Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Monkish Brewing Co. on April 18, 2013 at 6 PM. Monkish Brewing Co. is located at 20311 South Western Avenue Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.


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Join us at Monkish Brewing Co at 6 PM on April 18, 2013

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at El Segundo Brewing Company on March 28, 2013 at 6 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 .


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Join us at El Segundo Brewing Company at 6 PM on March 28, 2013

Last Thursday, January 17, marked our 27th meeting of Business & Beer and officially put us over the six month mark for the existence of our weekly networking events. We met at Monkish Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Torrance that specializes in Belgian style ales. As I was out of town, Tanya headed the meetup for me. We had just under 10 attendees; but two of them were first timers that had been referred by one of our regular members. We grow by people recommending us to their friends and business acquaintances, so we truly appreciate it.

Kim Wins a Free Beer

Winning a free beer brings big smiles

Tomorrow night, January 24, we will be meeting for the first time at Brewco in Manhattan Beach. Brewco was one of the original microbreweries in the South Bay, but stopped brewing beer several years ago. Today it is a gastropub with a nice selection of craft beers both on tap and bottled. In addition to the quality brews they serve, they have a nice food menu. As it may be a little chilly tomorrow night, I will recommend their chili which is one of Tanya’s favorites. Brewco is located about a half block east of the Manhattan Beach Pier and there is a large public parking lot between the two.

If you enjoy craft beer and trying new locations that serve them or if networking is an important part of your business model, Business & Beer is for you. We have no rules, no dues, no mandatory meetings. Just show up when you can and enjoy the company of other craft beer fans that also enjoy networking with others. To ensure you are aware of all our upcoming networking events you can sign up to our mailing list or Like Us on Facebook. We hope to see you soon.

January 10, Business & Beer returned to El Segundo Brewing Company, home of some of the best ales in the South Bay. It is no secret that I personally like everything Rob brews over there, so whenever Business & Beer returns there I am almost giddy with the anticipation. We had a medium sized group show up; but almost half of them were first time attendees. One of our semi-regular attendees invited two people and one of them invited someone else. That kind of word-of-mouth advertising is what we count on; so if you ever want to invite someone that might appreciate the concept, please do not hesitate to invite your friends and business associates.

New attendees

Welcoming new attendees to Business & Beer

Tomorrow night, January 17 we will be returning to Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance. Monkish Brewing specializes in Belgian style brews and always has at least six or seven varieties available. I heard a rumor that Henry has brewed a hoppy beer, so the hopheads in our group might want to try that out.

ESBC Flight

A tasty flight of El Segundo Brewing Company’s offerings

Please remember to Like Us on Facebook and sign up to our mailing list to be kept in the loop for upcoming events. Do not worry, we will never spam you or sell your information to others; we have been doing this for a long time and know what is courteous. Please tell your friends about us, that is how we grow and how we help bring more business to you.

Last Thursday, Business & Beer returned to microbrewery, Strand Brewing Company in Torrance. As it was a few days before Christmas, we were not too surprised at the lower then average turnout. We knew that several of our regular attendees were already committed to other events, with both family and other business events taking precedence over our gathering. While we did have fewer people, we did get an opportunity to welcome a new attendee (Jason) and hopefully he will find time to join us again. Jason was referred to us by Dan Thomas and we always appreciate it when our members find enough value in our networking events to tell others; that is what helps us grow.

Atticus by Strand Brewing

Business & Beer, every Thursday at 6:00 PM

Tomorrow night, December 27, will be our last Business & Beer for 2012 and our first visit to 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro, located in downtown Torrance. This will be our first visit to 1321 Taproom as a group, although I know many of you have been there before. 1321 Taproom has a nice selection of beers on tap with several local breweries included on their rotating taps. 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro is a gastropub, so they usually have a full menu available. As it happens, they are re-doing their kitchen and have closed their kitchen for a couple weeks. Since Business & Beer is coming in, I have been informed that their Chef Jacob will put together a small menu for our event. We hope to see you there.

Jason wins a free beer

Jason wins a free beer on his first visit to Business & Beer

We are expecting big things for Business & Beer in 2013, including several special events, so if you live or work in the South Bay and networking is an important part of your business’ success, we encourage you to join us at one of our upcoming networking events. You can keep aware of events by signing up to our mailing list and Liking Us on Facebook. We hope you can join us; it would be one of the more fun resolutions you can make for 2013. Happy New Year.