|There's even a beer tap made in brewmaster Brian Lethcoe's image|
1. What does Nibble Bit Tabby mean? It's a old joke from Nibble Bit Tabby Brewery owner Brian Lethcoe's Nevada youth meaning "a wee bit chilly" or some such.
2. What's the Twitter handle? Nibble don't tweet, nor does it have a website. But it does have a Facebook page.
3. Can you taste Nibble Bit beer at the brewery? No, and south Santa Fe Ave. downtown isn't really where you probably want to hang out anyway. A tasting room might be in the works in a year or so though. In the meantime, find Downtown L.A.'s only native beer at bars including Pure Luck, Eagle Rock Brewing, Tony's Darts Away and Downtown's Down and Out. Also look for bottles at Whole Foods and elsewhere in the next year.
|Seven barrels can accomodate two or three beers brewing at a time|
5. Hey, maybe I'll start a brewery in L.A.! Must be easy money, right? Not so fast. Lethcoe and his partner Loyd Kattro have been working nearly 24/7 for three years to line up all the right permits. Like Eagle Rock Brewery, they've forged a path for other breweries who might have an easier time now. But it took a last-ditch appeal to the health department directly from Mayor Villaraigosa to finally get the place open. Yes, the partners are available for consulting to other breweries.