Last night we went to the Abigaile Fall Gathering open house in Hermosa Beach. If you read this blog with any regularity you have probably heard me mention them on numerous occasions as they house The Brewery at Abigaile. We discovered them during American Craft Beer Week when the manager at The Rockefeller recommended them to us. We quickly became big fans. Not only did they brew a wide variety of beers, but they had some nice plates on their menu that made it interesting to experiment. I soon learned of their Chef Tin and was immediately impressed. The guy is good. Anyway, we kept returning and became fairly regular and watched them evolve.
In June we heard Abigaile was having an open house and releasing a couple new brews, so we headed down. I have to admit, I was surprised. Not only were they offering tasters of the new beer but Chef Tin was out on the patio barbecuing and they had a table of cheeses, olives, meats and more. They even had dessert. Oh, I forgot to mention, it was free. When I read on Facebook that they were doing it again last night, we made sure we were there. It was another great time. I spoke with the owner, Jed Sanford, about it and he said he was making it a seasonal thing to show his appreciation to all those that spend time there. Nice attitude, I guess that is another reason we enjoy coming there.