Archive for June, 2017

4th of July!



It’s already the 4th of July?! Where oh where did the year go? Well, better stop lamenting the speed at which time flies and harness the excitement of the weekend.

We hope your 4th of July is rampant with BBQs, fireworks, friends and, of course, beers! Choose your favorite independent craft brewery to support this weekend. Share with friends, spread the word and enjoy the holiday with a product that was brewed with passion, commitment to our communities and uncompromising quality.

Smog City’s Torrance Taproom                                  SteelCraft Taproom

Friday 12-10pm (today)                                                               Friday 12-10pm

Saturday 12-10pm                                                                         Saturday 11-10pm

Sunday 12-8pm                                                                             Sunday 11-9pm

Monday: Closed                                                                            Monday 12-8pm

4th of July/Tuesday 12-5pm                                                       Tuesday 12-5pm

Growlers and Bottles will be available at both taprooms, so make sure to stock up before the holiday is upon us! If you’re stressing for growlers on Monday, head for our Long Beach taproom! We’re open our usual hours.

BEERS FOR THE WEEKEND! We’ve got some new beers that will definitely fit nicely into your plans: Available today: Malton Brown, Matrimony Ale, Red, White and Blue Sour Blonde (cranberries, white peppercorns, and blueberries), Hoptonic IPA, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel

NEW BEER RELEASE: On Monday at SteelCraft: L.A. Saison returns and will be available at the Torrance taproom when we open on Tuesday!

As always, have a safe and happy 4th of July!

The Smog Family

Smog City’s 2017 Anniversary!


Smog City Anniversary 2017

What an amazing day we had! I managed to snap a few photos before putting my camera away to gather glassware and help out around the taproom! But I wanted to share the photos that I was able to take.

Thank you again for your support. It’s the customers that make this industry such a joy to be apart of. Please continue to support local independent brewers and enjoy the craft in craft beer!



Laurie and Her Mother

EK8A5783-SMThis handsome guy and our two housemade Beer Cocktails, Spicy Tango and

Little Bo Michelada


Spicy Tango, Tart Saison with a Tangerine Serrano cordial and dehydrated tangerine wheel

EK8A5798-SMPure Joy. Great customers, great friends.

EK8A5803-SMThose in the know. BYOC. LOL


Pinkies Out!


One of our Stone Sales Reps! Support!


Jerald, a long time friend. Best known for the painted blue stripe that runs around the brewery and bright colors inside the bathrooms!He also redid the floors in the bathroom(probably due for another floor soon!) and so much more. ❤


Justin and Melissa. Justin used to work for us but they both moved to Seattle. We’re so lucky to have them back for the Anni Party each year!!


The Best People are Beer People


Mood Maestros spun tunes all day! For hire! 🙂EK8A5847-SM

Tony and his son are long time friends. He built and installed the bars along the taproom walls and the mirror in the lady’s room. Plus our amazing display case at SteelCraft!


Longtime friends and customers!!

Thank you for your support!

Laurie, Porter and the Smog City Family


Join us for our LABW events:

Friday, June 16th: Hoptango IPA Release at the brewery taproom! Hop tango is our Hoptonic IPA refermented with fresh mango puree

Open Friday 12-10pm

Sunday, June 18th: Rarest of the Rare returns! Hosted once every two years, we pull out cellared and new bourbon barrel-aged, sour and wild ales for the day! An outstanding opportunity to dive deep into our more limited offerings.

Open Sunday 11-9pm

Monday, June 19th: Beer Cocktail Hour at SteelCraft, Jason Briseno and Jenn Hadar have developed a series of unique and delicious house-made Beer Cocktails using herbs, cordials and more!

Serving Cocktails 4 till they run out or we close at 9pm

Friday, June 23rd: Grape Ape IPA Release in the Brewery Taproom. This special release IPA is made with grape must and heavily hopped with Topaz. The original versions were each made with different combinations of hops and wine must until the perfect union was found. This is the result! Come in for growlers and pours on draft.

Open Friday 12-10pm


Smog City Taproom and Brewery: 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance 90501 #smogcitybeer

Smog City @SteelCraft 3768 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach 90807 #smogcitybeer_steelcraft