Torrance’s Smog City Brewing Hosts Inaugural “Battle of the Cask”

smogcitylogoI was at Torrance’s Smog City Brewing Co., over the weekend partaking in the brewery’s latest limited edition beer, a cherrywood smoked porter.

It is, by the way, an excellent winter warmer perfect for a late Sunday afternoon with the chill of the evening closing in.

And if you’re a porter fan, then Smog City is the place for you at noon Dec. 28.

The brewery rapidly becoming known as being the most adventurous in the county will host its first-ever “Battle of the Cask,’ a friendly competition among its beer-making employees. Each edition will feature different variations on the same style of beer and first up is a porter.

Using the brewery’s Bloody Knuckle porter as a base, five beers will be offered including a:

  • Fruit and Maple cask that contains dried orange cranberries and maple syrup.
  • Peanut butter and chocolate cask that includes dried peanut butter and cocoa nibs.
  • Mint chocolate cask suffused with chocolate powder, cocoa nibs, mint oil and vanilla beans.
  • Toasted coconut cask containing toasted coconut and vanilla beans.

Is your mouth watering? Mine, too.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

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