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Surviving Smog’s Anniversary Event- Saturday, May 21st

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Halfway through 2016 already and so much has happened. See the images below to see how we looked this time 2013 compared to last week. It’s definitely a little more crowded in here…in three years, not much has changed, right?! ūüôā
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SURVIVING (and enjoying) OUR ANNIVERSARY

Saturday May 21st, 2016 11am-10pm

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Ready? Deep breath. Let’s go….
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Smog City has been experiencing¬†expansion¬†in all directions:¬†we’ve grown our Beer Family from 7 team members to 14, we’re celebrating the expansion of our Torrance brewery’s footprint from 11,000sq ft to 22,000q ft(!!), plus¬†our GABF 2015 and World Beer Cup 2016 Silvers!, 7 medals between L.A. International Beer Competition and San Diego International, an epic collaboration with¬†Beer Camp Across America¬†including Beachwood Brewing, Bagby, Society, Lost Abbey and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, fulfilling and long-lasting partnerships with organizations¬†like Food Forward¬†and L.A. Derby Dolls, and to top it off, the announcement of¬†our anxiously anticipated¬†satellite taproom, Smog City Steelcraft¬†in Long Beach/Bixby Knolls.
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Incurable Optimist.
Each year we brew a special limited released bottled beer to celebrate another year of delicious Smog City beer. Incurable Optimist is our 2016 Anniversary beer named by Laurie(who IS an Incurable Optimist) to reflect the wild and crazy ride these past 5 years have been for Smog City and an even more exciting future than we ever anticipated. For us here at Smog, this year feels like a tipping point from small budding local business to recognized brand.
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Incurable Optimist – Tart Wild Wheat w/Citrus

 5.3% abv

Our 2016 anniversary ale started life as a tart Belgian style Wit that co-fermented with 3 strains of Brettanomyces. We then blended in several choice barrels of 2 year old white wine barrel aged sour blonde. A 3rd fermentation in the bottle with a 4th Brett strain will deliver more complexity as it ages.

Citrus dominates the aroma with lemon, orange, and tangerine while coriander, white wine, and funk linger in the background. Expect a bright hit of tart citrus up front, then stone fruit, vitamin C, and subtle oak in the finish.

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There is much to be thankful for and the future looks bright to the “Incurable Optimist” regardless of the insanity that prevails on the fringes. ¬†Drink to the future today or lay this baby down and watch it mature in its complexity and depth.
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More Space!

We will be expanding the taproom into our adjacent space which means MORE ROOM FOR YOU and more room for more beers! We’re super excited to have this opportunity to really celebrate and do so with elbow room. We’ll have two beer stations in that area with special/limited releases on tap and the beer cocktail, Cuddle Paloma, making its debut.

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VIP Session – ticketed

11-1pm: We will begin checking people in approx 30 mins before 11am to ensure a smooth and expedited start to your day!
As in previous years this is a special ticketed session and is Sold Out.
With the VIP Session you get:
Early admission to the event
2 bottles of Incurable Optimist (less than 1000 bottles available)- Can purchase 2 additional
5 tasters
2 full pours
Access to our limited and special release beers (4 beer stations in all!! deets below)
Access to the ultra-limited Beer Cocktails!
First option to purchase Bourbon O.E. bottles
Avoid the crowds for 2 whole hours!
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General Admission – No Tickets Needed

We will be open to the public from 1-10pm.

Throughout the brewery will be 4 beer dispensing areas with unique Smog City beers…all celebrating the quality and creativity¬†that have become synonymous with the Smog City brand. Chart your passage through the brewery ahead of time¬†and hit all your favorite beers! Below is a list of¬†what the various stations¬†will be pouring.

Beer Stations

Main

Incurable Optimist- Anni 2016 (Tart Wild Wheat with Citrus)
Little Bo Pils
Hoptonic IPA
Sabre-Toothed Squirrel
Grape Ape IPA (RETURNS!!)
Coffee Porter
Drought Stout on Nitro
Spittin’ and Cussin’ (Barrel-aged Sour Brown with Cherries)
ChipShot Coffee Porter
Steelcraft IPA
Smoked Smaug Lager
Imperial Porter
Zwickel Bo on Nitro
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Brewer’s¬†Station (brewhouse)

Bourbon O.E. 2016  (bottles available)
Infinite Wishes 2016 limited
The Nothing
Incurable Optimist (Anni 2016)
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Beer Cocktail: Old Fashioned O.E. –¬†limited
(returns from our anniversary event last year!)
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Old Fashioned O.E.

