These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at the Smog City Brewing Company’s 10th Anniversary celebration held at the production brewery in Torrance. It was a nicely attended event that probably had about 100 people attending during the couple of hours I was there.
Yes, Los Angeles County is still abiding by COVID protocol, but we are in the least restrictive yellow tier which allowed Smog City to throw an actual in-person event for their 10 anniversary. Yes, things were toned down a little from previous anniversary celebrations, but Smog City’s fan base was not going to let that stop them.
To commemorate the occasion, Smog City had 26 brews on draft, including their 10th Anniversary IPA, eight special bottle pours, and an anniversary flight consisting of This Sour Future (2015), Benny and the Bretts volume 1, The Nothing (2017), Buzzworthy (2016), and BBA Coffee Porter (2017).
Of course, these days it isn’t really a craft beer event without food trucks, and Smog City did not disappoint, with both Anarchy Seafood and Vivace Pizza providing solid food for those interested.
There is no doubt that this event was a little more subdued, with only one bar serving beer as opposed to the multiple stations we have grown accustomed to, but the Smog City staff handled it with the professionalism we have grown accustomed to.
Since the question was asked of me multiple times yesterday, yes, you are correct; Smog City has been in Torrance since 2013, however, they actually started brewing in October 2011 at the Tustin Brewing brewpub.
Smog City Brewing is located at 1901 Del Amo in Torrance. They are currently open Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from noon to 10:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Cheers!
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