Well, I must have been asleep at the switch. I totally missed the Indie Go Go campaign for Lawless Brewing Co. which will be taking over a movie equipment rental house in North Hollywood. The brewery will open, sometime in this eventful year and mark the first brewery in this part of Los Angeles.
It is hard to speculate about new breweries in the best of times but we all need to keep hope alive which is why you should follow HiDef Brewing which was and is in the process of opening. Maybe we all will be able to visit their Olive Avenue taproom this year.
Poet Gardens, the home of the Whittier Brewing Co. won’t be the city’s only brewery for long as a 2nd brewery has gained approval from the Whittier Planning Commission.
The brewery is La Bodega, owned by Erik and Raul Tapia. They plan to operate a brewery, as well as a retail store to sell beer and wine alongside a restaurant in a former optometrist’s office.
Abraham Mercado, a friend of the owners will be the brewmaster and the hope is for a 2020 opening.
Add Marcus of Queensbury to your watch list. This Los Angeles brewery in planning that has (4) beers in their The Champions Line and an additional (3) in their Contenders line. Where they will end up and when are obviously not answerable questions now but it is good to see more breweries getting started.
Our second L.A. Brewery in Planning is in Thousand Oaks. I have not ridden a bike in many a moon so I will stick to the latter half of Pedals & Pints Brewing. This brewery looks to be moving closer to opening as recent Facebook posts show tanks rooted to their spots.
I have Excel spreadsheets in my mind that list which breweries are new, coming soon and then those that have less determined futures. Neither good nor bad, just unknown as of my personal press time. So add South Central Brewing Company to your Facebook friends feed and maybe you will catch updates about another possible L.A. brewery.