These photos are from El Segundo Brewing Company’s (ESBC) Standard Crude Release party which was held Friday evening, December 21, 2012. Throwing caution to the wind, Rob Croxall and Thomas Kelley decided to not worry about the end of the Mayan Calendar, and possibly the world as we know it, and released their first 10% beer, Standard Crude American Imperial Stout. Judging by the turnout at their tasting room, there were many that were equally relieved that the world did not end and they came out to welcome El Segundo’s latest brew.
In addition to the Standard Crude, ESBC offered their Blue House Pale Ale, Citra Pale Ale, White Dog IPA, Blue House IPA, Two-5 Left DIPA and Hyperion Stout on cask. They were all delicious and everyone seemed to have a great time. Next month, El Segundo Brewing Company will be releasing their Standard Crude American Imperial Stout in bottles, so ESBC should be congratulated for that as it is a pretty big step up and pretty much guarantees that more people will be able to enjoy the fine brews that are coming out of El Segundo. I, for one, am very glad the Mayans got the date wrong for the final Apocalypse.