About Smog City Brewing

Jonathan Porter - Co-Founder, Brewmaster

Co-Founder and Brewmaster of Smog City Brewing Co., Porter is an award-winning brewer with over 13 years of professional brewing experience. His technical skill and pursuit of exceptionally balanced and creatively inspired beer help make Smog City Brewing an industry leader in the Los Angeles craft beer community. Porter combines his knowledge of beer styles and passion for great food and drink to create solid examples of classic styles as well as experimental beers.  He believes that "anyone who says they don't like beer just hasn't had the right one yet."

Laurie Porter - Co-Founder

Laurie Porter started Smog City Brewing Co. with her husband Jonathan 8 years ago and has quickly become an industry leader in the Los Angeles craft beer scene while building a strong following for her brewery with a great community of customers. She helps run every aspect of the business, from brand building to taproom operations to bookkeeping, with a focus on providing customers with a great experience and making Smog City Brewing Co. the best brewery in Los Angeles. Laurie's ability to foster relationships with community, political, and non-profit organizations has been key to telling the Smog City story and help give back to the local community at the same time. Laurie is also deeply invested in the L.A. County Brewers Guild and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Craft Brewers Association, helping to define how the beer industry will grow and develop in California. With a strong belief that collaboration and industry support will lead us towards a healthy and sustainable future, Laurie's commitment to craft beer has always extended beyond the boundaries of the brewery. 

Beers made by Smog City Brewing

Kumquat Saison

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (310) 320-7664

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