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Detour Seattle

I don’t get to travel back home very often, but when I do make the trek up to the Seattle area, I’m always very excited to see how the beer scene is doing.  I didn’t really get a chance to […] 

The Summit in Sacramento

The California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento was a true testament to how well California as a whole is doing in terms of craft beer. Listening to the talks and advisory panels given by some of California’s most influential beer […] 

California Craft Beer Summit

Let’s climb together! It’s not often that I see a line-up for a beer fest or convention that I get truly excited about.  That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty to look forward to, but for me it’s like […] 

Conserving Water with the Mark’s II Keg Washer

The Joy of Clean I’ve recently fallen in love with a curiously simple device that makes cleaning my kegs, carboys, and conicals a breeze while simultaneously saving me money on my water bill.  Introducing the Mark’s II Keg Washer.  At […] 

Ss Brew Tech – Infussion Mash Tun and Sparge

As far as home brewing gear innovation goes, Ss Brew Tech seems to be ahead of the curve. Previously I reviewed the Ss Chronical fermentor series, Ss Brew Bucket, FTSs temperature control, and the Ss Brew Kettle. I’ve been steadily […] 

Wort Under Pressure

Pressure Canning One of my least favorite aspects of brewing beer is making a starter a few days before.  While not the hardest thing in the world to do, it can be a colossal pain in the ass to lose an […] 

Craft Beer

Here you’ll find everything Craft Beer. Brewery tours, beer pairing dinners, beer bars, events, and beer travels can all be found here.

  • The Beer Seer

    As some of you know, I recently began working with a television production company, Ex Machina Media Group, that is interested in developing a beer-based […] 

  • Brew Day at Inland Empire Brewing Company

    On friday July 6th, 2012, Los Angeles Ale Works’s first commercial beer, Gams-Bart, was born.  It has been a very long road up to this […] 

Home Brew

News from the land of Home Brewing! Beers, Clubs, and Adventure!

Follow the LAAW

Join John and Kip as they jump through the many hoops on the road to opening their brewery, Los Angeles Ale Works.

  • The LAAW of Shu (Japanese Sake)

    The Los Angeles Ale Works Sake/Nihon-Shu Project One of the greatest parts about home brewing is being able to experiment with drinks of any shape, […] 

  • Follow The LAAW: Buttress of Windsor

    Our Philosophy The Los Angeles Ale Works brand is a living animal, an intentional point in our business plan. With the amazing help of our […] 

LA Beer Bloggers

Here you’ll find the latest news and events going on for LA Beer Bloggers and beyond.

  • Firestone Walker Beer Blogger Trip

    Rough Cuts & Remixes It’s been a year since our last trip together with Firestone Walker.  Last year we focused on barrels, how they affect […] 

  • LABB Camp Kern

    Camping near Kern River Brewing Co Easter weekend marked the 1st LA Beer Bloggers Camping Trip – Destination Kern River and Kern River Brewing Co. […] 

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