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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, size, flavor, and origin.  From beer, to mead, to wine, as long as you have […] 

Learning Lessons at Beer Camp Across America w/ Photos

Fewer things are more pleasing in a beer-geek’s life than a finely run beer fest. Sad that I could not join the activities at the Firestone Walker Invitational, I opted to sign up for a few legs of Sierra Nevada’s […] 

Sierra Nevada: “Beyond the Pale” and Beer Camp Across America

It feels as though Sierra Nevada has been on my mind a lot lately. Their Beer Camp Across America hits the road on Saturday July 19th, hitting seven stops on a massive journey through the nation. I have the good […] 

Sneak Peak Beer Release: Valiant Brewing ‘Alpha Overdrive’

Just what the heck is a Quad IPA anyway? I’m certainly familiar with Belgian Quads, and Triple or Imperial IPAs; but a Quad IPA? When I joined a group of bloggers yesterday to sample Valiant Brewing’s newest bold creation, I […] 

SS Brew Tech – Brew Bucket

If you’re like me, home brewing sanitation is one your top priorities.  It’s this focus alone that causes stress when determining whether to ferment in plastic or glass.  Glass is sanitary and easy to clean, but it’s also heavy and […] 

The Perfect Beer Fest – FWIBF 2014

A Fest For Champions The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest (FWIBF) is my home boy, my bff, my main squeeze.  I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a loyal fan of this central coast brewery and its annual fest. If you […] 

LA Beer Bloggers

  • 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. […] 

  • Journey to the Center of the Barrel

    On March 1st, I had the opportunity to participate, with the company of the LA Beer Bloggers, in an exciting experience at Firestone Walker.  The […] 

Follow The LAAW

  • 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, […] 

  • Falconettes Shop Brew Session

    Situated in back of the Woodland Hills Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop lies the Maltose Falcons‘ clubhouse.  Perhaps you’ve visited the shop to pick up […] 

  • 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 […] 

Craft Beer

  • Sagas & Suds: Beers of Iceland

    Iceland: a land of vast and unspoiled beauty, where the people are as rugged and sturdy as the land itself. First populated in the 9th […] 

  • Beerfest Recap – Bite at the Beach Food and Craft Beer Pairing Event

    The city of Manhattan Beach was treated to an excellent joining of various brewing and culinary delights in the first ever Bite at the Beach […] 

  • The ABC’s of Homebrew

    Homebrew Legalities It’s widely known that homebrewing can be incredibly rewarding, entertaining, and a creative outlet for self-expression.  The same goes for sharing that home […] 

  • LA Craft Beer Bloggers Summit No. 2

    It’s time for the 2nd LA Craft Beer Bloggers Summit Meeting number two will be held at the awesome Sunset Beer Company on Sunday September 16th. We […] 

  • LA Beer Bloggers at Beachwood BBQ

    On sunday November 4, The Los Angeles Beer Bloggers met for their third official summit, and this time it was at the renowned brewpub Beachwood […] 

Home Brewing

  • Beerfest Recap – Bite at the Beach Food and Craft Beer Pairing Event

    The city of Manhattan Beach was treated to an excellent joining of various brewing and culinary delights in the first ever Bite at the Beach […] 

  • The ABC’s of Homebrew

    Homebrew Legalities It’s widely known that homebrewing can be incredibly rewarding, entertaining, and a creative outlet for self-expression.  The same goes for sharing that home […] 

  • Spent Grain Cooking – Granola

    Get Regular with High Fiber Granola! Did I get your attention on this one?  Good, because I’m serious.  Home Brewers that brew all-grain traditionally throw […] 

  • Brewing Up Some Code

    Howdy Kastinos, I’ve got an exclusive of sorts that I’m excited to share with y’all. I’ve made a little something that should especially excite the […] 

  • Simon Ford, the Cellar Master

    “Well, here we’ve come to the holy grail of geekdom, the very core of radical brewing.  With a strange mashing procedure, years-long wild fermentation, stale […] 

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