Monthly Archives: August 2016

Coming Soon: Dutch’s Brew House

Interested in brewing your own beer but don’t have the space and/or don’t want to invest into all the equipment for it? Well, you’re in luck. When Dutch’s Brew House opens, which will be very soon, you’ll be able to create your own amazing handcrafted beer, bottle it, label it, and drink it!

How does it work? It’s easy.. Dutch’s has the recipes, ingredients and equipment. All you need to do is pick a recipe and the Brew Masters will guide you through the process of brewing it. Brewing takes some time, so be prepared to spend a few hours there. Don’t worry though, Dutch’s will also be pouring locally crafted beers in their tap room. So, you can drink (and eat) while you brew! After you’re done, your batch will ferment for X amount of days (depending what you’re brewing) at their facility. When it’s ready, you’ll return to bottle it, label it and eventually… DRINK IT! Have kids? Bring them.. They can also hand craft their own sodas!

Prices will vary depending on which recipe you choose and how much you want to brew. Perfect for special events or to enjoy at home by yourself and/or with friends.

Photos below were taken at a special event at the brewery a couple weeks ago.

COMING SOON: LIBERATION BREWING CO

Until we get a chance to go over to the new Liberation Brewing Co ourselves to check the spot out and see what their plans are for it.. Here’s their Press Release… Welcome to the neighborhood!

Liberation Coming to Long Beach

Liberation Brewing Company is a craft brewery coming to the Bixby Knolls/Cal Heights area in Long Beach, CA. Liberation Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dan Regan, former member of renowned local ska band, Reel Big Fish.

Liberation recently signed a lease to open at 3630 Atlantic Avenue, along the Bixby Knolls business corridor. Liberation Brewing will join the burgeoning beer scene in Bixby Knolls/Long Beach as a production brewery, manufacturing many different types of beer to be sold out of the on site tasting room, for take-home in growlers, and to be distributed to local bars and restaurants.

The idea for Liberation Brewing Company was born while Regan spent twenty years touring with Reel Big Fish, visiting breweries throughout the world. After leaving the band in 2013, he decided to put his love for craft beer and homebrewing to good use: “I had been getting free beer for a couple decades backstage at the Reel Big Fish concerts. For the first time in my life, I had to buy it at the store. This would not do. I dusted off the business plan and rallied the comrades to spread the gospel of our unbound libations. LIBERATION!” He partnered with then home brewer Eric McLaughlin, who has since gone on to win various medals for both his home brew and a 2014 World Beer Cup silver medal for Saison Noir, made while he brewed for Ohana Brewing Co. in Los Angeles.

Liberation Brewing will open to public later this year.

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COMING SOON: TEN MILE BREWING!

We’re pleased to welcome another brewery to the area, Ten Mile Brewing! Ten Mile Brewing is paving the way for breweries to invade our neighbors in Signal Hill. They have been brewing award winning beers at home in Lakewood and figured it’s finally time to get serious. In order to open shop in Signal Hill, they had to get some zoning laws changed. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t cheap.. So, if you’re a brewery that has hopes/plans to also open in Signal Hill, make sure you pay Ten Mile a visit and slide some cash under their door!

Ten Mile Brewing is run by father and son team, Dan & Jesse. Their family owns a cabin next to Ten Mile Creek in the Sierra Nevada’s and is where the name of the brewery comes from. Their logo is derived from Native American Indian symbols of mountains and water. Good thing I asked because I would have spent more time forming the shapes into a T and M…

Another cool thing I learned they do that I haven’t really heard of before is they condition their water to represent the area from which the type of beer they are going to brew. Huh? They do what? Depending on what beer they’re going to brew, they’ll research where the beer is originally from, figure out what minerals and what not are usually found in the water source from the area and recreate it.. I’m still not 100% sure how this is done.. I’ll have to pay them a visit one day during this process.

They will be located on Willow St one block west of Orange Ave, right across the street from the cemetery. Stay tuned as we’ll document the different stages of the brewery and their beers.

Welcome to the neighborhood!!

More Info: TenMileBrewing.com

CRAFT BEER LB MEETUP #3: BROUWERIJ WEST

As we wait for the breweries to open in Long Beach, we decided to venture to the outskirts to see what neighboring cities have to offer. For our 3rd MeetUp, we headed over the Vincent Thomas bridge to check out Brouwerij West in San Pedro! The brewery utilizes a Meura Mash Filter which is much more efficient than a conventional lauter tun. What exactly does this mean, I don’t really know either.. but all you need to know is it creates higher yields using less grains and best of all, less water. With this California drought, I guess this makes them a green brewery?

If you haven’t been yet, it’s definitely worth the trip. The space they occupy is HUGE and the selection of beer is great. Whether you want something light, fruity, hoppy, strong or sour, they (usually) have something for everyone’s tastes. Thanks to Andi for giving us the grand tour of the facility.

If you’re interested in joining us for our next adventure, CLICK HERE and join our MeetUp Group!

Brouwerij West
110 E 22nd St
San Pedro, CA 90731
http://www.brouwerijwest.com/