These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at Yorkshire Square Brewery in Torrance, where they held their 2nd Annual Now’t but Stout Festival, a fundraiser benefiting the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, featuring dark beers from more than 25 Los Angeles area breweries, and a couple from San Diego.
N’owt but Stout may have been a little misleading as there were many Porters, a Black IPA, a Scottish Ale, and a Pub Bitter available as well; but to be honest, after a few stouts you have of need something to mix it up with. Beachwood’s Hoppa Emeritus Black IPA and Cellador’s Vacant Lot barrel-aged sour took care of that for me.
In addition to the numerous beer choices, the event featured the Slater’s 50/50 and Cena Vegan food trucks, live music from Vagrant Nation, and cornhole. Attendees were also given the opportunity to vote for the Peasant’s Choice Award for the Most Adequate Ale.
The winner was Highland Park Brewery with their Griffith J. Griffith Imperial Stout; I have to admit, this was the stout I voted for as well. When you have had a half dozen stouts and one jumps out at you, you know you have a winner. The first runner-up was Beachwood’s Hoppa Emeritus Black IPA; there was a tie for third place between Bravery Brewing’s Old Rat and Figueroa Mountain’s Stearns Irish Stout.
Some of the other breweries in attendance included Arts District, Eagle Rock, Firestone Walker Propagator, Green Cheek, Home Brewing Company, King Harbor, Mumford, Smog City, Stereo Brewing, Tustin, and Trustworthy Brewing.
Speaking with people that have attended both N’owt but Stout Festivals, a common sentiment was that this year’s event was more organized and breweries were spread out enough that there were never any real lines.
Congratulations to Yorkshire Square on another fun event that showcases Los Angeles area beer. Yorkshire Square Brewery is located at 1109 Van Ness in Torrance and are open Wednesday through Sunday until 11:00 PM. They are dog and family friendly, usually have food trucks, and have limited growlers and bottles to go. Cheers!
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