Brouwerij West founders Brian Mercer and Dave Holop have received long-term help from the Harbor BusinessSource Center (photo by Jolie Myers, courtesy of LA Magazine
The Harbor BusinessSource Center has provided long-term support to the Brouwerij West Brewery in San Pedro and recently helped secure a $593,000 expansion loan that will allow the business to purchase new equipment, refinance all existing debt and add working capital to support the company’s growth.

The loan is predicted to help the business double annual sales and generate at least 10 new jobs.

Located at 110 East 22nd Street in San Pedro, founders Dave Holop and Brian Mercer started Brouwerij West in summer of 2014 in an abandoned Port of Los Angeles vintage warehouse with a start-up loan from the Los Angeles City Loan Fund.

In 2015, EWDD helped Brouwerij West obtain a $442,845 loan to purchase special Belgian-made brewing equipment that uses less water than traditional methods.

EWDD’s BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers offer a variety of Business Services, including several Financial and Development Incentive Programs and a Small Business Loan Program. Learn how EWDD can help your business grow and succeed.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 6/18/2018. Read this issue and more.