Category: Craft Beer Industry

The Craft Beer Industry in Los Angeles is still growing. This section will catalogue various industry events and the people involved.

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 […] 

The Summit in Sacramento

The California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento was a true testament to how well California as a whole is doing in terms of craft beer. Listening to the talks and advisory panels given by some of California’s most influential beer […] 

California Craft Beer Summit

Let’s climb together! It’s not often that I see a line-up for a beer fest or convention that I get truly excited about.  That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty to look forward to, but for me it’s like […] 

The Beer Curmudgeons

Craft is Worth Discussing There are quite a number of beer podcasts available online ranging from dudes drinking around a table, to commercial beer tastings, to more traditional-style talk radio.  From Jesse Friedman’s (Almanac Beer) Brewer’s Log to John Palmer & Jamil Zainasheff’s Brew […] 

BPLA – On the Air Pilot

Suds on the Radio It has been a long time goal of mine to, at the very least, attempt a podcast, hence “Bierkast.”  Wether it was convenience or general time-commitment, podcasting just never came to fruition, until now.  On February […] 

BBC14 – Closing with Collaborative Blogging

Well here it is, the end of the Beer Bloggers Conference 2014 coverage.  If you’ve been following along through parts 1 and 2, you have my thanks.  Covering an event of this magnitude is difficult as there is often too much […] 

BBC14 – Word Crafting / Ken Grossman / Stone

Day 2 WordPress, Ken Grossman, and Stone Liberty Station Provided you didn’t destroy yourself during the Lagunitas afterparty, day two started at a bright and early 9:30 AM with a hello from the WordPress creator, Automatic.  Speaker, Derek Springer, AKA Dr. […] 

BBC14 – It all Starts with San Diego

Once a year, local, national, and international beer bloggers descend on the Beer Bloggers Conference. This year’s 5th annual con was held in beer mecca, San Diego, California, and was nothing short of fantasmic.  Not only did I get the opportunity […] 

The LAAW of Shu (Japanese Sake)

The Los Angeles Ale Works Sake/Nihon-Shu Project One of the greatest parts about home brewing is being able to experiment with drinks of any shape, size, flavor, and origin.  From beer, to mead, to wine, as long as you have […] 

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