Craft Beer & Wine

Post about craft beers from Microbreweries and wines that I enjoy.

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Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Company

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Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Co in Torrance, California

Last week we visited Strand Brewing Company for a Business & Beer networking event which is a on Thursday evenings at different micro breweries and gastropubs in the Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo, California area. The beer in the photo to the left was the Black IPA which is always good. Strand Brewing Company is located 23520 Telo Ave # 2  Torrance, California. If you are looking for a few good beers then you should give Strand Brewing a try. You can see all the photos from that event at Got Baddog.

So far we have had a month of Business & Beer at several different locations, with 15 – 20 small business owners at each event. Not always the same people but many have enjoyed the night of networking and supporting other local small business that have american hand craft beers on draft.

photo from Business & Beer at Strand Brewing Company Torrance, California

Small business owners enjoying local hand craft beer at Strand Brewing Co.

Tomorrow we head to The Rockefeller located at 422 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California. We meet from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M., no dues, no requirements other than buy yourself a beer and lets talk. Be sure to bring your business cards. Check out Business & Beer and join our mailing list to keep updated on where we will meet! Like your updates through Facebook? You can check out and like our Facebook page.

I have had a long week and looking forward to Business & Beer at The Rockefeller! I hope to see you there!

Bottle Share at Sophie’s Place

photo of 3 Floyds beer at Sophie's Place

Rare find at Sophie’s Place Bottle Beer Share Event. This is a 3 Floyds Apocalypse Cow from Munster, Indiana.

Sunday we went to a bottle share event at Sophie’s Place located at 1708 South Catalina Avenue Redondo Beach, California. As soon as we found out there was going to be a 3 Floyds at the bottle share we knew we were not going to miss this event. The first photo is a 3 Floyds Apocalypse Cow beer, this is one of their hoppy brews so Lloyd was pretty happy to get to share some. If they have more bottle share events I may have to ship some 3 Floyds here the next time I go to Indiana to visit friends and family. Here is a few of the beers that were at this bottle share:


Epic Fermentation Without Representation
Fifty Fifty Eclipse brandy
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah
Fifty Fifty Eclipse grand cru
Founders Blushing Monk
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
Founders Imperial Stout
Freemont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Abominable
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee
Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla
Hoppin’ Frog Doris The Destroyer
Jack’s Abbey Hoponius Union
Jester King Black Metal


photo of Sophie's Place hummus plate

A yummy combination of different types of hummus with pita bread available at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, California.

We had a really fun time at this event which had a huge list of beers being shared, visit Got Baddog to see all the photos and the list of beers that made an appearance.  Sophie’s Place provided some hummus trio plates and french fries for everyone to enjoy. I really like their hummus plate and now know where to go when I am craving some hummus. The trio of hummus included Garbanzo, Black bean and Edamame, yum.

Our next beer event will be tomorrow night for Business & Beer which will be held at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance, California. Come out and enjoy a beer with us and lets talk!

San Pedro Brewing Company

Photo of San Pedro Brewing Co. Beer Flight

The beer flight from San Pedro Brewing Company in San Pedro, California.

The last day of American Craft Beer Week we headed over to San Pedro Brewing Company which is located at 331 West 6th Street, San Pedro, California. Lloyd went with the flight which had each of their American craft beers. He realized after we were home that he had 7 beers on the 7th day of the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week.

I had to try each one so I waited to order so I could try the beers in his flight to decide which one I wanted to drink.  So I guess I can say I had 7 beers on the 7th day of the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week as well.  Okay back to the flight which had the following beers Harbor Hefeweizen, Port Town Pilsner, Bruin Blonde, Kings “Blackout” Lager, Shanghai Red, SoCal Tattoo Ink Ale and the Munich Spring Lager.

photo of the Harbor Hefeweizen from San Pedro Brewing Company

Harbor Hefeweizen from San Pedro Brewing Company in San Pedro, California.

We first noticed I was going to have a harder time deciding which beer to go with. All 7 were not too hoppy which I do not care for hoppy beers. After trying them, I decided to go with the Harbor Hefeweizen which was really good.

We had a couple appetizers, starting with the grilled artichoke, which is not as good as our own grilled artichokes. We also had the bruschetta which was really good. I think they should try using the sauce they have in the bruschetta on the artichoke, I bet that would of been good.

This was the end of our journey through the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week. You can see Lloyd’s reviews and all the high quality photos from our journey on Got Baddog.


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