Summer in the City II features the City of Carson

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Saturday, July 30, 2016
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT

Carson, CA, United States

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Learn more about the process of applicants transitioning from home brewer to commercial brewery, what breweries are looking for when scouting a place to call home, the hurdles of getting a brewery up and running, and misconceptions about breweries vs. clubs, bars, and nightclubs. The panel will discuss entitlement issues for breweries as well as land use and nuisance issues that can arise when breweries are located in established light industrial or commercial areas.

Planning Objectives: Participants will learn about land use issues related to the hybrid use of breweries as production facilities and tasting rooms. The potential conflicts that arise when these uses are added to light industrial or commercial areas will be explored.

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Frances Lopez

Invited Speaker

Frances is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization comprised of over 45 independently-owned craft breweries within L.A. County. Its mission is to promote, protect, and foster a world-class beer culture in L.A. Read More

Martin Svab

Invited Speaker

Martin’s a self-proclaimed beer geek and one of the founders of the Phantom Carriage Brewery. After a favorable reception for their first small-batch beer, the partners sought out a local space to house the brewery. Carson welcomed the team with open arms, and a comparatively streamlined bureaucracy. The 7 ... Read More