Being the oldest production brewery in Torrance is one of Strand’s claims to fame. The other? They are the home to a 4 Time World Champion of Tetris – Jonas Neubauer (they have his trophies in the taproom to prove it). But the real reason to visit this place is their big, flavorful beers that pair well with surf, sand and burgers. Myriad IPA’s ranging from session to imperial, a great stout, and a Belgian-style witbier round out the beer menu. Their taproom is enormous, stacked with picnic tables, cornhole, table top shuffleboard, and rotating food trucks so don’t be afraid to bring large groups. Owner Rich Marcello can often be seen walking around making sure everyone is comfortable, so take his advice: grab a beer and make yourself at home.
A favorite: White Sand – This Imperial IPA packs incredible aromas of exotic fruits (see: mango and stone fruit).