The Brewery at Abigaile Launches Distribution in California on February 1st
Hermosa Beach, CA – The Brewery at Abigaile, the only true beach-based restaurant in the South Bay that brews on-site, is proud to announce that they will now be available to the rest of the Golden State through their partnership with California Craft Distributors. The brewery encompasses the passions of brewmaster Brian Brewer, a Riverside native and champion of the craft beer movement.
Far more important than Brian’s serendipitous last name, is his dedication to the art of brewing and his use of only the freshest ingredients available. Having started as a home brewer in his parents’ kitchen while too young to purchase beer legally, Brian’s formal education derived from the prestigious UC Davis Master Brewers Program and Associate Member Examination for the Institute of Brewers and Distillers. Prior to his tenure at The Brewery at Abigaile, he served as a brewer for Riverside Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Company where he refined his talents and became a rock star beer genius.
Brian’s “office” consists of a 15 BBL direct fire system with two 15 BBL fermenters, one 30 BBL fermenter and four 15 BBL brite tanks. For its distribution debut, The Brewery at Abigaile plans to offer something for every palate and will start by bringing the following beers to the craft marketplace:
Amber Ale – A big Amber Ale with a satisfying caramel malt foundation. German Munich, along with British and Belgian Crystal malts all work together to add layers of sweet maltiness. Centennial and Liberty hops round out the palate. This beer is aged on a small amount of free-trade cocoa nibs to add a unique twist. 5.9% ABV, 26 IBUs
001 1st Anniversary DIPA – A hop lover’s dream, focused on hops. It starts with Magnum, Centennial, and Simcoe in the 120 minute boil, Simcoe, Centennial and Citra for the flavor and aroma hops, and is then dry-hopped two separate times with Simcoe, Centennial, Citra, Columbus, and Australian Galaxy. The finished hop profile is a mix of juicy, floral, citrus, peachy stone fruit, pine forest, and resin. 9.001% ABV, 100 IBUs
Abigaile’s location in Hermosa Beach has a rich history as a gathering place – first as a church in the early 1900s, then as an artists’ co-op, and finally, and perhaps most famously, as a rehearsal space for Black Flag and many of punk rock’s most influential acts. Abigaile restaurant, which houses the brewery, offers a global approach to cuisine paired with an eclectic design reflecting the history and culture of the space. Chef Tin Vuong works with local purveyors to create a memorable menu that represents an array of cultures, flavors and seasonal ingredients.
Both the restaurant and The Brewery at Abigaile embody the California Craft Distributors motto, “Please Craft Responsibly” making this partnership the perfect pairing.
About The Brewery at Abigaile: The Brewery at Abigaile is a Hermosa Beach-based microbrewery dedicated to producing artisan ales with the freshest local ingredients. Their dedication to use only the freshest local ingredients, along with a passion for pushing boundaries in West Coast style beer, resulting in an experience that will satisfy the true beer lover. For more information, visit www.abigailerestaurant.com.brewery.
About California Craft Distributors: California Craft Distributors is a boutique distribution company which focuses on hand selling craft beer statewide in California. Every brand represented is personally selected by the co-founders who study and evaluate each product to ensure its taste, quality and consistency within their portfolio. For more information, visit www.californiacraftdistributors.com. Follow them on Twitter: @CACraftDist or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaliforniaCraftDistributors.