We opened ours doors in the heart of the Los Angeles beach cities in 2014 with the goal of brewing dynamic, approachable beers, packed with unique flavor profiles.  Our attention to detail and quality, while being inspired by the California coast, allow us to have wildly creative and consistently delicious beers.

Phil McDaniel (center) – Head Brewer / Owner – Phil developed his unique and heavily experienced background from years of formal training and brewing at well known Southern California breweries.  In 2008 Phil left his first brewer position at Bootleggers to attend Seibel Institute of Technology in Chicago and Munich.  Having trained under well known brewers he immediately landed a shift brewer position at Stone Brewing in San Diego upon graduation.   A few short years later Phil’s experience, attention to detail, and expertise in the production brewing process brought him to The Bruery as the lead brewer.  Working closely with Patrick Rue and Tyler King, Phil fine tuned his brewing creativity into what he eventually brought to King Harbor.

The other guysdon’t worry about the other guys –   Phil is really the rockstar of the band.

In the few short years we’ve been open we have developed King Harbor beers to be exactly what we originally aimed for.  Our beers are approachable with unique flavor profiles and inspired by life in the South Bay; we have had the opportunity to collaborate with some great breweries, musicians, and chefs; and we continue to push the boundaries on each beer.   We don’t know exactly what we will brew next, but it will be awesome.  So swing by the tasting room and see what’s up.


King Harbor Brewing Co. – Tom, Phil, Will.




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