Timeless Pints: Fermenting a Dream
From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 16
By Gary Mraz
We all fantasize our dream job, you know the old saying, do what you love and you won’t work a day in you life. For some the old adage takes a little fermenting.
Chris and Merri Sparacio now brew their dream in kegs of Timeless Pints. Chris had spent most of his life working union and government jobs but with a little coaxing from Merri, his adventurous wife they decided it was time to draft a new career as Brewery owners.
Yes, Chris had been brewing at home for years. Yes, everyone was crazy about his concoctions and now it was time to pour his passion into a vocation. What’s intriguing is how they went about it.
Micro brewing has been the rage for decades and we all know the major chain brewery/restaurants that invested millions to capitalize on the craze. Timeless pints took a different approach.
Their location is tucked away in an industrial complex near the Long Beach Airport. It’s a truly intimate experience walking into their brewery with the brew kettles right there in the same room they serve the freshest beer in town. You’re in the mix, in the heart of the hops as they pour their latest brew. Timeless Pints is the only such establishment in all Long Beach and Lakewood.
With 12 beers on tap they are brewing two to three times a week and have a tasting room in which patrons can sample their wares, Timeless Pints offers pints,10 oz. glasses, 2 oz. tasters and sells kegs and growlers, (refillable bottles) customers can take home.
Thursday through Sunday you will find a growing assortment of locals enjoying the taste of Timeless Pints. On Friday and Saturday you will find food trucks parked on premise. I, like most had heard about Timeless Pints through the grapevine (or should I say the Brew Kettle) and have become another regular.
Celebrating their one-year anniversary on Saturday, August 16, from noon to 9 p.m, they’re featuring three limited release anniversary beers available that day only, three food trucks, Fred’s Best Pizza, The Grill Fellas and Long Beach Taco Cart and live music from the Monkey Finger Duo.
If you like craft beer or never had craft beer you need to come and taste their tasty craft beer from inside a brewery. They’ll serve up tasters and cold brew and Chris is happy to serve up advice and inspiration to other aspiring brewers fermenting a dream at their address on the west side of Long Beach Airport: 3671 Industry Ave., Unit C-1.
Limited release beers are: 2 p.m., Vanilla Cream Ale; 4 p.m. Huckleberry Wheat Ale; and 6 p.m. Whiskey-Barrel-Oak-Infused Porter.
Beers on tap include Belgian Witbier, Honey Blond Ale, Amber Ale, Huckleberry Oatmeal Stout, Pale Ale, IPA, Red IPA, Black IPA, White IPA, IPA/Huckleberry Blend, Hefeweizen and Imperial Stout.