|Smog City Brewing|
|Laurie and Jonathan at my home on their New Zealand honeymoon|
|Spoilt for choice at Smog City!|
Both Jonathan and Laurie have put in a lot of hard work to get where they are today, Jonathan having put in many long hours working from the bottom up at a number of breweries
around the LA region. He told me that 90% of brewing is cleaning, it is hard physical work and he would often end up exhausted at the end of the day. Starting out on their own it was Laurie, juggling work with caring for their young son, who would use her own car to drive around dropping off kegs of their brew to bars and restaurants and those kegs are heavy! They are co-directors and equal partners of the company, Laurie is artistic and very social media savvy, her roles are in publicity, marketing, sales, distribution and a myriad of other management roles, Jonathan is the chief brewmaster and overall manager.
|Fun times beer tasting with Laurie|
|Back in New Zealand my envious son sporting a Smog City T Shirt with Coffee Porter and Kumquat Saison|
If you are in Torrance I recommend a visit to Smog City Brewing. I can assure you you won't be disappointed. www.smogcitybrewing.com