Lynne Weaver is all about getting the job done. And like any task-oriented person, that means lists. This is a dramatic reenactment of Weaver’s to-do list from approximately one year ago:
Hire an ace brewmaster. CHECK.
Get support from the local craft beer community. CHECK.
Find the perfect brewery space on the Westside…
If you are a list person like Weaver (and me, full disclosure), you know that an unchecked action item can quickly turn into the mental equivalent of carrying around 50 pound sacks of grain (delicious, malty grain) all day. It weighs on you. But Weaver was set on locating her new brewery, Three Weavers Brewing Company, on the Westside. She reasoned that a Westside beer lover had to travel all the way Downtown or to Torrance to hit up a great tap room. The Westside was underserved. She checked out places in Culver City, Mar Vista, Playa del Rey…
And Inglewood. Inglewood?
“I came to Inglewood kicking and screaming. My real estate agent kept pushing Inglewood, but I had this idea of what the city was.” When the agent finally convinced Weaver to check out a warehouse space near the 405, she fell in love. CHECK.
And it wasn’t just the space that was perfect, the Inglewood community welcomed Three Weavers with open growlers. Which meant something to Weaver. “I realized how awful my attitude was. Community is really important to us. I started out by brewing beer for my friends and family. That’s the basis of Three Weavers’ ethos. A community of friends and family. So if you want to embrace this idea of community, you have to also embrace the actual community.”
And seriously, you’re going to want to join the ranks of Three Weavers’ extended community of friends and family. When the taproom opens on November 6, delicious offerings like Expatriate IPA (named for some German friends), Midnight Flight Imperial Stout and Deep Roots English ESB will be pouring. That Expatriate IPA is sure to become an instant classic in the West Coast IPA oeuvre thanks to the light touch and expert hand of brewmaster Alexandra Nowell (lately of Kinetic Brewing Company and Drake’s Brewing Company).
Growler pours available. Kicking and screaming discouraged. New friends and family welcome.
Three Weavers Brewing Company, 1031 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood