These photos are from the Smog City Brewing Company soft open which was held Friday evening in Torrance, CA. A few days ago, Smog City Brewing, a new local microbrewery, posted on their Facebook page that the brewery now had a telephone number and that people should call and leave a message; the hint that “there’s something in it for you too” was enough to make me call. In their message they announced that Smog City Brewing would be having a soft opening prior to their scheduled grand opening on May 18, 2013.
They opened the doors at 5:00 PM; we were the third couple to come in; within minutes they had three girls working the taps and the lines kept growing. We were there a couple hours and people continued to arrive even as we were leaving. For an event that had pretty limited, last minute exposure they had a very nice turnout. It was readily apparent that Torrance was happy to welcome Smog Brewing Company to our local craft beer scene. For those that were not able to make it Friday evening, they will be doing this again Saturday; from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. They are offering five beers; Smog City XPA, Groundwork Coffee Porter, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Quercus Circus and Bourbon Red. I recommend getting a flight and trying them all. Even though there were a couple styles I am not a huge fan of, Smog City’s version made them quite enjoyable.