The Kast

Just who the heck are we?

Chief Officers

Founder & Webmaster / Co-Founder Los Angeles Ale Works: Kristofor (Kip) Barnes
Chief Editor / Women’s Beer Correspondant: Katie McKissick
Bierkast Contributor / Specialist Beer Judge / Co-Founder Los Angeles Ale Works: John Rockwell


Bierkast Contributor/LAAW Branding Manager/Washington Correspondant: Ken Barnes
Bierkast Contributor/Pipe Dream Brewery: Brian Holter
Bierkast Contributor: Meagan Christy
Bierkast Contributor: Keith Eli
Bierkast Contributor: Jason Jewel
Bierkast Contributor / Women’s Beer Correspondant: Dana Manion
Bierkast Contributor / Women’s Beer Correspondant: Stephanie Magnien Rockwell
Bierkast Contributor: Mike Morse
Bierkast Contributor: Matt Myerhoff
Bierkast Contributor: Ryan Nuber
Bierkast Contributor: Eric Ortega
Bierkast Contributor / Beer, Brett, and Baseball / Photojournalist: Brett Padelford
Bierkast Contributor: Derek Springer
Bierkast Contributor: Matt Timmers
Bierkast Contributor/Pipe Dream Brewery: Kingsley Toby

Web Design

Webdesigner & WordPress Pro: J.J. Springer

Special Guests

Women of Craft Beer/Angel City Brewing: Ashley Todd
Women of Craft Beer/Pink Boots Society: Teri Fahrendorf
Women of Craft Beer/Eagle Rock Brewery: Ting Su
Women of Craft Beer/City Tavern: Jessica Christensen
Women of Craft Beer/Ladyface Ale Companie: Cyrena Nouzille
Women of Craft Beer/Icicle Brewing Co: Pamela Brulotte
Women of Craft Beer/Golden Road Brewing: Meg Gill
Women of Craft Beer/Mohawk Bend/Tony’s Darts Away/Golden Road Brewing: Paige Reilly
Women of Craft Beer/City Tavern: Gia St. George

Friends of Bierkast

City Tavern, Beer Belly, Spring Street Smoke House, Far Bar, Haven Gastropub, Rock N Brews, Brewsters at Four Points by Sheraton LAX, Ken Barnes, Travis Cook, Kristopher Belman, Alan Huerta, Mark Laudenslager, Gary Zorko, Ali Pia, Ryan Rozan, Jon Haggeman, The Kirton Brothers, Eagle Rock Brewery,  Christopher Kennedy, and more Interested in becoming part of the Kast? Contact us and let us know what you’re all about! 

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