Had a great time this weekend meeting Brian Lethcoe of Nibble Bit Tabby Brewing Company (also known as Nibble Brewing Company), based in Downtown Los Angeles. Like us, Brian is still in the startup phase of operations, but he’s a bit further along in the process than we are at the moment. Brian is focusing on the small batch production of traditional ales, and was kind enough to share a sample of his excellent and malty Irish Red Ale with me. I can’t wait to see his tap handles popping up in the local beer bars of Los Angeles soon…Keep an eye out for them!
There is no doubt that starting a microbrewery is very hard work, but I have to say that it feels good, and is somehow reassuring, to meet a similar-minded brewer in the neighborhood, who is aiming for the same goal of a better beer scene in our home town. It was also really great to have someone to commiserate with about the intensely bureaucratic process of starting ANY business in the City or County of Los Angeles.
I’m definitely looking forward to supporting him and following his story as he gets closer to an opening day. I’m sure there will be some collaborative brews and adventures once we both get ourselves up and running.
Cheers to a better beer culture in LA! It’s on its way!