Business & Beer at Strand Brewing

Ready for some Business & Beer

The Business & Beer networking group held their last gathering for 2013 on December 12 at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance. Even though it was a rather chilly evening and I know some of our regular attendees were dealing with Christmas shopping and other events around town, we had a very respectable turnout consisting of regular attendees, part-time attendees and even some first timers. It is nice to look around and see that virtually everyone is conversing with someone and potential business is being done. If nothing else, relationships are being built and personal relationships are the best way to build business relationships. Thank you again to Strand Brewing Company for hosting four Business & Beers in 2013; we do appreciate your support and the great ales you brew. We look forward to visiting again in 2014.
Attendees at Business & Beer

Enjoying Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Company

Speaking of 2014, our first Business & Beer of the year will be held at The Brewery at Abigaile, a brewpub in Hermosa Beach. The Brewery at Abigaile is currently the only brewpub that we visit in the Business & Beer rotation and I personally feel they set the bar at what a brewpub should be with high quality food to compliment the high quality beers that are brewed onsite. As we will be expanding the number of locations we will visit in 2014, most of the tasting rooms and brewpubs will only be visited once a year; so do not miss out. If you have been to Abigaile before, you know what I am talking about; if you have yet to visit The Brewery at Abigaile, come on down. You can do some business while tasting great food and very good beers; and you can write it off on your taxes as a business expense. You can get all the details for this networking event at http://businessnbeer.com/brewery-at-abigaile-january-9/. Continue reading

BusinessNBeer set up

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 CraftBeerGuy.com.

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

On June 13, Business & Beer returned to 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro, a gastropub located in old Torrance. It was another smaller than expected/desired turnout, but there is a lot of things going on this time of year with graduations and some people traveling. Even though there were just a few of us, we had a good time and enjoyed conversing along with the food and craft beers. Thanks you to the staff of “The Taproom” for hosting our event.

Thursday June 20 we will bring Business & Beer back to Sophie’s Place, a gastropub located in the Riviera Village portion of Redondo Beach at 1708 S. Catalina. They have 8 craft beers on tap and about 50 available in cans or bottles. On top of that they have a very good food menu. We usually have a pretty nice turnout at Sophie’s and since this will be the last official Business & Beer there due to our change in formats please consider stopping by if for no other reason than to thank them for their support.

Since we are changing our format beginning in July, if you are not on our mailing list or following us on Facebook you should do one or the other as there will soon be no more weekly reminders; they will be monthly. Continue reading

A business networking event held at local craft beer breweries and brew pubs.
Starts: 09/12/2013 06:00 pm
Ends: 09/12/2013
Duration: 2 hours:
1901 Del Amo Boulevard, Unit B
Torrance, California
Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Smog City Brewing Co. on September 12, 2013 at 6 PM. Smog City Brewing Co. is located at 1901 Del Amo Boulevard, Unit B Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

Smog City Brewing Co logo

Join us at Smog City Brewing Co at 6 PM on September 12, 2013

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Strand Brewing Co. on July 11, 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 July 11, 2013