About Smog City Brewing Company


We are a family-run craft brewery focused entirely on creating and distributing exceptional beers.
Location: 1901 Del Amo Blvd., Ste B, Torrance, CA 90501
Taproom Hours: Tues-Thurs: 3 - 10PM | Friday: 2 - 10PM | Saturday: 12 - 10PM | Sunday: 12 - 8PM




In October 2011, Smog City Brewing Co. began brewing beer at the Tustin Brewing Co. (TBC) brewpub. By utilizing TBC's excess fermentation capacity, Smog City was able to brew well-crafted beers, and personally distribute to restaurants and bars throughout Los Angeles County. We worked to create a presence in the craft brewing community and brewed around 300 barrels a year at TBC's facility.

By 2012, we'd grown faster than ever expected. After the purchase of our own full-scale brewing equipment, we formalized plans for our new brewery and taproom in Torrance, CA. In 2013, we received final building and license approvals and began brewing in our own brewery. Our Taproom is now open. Stop in and see us for a taste of our proven and experimental beers and a tour of our brewery.


Our Team

Jonathan Porter

Head brewmaster for Smog City Brewing Co., Porter is an award-winning brewer, with three Great American Beer Festival medals, most recently a gold in 2012 for his Goundworks Coffee Porter. Porter has been recognized in state and regional competitions, and worked with chefs thoughout the Los Angeles area to pair craft beers with well-crafted meals. With skills honed over many years of academic, homebrew, and professional experience, he strives to produce well balanced, pleasing, unique, and challenging beers.



Laurie Porter

The sales heart of Smog City, Laurie fosters community relationships and builds Smog City's presence and reputation. Laurie oversees our sales, marketing and distribution. If Smog City is pouring, she's probably not far away. If you're looking for Smog City information, contact Laurie at laurie@smogcitybrewing.com.





Ryan Trousdale

Operations manager for Smog City Brewing Company.










Tim Harbage

Head Brewer for Smog City Brewing Company.










Ryan Evans

Ryan is Smog City's Sales Rep, beer educator, and all around awesome guy.