Just around the corner from Torrance's Smog City is Monkish Brewing Co., a family-operated brewery that opened in 2012 and specializes in Belgian beers. Inside the cozy taproom, you'll find roughly 10 beers on tap, like the Galaxy Defender infused with grapefruit, or the Seme Della Vita, a tripel brewed with pistachios and vanilla. While Monkish originally refrained from making IPAs, they're now brewing some exceptional New England Style IPAs—try the L.A. Hat, an IPA with Citra. First timers should opt for a sampler of four beers: head to the tasting room bar, where they'll give you four wooden tokens and a glass. Beers are poured one at a time and you must bring them back for a quick rinse before your next drink, but if you can't finish all four in one sitting, save your chip and use it for another visit. Need to nosh on something as well? Food trucks sometimes stop by, but you can also help yourself to pretzels and peanuts in the tasting room.
|Venue name:||Monkish Brewing Co.||Contact:|
20311 S Western Ave
|Opening hours:||Thu, Fri 4-9pm; Sat 1-8pm; Sun 1-6pm|
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This article is a little old.....Monkish has been making IPAs for at least 6 months and they are selling so well that they have people lined up outside hours before they release each new one...
Torrance is becoming such a hot spot for breweries and this is one of my favorites as far as atmosphere goes. There's plenty of space in the warehouse and there's a lot of seating available. There's a wide mix of people and there's always (at least every time I've been) a taco truck right outside that is pretty delicious. All in all, this place is a cool spot to spend some time. My only qualm is that the breweries in the South Bay close pretty early.
While Monkish isn't my absolute favorite brewery in the South Bay, I really appreciate all the unique beers they have on tap. They don't do IPAs, but all of their beers are very aromatic and leave a strong impression. The Feminist is a little too sweet for me, but I like the Seme Della Vitta, a tripel brewed with pistachios and vanilla beans.