El Segundo Brewing Company was founded over a love of hops and a desire to brew beer as delicious as what was being done down in San Diego… because we just couldn’t find it close enough to home. In a garage, behind the Blue House, Rob Croxall cut his teeth on his home-brew kit for a decade.
In 2010 we leased the space we now occupy at 140 Main St. It was a meager start with just the capacity to make 60 bbls a month. Now we make over 400. Focusing on hops was always the plan, but as we obtained access to the hops we wanted, we found our customers just couldn’t get enough.
So we just kept making IPA and DIPA, after IPA and DIPA.. we haven’t looked back yet.
Hop forward beers make up an overwhelming portion of what we do. Mostly because that’s what we want to drink. That glorious flower that humans have adored for well over a millennium. Our beers showcase the best of what the industrious and creative growers around the world have accomplished in the past few decades. Hop varieties like Citra, Mosaic, Nelson, Simcoe to name a few. Amazing aromas of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and just dankness explode out of the glass when these beers are young.
Batches of our beer are designed to be on and off shelves within 6 weeks – and if by chance beer gets to the 90 day mark, we pull it from shelves and replace with fresh product. Canned On dates can be found on the bottom of the cans, and we work tirelessly with retailers to maintain shelves as fresh as possible.