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Red car beer

The Brewmaster

Brewmaster and owner Bob Brandt brews every barrel of Red Car ale enjoyed by our patrons. From our classics to our seasonal offerings, our fun variety of beers are imbued with personality and crafted with care.

Red Car beers are quintessentially English. We use English barley, wheat, yeast strains, and hops. In some of our beer styles, we incorporate domestic hops as well. Our small system produces 14 kegs per batch — about 220 gallons.

“I drink what I brew — I hope you like it too.”

BOB BRANDT, OWNER & BREWMASTER

the Brewmaster

Brewmaster and owner Bob Brandt brews every barrel of Red Car ale enjoyed by our patrons.

Red Car beers are quintessentially English. We use English barley, wheat, yeast strains, and hops. In some of our beer styles, we incorporate domestic hops as well. Our small system produces 14 kegs per batch — about 220 gallons.

“I drink what I brew – I hope you like it too.”

BOB BRANDT, OWNER & BREWMASTER

CLASSICS

Our classic ales are available year round. But every beer isn’t always on tap, since we have 5 serving tanks and produce 9 different varieties. To see what’s on tap now, check our homepage or join our email list to stay notified.

SOUTH BAY IPA

Our India Pale Ale is a powerful combination of alcohol and fresh hop flavors. Because of its intrinsic qualities, this ale survived the long unrefrigerated voyage from England to India during the 1800s earning it the name IPA. Remaining true to the style, ours is served unfiltered.

OG 1.072, IBUs 65, ABV 9.00%

BIG RED ALE

Our Big Red Ale would certainly meet the nod of thirsty mechanics in the Torrance shops after a day of heavy repairs to the Big Red cars. The 125 acre site was built in 1912 just blocks from here. A fine full-bodied beer for a full-bodied taste.

OG 1.060, IBUs 11, ABV 5.74%

SOUTH LOOP PORTER

A firmly supported dark ale with roasted and chocolate malt flavor. A classic ale with a long rich tradition. The famed Torrance bridge, designed by the noted architect Irving Gill, supported safe passage of the red car and its passengers for many years.

OG 1.066. IBUs 32, ABV 7.06%

MOTORMAN RESERVE

Complex flavor in a beer deceptively light. Pale Ale, Maris Oter, crystal and chocolate malts all contribute to an ale of modest strength. This ale is a satisfying tribute to the men who drove the thundering Big Red Cars.

OG 1.040, IBUs 13, ABV 4.94%

WINSOME WHEAT

The Red Car, ever-present in the rural Southern California landscape, symbolized a vibrant, growing economy. With 50% wheat used in the grist, we hope you’ll find our wheat beer thirst-quenching and satisfying.

OG 1.052, IBUs 19, ABV 5.74%

ELECTRA LITE

Our light-boded golden ale is crisp, clean and refreshing. The fabled Red Car line was fueled by electricity. Our ale too — truly electric.

OG 1.040, IBUs 9, ABV 4.42%

SEASONALS

Our seasonal ales are available at select times throughout the year. When available, your server/bartender will alert you to our seasonal offerings.

The festive flavors of our seasonal beers are extremely popular, so we often run out quick! Make sure to stop by for a drink when they’re available and fill up your growler (growlers available at the bar).

PUMPKINHEAD ALE

Our seasonal favorite pumpkin ale is made with all natural pumpkin — approximately 50 lbs. It’s a well-balanced, light-bodied, autumn orange, copper colored beer that finishes with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and slight nutmeg flavors.

OG 1.060, IBUs 15, ABV 5.4%

NIGHT TRAIN

Night Train features a base malt high in GlenEagle Maris Otter malt with a big dose of dark crystal malt. It’s a big, dark, malty beer with a sweet, toasty finish balanced well by a high hop character. Oak chips are used during conditioning to give it a subtle oaky flavor. Summit hops are used as the base bitter hop while a large dose of U.K. Golding hops complement the finish.

OG 1.096, IBUs 90, ABV 10.5%

SPECIAL BITTER

A light-bodied English style ale made with over 90% English pale ale malt and small amounts of crystal 60, black, and chocolate malts to add copper color. Our Special Bitter possesses an easy-drinking style similar to American pale ale, but doesn’t quite have the malt, structure, and body of a pale ale.

OG 1.050, IBUs 35, ABV 4.23%

GET YOUR FILL

Next time you visit, ask about our growlers, glasses, and apparel. They make perfect gifts!