L.A.’s craft beer scene is about to get a very big boost, both in terms of size and talent, thanks to Iron Triangle Brewing Company.
The fledgeling beer makers are setting up shop right in the heart of the Arts District on Industrial Street, a block from Church & State. And, when all is said and done, they plan to own a hefty portion of the block they’re on, with a total of just over 40,000 square feet of retail, brewing, and restaurant space.
Owner Nathan Pacetti has had this kind of IPA-focused brewery on the brain for a few years now (back when square footage in the Arts District was still relatively inexpensive), gobbling up an easy lease for 10,000 square feet of raw warehouse space from a building that dates to 1905. He’ll add another 15,000 or so square feet from the facility next door this summer, per his agreement with the landowners, and take control of the remaining facilities from there to Mill Street in three years time.
That will bring the total area over the 40,000 square foot threshold, which will be plenty of space for Pacetti’s 25,000 barrel system to grow and expand. And yes, there are plans in the works to eventually outpace even Golden Road Brewing to become Los Angeles’s largest craft beer brewer.
Oh, and then there's also the proposed distillery area on site, open restaurant complete with patio space and lawn games, and a sizable tap room and barrel house pouring approachable IPAs, barrel-aged stouts, and sours.
On the massive talent side, Pacetti says he's recruited brewing heavy hitter Tyler King on as a consultant for the time being, to work some of the recipes and to help launch the more esoteric, sour, and barrel-focused side of Iron Triangle’s craft beer program. As one of the longtime primaries behind Placentia’s The Bruery, King is a well-known and highly regarded name in craft beer circles who, in January, announced that he was moving on from there for an unnamed project.
With construction already underway on the initial 10,000 square feet, Iron Triangle Brewing hopes to launch by late July or early August in the Arts District.
Iron Triangle Brewing
1581 Industrial Ave.
Los Angeles, CA