Tap Takeover: Beachwood Brewing Buys Beach City Brewery
Saturday, March 26, marked a sad day for Huntington Beach brewhounds. Beach City Brewery, our first production brewery, closed its doors after nearly two years of business. But with this sad suds story, there exists a saving sip. In this case, it's Beachwood Brewing.
Known for their unique rotating craft beer taps, cask ales, and savory low-and-slow barbecue, the Southern California brewery has purchased the Beach City space—including all of its brewing equipment—and plans to reopen in mid-May as both a production brewery and tasting room. The Huntington Beach location will mark the fourth in the region, alongside two in Long Beach—including its concept-driven tasting room The Blendery—and one in Seal Beach.
Beachwood Co-Founder Gabe Gordon remains tightlipped on details until the licensing process is finalized, but he offers:
Beach City Founder Glenn Closson says:
A true brewhound indeed, Closson serves as the Secretary & Treasurer of the Orange County Brewers Guild, and was instrumental in its launch. Beachwood will replace Beach City in the guild, and Closson hopes to remain active at the new space.