Brews News: FiftyFifty Eclipse Comes to South Bay

A look at what is happening on the craft beer scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

Here is a look at what is happening around the South Bay craft beer scene:

Beer Bars, Restaurants and Stores

Select Beer Store | Redondo Beach

On Sunday, Select Beer will hold a beer and cheese event from noon until 6 p.m. featuring The Bruery beers and Queso Beso cheeses.

Beers on tap from The Bruery will include:

  • Mischief (Hoppy Belgian Style Golden Strong Ale)
  • 5 Golden Rings (Spiced Golden Strong Ale)
  • Smoking Wood (Imperial Smoked Porter)
  • Autumn Maple (Spiced Vegetable Beer Brewed With Yams)

Cheese trays will also be available to pair with the beers.


Current Tap List (As of Dec. 12):

  • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
  • Triple Voodoo Witopia (Spiced Belgian-style Wit)
  • El Segundo White Dog (White IPA)
  • Smog City Saison
  • Anchor Zymaster Series No. 2 Mark's Mild (English-style Mild)
  • Monkish False Prophet (Dry-hopped Belgian-style Amber)
  • Kostritzer Schwartzbier
  • Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic (Belgian-style Strong)
  • Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Imperial Porter)
  • Gouden Carolus Noel (Belgian Strong Ale)
  • Avery Old Jubilation (Old Ale)
  • Mad River Extra Stout

Adam's Fine Wine & Liquor | Redondo Beach

Adam's will take delivery this week of FiftyFifty Brewing's much sought after Eclipse imperial stouts. The beers will be available starting on Thursday at 5 p.m. and include:

  • Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 Year
  • Eclipse Old Fitzgerald
  • Eclipse Evan Williams
  • Eclipse American Mellow Corn Whiskey
  • Eclipse Bernheim Wheat

Also new this week at Adam's is the Rogue Double Chocolate Stout as well as magnums of Mikkeller Red & White Christmas.

Adam's also has two bottles of Sam Adams Utopias—a 27 percent ABV, $100 beer. Only 3,000 bottles are produced each year making this beer a rarity.

The Rockefeller | Hermosa Beach

The Rockefeller has created the new #craftclub which the restaurant says is geared towards the casual beer lover. Membership in the club is $30 and includes:

  • 1 free weekend beer tasting from 4-6 p.m.
  • 25 percent off all future weekend tastings
  • $10 32-ounce beer growlers during Lakers and Dodgers games.
  • Private craft beer handle is $5 anytime, any day
  • Private reservations to the Beer School Monthly event (beer tasting)
  • Promotional item from the Rockefeller

On tap this week at Rockefeller is:

  • Fruli Strawberry
  • Murphy's Irish Stout
  • Stella Artois
  • Botleggers Heffeweizen
  • Allagash White
  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
  • Steelhead (Stout)
  • Rogue Brown Ale
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Goose Island Sofie
  • XXX Weizenbock
  • Leffe Blonde
  • El Segundo Brewing White Dog
  • Ballast Point Sculpin
  • Victory Hop Devil
  • Black Market
  • Chimay Triple
  • Maudite
  • Schlagl
  • Oskar Blues G'Night
  • Dubhe
  • Widmer SXSNW
  • La Trappe
  • Delirium Noel

Hot's Kitchen | Hermosa Beach

Hot's will host a beer dinner featuring Hangar 24 Brewery on Friday at 6 p.m.

From Hot's:

The featured brewery is Hangar 24 from Redlands, Calif. and we will be pairing five of their beers with five dishes of ours (dishes TBD). The cost will be $60 per person with taxes and gratuity included. People can buy tickets at Hots and we will take their names, phone numbers and email addresses. We are asking people to bring in their receipts and we will also be emailing them out to those who purchased just in case.


El Segundo Brewing | El Segundo 

El Segundo's newest beer—Standard Crude Imperial Stout—will be released on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Tap room hours for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Wednesday: 5-9 p.m.
Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
Friday: 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 2-9 p.m.
Sunday: 2-7 p.m.

Strand Brewing Co. | Torrance

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4-9 p.m.
Friday: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.

Monkish Brewing Co. | Torrance

Monkish has two new beers this month including:

  • Vigil - Dark Wheat Beer with Thyme
  • Magnificat (Coming Soon) - Spiced Christmas Beer

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4-9 p.m.
Friday: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: 3-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-6 p.m.

Editor's Note: Only establishments that have submitted updates are included in this column. If you own a beer bar, brewery, beer store or beer-centric restaurant in the South Bay of Los Angeles and would like to include your establishment's updates in this column, please send editor John Schreiber an email at John.Schreiber@Patch.com. This column relies on the updates from local business owners to keep it running—please contribute!


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