Sitting inside a 27,000-square-foot World War II-era wooden warehouse is Brouwerij West, a Belgian-style craft beer brewery with tasting room. The historic Port of Los Angeles Warehouse No. 9 brings a bit of history to this new and modern brewery. All ages, and even dogs, are welcome to visit!
Guests can sit inside the tasting room with a view of the working production brewery, or outside on the patio and expansive courtyard. Eventually tours will also be offered so visitors can see close up the inner workings of the brewery. While there are still plans in the works to reformat the space and include a restaurant component, this part of the renovation is not yet complete. In the meantime, various food trucks are often parked in the courtyard for your munching pleasure.
The large tasting room and courtyard are perfect for events. The Taste of San Pedro has been held in the courtyard for the past two years and a summer concert series, Popfuji, brought local South Bay bands to the brewery on three separate weekends. Check our South Bay calendar for upcoming events.
Brouwerij West is a maker of Belgian-style ales made with mostly Belgian ingredients and sold in more than 30 states and six countries. The name of the company is an homage to the brand’s Belgian influence – “Brouwerij” is the Flemish word for brewery, and is pronounced “brewery.” Joining brewer Brian Mercer in the venture is Brendan Collins, the English-born executive chef of upscale Culver City gastropub Waterloo & City, and his partner, Carolos Tomazos.
Brouwerij West is just one of the newest projects in a continued effort by port officials to upgrade the Los Angeles Waterfront area and revive a once-bustling area of San Pedro. Neighboring Warehouse No. 10 was renovated in 2012 for Crafted, a year-round indoor weekend crafts market, populated by makers of art, apparel, jewelry and food. Ports O’Call Village is also in line for a full makeover, and an old pier is set be turned into a $500-million marine research center, Alta Sea. The Port will spend more than $800 million on infrastructure improvements, including roadway realignments, intended to attract private developers to the waterfront. A $125-million upgrade of the 700-slip Cabrillo Way Marina was completed in 2011.
Tasting Room & Courtyard Hours
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 12noon – 10pm
Sunday: 12noon – 9pm
Warehouse No. 9
110 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731