Business & Beer returned to The Brewery at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, which just so happened to be the first day of the fourth annual LA Beer Week (LABW). The Brewery at Abigaile is a local craft brewer with an outstanding brewpub. Their home brews include a blonde, an ale, a Double IPA and XPA and a porter. If that is not enough, they also carry seven or eight craft beers from several other breweries. Since it was day one of LA Beer Week there were special prices on pints, so it was a very good night to be there.

Brewery Flight

A flight from The Brewery at Abigaile

This was our second visit to Abigaile, the first being back in July. Prior to last week, our July visit to Abigaile had been our largest gathering; last week we had even more people. The great thing about it is that our regular Business & Beer attendees are telling their friends about us and more new faces are showing up. Even though this was our largest group so far, almost half of the people were first time attendees. That is a very good sign. I make a point of talking to all the first timers to get their impressions, and the answer is nearly always the same; they love the idea.

Mike's free beer

Mike collects his free beer!

Next week we will be at Tortilla Cantina in downtown Torrance. While they boast 18 different kinds of tacos, what put them on the Business & Beer rotation was their 25 beers on tap; with many being locally brewed craft beers. Since this is Torrance, it means free parking! You have to love that about Torrance. If you follow us on Facebook you can stay informed of all the upcoming events. It is obvious to me that those that attend regularly are getting new business as a result. If nothing else, you will find some great beers. You can also sign up for our mailing list on the front page if you do not use Facebook. We would love to see you attend.

As usual, all the photos from Thursday’s Business & Beer can be found on

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