
  31. TheCrowsNest

    TheCrowsNest Mar 26, 2010 California

    So...anyone got tap room hours?
     
  32. PlinyTheYoungest

    PlinyTheYoungest Jun 30, 2009 California

    I had no idea they brewed Bourbon OE. Have had it a few times at TBC and it is fantastic. Next time I'm up in the South Bay I'll have to check out the new taproom.
     
  33. Xtent

    Xtent Jan 16, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Anyone up that way coming down to SD this weekend?
    Would like a growler filled for a tasting on Sunday but won't have the chance to get up there in the next 2 days.
     
  34. Xtent

    Xtent Jan 16, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Anyone?
    Maybe you are heading down to drink some T25 or Cable Car at Toronado?
     
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