Olde St. Bart’s is described as a “strong barley-wine style ale with hints of ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice” and checks in at 9.5 ABV.
The taproom opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday. More information on Absolution Brewing Co., is here.
New toys: Strand Brewing has moved into shiny new quarters in Old Torrance giving the city’s first production brewery an opportunity to ramp production both in terms of volume and innovation (Daily Breeze Photo by Staff Photographer Steve McCrank).
Greater Los Angeles area breweries can pat themselves on the back.
They’ve claimed 24 of the 282 awards given out at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, which took place Thursday through Saturday of last week.
The winners were chosen from 6,647 entries from 1,552 breweries.
A total of 15 breweries, large and small, from the Santa Barbara area through the Inland Empire were awarded.
Head over the jump to see the list.
After six years in a cozy, but cramped Telo Avenue industrial space, original Torrance production brewery Strand Brewing will shut down Sunday and move to larger quarters in Old Torrance.
A soft opening should come next week with a grand opening set for next month in what is a huge space — there’s room for two rows of 10 picnic tables — that will accommodate a canning line, special events and the like.
Drink in the details about the hoppy Imperial Red from the Smog City press release:
Brewed with Pinot noir grape must, orange zest and aged on oak, this hoppy seasonal brew will be available starting at 4. p.m. Wednesday.
Cosmic Ales is the second production brewery this month to announce plans to open in Torrance by the holiday season.
Scholb Premium Ales won planning approval Wednesday from the city of Torrance to become the sixth production brewery in the community.
They plan to open later this year, hopefully in the fall.
ICYMI: And while we’re talking about the growth of the craft beer industry, here’s an update on the expansion of Brouwerij West in San Pedro.