Dutch’s Brewhouse, owned and run by Jason “Dutch” Van Fleet, is located on Atlantic Blvd. in Bixby Knolls. As of their opening in October of 2016 it is the first “Brew on Premise” Brewhouse in this area. They have a great variety of rotating craft beer on tap, which will soon include their own original house brews, and they offer a delicious menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and more.
Being a “Brew on Premise” establishment means that the brewing equipment is available to buy a time slot with which to brew your very own craft beer right there in their brew house. Everything will be included in your brew day from start to finish, you just need to pick your favorite from over twenty original recipes and get started! The process takes between two to three hours, is recommended for up to four brewers, and costs between $255-$300 for 15 gallons of freshly brewed beer.
When the brewing is finished for the day, your beer will be fermented there at Dutch’s in a temperature-controlled space. When the beer is ready it will be filtered, carbonated, and kegged by Dutch’s brew team and you will go back for your second session to bottle it yourself. The bottles are included in the initial price and will be sanitized on-site in preparation for bottling. Once your beer has been bottled and labeled (yes, even your custom labels will be provided) it will be ready for you to take home and enjoy!
At the end of your brew day you won’t have to go far for your lunch and a pint on tap. Their rotating craft beer taps include many local Southern California brews as well as some favorites from farther away. Their ever growing menu, originally created by Frank DeLoach and prepared daily by Head Chef Brandon Lobenfeld, offers tasty appetizers, salads, and their widely praised pizzas. Currently, their menu includes specialties, such as a Frito pie (Fritos smothered in Texas chili, cheese, sour cream, onions and jalapeños), the “Brewhouse” salad (Arugula severed with bacon, blue cheese, marinated tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette), the “Little Fidel” sandwich (with roasted pork, honey ham, dill pickles, mustard, Swiss cheese, and mojo verde), and “The Cheesus” sandwich (with melted sharp Cheddar, Provolone, smoked Mozzarella & Fontina cheeses!—Did your mouth just water? Mine did…).
All that deliciousness and we haven’t even talked pizza yet… There are currently nine different pizzas to choose from including: “The Huntsman” (with Crimini mushroom, garlic, rosemary, roasted potato, egg, and Fontina, Mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses), the “Dirty Bird” (with beer chicken, BBQ sauce, charred pineapple, pickled chilies, grilled onions, cilantro, Mozzarella cheese, and Ranch dressing), and a Chef Brandon original, the “Burgggzzzaaa” (with ground beef, tomato, red onion, house pickles, Cheddar & American cheeses, and a burger spread). If you can’t decide on which of these amazing pizzas to order, just order two (I’ve done it, and there’s no shame in my game!).
Just to spice things up even further, Dutch’s hosts frequent live musicians, and special events including a recent “Big Ass Friday” which boasted several big and dark beers on tap, an annual holiday Festivus Party, and on Tuesdays they offer a beer and taco combo special. This is the perfect place for a date night, a family Sunday-Funday, or really just any day that you want some great craft beer and amazing pizza! It’s also the only place to get your official Craft Beer LB caps, by the way. Visit their website for even more information about brewing your very own beer (or soda!) and to book your brew session. To keep up with Dutch’s rotating tap list and their special events, check out their Instagram @dutchsbrewhouse.
4244 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807