 Sour Station

Cuddlebug (Sour Blonde w/ peaches and apricots)
Snugglebug (Sour Blonde w/ raspberry and boysenberry) limited
Ch’nooks and Crannies (Sour Blonde w/Cranberries Dry-Hopped with Chinook) limited
Unnamed Beta Blend (white wine barrel-aged sour) ultra-limited
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Beer Cocktail: Cuddle Paloma Р grapefruit cordial with a himalayan sea salt and grapefruit rim
Beyond delicious and ultra-limited!
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Cuddle Paloma

Citrus Station

 Bloody Optimist (Blood Orange Tart Wild Wheat)
Anni 2014 – Strong Saison w/ Merlot (cellared for 2 years!)
Mexican Vacation (Returns!!)- Little Bo with Mexican Lime
Kumquat Saison
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       Bottles of Incurable Optimist and Bourbon O.E. which are being released for the Anniversary will be available throughout the brewery and at all beer stations. No need to line up at the back door as in previous releases, these bottles will be widely available while bottles last.
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Bottles Available:

Incurable Optimist (limit 4 per person)
Bourbon O.E. (no limit)
Kumquat Saison
(2015 GABF Silver for Belgian-style Fruit Beer)
Coffee Porter
The Nothing
Sabre-Toothed Squirrel
(2016 World Beer Cup medalist! Silver for American style Amber/Red)
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 SHUTTLE AND ESBC
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†And to make this day¬†even better….El Segundo Brewing is celebrating their Anniversary on the same day! We highly recommend you organize a DD or plan on Uber/Lyft for the day. We will have 2 free shuttles running between the locations every 30 minutes from 1-6pm but space is extremely limited and signing up for a¬†seat¬†on the shuttle will be required. We hope you appreciate our attempt at getting you from place to place and remain patient with the limitations we have in terms of space¬†available. ESBC and Smog are footing the bill, so you get what you get and hopefully you have one hell of a day! ūüôā
Sign up will be at the front roll-up door. First come, first served. If you are not there to claim your spot, your spot will be given away
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KEEP THE GLASS!
Remember if you “keep the glass”, you can take home a souvenir glass at a discount!
$10 for a full pour and Smog City logo’d glass you can take home.
Both Belgian and Pints available.
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We Like You and We Really Care
      We anticipate an incredibly wonderful and exciting time to be had by all at our Anniversary but want to remind you to drink responsibly, stay hydrated, plan on how you will get between the events(if you do) and home. We take over-intoxication very seriously and your safety and the safety of others is paramount to the longevity of this wonderful community we are all so profoundly invested in.
Cheers!!
Laurie, Porter and the Smog City Team
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Laurie’s Dad at Anniversary 2015

Facebook Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/1028567153876335/

The 411 on Smog City’s Anniversary Event

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Sometimes it’s nice to dip your toe into the water BEFORE you actually dive in. We know that and we hope this post will help you take full advantage of our Anniversary Event this Saturday, May 17th!

Smog City’s Anniversary Event

Saturday May 17th, 2014

Smog City Taproom
1901 Del Amo Blvd
Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501

Facebook Event Page

VIP Session-11-1pm

Tickets must be purchased and we are very close to selling out.
To purchase tickets, please visit brown paper tickets
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/670925
 
VIP Session includes early entrance and access to the most limited beers, a special edition growler filled with Anniversary Beer, 5 taster pours and unlimited Little Bo Pils, Coffee Porter and MakeOut Session til 1pm.
 
We will hand out taster tickets for the VIP’s and you can pick up the included growler on your way out! They will be filled just before we open our doors for ultimate freshness but will also greatly reduce¬†your wait!¬†

General – 1pm-8pm

We have multiple bars¬†planned¬†to speed up¬†your access to all of our¬†beers. Plan on filling your Anniversary Beer growler at the Brewer’s Bar or Main Bar.
 
We WILL¬†be offering growler fills all¬†day. At the main bar, we’ll have a dedicated growler filling person¬†to speed things up. Please bring in¬†your Smog City growler or purchase one of new ones. ¬†Sorry, we do not fill growlers that are blank or from other breweries.
 

Are those Growlers Special?

 
Our Limited Edition Growlers are ultra special! We ordered a limited number of them and that is all there will be now and forever. Next year will be another year, another design…so be sure to get your hands on these little honeys before they run out! We will also be selling Special Anniversary T-shirts based on this awesome design! Ask your beertender for available sizes.
 

