Category: Follow the LAAW

Follow the LAAW: Collaboration

col·lab·o·rate – intransitive verb \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\ 1: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor 2: to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force 3: to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which […] 

Follow the LAAW: Something for Everyone

Have you ever had small batch brewed craft soda? No? Well it might just changed the way you think about your favorite soft drink. Craft soda is incredibly tasty and is actually not that hard to make.  Let me start […] 

Follow the LAAW: Thai Tea Dynasty

We’ve recently discovered the wonders of brewing with Tea in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes.  Ketsara, our Thai Tea soda, debuted with great success at the Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club soda competition, where it was voted best soda.  The prize […] 

Follow the LAAW: BottleMark

There are few things that add as much excitement to an already great home brew or commercial beer as labels and bottlecaps.  We’ve been incredibly lucky to have Ken Barnes as part of our team.  His label artwork, Los Angeles […] 

The State of LAAW: To Dump a Beer

Saturday September 8th, 2012 marked a sad day for Los Angeles Ale Works.  We officially dumped our first batch of commercial beer, Gams-Bart, down the drain.  For us the decision to dump the beer was both complicated and simple.  The […] 

The State of LAAW: The Business

John and I are happy to report that we now have actual serious equity in the company and not just a massive amount of sweat equity.  We recently purchased nearly 200 plastic kegs from Plastic Kegs of America.  This amount […] 

The State of LAAW: The Gypsy

“There’s also no doubt in my mind that 75 percent of the people on that list of [pending breweries] will fail. Or will find out that what they have is a very expensive hobby… [which] I don’t mean as a […] 

The State of LAAW: Gams-Bart

The Roggenbier Some of you may be asking, “Isn’t that Los Angeles Ale Works beer supposed to be released by now?”  The short answer is that we’ve had some issues with our production, which have ultimately delayed our beer release […] 

Brew Day at Inland Empire Brewing Company

On friday July 6th, 2012, Los Angeles Ale Works’s first commercial beer, Gams-Bart, was born.  It has been a very long road up to this point, but it was all worth it.  John, Katie, Mike, and I all interned for […] 

LAAW Tap Handles

John, Mike, and Kip work on the new tap handles. Sanding, Priming, Painting….drinking Cheers! About Kristofor BarnesKip is the founder of Bierkast and co-founder of Los Angeles Ale Works. Picking up home brewing after college, he has since become an […] 

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