Thursday, October 27, 2016

Storefront Report: Beer maker setting up shop in Boyle Heights


Indie Brewing Co. and tasting room would share this Boyle Heights building with several other tenants

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  A new craft brewery and tasting room, whose founders include an attorney and a geologist,  is in the works for an industrial and warehouse section of Boyle Heights.

Storefront ReportIndie Brewing Co. is seeking city and state permission to make and sell beer from a 6,379-square-foot brewery and tasting room in a large building with several other tenants at 2301 E. 7th Street near the 101 Freeway. The Eastsider has contacted the consultants working with the new brewery for more details about the project but they have not responded.  The website and social media sites of the Indie Brewing Co., however,  indicate that demolition work has begun in preparation to build out the brewery and tasting room.

The opening date, pending city and state approvals, has yet to be determined.

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  1. mmmmm beer

  2. Can’t wait! This is sorely needed in this up and coming area. Thanks to Indie Brewing and good luck!

  3. Ughhhh. Exactly what Boyle Heights residents need, more influx of hipsters to gentrify the area.

    • uggh. non-hipsters like good beer too. ugggh.

    • Hey Rocas, get with the program! It’s happening right before your eyes! Find a way to positively participate, and don’t be so bigoted.

    • Ughhh. Yeah gentrification, who needs their neighborhood cleaned up, buildings renovated, crime rate lowered and neighbors who won’t break into your house when you’re at work. Ughhh those hipsters are too nice for our area.

    • don’t be such a wuss, say what you really mean…you don’t want white people in Boyle Heights. stop copping out by resorting to “hipsters”.

  4. Boyle Heights has been on beer nerds radar for years, people travel from all over LA/OC/IE to visit Ramirez Liquor.

  5. @Residneet A neighborhood doesn’t have to “gentrify” in order for it to become safer, cleaner, and nicer to live. Stop conflating the two

  6. There will actually be two breweries in Boyle Heights on the same block. Dry River Brewing is opening across the street as well! Boyle Heights will be a craft beer destination. It is a very positive thing for the neighborhood. Breweries are really community centers.

  7. Yo, look at the map, its not even in BH proper (in a nieghborhood/Whittier BLVD/Cesar Chavez). It is in a commercial area and a bike ride from the Arts District. Just wish it were closer to me (CT DRIVE & Hazard). God forbid someone wants to buy a place in BH and fix it up with horizontal fencing (WHO CARES!! ITS A FENCE), better than a chain link fence.

  8. Great addition to my neighborhood of employment. It’s amazing how these streets have been transformed over the past 10 years. I’m proud to be living and working in North East LA and Boyle Heights during this transformative period.

    Don’t listen to the local racists, all non Latinos are welcome to invest in this part of the city.

    • I think we will see a golden age here in BH. Residents need to open their minds and be smart. Make good investments, get involved, and help build a better community for everyone.

      • @Naga. I agree with you 100%. I was born and raised in City Terrace and own my home in Boyle Heights. I welcome the new business coming to the area and I’m looking forward to checking out Dry River this summer.

  9. This community has a problem with alcoholism, so does a lot of America, Are you seriously telling me having a brewery here would some how make things better? Are you that ignorant. I hope you don’t think your are doing this community a favor. I see that kind of mentality a lot, people think the community needs to consume and keep consuming. Brand name garbage like Mcdonalds and Starbucks and what ever craft beer you like is Not what the community needs. It’s really insulting when people think that progress means having corporate franchises on every corner, THAT IS NOT PROGRESS! Let’s try to take our head out of our ass for just 1 minute. Luxury and brand name department stores is not what this community needs, It’s just an aesthetic. So if you feel Latinos need to “Evolve” with the world around them let’s start by Not bringing garbage to the community.

    • I agree. So called cleaning up the neighborhood? Don’t fall for that. Who is it being “improved” for? Not or anybody that has lived there for generations. No it’s being redeveloped to attract newcomers who can pay more. This will continue until almost everyone is pressured to live somewhere else. Gentrification is a threat boyle height community – absolutely.

  10. ilovecraftbeerandnicethingstoobutyallaremissingtheissuehere

    It’s not racist at all to dislike a person one views as a hipster.
    Hipsters can be of any race and the term is more of an indictment of what you contribute to society than anything else really. It’s completely understandable for an existing demographic to be wary or even hostile of any new residents that can enjoy the privilege of CRAFT beer in the midst of this beautification/renovation/gentrification or whatever term you’d like to refer to this process as, while less fortunate residents get priced out of the neighborhood by realtors, banks, investment groups and face a disproportionately negative and violent experience.

    Yes, let’s not gloss over the LAPD’s facilitator role in this “beautification” and who will be most affected by this “clean up”.

    What IS racist is suggesting that existing residents, who are predominately Latino, “will break into your house while you’re at work”. This does nothing but further the hostility many in the community feel about new residents new businesses like these cater to and reaffirm backwards but justified beliefs about privileged and insensitive white folk.

    This is a low-income neighborhood with a great immigrant population that faces disproportionate rates of alcoholism and a lack of quality education. If you think a craft brewery is necessary to the progress of the existing community, YOU are part of the problem, not the solution.

    Ask yourself, why can’t the community uplift itself economically now? Why is the local school system and the employment opportunities so deplorable now? The root of the current predicament we’re in is the system itself and the preferential treatment of this process is undeniably inherently racist and it’s pitting wealthier workers against poorer workers predominately of color.

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