APA Los Angeles Summer in the City II - Carson
Summer in the City II features the community of Carson. Located 13 miles south of DTLA, Carson is home to California State University - Dominguez Hills, the StubHub Center, and that giant blimp you see floating in the sky! It's also where you can find our host for Summer in the City II - the Phantom Carriage Brewery.
Join us down at Phantom Carriage to learn more about the beer business. APA LA has assembled a fantastic panel of guests (see below) for a lively, informal conversation about the success of the brewing industry in Los Angeles. Learn more about transitioning from home brewer to commercial brewery, what breweries are looking for when scouting a place to call home, the hurdles of getting a brewery up and running, and misconceptions about breweries vs. clubs, bars, and nightclubs. Oh, and that question none of us can answer without smiling - why do we love sitting in a brewery and drinking beer so damn much?
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Panel discussion begins at 11:15. After our chat, Phantom Carriage will be offering up tours of the brewery - and maybe even a tasting opportunity? APA Los Angeles will provide snacks, but feel free to stay later into the afternoon for beers, food, and networking with other APA Los Angeles members.
Panel Members (keep checking back as the list gets fine-tuned)
Martin Svab - Martin's a self-proclaimed beer geek and one of the founders of the Phantom Carriage Brewery. After a favorable reception for their first small-batch beer, the partners sought out a local space to house the brewery. Carson welcomed the team with open arms, and a comparatively streamlined bureaucracy.
The 7,000-square-foot location now houses a tasting room, a small pilot-batch brewhouse, a screening room for classic horror films and beer education classes, and a kitchen focused on sandwiches and small plates.
Frances Lopez - Frances is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization comprised of over 45 independently-owned craft breweries within L.A. County. Its mission is to promote, protect, and foster a world-class beer culture in L.A.
Phantom Carriage Brewery (View)
18525 South Main Street
Carson, CA 90248