BREWERY PLANS (Week four of MAY 22rd – 31st) 2015

Last week of May round up over here at 8one8 Brewing

During this week we had the opportunity to meet many of our Founding Members!  It has been great to meet everyone and hear their stories along with sharing our stories.  At this point we have 100 members and we look forward to meeting all of them.  Fathers Day is coming up in June, click here to get Dad a membership ->

 Founding Member

We attended the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber Network Breakfast.  It was great to meet others business owners in the community and receive positive feedback for our new venture.

On the construction front, we finished our FRP panel installation, began to run the electrical cable and put the roof on the cold box.  The best news of the week is that we received sign off and permits for our medium pressure gas line.  This means that we can now finish up construction!

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We wrapped up the week/month on Sunday getting down to beer business.  We spent the day brainstorming and planning.  We have a prototype tap handle, keg collar and fine tuned the beer lineup!

As we wrap up May we sit at a countdown of 79 days until our target opening date.  Pending construction, inspections and equipment setup all going as planned!  June is a big month for us!  Stay tuned as we update you every week and keep the option open to be a Founding Member


BREWERY PLANS (Week three of MAY 18th-22nd) 2015

A week full of paperwork….But important paperwork!  All in the process to open up!  Some BIG news arrived in the mail this week.  We have our pink slip that says ABC LICENSE!  Woohooo!

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We also received out City of Los Angeles Business License …. or tax certificate =)


We joined the CCBA – California Craft Beer Association


We also joined the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We look forward to seeing you at these events.

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We attended a training course on Responsible Beverage Service @ Tarzana Treatment Center with 11:11art collective


We do have some construction updates as well.  We have our new set of gas plans in hand.  We will be taking these into the city next week to hopefully get final approval to finish construction.

And after all that updating here’s a teaser pic of our IPA … can’t wait till it’s served!  Cheers and have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!


PRESS RELEASE:  Not just a new business but a new Industry in the San Fernando Valley is growing!  Residents of the San Fernando Valley will have a new flavor in town. 8one8 Brewing, LLC will be the NEW Craft Brewery scheduled to open in August 2015 located at 8951 De Soto Ave in Canoga Park.  We’re excited and we look forward to the start of our journey to create our story in the San Fernando Valley!

What defines a “nano brewery”:  Basically it’s a scaled-down microbrewery, that produces beer in small batches for sale!  Nano-breweries, are a new and increasingly popular segment of the craft brewing world and are intentionally kept very small.  8one8 Nano Brewery usually won’t brew more than one batch at a time, or desire to see our beer served at bars across the country. We’re taking producing and drinking craft beer locally to the next level.



BREWERY PLANS (Week two of MAY 11st-17th) 2015



American Craft Beer Week:  What a great week over here at 8one8 Brewing!  Here’s the update.

May 12th-14th :  We installed the FRP wall panels and 6″ cove base tile in the brew area and wash down areas.

May 16th : We took a break and headed out to the Vegan Beer Fest in Pasadena @ the Rose Bowl.  It was great to get back in the mix at a beer event and try some new beer selections. We look forward to serving at events soon!

Local San Fernando Valley BeerDerrick Olson 8one8 Brewing brewer

May 17th :  we wrapped up the week by putting the walls up on the walk-in cold box.  The place is really starting to come together and looks more and more like a brewery everyday.  Exciting times over here at 8one8 Brewing!

We’re close to breaking the 100 Founding Members mark!  Join the club today! ->

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BREWERY PLANS (Week one of MAY 1st-10th) 2015

Things are really moving along.  We’ve decided to do our best to post weekly now to keep everyone up to date.

May 5th we passed our Rough Plumbing inspection.

May 6th we had to go back to the city and go over the plans for our gas line and venting for the brewing equipment.  We will need to visit the city one more time with revised gas plans to get approval and pay for additional permits.  We also poured concrete to slop to the drains and to also give us back our floor =)

May 7th finalized minor details for our cold box and placed our order.

May 8th our brite tanks and fermenters are ready to ship.  Gotta hustle and make space for them when they show up.

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May 9th our cold box panels arrived and we started drywall

Also, our first run of Founding Member shirts have been completed by California Print Co.  Still have spots available, lock in your founding membership today! CLICK HERE TO JOIN


Another insane month in the books over here at 8one8 Brewing!  What a great month, here’s the recap with some pics of the 8one8 Brewing Buildout

4-10-15 :  Approved by the City to begin construction AND paid our fees (plumbing and electrical permits issued)

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4-16-15 : New logo for the brewery released!

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4-18-15 :  First official day of construction on the brewery.  Cut concrete for plumbing pipes and drains.

8one8 Brewing Buildout Bryan Olson and Derrick Olson of 8one8 Brewing

4-20-15 : We launched our Founders Club for the brewery.

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4-21-15 : Plumbing and Electrical work started!

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4-30-15 : First Inspection and sign-off on Plumbing underground

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The month of May will be filled with construction and planning for the opening of 8one8 Brewing. Time frame to open for business is AUGUST 2015


WOW!!  What a month of Brewery Plans!

MARCH update for the 8one8 Brewery Build Out:

The city signed off on our plan on March 2nd and we received our RTI ( ready to issue )  Which basically means we can now pull our construction permits.  After the sign off we were able to officially move forward with plumbing, mechanical and electrical plans.  These plans are now complete and will be submitted to the city in early April.  Once these are signed off we can begin construction!  We can’t thank Meehan Consulting enough for the effort and work they have put into our project!  Thank you John and your great team!

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On March 10th we filed our application with the ABC office in Van Nuys, CA and on the 11th we had our notice posted at the brewery

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We also started our initial paperwork with the TTB at the end of March!

The month wrapped up by receiving the delivery of our 3bbl Brew System from Stout Tanks.

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We also have a new logo and branding we will be releasing soon along with details for our Founders Club.  The idea is starting to come to life and we’re very excited as the journey moves forward!  Cheers!


HAPPY 2015!  The Brewery Plans received a few minor corrections to our plans from the city.  Our expeditor also has contact with all the other departments involved in this build out process!  Our revised plans and water usage plan will be submitted in early February.  And we’re crossing our figures for the approval to move forward with our building permits!

Other areas we’ve been putting in work is working out the right configuration of the brewery equipment.  We will be ordering the equipment in Feb 2015

We’re also working on re-branding the 8one8 Brewing logo.  We’re looking forward to posting up the new look soon to get a feel for what everyone thinks!

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The process of re-branding

We’re also in the middle of filling out our ABC paperwork and that will also be submitted in Feb.

Lots of behind the scenes work taking place ….. we’re looking forward to putting up some pictures and videos of the “fun stuff” soon!  CHEERS!


WOW …. where to start!

December has been a great month.  Planning and Planning and the right people have walked into the project.  To start off we were lucky enough to meet John over at Meehan Consulting who was able to take our sketches and info and transfer them into plans the city can read.  And as the plans were being drawn up we met a permit processor that works with the City Building Department.  She will be submitting our plans to the city to start the process the week of December 15th-19th.  After the plans are submitted the city will get back to us with approval or corrections and the next steps!  We’re looking forward to holidays which will be spent with family and friends and cleaning out the unit that will converted to a brewery in 2015!

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NOVEMBER 2014:  We’ve spent a decent amount of time this month working and reworking the layout.  The SketchUp app is great for this!  It lets you view in 3D and different angles.  Pretty cool. We’ve finalized the layout and we’re glad we spent the extra time to layout the brewery correctly. This had to be done before our first meeting with the city.  Our Service Request with the city of LA has been submitted.  This process is a new service offered out of the Van Nuys office to review the project before starting the permit process.  We’ve also been discussing options to start with a bigger system.  A 1 barrel system will make the whole process a lot harder so we’re thinking about doing a double batch 3 barrel system.  More to come on that for all you mechanical beer drinkers!  We’ve also moved forward on the trademark for our brand!  Fun is just around the corner!



We will do our best to keep an active update of our brewery progress on this blog.  We thank you all for your support as we move forward with this journey!

It’s been a little over two years since we brewed our very first batch of beer.  A basic extract kit – pot and a turkey fryer.  Our knowledge and equipment has continued to grow over the last few years.  We’ve been lucky to be surrounded with others who share the “craft beer” passion.  The feedback and open conversations with Pac City Brewing, MacLeod Brewing, Hand Brewing and San Fernando Brewing has helped us decide on the direction to take 818 Brewing.  We say Thanks to all of them!

O yeah – we’re not journalists or anything, so take this as our apology now for out of place , . ‘ and other grammar issues! =)  We’ll leave the !!! for our beer!

Any comments, concerns PLEASE hit us up!

JUNE-JULY 2014 : many options have been floating around.  Should we do a brew-pub?  A brewery only?  Brewery and tasting room?  Way too much to discuss in this post alone but we decided to move forward as a Brewery Only ( 1 bbl system ) similar to how Hess Brewing started down in San Diego.  The option for a tasting room will be determined at a later date.  Most likely off site.

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2014: Located and secured 1100 sq ft M2 zoned building in Canoga Park, CA.  We’ve drawn up rough plans to make sure the 1bbl system will fit along with hopefully the growth into a 7bbl system in the future.  Along with a tasting room and the required ADA bathrooms.  It’s gonna be tight BUT it fits!!  Rough plans have been approved by the landord!  Next step is the plumbing layout, business structure and meeting with the lawyers and CPA!  We’ve also added an online store to this website CLICK HERE for the 818 BREWING Merch Store The sales of our merch goes into the money pit fund the brewery will take to open.  We appreciate all the support and love seeing pics of 818 Brewing gear on you!

OCTOBER 2014:  LLC paperwork submitted to the State of California.  Revised and re-worked budget for brewery build-out.  Busy month with all the foundation work to hopefully make the build out process go smooth.  Two more months left in 2014 … lets see what we get done!


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