Monthly Archives: July 2016

Coming Soon: Long Beach Beer Lab

Last week we had the pleasure of hanging out with Levi Fried, Owner/Brewer of Long Beach Beer Lab. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the brewery and tasting room that is in the works. They will be located in the heart of the Wrigley area of Long Beach. This is guaranteed to be the hot spot for locals in Wrigley and all of Long Beach. Located on Willow near Magnolia, they will also be easily accessible off the 710 freeway. As we walked through the building, Levi pointed out where the fermenters, seating, bar, kitchen and mezzanine will be located. With the amazing high ceilings, It’s easy to imagine how awesome the place will look once it’s complete. Stay tuned as we will visit them regularly to update everyone on their progress. As we go, we’ll reveal more about the brewery such as what types of beer they’ll be brewing and what they’ll be serving from the kitchen.. In the meantime, enjoy the photos!

Long Beach Beer Lab
518 W Willow St Unit A
Long Beach, CA 90806
Instagram & Facebook: @lbbeer

Beachwood BBQ 5 Year Anniversary

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary in Long Beach this Saturday July 9th. They will be opening their doors early at 10:30am. This includes their Blendery location around the corner on LB Blvd. Their tap list is listed below. For more info you can also visit them at

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
210 E 3rd St.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Beachwood Blendery
247 N Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Exclusive tapping times for their ‪#‎barrelaged‬ favorites:
Barrel-Aged Barrelogenesis – 10:30 AM
Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket – 10:30 AM
Barrel-Aged Jean Quad Van Damme – Noon
8 Buffalo – 1 PM
Sadie – 3PM
Rye Like An Eagle – 4pm

Alpha Galactic | American Pale Ale
Amalgamator | West Coast-Style India Pale Ale
2015 Annihilator | American Barleywine
Beer Camp Pilot Batch Stout | American Stout
Black Moon Rising | Belgian Dark Ale
Brews Dickinson | Hoppy English Summer Ale
El Verano | Belgian-Style Saison
Foam Top | Cream Ale
Full Malted Jacket | Wee Heavy
FV9 | Double India Pale Ale
Glenlongbeach | Scottish-Style “80 Shilling”
Hayabusa | Japanese-Style Lager
Hef Leppard | Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen
Hop Jitsu | India Pale Ale
James | American Brown Ale
Kilgore | American Stout
Knucklehead Red | American Red Ale
La Cabra | German-Style Weizenbock
LBC IPA | West Coast-Style India Pale Ale
Oatmonster | Oatmeal Stout
Onyx | Imperial Stout
Pablo Escobeer | Colombian Coffee Porter
Rose Royce | Belgian-Style Saison
Rubia | Belgian Style Blonde
Street 3 Block 2 | Hoppy American Pale Ale
Tart Simpson | German-Style Berliner Weisse
That’s What She Said | Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale
Udder Love | Milk Stout
Ultrahop 2000 | India Pale Ale
Un Atout | Belgian-Style Saison
Uno | Belgian-Style Single Ale
Wholly Smoke | Smoked Porter
8 Buffalo | Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket | Wee Heavy
Barrel-Aged Jean-Quad Van Damme | Belgian-Style Quadrupel
Rye Like an Eagle | Barrel-Aged Imperial Rye Brown Ale
Sadie | Barrel-Aged Dark Ale
2016 System of a Stout | Imperial Armenian Coffee Stout
2015 Tovarish | Russian Imperial Coffee Stout
Barrelogenesis | Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Mrs. Stoutfire | Imperial Smoked Stout
The Bruery Collaboration
For the first time our anniversary beer will be a barrel-aged brew…
Barrelogenesis: Malts converge to form an astronomically rich barleywine that takes a year-long journey in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Flavors & aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla, & oak will sustain for light years to come.
Available on draft and in bottles ($20 / 22oz.)
And to up the ante even more…
We’ve decided to release bottles of this year’s edition of Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket, our Scottish “Wee Heavy” ale aged in Bourbon barrels on the same day!
Available on draft and in bottles ($20 / 22oz.)


The opening date of the new Ballast Point location in Long Beach has long been a mystery. We all knew it was coming, but when exactly was the mystery. Even with contacts on the inside, we still couldn’t get the info. While at our 2nd MeetUp on Wednesday, one of the members mentioned, “Ballast Point is opening tomorrow”. Sure enough, with just a simple Facebook post, it was announced they would be opening their doors at 11AM the next day. I guess when you’re as big as Ballast Point, all you need is a little Facebook post to inform the masses.

On Thursday, June 30th, we were fortunate enough to have been able to be there as the doors opened. Pulling up, you can see construction still going on as they are putting on the final touches to the building. We strolled around the building, this place is massive and impressive. After taking a lap, we jumped in line (yes, there was a line) around 10:50. We were probably 20 back.. Right at 11, they opened as scheduled. We were really happy that we went right as they opened because from the photos friends posted later in the evening, they showed how packed the place was.

There are 2 levels and 3 bars, 2 downstairs and one upstairs and plenty of places to sit all over. The most popular spots, I imagine, will be the upstairs areas overlooking the bay. It was an honor to meet Chris and Dougie, who run the actual brewery and got to check out their operation. Their first brew is officially in process and they expect it to be ready in about 3 weeks. Did we mention this location will be focusing on their Sour Program?? Can’t wait! Below is a photo of Dougie bear hugging his Bretts…


Need to charge your phone or plug in your computer? The bars, or at least the first one I sat at in the back corner of the first floor, have outlets for both plugs and usb. They also have the hooks for women (or men) to hang their purses.


There’s tons more awesome I can say about having Ballast Point in Long Beach, but I’m sure everyone already knows how awesome they are.. So instead, enjoy the photos…


For our 2nd MeetUp, we “met up” at Timeless Pints in Lakewood. Those who showed up early were able to meet the Brewer, Chris, and also receive the Grand Tour of the facility and learn a little about the brewing process. They moved up the release of their newest seasonal beer, Smokey Chocolate and Rye Stout, from Thursday to Wednesday so the group would have a chance to have a pint or two.

The group has doubled since the first MeetUp and we’re excited to meet so many awesome people who also enjoy or are just as interested in craft beer. If you’re interested in joining us for our next adventure, CLICK HERE and join our MeetUp Group!

A huge shout out to Rae @ Timeless Pints for working with us to get the event set up and thanks to the Brewer, Chris, for sticking around longer than he normally would to meet and chat with us!

For anyone living in/around Long Beach/Lakewood and/or if you’re just passing through, definitely stop by, they’re right off the 405!

Timeless Pints
3671 Industry Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 490-0099