Where does the name Iron Triangle come from?
At the turn of the 20th century, Los Angeles had a population of just over 100,000. Struggling with an all too familiar issue, a lack of water. William Mulholland, Fred Eaton, and Joseph Lippincott aimed to rectify that by building one of the largest public works projects in U.S. history, the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Within a decade of completing the project, Los Angeles vaulted to the 10th most populous city in the United States, and has steadily climbed the chart for almost one hundred years. Mulholland, Eaton, and Lippincot's relationship was known as an Iron Triangle, a powerful alliance among the three agencies needed to build the monumental structure. Iron Triangle Brewery takes its inspiration from these men’s strength and vision, as well as the golden age of Los Angeles.
Why open a brewery in Downtown LA?
From the 1920s to 1950s, downtown Los Angeles was the artistic, cultural, and business hub of the west coast. Art Deco theaters, banks, and public works buildings lined the streets. A bustling rail system was the envy of every other city on the West Coast, and Hollywood made the city famous around the world. Sadly, downtown has been in a state of disrepair since the 1950's. What was once the heart of Los Angeles has been all but abandoned, until now.
Angelenos are flooding back into the area while Iron Triangle and many other downtown based businesses are opening their doors. The arts district and Downtown LA are on the cusp of a second golden age and will get there one business, one customer, and one beer at a time. We aim to be a part of this massive effort by becoming a destination for both local residents and beer lovers across California.