Wednesday, October 13, 2010
so you want to open an l.a. brewery
last night i had the pleasure of attending a fantastic event as part of los angeles beer week hosted by my friends at eagle rock brewery. the event was mc'd by beer writer tomm carroll, and included a panel discussion with several of the area's newest craft brewers - the aforementioned (and award winning!) eagle rock brewery, nibble bit tabby brewery (who really need a better website), strand brewing, brouwerij west, ladyface ale companie, as well soon-to-open beachwood brewing and ohana brewing (all fantastic brewers, by the way).
as you can see from the photo above, the event was a success - at least in terms of available seating. those in attendance at the packed house got to hear a few hours of insight into what it takes to start a brewery in los angeles county, and the hurdles and benefits that come along with that endeavor.
after the session drew to a close, the brewers all posed for a group shot. it will be interesting to look back on this image in a few years and see where these breweries are at that point.