Blogdowntown reports on Angel City Brewing's move from Torrance (its home since 1994) to the historic Roebling & Sons building at the corner of Alameda St. and Traction Ave. on the edge of Downtown's Little Tokyo and Arts District neighborhoods and a short walk from the 1st and Alameda Gold Line station. The building, built in 1913, originally housed a wire manufacturing company and more recently a produce and kitchen equipment distributor and is undergoing renovations.
After he quietly took over the space earlier this year, Angel City owner Michael Bowe had hoped to begin operations in September, but a series of permitting delays moved the scheduled opening to February 2011.The building will house all of Angel City's brewing facilities and feature a public tasting room, gift shop and event space. There's no immediate plan for a restaurant in the space yet, so expect that corner to be a new downtown food truck hub.
Angel City's first release from its new home will be the Angel City Whitey, a Belgian-style white beer named in honor of the late Whitey Carlson, the long-time owner of the Brewery Arts Complex and an early investor in Angel City Brewing.