Beers Available for Growler Fills

Anniversary Beer – Strong Saison brewed with Merlot
Little Bo Pils
MakeOut Session Pale
Hoptonic IPA
Sabre-Toothed Squirrel
Coffee Porter
L.A. Saison
 

What’s pouring at each beer station?!

The Main Bar

Located at the Front of House!

Anniversary Beer- Strong Saison brewed with Merlot Рgrowler fill avail
Quercus Circus РSour Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde (4 oz pours only) 
The Tempest- Sour Barrel-Aged Red Rye (4 oz pours only)
Hoptango IPA- Double Dry-Hopped Hoptonic with Mango
Chip Shot Coffee Porter
Fennel of Love – 80 Shilling Scotch Ale brewed with hand-picked fennel flowers
Plum Saison 
Peach Saison
The Nothing – Double Chocolate Imperial Stout
Little Bo Pils-  growler fill avail
MakeOut Session Pale Рgrowler fill avail
Coffee Porter Рgrowler fill avail
Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Рgrowler fill avail
Hoptonic IPA Рgrowler fill avail
L.A. Saison Рgrowler fill avail
 

The BriteTank Bar (aka the hops bar)

Located next to the 30 and 60 bbl brite tanks
 
CASK of Double Dry-Hopped Sabre-Toothed Squirrel (our very first Squirrel cask!)
Hoptango IPA- Double Dry Hopped Hoptonic w/ Mango
Mai Tai HopT- Double Dry Hopped Hoptonic IPA w/ Coconut

The Brewer’s Bar

Located near the brewhouse near the back of the brewery
 
Bourbon O.E.- Bourbon Barrel Aged Olde English Barleywine
Bourbon Imperial Porter
Black Currant Saison
Anniversary Beer- growler fills available at this station!
 
 

It’s Gonna Be FUN!

We’re expecting to have a fabulous day filled with extraordinary beers and wonderful friends. Come and stay as long as you like, enjoy the community that craft beer fosters and savor these rare offerings.¬†We thank you in advance for being responsible and making sure that you and your friends get home safely.

Food

We will have Dogtown Hotdog food truck for the event! They will be parking in the loading zone in front of our brewery. PLEASE remember NO beers can leave our building per ABC law so leave your beers inside when you go out to order and pick up your food.

As always we will have chips and beef jerky for sale and you are welcome to bring your own food in.

PARKING!

Please do not park in Doggie Daycare’s parking spaces. We have approval from the businesses to the west of us. You are welcome to use their parking spaces both in front of and behind their building. Also available is street parking on the south side of Del Amo Blvd and up and down Gramercy Pl.

Respect our Neighbors!

When you are leaving the brewery, please be respectful and keep your voices and car radios turned down. Doggie Daycare is a 24 hour boarding facility and we want to play nice with our puppy-loving friends.

 

See you at the Brewery!! And thank you so much for welcoming us with open arms (and mouths) into the local beer community! We’re honored to be apart of it!

 

Smog City’s 2014 Anniversary!

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From an empty warehouse in Torrance to the bustling taproom and brewery we have now, the last year has been an amazing ride filled with fun events, new friends, new tanks, new beers and new employees! May 17th marks the 1 year anniversary of opening our taproom and celebrating finally being able to share our beers directly with fans and craft enthusiasts.

We’ll be opening our brewery and taproom up May 17th to celebrate! Pulling not only from our walk-in cellar archives but showcasing¬†our core line up and our most successful taproom-only experiments- you’ll get to experience the full range of Smog City’s abilities.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged and Sour beers from the cellar will slide in side by side with our newest creations including Hoptango (DDH Hoptonic with mango), Chip Shot Coffee Porter, Mai Tai HopT (Hoptonic with Coconut) and three fruit Saisons. In addition we are continuing our exploration of wine meets beer with our Anniversary beerРa Strong Saison brewed with Merlot. This monster of a beer will have taken more than 6 weeks to finish and promises to be something one of a kind…i.e.: extremely delicious!

Join us for our VIP Session(11-1pm, tickets and details available HERE) or at 1pm when we open to the public! We’re releasing a limited edition anniversary growler and anniversary t-shirt for the occasion and we’ll be serving our beers at multiple stations to reduce your¬†wait time. We’ll even release the menus for each station before the event so you can plan your visit and maximize the day! PLUS Serendoggity will be on hand to satisfy your munchies. Who can complain about that?!

