The September 2015 Business & Beer which was held at Smog City Brewing Company on Thursday evening, September 10. If you recall, we were in the midst of a pretty bad heat wave with even worse humidity, so all things considered, including parents attending Back-to-School nights, we had a pretty decent turnout. Those that did attend were able to network while enjoying a couple new Smog City Brewing brews including Cuddlebug and California Love.

Our next gathering of Business & Beer will be held October 8, 2015 at El Segundo Brewing Company from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is Business & Beer’s first return to El Segundo Brewing Company since they expanded their tasting room, so if you have not been there lately prepare to be surprised. It is probably three or four times bigger than the last time we were there; with plenty of seating. El Segundo Brewing has some new beers you will want to try including their Power Plant Triple IPA. Please see http://businessnbeer.com/el-segundo-brewing-company-october-8/ for more information. Continue reading

Please join us for Business & Beer, a small business networking event which will be held at El Segundo Brewing Company on October 8, 2015 from 6:00- 8:00 PM. El Segundo Brewing Company is located at 140 Main Street El Segundo, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there or let us know on our Business N Beer Facebook page .


logo for El Segundo Brewing Company

Join us at El Segundo Brewing Company from 6:00- 8:00 PM on October 8, 2015

The Business & Beer networking group met at the Monkish Brewing Company tasting room for their August gathering; it was another successful gathering with close to 15 people participating throughout the evening. It was an interesting evening for us from a personal perspective as it caused us to think back to 2012 when we first formed Business & Beer. In those days we might bring 10 or 20 participants to a gathering and other patrons would come up to ask what Business & Beer was all about. At our August meeting we had about 15 participants and I would be surprised if anyone outside of our group even realized we were there. Monkish was packed; like a line out the door packed. We were lucky, and thankful, that Monkish had saved a table for us so that we had somewhere to congregate. We will have to see if this becomes a trend around the South Bay; we may want to consider changing our meeting date to the second Wednesday instead of the second Thursday.

Our next Business and Beer will be held Thursday, September 10 at the Smog City Brewing Company tasting room. Arguably one of the best craft breweries in Southern California, Smog City is pretty much guaranteed to have something for everyone to enjoy. Our event begins at 6:00 PM and goes on until 8:00 PM. You do not need a special invitation to participate or to bring friends; it is encouraged. Just bring your business cards and a willingness to network with others. Smog City Brewing Company is located at 1901 Del Amo Boulevard in Torrance; we hope you will join us. Continue reading

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Smog City Brewing Co. on September 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Smog City Brewing Co. is located at 1901 Del Amo Boulevard, Unit B Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

Smog City Brewing Co logo

Join us at Smog City Brewing Co from 6:00-8:00 PM on September 10, 2015

Absolution welcomes Business & Beer

Absolution Brewing welcomes Business & Beer

The Business & Beer networking group returned to Absolution Brewing Company for their July 2015 gathering. Following two successive months of outstanding attendance, the attendance this time would be better described as intimate. Since it was held in mid-July one might presume that a certain number go off on vacation with their families, so we do not despair too much. While it is always nice when we have large turnouts, the smaller ones are nice also as it gives the attendees more opportunity to visit with each other. I believe Phil will agree that it definitely increases your odds of winning the drawing for a free beer.
Phil wins a free beer

Phil wins his first free beer in quite a while.

Our next Business & Beer will be held at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance on August 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For those interested in food, Vella Pizza will be there creating fresh brick-oven baked pizzas. If you grow vegetables and want to customize your pizza, bring some goodies along and they will use them on your pizza. There are some fun brews coming from Monkish lately, including their collaboration with El Segundo Brewing Company, Beer.HOPS.Love, a hoppy Belgian Tripel. Naturally, they have lots of their Belgian-ish brews which all seem to pair well with pizza. The hopheads among you will enjoy whichever “Saint” Belgian-style pale ale is available (guessing Saint Amarillo or Saint Citra) as well as the Beer.HOPS.Love. For sure you will have a good time networking with others that feel the same way about craft beer as you. Continue reading