These tap takeovers have been a great success since the first one in 2015; over 400 people attended the inaugural event. Only due to a temporary change in management at the original venue, Flights Beer Bar, was I forced to find somewhere else in the South Bay that could accommodate the amount of beer I wanted to bring in; Tortilla Cantina fit the bill nicely as they actually had more taps than Flights. Icing on the cake was that owner Rick Gomez already had a positive relationship with all the local breweries.
The transition was smooth enough that we even survived the Great 2020 Pandemic, even if the second or third lockdown was scheduled to begin the day after the 6th Annual South Bay Tap Takeover. At least this year we do not have to worry about another lockdown disrupting the event as there is no way Newsom will do that right before the election, so we are a definite go.
As of the time that I click the Publish button, the breweries/cideries that have confirmed their attendance in alphabetical order are, Absolution Brewing, Brouwerij West, Burnin’ Daylight, Buzzrock, Common Space, El Segundo Brewing, Eureka Brewing, Far Field Beer, Honest Abe Hard Ciders, HopSaint, King Harbor Brewing, LA Ale Works, Phantom Carriage, Project Barley, Scholb Premium Ales, Smog City Brewing, SoCal Cider, Surfridge Brewing, Ta Loco/George Lopez Brewing, The Crac Brewery, The Dudes’, Three Weavers, Tortugo Brewing, Upshift Brewing, and Yorkshire Square.
While the tap list is still being compiled, trust me when I say we will have something for everybody; well, unless pumpkin beers are your thing; I don’t recall seeing any of those available.
You probably noticed the pictures of the commemorative glassware. These will be available for purchase, however I do not know the price or any of the other details other than there are only 72 available and I will probably buy one, so make that 71; in other words, you will probably want to get there early if you want one. The cities listed are all the cities in the South Bay that now have breweries or taprooms; there are 12 of them now!
So, the 7th Annual South Bay Tap Takeover will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Tortilla Cantina in Old Torrance, from noon until 10:00 PM. There is no admission fee, you just pay for your beer and any food you might indulge in; they have great food including a few dozen taco options.
Tortilla Cantina is located at 1225 El Prado in Torrance. We hope to see you there. Cheers!
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