Cheers to another year and more beer!

May 17th, 2014

1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B

Torrance, CA 90501

VIP Session 11-1pm

General Admission (no ticket necessary)- 1pm-8pm

 

TapList!

* Anniversary Beer- Strong Saison brewed with Merlot
* Quercus Circus- Sour Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde
* Mai Tai HopT- DDH Hoptonic with Coconut and Secret Spice
* Bourbon O.E.- Bourbon Barrel-Aged
* Bourbon Imperial Porter- Bourbon Barrel-Aged
* Chip Shot Coffee Porter
* Fennel of Love- 80 Shilling Scotch Ale brewed with hand picked fennel flowers
* The Tempest- Sour Red Rye (Barrel-Aged)
* Hoptango IPA- DDH Hoptonic with Mango
* Peach Saison
* Black Currant Saison
* Plum Saison
* Cask TBD

* Little Bo Pils
* MakeOut Session Pale
* Coffee Porter
* Hoptonic IPA
* Sabre-Toothed Squirrel
* L.A. Saison
* The Nothing

 

Smog V. Fog = California Love

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†We like seeing things come full circle and partnering with 21st Amendment’s head brewer Zambo is one of those moments. Going way way back, Zambo worked at BJs Brea when Porter first launched into the craft beer industry 8 years ago. Porter was fresh out of the American Brewer’s Guild and found himself cleaning kegs at BJs Brea. Soon after Zambo transferred from BJs Woodland Hills to Brea where they worked together until Porter was promoted to assistant brewer in Oxnard. Now they head up their own outstanding breweries and have come together in Smog City’s first official collaboration.

     Featuring wine character from wine country and citrus from SoCal, California Love is a collaboration designed to bring the best of NorCal and SoCal together.

       Califronia Love is an Imperial Red brewed with pinot noir must, citrus peel and aged on oak chips. This highly hopped red clocks in at 9.6% ABV. On tap beginning this Thursday in the Smog City Taproom!

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Look at the color of that beer! The Pinot darkened it considerably from this color.

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Freshly Grated Citrus Peel

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Amarillo, Citra and Centennial Hops

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California Love, 9.6%

California Love, 9.6%

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GrapeApe IPA, A Creative Process

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UPDATE: 1/2/14:

This delicious concoction is just now getting the traction we hoped to see in 2013! 2014 is gonna be a good year! Keep your eyes peeled for one of the top 3 beers of 2013 according to LA Times beer writer John Verive who named GrapeApe IPA alongside Noble’s Naughty Sauce and GRB’s Heal The Bay IPA in his Three Most Important Beers of Southern California article.

Coming out later this month is our extremely limited release, Batch 100. A Double IPA made with Viogner grapes to celebrate 100 brews in the new Torrance facility. Batch 100 will be available in our taproom and in limited release to select accounts across the L.A. area. 

Pasadena and Eastside Folks! We have a beer dinner Feb 6th at King’s Row Gastropub that will have Batch 100 on for one of its courses. Check in with them for availability and reservations. ¬†

King’s Row:¬†20 E. Colorado Blvd.,¬†Pasadena, CA 91105 ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†626.793.3010

Now back to your previously televised program…

There’s something you need to know about Smog City and our new beer, GrapeApe IPA…we’re pushing the boundaries and this isn’t the first time.

When Porter first created the recipe for Groundwork Coffee Porter a little over two years ago, very few were doing coffee beers and even less were doing them well. Now, coffee beers are all the rage. They are delicious and amazing and honestly, the best of both worlds. Good news is Smog City, Porter and his crew are doing it again but this time with wine grapes in an IPA.

Who in their right mind would think to combine wine grapes with IPA? Well, one brewery leaps off the tip of my tongue. The ever experimenting Dogfish Head and their Sixty-One IPA made with Syrah Grapes….this beer got Porter and his assistants talking. Why NOT make IPAs with wine grapes? The grapes add berry and fruit esters that hops cannot. They also pair amazingly well with the more unique hops that we are trying out. And thus GrapeApe IPA was born.

We are designing and redesigning this beer. Each time we brew it, we will be using different grape varietals, adding them at different points during the brewing and fermentation process until we hone in on the perfect, not-to-be-out-done, most delicious version of GrapeApe IPA.

