Archive for August, 2014

Smog City Kills it on the Brew Dogs

 

Smog City makes it onto Brew Dogs on the Esquire Network and is named second best brewery in L.A.! We are in great company.

If you know craft beer, you’ve at least heard of the Brew Dogs. We’re proud to say they’ve now drunk and enjoyed our Hoptonic IPA (it’s on film, there’s proof!) and gave a major shout out to Coffee Porter. Duh!

Check out this one small cut from the show(shared with us by a taproom regular, thanks Jose!), then go watch the whole episode!

PS: We don’t think being in Torrance is an “inconvenient truth”…but if that’s all they can come up with…we’ll take it. Come see us in our taproom and prove to the world that Torrance isn’t that far. 🙂

Keep your peepers peeled for Chris Walowski! *He’s on TV!!!!  *Chris asked me to remind you.

Thank You, L.A. Times!

Smog City LA Times review

“Tap Attack” and it’s Origin

The benefits of being small manifest in our agility to create unique beers, our creativity and our flexibility to make s#!t up.

Over 2 years ago, Porter decided that the term Tap Takeover wasn’t the most accurate name for an event unless you were truly taking over all of the taps. Porter is a man of precision and it’s not a game of semantics here, it’s a quest for concise communication. So I asked Porter for an alternative and “Tap Attack” instantly came rolling out of his mouth.

We both knew immediately we had something awesome. Now, it seems small and insignificant but like making great beer, it’s all about the details. It’s all about those little bits and pieces you hold dear and you know deep in your heart, that they belong to you.

But even as the originators of the term Tap Attack, we hold the line by a string…why? Well, here’s the kicker…we’re tiny. Very few craft beer drinkers across the nation know about us, YET. All it takes is for one big guy to use it and we’ve lost our hold of the term.

After attending the Craft Brewer’s Conference(CBC) this year, it was really hammered home just how small we are. In our first year, we distributed 240 bbl of beer. In our second year, a little over 900 bbl and this year, we’re targeting 2500 bbl.

So as a small fry, we’re clinging to the opportunities we have to make small waves. We released one of SoCal’s first year-round Saisons 3 years ago (name another from 2012…), we helped make a name for Coffee Porters(yes, everyone has one now) before Coffee Porters were a thing and we killed it with our MakeOut Session Pale Ale (which was previously known as Smog City XPA)…a sessionable beer in the lull before Sessionable was even a well-known word.

So when you see Tap Attack…think Smog City. Know that David V. Goliath is still well and good and fighting the good fight for notoriety and that we’re devoted to making your craft beer experience unique and exceptional.

Cheers and thanks for your support!

Laurie