Author: JRockwell

John Rockwell is a co-founder of LA Ale Works and contributing writer to Bierkast. He has been home brewing for over seven years and is a certified BJCP judge, "Bring me your beer!".

Interview with Dry River Brewing

Our friends over a Dry River Brewing are currently about half way through a Kickstarter campaign to get the nano/contract brew phase of their Brewery plans off the ground. Read more about the Kickstarter and see their awesome video by […] 

Heritage Festival at Angel City Brewing

Angel City Brewing held their first annual Heritage Festival this past Saturday. From 11am to 6pm, the street fair event featured artists, live music, food, and tons of Angel City beer. The festival marked a major milestone for Angel City […] 

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #94 – part II

Welcome back! This is Part II, the final installment of Keith Ely’s trip to Sierra Nevada for their annual Beer Camp! If you missed Part 1 right it here, and check out Keith’s entry video here! QA/Sensory Analysis My favorite part […] 

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #94 – part I

*Please join us in welcoming our newest Bierkast writer, Keith Ely! You can currently find Keith behind the bar at Angel City Brewery’s new on-site tap room. Keith was selected for Sierra Nevada beer camp based on his video: check it […] 

Follow the LAAW: Excel and the Finance of Beer

The Business Plan Is it really necessary? Everyone that has considered starting a business has heard from at least one person (and probably more) that you can’t do it without a business plan. It’s the “great equalizer.” “It separates the men from […] 

A Welcome Reboot

Hey everyone! I’m proud to present a new guest writer, Todd Blickenstaff. He is very active in the Los Angeles food and drink scene, and we’re happy and lucky to have convinced him to pen this write up for us. […] 

LA River Brewing Company

LA River Brewing Company is poised to make a big splash in the Culver City brewing scene. With a strong brand identity and a line up of creative beers, they are looking to settle down near the Expo line and […] 

Holiday Beer Dinner – Spring Street Smokehouse

Spring Street Smokehouse concluded its 2012 beer dinner schedule with a special holiday edition. No single brewery was highlighted; instead we were treated to General Manager Jason’s favorite holiday ales paired with some amazing dishes. Per Smokehouse tradition, all the […] 

Movember at ERB

Movember (n.) – the month of November when men of all ages grow glorious mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health and in particular, prostate cancer. Craft brewers and Movember go together like peanut butter and jelly. No less than 90% of […] 

The Brewery at Abigaile

The South Bay is quickly becoming a Los Angeles craft brewing hot spot. Looking to make a splash, newcomer Abigaile Restaurant is both fresh and familiar – formally The Union Cattle Company, a long time Hermosa Beach establishment, the venue […] 

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