Tag: LA Ale Works

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 […] 

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 […] 

Follow the LAAW: Kickstarter On Track – 35K Stretch

On March 8th, 2013, the Los Angeles Ale Works Kickstarter hit its $25,000K goal. The money is aimed at procuring a fermentor and keg washer for the contract brewing portion of the operation.  With nearly two week left in 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 […] 

Beer Judging Series: Introduction

Hi, my name is John, and I’m a beer judge. Early on in my beer journey with LA Ale Works I decided to start studying for the Beer Judge Certification Program (or BJCP). I knew it was not a replacement […] 

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 […] 

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