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Brews News: Beer and Ice Cream Floats

A look at what is happening with 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

Select Beer Store | Redondo Beach

Leave root beer floats for the kids... Select Beer Store and L.A. Wonders are hosting a "Beer and Ice Cream Floats" event on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon until 6 p.m.

Gourmet ice cream sandwich truck Chunk n' Chip will be on hand to create four different beer floats and serve a special beer infused ice cream sandwich.

Ice cream and beer floats will include:

  • Fig & Pecorino Cheese Ice Cream | Sierra Nevada Celbration (Fresh IPA)
  • White Chocolate with Toffee Bits Ice Cream | Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Imperial Coffee Vanilla Porter)
  • Mango Sorbet with Chili and Pop Rocks Ice Cream | 1809 Berliner Weisse
  • Maple with Candied Bacon Ice Cream | Bruery Autumn Maple (Yam/spiced Beer)

Current Tap List (As of Nov. 24):

  • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
  • Triple Voodoo Witopia (Belgian-style Witbier)
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration (IPA)
  • Smog City LA Saison Anchor Mark's Mild (English Mild Ale)
  • El Segundo Blue House IPA
  • Kostritzer Black Lager
  • Delirium Noel (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
  • Anchor Christmas 2012 (Winter Warmer)
  • Figueroa Mountain 2nd Anniversary (Belgian Strong Dark)
  • Avery Old Jubilation (Old Ale)
  • Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout

Hot's Kitchen | Hermosa Beach

Hot's will also host a beer dinner featuring Hangar 24 Brewery on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

From Hot's:

The featured brewery is Hangar 24 from Redlands, Ca and we will be pairing 5 of their beers with 5 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.

Naja's Place | Redondo Beach

It is that time of year—time for ugly Christmas sweaters.

Taking part in the sweater tackiness is Naja's Place which will hold a Christmas Beer/Keep the Glass Festival on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 8 p.m.

Anyone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater or Christmas pajamas will receive $1 off their beers.

Breweries

Smog City Brewing | Torrance

Smog City co-owner Laurie sends along this update on the new brewery's construction:

After many long months Smog City Brewing has broken ground and is moving along smoothly. With demolition already complete, we expect the plumbers and electricians to begin their work Wednesday.

In the meantime, we're churning out a new specialty beer, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel. Coming to bars and restaurants soon! Keep an eye on Smog City's construction through their blog: smogcitybeer.wordpress.com

Strand Brewing Co. | Torrance

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Strand will celebrate its third anniversary with a Strand Pint Night at Simmzys in Manhattan Beach.

Four Strand beers, including some specialties, will be included on tap including:

Special Release 3rd Anniversary Ale (Bagheera-East India Pale Ale): Cinnamon, clove, cumin, curry, with fresh ginger, toasted coconut and whole tamarind fruit.

Black Sand Double IPA: Impeccable balance of hops with a strong malt backbone.

24th Street Pale Ale: A staple and mainstay on the Simmzys tap list for 3 years. A staff and customer favorite as the "go to" burger and beer pairing.

Beach House Amber: Toasted caramel notes abound in the full bodied take on the traditional amber ale.

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.

El Segundo Brewing | El Segundo 

The brewers are also hard at work preparing to release the brewery's newest beer—Standard Crude Imperial Stout—on 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.

The Brewery at Abigaile | Hermosa Beach

No new updates this week.

Monkish 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: 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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