With the CUP being approved earlier this evening and the brewery now being settled at this location in Torrance, there will be two production breweries in Torrance. Strand Brewing Co. has been in business in Torrance for over a couple of years. I spoke with Rich from Strand earlier this week and am looking forward to a friendly realtionship with Strand.
Can Torrance handle two production breweries -- especially given that the number of breweries in the Greater Los Angeles area is miniscule? I believe so. The city is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles. A city this size could handle two small production breweries. And up until recently Angel City Brewing was located also in Torrance along with Strand Brewing. So the city is accustomed to having two breweries. Also I am located on the east border of Torrance and Los Angeles County near Gardena. So Monkish and Strand are geographically separated. In addition, Monkish will be brewing different styles than Strand –– which would lend us to be complementing Strand's lineup.