Ten Mile Brewing invited us to a special Soft Opening before their Grand Opening on Sept 16th!
We’re starting to feel a little bit like a broken record, but here comes another new micro – or should we say nano – brewery opening up in Long Beach. Hog Canyon Brewing is about as teeny as it gets and owner Larry Chavez hopes to have the brewery up and running with the taproom open later this summer. The brewery will run on a 1-1/2 barrel system in a small industrial building at 1239 Locust, next to the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. The name “Hog Canyon” is an homage to the location of the Work Family Guest Ranch, a 12,000-acre family-owned working ranch in Paso Robles, California where Chavez grew up. The tap room will be small, seating about 20 people at a time and Chavez plans to begin serving up some traditional styles, with an emphasis on India Pale Ales, including his 15-45 IPA and a hazy IPA.
With the addition of another new brewery, Trademark Brewing, who recently announced their fall opening just across the way at 233 E. Anaheim (next to the Packard Building), Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood is soon getting an infusion of some serious craft.
Stay tuned for more photos and updates about Hog Canyon Brewing as the build-out continues and date gets closer for opening.
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!
3671 Industry Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
A few brews to look forward to!
1. Grapefruit Wicked White IPA – The Wicked White is a seasonal, summer
IPA for us, and our brewer, Chris, decided to put a grapefruit spin on it
this year. It will be tapped on Thursday the 16th.
2. Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse – Our Father’s Day small batch, special
release beer. This will be a fun one because it’s a first for us and we
get to share it on a special day. There will be live music at the brewery
as well for Father’s Day.
3. Smoked Chocolate & Rey Stout – Also a first, however, Chris has made a
few stouts, a peanut butter cup porter, and a black Rye IPA. This beer
will hit the taps towards the end of this month.
Had a chance to swing by Timeless Pints last week and got lucky as they had a couple of their beers that aren’t always available on tap. They had some pours left of their Scotch Strong Ale and Peanut Butter Cup Porter. Apparently they had a special food pairing event the night before and those beers were stored away for the event. The Scotch Strong Ale was delicsious, but I’m pretty hooked on the Peanut Butter Cup Porter! I’ll have to keep an eye out for when it returns.
Let’s talk about their location for a second… They’re actually in Lakewood, but most of the surrounding businesses are Long Beach! I have no idea how that little section became part of Lakewood. If you google, “Lakewood, CA Map”, you’ll see a little hangtag looking section on the bottom left that’s surrounded by Long Beach.. That’s where Timeless Pints is. If you’re not specifically looking for them, you’ll likely miss them. They’re a little tucked away. During business hours you’ll see their signs out on the main roads, Cherry Ave and Lakewood Ave, pointing the direction of where they are. Follow them!
They have food trucks that rotate through to feed your bellies. They also have trivia every Thursday and live music every Sunday. For a full list of food trucks and events, visit their website, www.timelesspints.com.
3671 Industry Avenue, C1
Lakewood, CA 90712
Smog City Brewing will be opening a satellite tasting room in Long Beach! For a while, I was wondering if/when it would actually happen as I pass the location often. Yesterday, I was excited to see they finally broke ground!
If you haven’t heard about it yet, Long Beach will be the home of SteelCraft, a new permanent food lot that will be built entirely from shipping containers.
Smog City has already released an IPA called SteelCraft that is only available around Long Beach. We’ll see if we can get a list of current locations and post it up.
We’ll get more info for you soon.. For now, check out some photos of the future home of Smog City’s satellite tasting room!