Rich pouring a stout Thursday, February 28 marked the fifth time that Business & Beer has met at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance, and once again we had an outstanding turnout. I do not know what it is, but it seems every time we return to Strand, people that we have not seen in a while show up; must be the fresh beers. Thursday we had a nice mix of regulars and people that are starting to show up more frequently. Of course, our host Rich Marcello, co-owner of Strand Brewing Co, never hesitates to send friends of his over to meet our group when he knows they are small business owners; we really appreciate it.

Our next Business & Beer will be held Thursday, March 7 at the Alpine Inn at Alpine Village in Torrance, CA. The Alpine Inn is a German gastropub that has a nice selection of European beer on tap; but they also have a very nice cache of hard to find American craft beer on tap available. They also have a nice food menu consisting primarily of German dishes. At the last minute we decided to try out Meetup, however, we were not aware that there was some delay in getting approval to be in their system. There is a chance that Meetup will announce our meeting in time for a few new faces to show up. We hope to see you there. business n beer at strand brewing

A few days ago I had someone ask what they had to do if they wanted to bring a couple friends next week; I want to be sure everyone is familiar with the process so there is no confusion. If you know someone that you feel would benefit from coming to one of our gatherings, just tell them to be there at 6:00-7:30 and look for the Business & Beer signs on the table. They should then introduce themselves and order a beer. That is it. We encourage you to tell your friends about us. You can tell them the schedule is on the front page of this website or suggest they get on our mailing list so they know whenever a new event is added to the schedule. They can also Like Us on Facebook so they always know what is going on. You can find all the photos from our gathering at Strand Brewing Company on GotBaddog.com.

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

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Strand Brewing Co. on February 28, 2013 at 6 PM. Strand Brewing Co. is located at 23520 Telo Ave # 2, Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

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Join us at Strand Brewing Co at 6 PM on February 28, 2013

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.

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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.