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 .


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

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Absolution Brewing Company on November 13, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

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Join us at Absolution Brewing Company from 6:00-8:00 PM on November 13, 2014

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Ready for another Business & Beer

Over the past year and a half that the Business & Beer networking group has been we have come to notice certain patterns as far as attendance levels are concerned. For instance, during the summer and Daylight Savings Time more people will show up for one of our events than might show up on a cold December evening. We know that the closer we are to Torrance, the greater the number of attendees; that is why we limit the geographical range of the craft breweries and brewpubs we meet at. There are a few places we would have liked to include in our rotation, but expecting people to fight traffic to go 10 miles further probably is not going to happen. Our January gathering of Business & Beer seemed to dispel one of these preconceived notions with the very large turnout we had at The Brewery at Abigaile. We had one of, if not the largest turnout of any of our prior visits to Abigaile which consisted of old and new members all with different networking goals, but all with an appreciation of American craft beer.
Business & Beer attendees

Enjoying business and beer at The Brewery at Abigaile

While our January Business & Beer was a great turnout, the next few months should be even better as we are growing not only with the number of attendees but we are adding new craft beer tasting rooms to our schedule as new craft breweries are opening in the South Bay. On February 13, 2014 Business & Beer will be meeting at the first production brewery to open in Redondo Beach; King Harbor Brewing Company. This event will also serve to be King Harbor’s soft open and they have lots of specials planned; you do not want to miss this. King Harbor Brewing Company is located at 182nd Street and Kingsdale which is just west of Hawthorne Boulevard. You can find more details by visiting In March we will be visiting Absolution Brewing Company and we will be visiting The Dudes’ Brewing Company in April. Continue reading

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Ready for some Business & Beer

On November 14, 2013 the Business & Beer networking group returned to El Segundo Brewing Company for our monthly gathering. Since we have been meeting for 16 months now, we know that when Daylight Savings Time ends, people seem to stay home a little more than when the sun is out. We also have learned that there are locations that will have larger turnouts than others. Since El Segundo Brewing is the craft brewery that is the northernmost location we visit, we expect that the turnouts will be lower than what we might experience in Torrance. It seems that changing to a monthly format has definitely helped with our attendance levels since we had more than double the turnout we had the last time we visited there in June. I have said it before, and will say it again; the smaller gatherings are in some ways better than the big ones as everyone gets an opportunity to talk to anyone they want. It is through relationship building that business relationships are formed. We appreciate El Segundo Brewing for hosting the event and thank Brett and Travis for keeping our glasses filled. You can see all the photos from Business & Beer at El Segundo Brewing on

Our next Business & Beer will be held December 12, 2013 at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance. As I mentioned above, after 16 months we have a pretty good idea which locations are going to have the best turnouts and there is no doubt that Strand Brewing Company is always one of our top draws as far as attendance is concerned. Strand Brewing is located at 23520 Telo Avenue in Torrance. As it is a microbrewery they do not serve food but you are welcome to bring food with you. We sometimes have pizza available but it is not guaranteed, so if you are really hungry you might want to stop and grab a bite before coming. Be sure to bring business cards for our drawing and for giving out; I am sure we will have a nice turnout. Continue reading

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Exciting new tastes at Strand Brewing Company

Last Thursday, Business & Beer returned to one of our favorite microbreweries in the BusinessNBeer rotation; Strand Brewing Company, in Torrance. It had only been about two months since the last time we met at Strand Brewing Company, but there have been some big changes there; with several new brews available and a good number of their beers now available in bottles as well as with growlers. We had a pretty good turnout, with a couple returnees that have not been around in a while as well as a new guest or two showing up. Unfortunately, our Meetup group is not really having any benefit at this point, so we are going to let it expire. If you want to be kept in the loop, you will need to either get on the BusinessNBeer mailing list (Subscribe to our mailing list on the top right of any page) or Like Us on Facebook.

Networkers at Strand Brewing Co

Business & Beer networkers

This week, May 2, we will return to Tortilla Cantina in Old Torrance. Tortilla Cantina is a taco bistro that offers between 25 and 40 beers on tap, with several taps dedicated to our local microbreweries. Since it is Torrance, there is plenty of free parking. If you cannot find parking on the street, there is a multilevel parking structure just south of Tortilla Cantina.

The days are getting longer, so our groups will be getting a larger. Grab some business cards and come join us for some networking and good beer. You can find all the photos from our Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Company on