It was the weekend before school started for the mini Bier-people so what does any beer loving mom do? She decided it was time to go down to the new neighborhood of beer, Torrance. Have you been down there? Do you like beer? Then you should. In a few blocks radius you can visit Cosmic Brewery http://www.cosmicbrewery.com, The Dudes Brewing http://www.thedudesbrew.com, Monkish http://www.monkishbrewing.com, Strand Brewing http://www.strandbrewing.com , Absolution Brewing http://www.absolutionbrewingcompany.com and Smog City http://www.smogcitybrewing.com .
All those in one area? That is totally worth a trip down there if you aren’t a local to the area.
We went specifically to visit our friends at Cosmic Brewery.
I have personally loved them since my first sip of Cosmonaut. Sigh. Yum.
http://www.cosmicbrewery.com/cosmonaut.html. I found Cosmic at a Beerfest a few years back and they were my brewery to watch. And I was right! I mean aside from their incredible, brand and labels and super good beer, NOW they have a tasting room..that has self serve taps. Yes! Just like Yogurtland but with beer. Cool right?
Its very easy to use, just give the bartender or bartendress on duty your ATM or Credit Card (they slide your card but don’t charge it just to link your name to a tasting card) and they give you a cool Cosmic card. You take that card over to the taps and slide it in above the tap where the description of the beer is. Then pour. You can pour a sip, a flight or a pint and just be charged what you pour!
So if you aren’t totally sure about a beer you have never tried you literally can try a sip and pay for a sip!
When you return your card at the end of your drinking they charge you for only what you poured/drank.
The tasting room is great! Plenty of tables, cool music playing, free popcorn, well behaved kid friendly, and there’s always a food truck not far away.
When we were there we found this bachelor party. Kind of a genius way to spend the day considering you can walk to other tasting rooms and not even have to worry about getting an Uber. Its sort of like going to Solvang and walking from wine tasting room to tasting room but with BEER!
If you aren’t familiar with their beers you should be! Their Hellhound Brown and Bag Pipe Ale (Scottish Wee Heavy) are awesome, and we got a sneak taste of the Tulips on my Organ (Farmhouse Saison).
My husband Mr Beerman who is quite the Saison drinker said it was fantastic.
And I who am not a fan of the Saison even found it really tasty. They have many more beers on the way and told me they are ready to add another row of taps!
I encourage everyone to head down to visit the new tasting room. You are going to want to make friends with Chris and Sabrina
before they blow up even more… they are going to be huge and you (and I) can say we knew them when they first opened. Cheers!
Cosmic Brewery is located: 20316 Gramercy Pl. Torrance, CA 90501 (424)259-2337
Follow them on Twitter: @CosmicAles
Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cosmicales
Tasting Room Hours
SOFT OPENING HOURS