And that means that as we brew GrapeApe it will change; the GrapeApe you had one month ago may not be the same GrapeApe you have next month but rest assured, we will not release a GrapeApe that is anything less than STELLAR! In addition, YOU get to be apart of the process. You will have an opportunity to experience the evolution and the process of creation while enjoying a delicious beer! You may have your own personal favorites along the way but hopefully, you’ll enjoy each one for its own unique qualities.

We don’t know of any other brewery to open up the creative process to the public like this but we’re not afraid to share our successes with you! It’s about the journey, not the destination…okay, it’s also about the destination…but we thrive on challenges and adventures and the crafting of beers. That’s what makes beer so amazing; it’s alive and it should be ever changing. So enjoy the ride, we aim to take you on a good one!

GrapeApe IPA with Muscat – 8.1% abc

This GrapeApe IPA is currently available in our taproom…but not for long. ¬†Most assume that the muscat lends a sweetness to the beer but of course, the hungry yeast loves sugar and so the result was a drier IPA than our other two IPAs and a higher ABV; GrapeApe clocks in at 8.1%.

Expect a huge bouquet of tropical hop aroma with notes of lychee, mango, and candied lemon peel. Belgian Pilsner malt and wheat lend a light bread crust character to complement the tropical hop and Muscat berry flavors.

GrapeApe IPA with Chardonnay – 7.4% abv

An experimental IPA brewed with Chardonnay grape juice and features Australian Topaz and Simcoe hops

Expect a huge bouquet of fruity tropical hop aromas with notes of pear, mango, and light spice. Chardonnay contributes peach and pear flavors while Belgian pilsner and wheat malts add cracker and bread crust to lightly sweet malt and a soft bitter finish.

We’ve dropped the growler price for the current GrapeApe IPA with Muscat to $18!¬†Come see us in our taproom, we’ve got GrapeApe IPA with Chardonnay on deck! Come and help us blow through the first batch so we can get the new one on line! GrapeApe IPA is regularly $22 for growler fills.

Also, be sure to check out the Los Angeles IPA Festival at Mohawk Bend this weekend! It’s a competition to see whose IPA will bring home the win. We’ve entered GrapeApe IPA with Chardonnay. Believe us, this event is worth attending!

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LABW5, How do You Stand Out? Dress Like a Bee!

L.A. BEER WEEK Events

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Look for the Hive Five! Beee at LA Union Station Gala Beer Fest on Sunday, September 22nd. He’ll be giving our Hive Fives! and new Smog City stickers. Our LA Beer Week beer is called, yup you probably already guessed it, Hive Five! It’s a delicious 6.8% Honey Red Ale made with 5 different types of local honey: Sage, Wildflower, Orange Blossom, Eucalyptus, and Avocado. We’ve sent it out into the LA area, so be sure to keep your peepers peeled!

Besides Hive Five! we’ve also sent out limited quantities of¬†GrapeApe IPA. This new Smog City IPA is made with Topaz and Simcoe, fermented with 500lbs of muscat grapes. What results is a delightful blending of beer and wine character; your favorite bitterness meets the sophistication of the vine. We’ll be pouring this beer exclusively at Cinco, Najas, Silvios BBQ and Tony’s Darts Away during LA Beer Week.

Every year we look forward to LA Beer Week, the best events of the year always happen during the next 10 days. The only downside is figuring out how to fit them all in. This is the time of year to go local, go craft, go for the best of the best and we’ve got a few event you shouldn’t miss!

Rarest of the Rare

Saturday, Sept 28th, RAREST OF THE RARE at Smog City 12-8pm

1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501

We have made some adjustments to the event! There will be two bars, our main bar serving most of the special one-offs, barrel-aged and sour beers plus a selection of our core beers will be available.

In an attempt to reduce wait times, we are also setting up a second bar. The beers served at each bar have yet to be determined but will be announced soon.

We will have a growler filling station but fills will be limited to a select number of our core beers. Amarilla Gorilla, LA Saison, Little Bo Pils and Sabre-Toothed Squirrel will be available. Unfortunately, we are about to run out of our growlers- so please bring your Smog City growler with you. We will probably not have any to sell on the day of.

We will also be launching the arrival of our new Smog City HOODIES and a new TShirt design! More details soon!

Please drink responsibly and take into consideration how you will get home. “We like you and we really care.”

Also, parking will be tight, so please PLEASE do not park in our neighbor’s(Doggie Daycare) parking spaces. There are plenty of spaces in the parking lots to the WEST of our building (these business are closed on Saturdays) and street parking on Grammercy and Del Amo Blvd are abundant. We thank you in advance!

