Business & Beer met at Tortilla Cantina in Old Torrance last week, which was our twelfth meeting and our first visit to Tortilla Cantina. Tortilla Cantina is a “taco bistro” that offers 18 varieties of tacos and has about 35 different beers on tap. As will happen when dealing with rotating taps and micro breweries that frequently provide half kegs, sometimes taps run out; and apparently there were a couple instances of that happening Thursday. Luckily, when there are 35 taps available, you can run out of a few and still have plenty to choose from.

beer board at taco Cantina

A few options from Taco Cantina

We had another very nice turnout, with about 20 people showing up, including three first time attendees and a couple returning for the second time. Someone asked me what types of businesses are being represented at these gatherings and so far they have included real estate agents, insurance agents, IT people, an engraver, a couple inventors, Internet marketers, mobile app developers, window washers, lawyers, financial planners and more. We have a pretty wide spectrum of businesses attending, so if networking is an important part of your business success, you might want to look into joining us one Thursday to check it out.

This Thursday we will be returning to The Rockefeller in Hermosa Beach. The Rockefeller is a gastropub which means they serve food and other people’s beer. In fact, they have about 25 different beers on tap and they sell flights that you can create yourself, or ask your server to make one for you. This will be our second visit to The Rockefeller and if you have never been, you will want to join us; they have very good food and there are several specials going on Thursdays, so come down and enjoy.

free beer winner

Our raffle winner for week 11

I would like to remind everyone that our full schedule of upcoming events is always posted on the front page of and we have a Facebook page to help you keep in touch. You can also sign up for our mailing list on the front page here which will notify you whenever a new post is made on this site. Also, please feel free to bring your significant other to our events. Part of the reason we promote this is that we understand the importance of family and think it is probably a little easier to get out of the house for a beer if you bring them along. So, build your business and your relationship at Business & Beer. You can see all the photos from Business & Beer at Taco Cantina on