El Segundo Brewing Company

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The October 2015 gathering of Business & Beer was held at El Segundo Brewing Company, marking the first time that our group has visited El Segundo since they opened their new tasting room. While we did not have a large group, those that joined us were able to enjoy the spacious new surroundings while enjoying their favorite El Segundo brew or two. Phil and Debbie brought pizza and Denise brought some Mystic Mints to raffle off. Our group may have been intimate but everyone had a good time.

The November gathering of Business & Beer will be held Thursday November 12 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Strand Brewing Company’s new location, 2201 Dominguez Street in Torrance. If you have not yet visited this new location, prepare to be amazed; it is huge in comparison to just about any other tasting room in the South Bay. You will be impressed. For those interested in food, the Barley Hops Grill food truck will be there. They have some pretty good food, you might want to give them a try. Continue reading

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

Ready for Business & Beer

Business & Beer is ready for you

I guess it had to happen eventually; after all, Business & Beer has been going on for almost three years. When Business & Beer first launched we met on a weekly basis; after a year we decided to make it a monthly gathering as we found it was difficult for people to dedicate one day a week to this business networking event. Now, after another year and a half we have had our first gathering that no one showed up for. Well, no one besides Tanya and me.

When we came up with the concept of Business & Beer it was decided that we would limit the geographic range to the South Bay so traffic would not be a major concern. It was decided that the furthest north we would go is El Segundo and even though it is not really that far away, our El Segundo gatherings were typically smaller than those we have in a city like Torrance. The thing is El Segundo Brewing Company is one of my personal favorites, so I was willing to have smaller turnouts as long as we could continue to introduce people to new local breweries. The thing that bothered me the most was that El Segundo brewing was prepared to give us a tour of the brewhouse and had someone come in to give us the tour and we had no one to give it to. After this last non-gathering there is no question that we will not be able to expand our reach to include new breweries like Three Weavers or even Phantom Carriage because both locations are too far away from Torrance for us to expect anyone to show up.

ESBC labels

El Segundo Brewing Company labels past and present

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Brewery tour at Smog City Brewing

Chris Walowski gives a personal tour to Business & Beer

Business & Beer welcomed 2015 at the tasting room of Torrance craft brewery, Smog City Brewing Company. We had a nice turnout with a mixture of regulars and newcomers. A couple weeks ago, Smog City provided us with some spent grain and Tanya used it to create some tasty grain crackers and peanut butter cookies; the cookies were perfect with their Coffee Porter. Assistant Brewer Chris Walowski gave us a tour of the production brewery operations and answered any questions. All in all, it was a nice evening of networking and drinking good craft beer with friends.
lagering tanks

Lagering tanks

Our February meeting of Business & Beer will be held Thursday, February 12 at El Segundo Brewing Company. We are scheduled to be there from 6:00-8:00 PM but sometimes stay a little longer. If you have not been to El Segundo Brewing lately, they have really expanded their menu and have plenty of delicious options for those that are not into the “in your face” hoppiness many of us look forward to. Besides the Station No.1 and Hyperion’s Stout, they now have a pilsner! For the hopheads in the group, their Power Plant TIPA (yeah, triple IPA) will be on tap by then so come early and stay late; I am sure I will. Continue reading