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Stainless Progression

Things are starting to heat up for Hawthorne’s first brewery, Los Angeles Ale Works. Perhaps “starting” is a little misleading because it’s really been gradually getting more intense since our building procurement in February. For me, it’s been a serious […] 

The Next Chapter

Hooray! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Los Angeles Ale Works is actually happening! The past 6 months have been a huge turning point for me and the company as a whole. We officially and successfully finished our first […] 

Brouwerij West

Grand Pedro Brouwerij West’s Brian Mercer has been making beer commercially since 2010, but it’s 2016 that hallmarks a new chapter in the gypsy brewers book of beer.  On Saturday Feb, 27 2016, Brouwerij West celebrated its official grand opening […] 

More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4 – Review

Review Through Brew When I wrote about the More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4 system previously, I had said that a true review would be an ongoing endeavor.  I still stand by that statement.  This system is a collection of different pieces so distilling […] 

More Beer Digital BrewSculpture V4

I started home brewing on a tiny kitchen stove nestled in the heart of Palms, Los Angeles.  Smaller batch sizes, malt syrup, a specialty grain bag, plastic buckets, and a whatever fermentation temperature.  Times were simpler back then.  Moving to […] 

First Look – Brew Bucket Mini and Brewmaster

More brew toys just in time for the holidays! I recently procured a brew bucket mini and brewmaster Chronical from Ss Brew Tech, and while I haven’t had the chance to take the conical fermentor for a spin, I did […] 

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.

  • Philosophy with Victor Novak

    As the clock ticks down on the due date of my book and I convert all of my chicken scratched notes into book entries, I’ve […] 

  • Bierkast’s New Look – June Update

    Hello, everyone! Bierkast has been on the quiet side lately, mainly because we have been working on migrating the site over to WordPress to allow […] 

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.

  • Stainless Progression

    Things are starting to heat up for Hawthorne’s first brewery, Los Angeles Ale Works. Perhaps “starting” is a little misleading because it’s really been gradually […] 

  • The Next Chapter

    Hooray! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Los Angeles Ale Works is actually happening! The past 6 months have been a huge turning point […] 

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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