Please join us for Business & Beer, a small business networking event that will be held at King Harbor Brewing Company on June 11, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. King Harbor Brewing Company is located at 2907 182nd street Redondo Beach, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.


Logo for King Harbor Brewing Company

Join us at King Harbor Brewing Company from 6:00-8:00 PM on June 11, 2015.


Set up Business & Beer at Strand Brewing

Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Company

The March 2015 gathering of Business & Beer was held at the Strand Brewing Company tasting room in what was likely the last time we will meet at that location as Strand Brewing’s Conditional Use Permit to move to a much larger location was approved. We had a small group of regular attendees as well as a new visitor and we had a couple people come by to see what Business & Beer was all about. One of those people was Nikki of Nikki’s Atomic Oven, who came bearing gifts in the form of some tasty cookies. We hope Nikki becomes a regular attendee; if she brings cookies that is just icing on the cake.

The April 9 gathering of Business & Beer will be held at The Dudes’ Brewing Company in Torrance. This will be the second time we have visited The Dudes’, the first time being back in August when they used Business & Beer as a soft open for their new tasting room. Things have changed a bit at The Dudes’ in the past eight months, including bringing in a new brewer so it should be interesting to see what is happening there. We start at 6:00 PM and stick around until at least 8:00 PM; if the group is large enough we have been known to stay later. 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 handing out. Continue reading

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at The Dudes’ Brewing Company on April 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Dudes’ Brewing Co. is located at 1840 W. 208TH ST., Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

The Dudes Brewery

Join us at The Dudes’ Brewing Co on April 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Brett wins free beer

Networking and free beer, great combination

Business & Beer finished up 2014 on a high note with the last gathering of the year being held at the Monkish Brewing Company tasting room on December 11. It was cold and blustery evening which was just right for the big Belgian-styled ales and apparently everyone know it would be as we had a pretty nice turnout for two weeks before Christmas. The Bourbon Barrel-aged Magnificat was quite popular, with the St. Simcoe Belgian Pale Ale satisfying the needs of the die-hard hop heads in the group. In addition to the fine beer, Vella Pizza was there with their mobile brick oven making some very good pizza. Denise came with some oils to hand out and she did some tarot card readings for those interested.

Thank you to everyone that came out, not only to the December gathering at Monkish, but to everyone that came out throughout the year and to all the production breweries and brewpubs that hosted our events throughout 2014. We added three new tasting rooms to our rotation in 2014 with the inclusion of King Harbor Brewing Company, Absolution Brewing Company and The Dudes’ Brewing Company. The craft beer scene is really growing around here. I know we will have at least one new addition in 2015, but it is only January so we will see how the year progresses.

Business & Beer at Monkish

Thanks for a great 2014

Our first meeting for 2015 will be held this Thursday, January 8, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Smog City Brewing Company tasting room. If you have not visited Smog City in a while I am sure you will find something interesting and new to you. We hope you will join us. Continue reading

business & beer at ABC

Join us the 2nd Thursday of every month

The November gathering of Business & Beer, arguably the South Bay’s most entertaining business networking group, returned to Torrance’s newest production craft brewery, Absolution Brewing Company. This was our second visit to Absolution since they opened their tasting room in March. Taking into consideration that this was our first Business & Beer since Daylight Savings Time ended, we had a pretty decent showing; winter has historically had smaller turnouts. Those that did attend were able to try some of the brews that may not have been available back in March. I know I became an immediate fan of their firkin version of the Trespasser Blister Farmhouse Ale; I am pretty sure a few others in our group enjoyed it as much as I did. In addition to the beer, Absolution Brewing Company’s new head brewer, Bart Bullington, hung around and chatted with the group telling us a little of his history and his vision for Absolution’s future brews. I would say the future is bright and I look forward to seeing more from their barrel program.
Free Beer!

Brett Naylor of 3Ten Liquor wins the free beer drawing; seen here with Absolution Head Brewer, Bart Bullington

The next Business & Beer will be held Thursday, December 11 at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance. With the cooler and sometimes damp weather we are having lately, there probably is not a better tasting room to visit in this area. Their Belgian-style ales are perfect for it and when we were there the other day they were pouring 2013, 2014 and 2014 Bourbon barrel-Aged Magnificat. If you have not tried them yet, this would be a good time to do it before they are gone. Our Business & Beer meetings start at 6:00 PM and run until at least 8:00 PM. Vella Pizza will be there for those that want hot, fresh, brick oven cooked pizza. If there are special toppings you want, maybe something from your garden, they will add them for you if you bring them with you. Monkish Brewing Company is located at 20311 South Western Avenue in Torrance. We hope you will join us; if not, see you in 2015. Continue reading