Author: Keith Ely

Keith Ely lives in Los Angeles, but grew up on the east coast and has lived quite a few different places, always in search of the unique things (and beers) that make each place its own. He currently works at Angel City Brewery. Keith loves good beer, because it has such a rich story, and a great history of bringing people together.

Bierkast Visits Bellingham Beer Week Part 2

In part 1 of my visit to Bellingham Beer Week, I covered some of the craft beer veterans in town that have helped pave the way for new establishments and breweries to open up.  As the saying goes, a rising […] 

Bierkast Visits Bellingham Beer Week

I recently traveled up to Bellingham, Washington and, together with some fellow craft beer writers, took a tour of the fair city and its burgeoning craft beer scene during the 2nd annual Bellingham Beer Week.  Beer Week was truly a success, […] 

Dogfish Head pint night at Franklin and Co. with Sam Calagione

This past Monday, Franklin & Company, the neighborhood gastropub in Franklin Village, hosted a Dogfish Head pint night with DFH owner and founder, Sam Calagione.  The event did not seem to be widely publicized, but I’m guessing maybe this was a conscious decision […] 

Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2013

Brew at the Zoo, in its third year, is an event that takes place each August at the Los Angeles Zoo.  The zoo opens for the night and for the ticket price you can wander around and check out the […] 

Spring Street Bar

Spring Street Bar, located at 626-B S. Spring Street, between 6th and 7th Street in Downtown LA, is a perfect example of what small neighborhood craft beer bars should be.  Although the bar/deli serves both wine and spirits, as well as […] 

Beer in Scotland: Old Traditions, New Players

In March, I was lucky enough to get married and honeymoon in Scotland.  Here are some of my observations about the different types of beer I drank there, and the status of craft beer in Scotland.   Real Ale: The […] 

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