San Pedro’s Brouwerij West breaks the seal on four years of business, Saturday

Just a short trip over the Vincent Thomas, with a couple of well-timed right and left turns, in, where once was a rather industrious section of San Pedro and occupying a space so large it appears to have housed blimps at one time, is Brouwerij West.

It’s a rather magical place, not only for how it looks when all the sparkly lights are lit, but for the beer it produces—we’re partial to a lovely sour called My Dog Ate My Homework (yeah, we have no idea what that means either) and for the lovely people who congregate there, many times to listen to other lovely people who are good at music.

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of this gem, the music folks will be ’80s tribute band, Fast Times. There will also be lots of food and great people to look at, talk to and drink with. This place tends to encourage all of that. People love this place, so it’s going to get crowded. Go early.

Make sure to check out their selection of new beers they’ve released just for their shin-dig:

  • 4x4x, an anniversary IPA
  • Little Baby Satan, a double dry hopped
  • Hold the Cone, an imperial soft-serve stout

Try them draft or in a can, but we’re thinking you may want to buy them bottled; their cans are art pieces in their own right.

Brouwerij West is located at 110 E 22nd Street, Warehouse No 9, San Pedro. The anniversary party begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. For more information, click here

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.