Monkish Brewing Company | Torrance, California
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Monkish Brewing Company
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

20311 S Western Ave
Torrance, California United States 90501 [ print map ]
310 295 2157 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Thu - Fri 4:00 – 9:00 PM; Sat 3:00 – 8:00 PM; Sun 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Mayor: brokensail (11) | Taps: 11 | Bottles: 5

Monkish Brewing Company

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13 reviews for Monkish Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food N/A 
 Value  73%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) Torrance, California | April 6, 2013
Another nice local brewery located in a mixed industrial/residential area with quality brews. There is a Belgian spect to the beers, though with an American touch. The brewer and bar tender were great conversationalists while I sampled their wares.
rlgk  (503) Göteborg, Sweden | November 1, 2015
Kinda crowded on a Sunday afternoon. Tasting room is separated from the brewery, but you can enter the brewery and drink your beers there as well. Great selection on the talks, and some bottles were available. Service was good, prices average and all together this is a great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer  (124) Arkansas | May 10, 2015
Visited the other day. Nice place. Very good beers. A bit crowded and only had one server pouring beers. No food, and I didn’t see a food truck. Samplers at a good price, and they were very friendly. Great place and well worth the visit. I found that most of the beers were better than the ratings.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2  (62) , Ontario | May 7, 2015
Located in an alley off the street, I missed it on the first pass, 12 beers on tap available when I visited, friendly staff, decent beer
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 6, 2015
Visited January 4, 2015.

Finally got in to visit these guys. It’s right across the street from Smog City and a half mile north of Dudes’ Brewing (not to mention close to Red Car and Phantom Carriage) so it’s a perfect place to stop on a pub crawl. It’s a very small tasting room attached to a decent sized brewery. They have a handful of seats at the bar and there are self serve pretzels and peanuts in the brewery. They also have bottles, glasses, and growlers available.

Of the dozen taps or so my favorite was St Simcoe. They also had several vintages of the Magnificat and a coffee version of the Della Vita. Everything these guys make is somehow strange, not necessarily in a bad way, just odd. The beers have black pepper, hibiscus, elderflower, rose hips, chamomile, etc. It certainly gives everything a bit of character. I could see stopping in every once in a while to try whatever’s new and interesting. Nice people too. Prices are high though.
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | December 1, 2014
Beautiful little brewery with a bright staff. What defined the beers as a whole for me was the added subtle ingredients that did not stand out too much, but complimented the beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (452) Olympia, Washington | August 23, 2014
Awesome place. Terrific beer and the food was very good, A great stop for the Beer Bloggers Conference.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | August 11, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewery Tasting Room
Location. . . . . . . .Good, Semi Industrial Park
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..$2 Samplers, Token System
Tap Selection. . . .10-12 House Beers
Bottle Selection. .8+ House Bottles
Samplers. . . . . . ...Yes, large format glasses, large pours
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good to Exceptional
Food Level. . . . ...N/A, free pretzels
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Decently Friendly, Somewhat Disinterested
Growlers. . . . . . ...Yes
Noise Level. . . . ..Medium
Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Rustic Brewhouse, Exposed Wood, Homely
Good for Kids. . ..No
Parking. . . . . . . ...Larger Private Lot
WiFi. . . . . . . . . . ..Unknown
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Yes
Comments: Monkish, like the Bruery, has positioned itself as a non-IPA brewery in Southern California that produces higher priced 750mL bottles only, no six packs. Beers on tap were almost all avant garde and Belgian in style with some flops and some big hits. This is one of the only breweries in California that has figured out how to make a saison, so that is encouraging. Their tasting room is homely and nicely decorated. You can also sit inside the brewhouse on top of malt bags. Generous sample pours for the price in large tasting glasses that let you actually smell the beer properly! Lots of specialty beers that aren’t bottled. Highly recommended, a nice surprise.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs  (189) Livermore, California | April 27, 2014
Visited this place quickly on the first leg of my SoCal brewery tour. They’re right around the corner from Smog City which is nice. They have a small, but nicely decorated tasting room to the side of the brewery with bottles to go, and of course, pints and samples of all the beers on tap. The beers were all pretty nice. I’m not the biggest fan of Belgian yeast, but these guys treat it well. There wasn’t a stinker in the bunch and some were done with interesting adjuncts and/or hops so it was cool to try some traditional Belgian styles with a bit of a West Coast twist. I enjoyed my time here, as the service was nice and pleasant. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun  (60) Santa Monica, California | February 2, 2014
This place is awesom! Huge beer selection and great service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | May 18, 2013
Small tasting area right by the entrance with more space in the back/brewing area. Helpful staff with adequate amounts of servers to keep the beers flowing. They had 10 beers on tap, 7 of which were new to me (which was sort of impressive).

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