New Craft Brewery in Southern California
Strand Brewing Co. located in the city of Torrance in Los Angeles county is the newest edition to California’s craft brewery family.
Started by Joel Elliott, Rich Marcello and Jeff Parker, all Hermosa Beach surfing buddies who, between swells, drank the home-brew Parker cooked up in his mom’s garage on The Strand.
Currently the three are the only workers at the tiny 500 barrel (16,000 gallons) per year brewery.
The brewery offers up a pale ale, India pale ale and their summer seasonal was a hefeweitzen infused with agave nectar, kumquat and hibiscus. They are looking to add a smoked stout made using French coffee malt. Currently the brands are available only on draft but expansion plans already are in the offing including a line of bottled beers. They recently had an article about the brewery in San Gabriel Tribune.