Huge open industrial garage style space. And I do mean huge. Must accommodate 100 easily, and probably double that without much discomfort. Shuffleboard against one of the walls, decks of uno cards at all of the picnic tables. 13 beers on when I went, on a a hot first Saturday in July 2016. Flights are out of a common pint, one beer at a time at 4oz (I opted for slight smaller pours due to trying to hit an ambitious six breweries that day, and they fortunately were accommodating). Biggest downside to the flight-in-a-pint-glass system is that it’s really tough to get aroma out of a pint when you’ve got a scant 3-4 ounces lurking an the bottom. This probably does their beers a disservice. Brewery looks like a 20 or 30 (it’s a 30) and has plenty of room to grow, and a ton of space outside of the tasting room. If they’re planning on capacity expansion, they’ve got that ability in spades. They’re running with a few 60 and 90 fermenters, so plenty of capacity currently. Ultimately I’m a touch curious about their business model, because it wasn’t very crowded when I went, almost as many staff as customers at 3:30 on a Saturday, so I’m assuming the huge pile of kegs I saw in the back are all going out and that’s where their percentages are, because they’re certainly not making rent based on the population in house the day I went.
The main downfall of this place for me was that there were more kids than adults here. Running around with limited supervision. No less than 2 kids parties were being held at the time I was there on a Saturday afternoon. The only thing it was missing was a costumed mascot walking around or a clown. The last place I would bring my kids to is a business that sells nothing but alcohol...The beer was decent with generous pours though. Get rid of the kids and this place would be a place worth revisiting.
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewery Tasting Room Location. . . . . . . .Industrial Park Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Medium Tap Selection. . . .6-8 House Beers Bottle Selection. .4+ House Beers Samplers. . . . . . ...NO! Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Above Average to Good Food Level. . . . ...N/A Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly Growlers. . . . . . ...Probably Noise Level. . . . ..Medium Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Small, Benches inside brewhouse Good for Kids. . ..No Parking. . . . . . . ...Small Private Lot WiFi. . . . . . . . . . ..Probably Not Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..No Comments: Can’t recommend visiting Strand because they don’t offer sampler flights and their beers are readily available in stores in bottles. If some of their specialty beers aren’t readily available like the double IPAs, well, then you have to drink a full pour of them in a venue that is not close to anything else so you’d have to have a DD or call a cab. So, sort of a bizarre business plan here that was quite surprising. They will do splashes of beer for free so you can sample before you commit to a full pour, but...that isn’t quite the same as a sampler flight and is presented under the assumption you will then buy a full pour of something. So, since we were brewery hopping, that beer happened to be whatever was lowest abv. $4-5 pints for the most part.
Small tasting room with a bar for ordering and a handful of seats. Bottles of all their beers available, which I didn’t realize. They don’t offer flights, but you can just ask to try anything you want. Some stuff I hadn’t seen around available, very friendly and helpful service, and a nice laid back atmosphere.
Located in an industrial area, this young brewery is producing some fine brews for the local clientele. I had previously enjoyed their wares while visiting Naja’s on previous visits, and finally had the chance during my last LA trip to stop here. The staff is quite friendly and ready to engage in conversations, beer related or not. This is definitely worth the stop, and you are likely to find something new from the fermenter.
Small industrial park tasting room quite a few miles off the 405. Some easy parking. Plenty of tap handles and 4 beers commercial beers on tap (you might also get to try one or two other pilot beers that are not rateable if you talk to the right person). The always talkative and pleasant Rich was working the bar when I was there. Decent crowd. Prices are either $5 or 6$ for a pint. They also sell 32oz growlers to go. A decent stop for the area.