Author: Kip

Kip is the founder of Bierkast and co-founder of Los Angeles Ale Works. Picking up home brewing after college, he has since become an accomplished award winning home brewer, LA Beer Blogger, and author of the Beer Lover's Guide to Southern California. Kip is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema Television. He lives in Inglewood, CA with his sciency wife Katie. Follow him @bierkast or #FollowTheLAAW @laaleworks

A BJ’s Beer Dinner

Pizza and Beer I have incredibly fond memories of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse from my college days at USC.  I can clearly remember my good friend Dave bringing large deep dish pizzas and growlers full of Tatonka for sharing at his […] 

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. Open to all LA Beer Bloggers, as well as friends and family, this trip was […] 

Spotlight: Hollingshead Delicatessen

Orange There is an old oak tree on Main Street in Orange, less than a half mile south of Chapman. This tree goes by the name of Hollingshead and it is the senior to the now blooming forest that is […] 

Three Weavers Brewing Co

I recently sat down with Lynne Weaver, the founder of Inglewood’s soon-to-be first and only brewery, Three Weavers Brewing Co.  Like many other new entrants to the space, Weaver was brought into craft beer through staple brands like Sierra Nevada […] 

Going Feral

On March 8th, 2014, Firestone Walker – Barrelworks released a tasty 375ml bottle of wild magic aptly named, Feral One (Pictured Right – Courtesy of John M Verive – BeerOfTomorrow.com).  Not only is the Feral One the first small format […] 

Boujie Baking Goes Big

Kickstarter, love it or hate it (we love it!), is a hotbed for young entrepreneurs and tasty innovations.  Being part of these projects is what makes kickstarter special and despite the super high powered movie studios forcing their way into […] 

Tony’s Vegan Chili Cookoff

It’s almost that time again.  Time to celebrate LA’s favorite Vegan, Tony Yanow, and his famous Chili Cookoff.  On March 2nd, prominent LA Chefs go head to head in a battle to the death and/or glory. Joining the spicy madness […] 

2014 – The Year of the Beer

The year has started out solid for craft beer both locally and nationally.  According to the Brewers association “the number of breweries in the United States reached the highest level seen in the country since the early 1870s.” Towards the […] 

Managing your Fiz

A Crowd Sourced Beer Game Kickstarter is an amazing platform for special niche projects. From bike helmets to 3D printers, from cookbooks to video games, Kickstarter allows not only creative minds to publicize cool projects, but also welcome the public […] 

Firestone Walker Venice!

Some exciting news! One of my favorite Central/Southern California breweries is opening up in Venice.  There have been rumors circling the facility and exactly what it’ll be and here is the official news.  The most exciting part of this whole […] 

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