Torrance’s Smog City Brewing Takes over Taps Saturday at Beer Belly Tavern

Smog City Brewing is installing its brewing equipment at its new Torrance location beginning Friday, but the day after already plans a tap takeover at the Beer Belly Tavern in Koreatown (they brew elsewhere for now).

The tavern will serve a dozen beers from the brewery including a new (well, OK, it has aged in bourbon barrels for the last two years) English barleywine.

“It’s gonna be packed but rightly so; (brew master) Porter dug into his deepest cellar reserves for this one and it’s going to be so much fun,” said Smog City co-owner Laurie Porter. “Although it will be a mad crush and not the best time to hang and chat, it will be a rare opportunity to taste our entire portfolio of beer.”

Full event details and beer list here.

Incidentally, Smog City will open in the next month or two in a 5,500-square-foot industrial space around the corner from Monkish Brewing Company, which opened its Torrance tasting room last March at Western Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard.

Smog City will become the third brewery to open in Torrance in recent years following in the wake of the Strand Brewing Co.

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