South El Monte’s best (OK, only) brewery, Federal Brewing, recently underwent a name change in response to a cease-and-desist letter — not from a similarly-named up-and-coming Maryland brewery, but from a certain L.A. County drinking establishment, which shall remain nameless.
The brewery is now known as Progress Brewing. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.
The highly-rated brewery, 1822 Chico Ave., currently has seven very reasonably-priced beers on tap: A Kölsch-style ale, an ESB, an amber ale, a Belgian pale ale, a double IPA, a porter and an imperial stout.
The tasting room is open 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday and 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.