Torrance DIY Brew Works and Tasting Room seeks Planning Commission approval March 2

ZBrew

South Bay craft beer fans who fondly remember the days a decade or so ago of Hermosa Beach’s defunct Hamilton Gregg Brew Works, will no doubt raise a glass to welcome a likely successor on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance: Zymurgy Brew Works & Tasting Room (Zymurgy, BTW, means the study of fermentation in brewing).

Here’s the concept, as explained on the company’s website and FaceBook page:

“Zymurgy Brew Works is not a brewery, rather a “Brewery On Premise” (BOP). We enable our clients to manufacture between five and 15 gallons of custom craft beer. Our primary focus is teaching clients to create a variety of different styles of craft beer for their personal consumption. The BOP will provide sanitary, state of the art facilities, professional brewing and fermentation equipment, space, raw materials, instructions and clean-up to members of the public who desire producing craft beer for personal consumption.

Zymurgy Brew Works is built around six self contained, fifteen gallon, brewing systems that customers will use to craft their beer. The brewing systems are “all-in-one,” all electric, highly efficient, extremely safe, and can be used by beginner and advanced brewers.

Prices will range from $250 to $325 per 15 gallon batch of craft beer, which includes the recipe, ingredients, coaching, equipment, bottles, the bottling/kegging session and four sheets of custom labels.”

Anyone who has considered the daunting task of home brewing knows only too well the pit falls of cleaning (or not cleaning) adequately, so concepts like Zymurgy help take the drudgery out of brewing.

The Torrance Planning Commission will consider approving a conditional use permit at its 7 p.m. March 2 meeting at City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd.

Brew Works was literally years ahead of its time, but it will be interesting to see whether the maturing, fast-growing craft beer industry can support the likes of Zymurgy today.

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

Another SoCal brewery turns to Kickstarter for funding

A short while back, the folks behind Sanctum Brewing Co. were successful in raising $40,000 via Kickstarter and are now looking at a fall opening for their Pomona brewery.

We’ve found another brewer who’s looking to open a tasting room in Rancho Cucamonga and has begun to raise funds using Kickstarter.
Continue reading

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

Annual Karl Strauss Brewing Pro-Am Call for Entries

Southern California homebrewers have until May 31 to enter San Diego-based Karl Strauss Brewing Company‘s Pro-Am brewing competition:

The winning brewer will get to brew his/her winning beer on one of our professional systems this August and then have it entered into the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am in October.

Full details and an entry form are here.

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page