RSVP on FB (not required) but it sure helps us predict turnout!

Taplist

Casks (on tap one at a time)
*2009 O.E.
*2011 Callaborative Evil w/Vanilla Beans

Draft
*Quercus Circus¬†‚Äď 19 month sour barrel-aged Belgian blonde
*The¬†Tempest¬†‚Äď 18 month barrel-aged sour red rye
*Farmhouse Funk– An unreleased brett beer
*Bourbon Collaborative Evil¬†‚Äď 2011 Collaboration with Julian Shrago of Beachwood BBQ
*Bourbon Red¬†‚Äď 15 months in bourbon barrels
*Bourbon O.E.- Bourbon barrel-aged Olde English
*Bourbon Imperial Porter
*Weird Beer– 5 Grain Saison with spices
*Hive Five!– LABW special ingredient beer! 5 different types of Honey at 5.5%abv
*Grape Ape IPA– IPA made with 500lbs of flame grapes, pressed on site
*Groundwork Coffee Porter– 2012 GABF Gold Medal Winner
*Amarilla Gorilla IPA
*Little Bo Pils
*L.A. Saison
*Sabre-Toothed Squirrel

…and more!

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Saturday, September 21st, Southbay Brewers Cask Ale Event @ Tin Roof Bistro

Casks from all of the South Bay breweries in one place tapped at one time! Real Ale Lovers Rejoice!!

Please check on ticket avilability, this event may be sold out.

Here’s the¬†LINK.

Saturday, September 21st, Southbay Progressive

Manhattan Beach Brew Co/Stone Brewing
Select Beer Store/Great Divide
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ/Smog City
Najas Place/The Bruery

Each bar will carry six handles, three of which are special releases and three core brands of the brewery they are highlighting and then two other handles of the other breweries.

There will be two busses to shuttle people to and from each bar from 4-11 pm.

$15 VIP wristbands are available for priority seating and select sections or ordering priority in each bar.

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Saturday, September 21st, Oinktoberfest @ The Oinkster

Smog City will have a special beer for this event…WEIRD BEER. this is an unreleased beer, a 5-Grain Saison with Herbs and Spices. It’s a huge hit in the taproom and fantastic food pairing beer. This one lives up to its name but don’t be afraid, it’s fantastic!

Come down and enjoy Oinktoberfiesta!
From the Oinkster:
“We are throwing a Los Angeles style-mashup Oktoberfest party. Sit in the back patio(w/misters), transformed into a beer garden, with a unique limited draft list TBA, Pitcher Special, Big Soft Pretzels, House-made salsa bar and Sonora style Spicy Polish Dogs(bacon-wrapped!! Oh Damn!!!)”

Link to event HERE

Sunday, September 22nd, LA Beer Week Opening Gala@ Los Angeles Union Station 11-3pm

This event features unlimited sampling from over 50 breweries in the beautiful, iconic art deco ticketing hall in LA’s famous Union Station.

Follow this LINK for tickets!

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Wednesday, September 25th, Tap Attack at Cinco in Westchester

Bringing Smog City to the top o’ the hill. Porter and Laurie will be there to hang out and talk beer…or whatever you want to talk about!

Highlights:
Bourbon O.E.
Hive Five!
Grape Ape IPA (IPA made with muscat grapes)
Groundwork Coffee Porter

…and more!

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Thursday, September 26th, Tap Attack at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank

Our only solo east side event, come raise a glass with Porter and Laurie. Want a sneak peak at Saturday’s Rarest of the Rare event? We’ll be pouring Bourbon O.E.!Event¬†LINK
Taplist

Hive Five!-LA Beer Week Beer
Bourbon O.E. -barrel-aged for 15months (do to unforseen circumstances, this beer is not going to be at the event but we will be bringing something else incredibly exclusive and perhaps even more divine.)
Grape Ape IPA
Groundwork Coffee Porter
Amarilla Gorilla IPA
L.A. Saison
Little Bo Pils

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L.A. HOTLIST
Don’t Forget to Vote for your FAVORITE Brewery in L.A.! Spoiler: you love US! ūüôā

Follow the link and vote for Smog City, it’s definitely in your best interest and we need your help! We’re up against some heavy hitters. Let’s prove the underdog can bring home the Gold. ūüôā
Vote Here: LA Hot List

 

HIVE FIVE!

Laurie