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Los Angeles Ale Works

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by sirtomtom, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. The Bruery put this up on their facebook. I thought it was interesting and a thread for it didn't pop up when I searched for it. Apparently a few folks are using Kickstarter plus private loans to startup a new brewery in LA. Here is a link to the Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laaw/los-angeles-ale-works-0

    Their plan is rather smart, IMO, start by contract brewing with other breweries to get their beer made till their facility is ready. Their lineup of future beers is interesting as well:
    • GamsBart - Bavarian Roggenbier - This multi award-winning beer is an intensely traditional German style ale similar to a Bavarian style Hef. We use rye and roasted rye and ferment on the colder side which brings out the clove flavors from this traditional yeast.
    • Dampfmaschine - California UnCommon - This is a classic California "steam beer" style ale, only it's accented with rye and late hopped with magnum hops.
    • Lievre - French/Belgian Saison - This multi award-winning saison is brewed will seasonal citrus peel, spices, and Indian sugar. Funky and friggin' tasty.
    • Buttress of Windsor - Coffee Rye Porter - This porter has a generous portion of rye added to its grain bill and is cold infused with locally roasted coffee. It's complex, hearty, but also incredibly soft like a feather duster.
    • Das Kolsch - German Kolsch - John is a Kolsch nut, and this is his baby. A well made Kolsch is hard to find, and this one is as traditional as we can make it without being in Cologne. Soft water, perle and hallertau hops, German pils, and a splash of wheat.
    • Karma Kolsch - Thai Tea Infused Kolsch - We take our Kolsch and infuse it with traditional restaurant style Thai Red Tea. The tea and spices are assertive, but also blend nicely with the delicate style underneath.
    • Ketsara Soda - Thai Tea Soda - That's right, soda. We want to have something for everyone. We love beer, but we also want to have something for those of you trucking your friends around during brewery tours or those that just appreciate craft soda. Palm Sugar and Thai Tea - Sweet and Simple.
    • Mugen Kurosake - We also hope to brew a black rice sake. We'll need a commercial wine license for this one because the government has mistakenly identified sake as wine when it is, in fact, beer.
    They also look like their planning on creating some "Bruery-esque" beer society.
  2. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Savant (480) California Sep 25, 2010

    A So Cal brewer that doesn't make an IPA? No wonder the Bruery likes them.
  3. Good to hear. LA needs more breweries.
    blguillen likes this.
  4. At least they're not that terribly named L.A. River Brewery. I mean, does anyone want to associate themselves with he L.A. River for quality?
    BrewtifulMind likes this.
  5. Srsly

    Srsly Aficionado (215) California Mar 21, 2010

    Agreed! And to make things worse, they said they want to open up in culver city. The LA river doesn't run anywhere near there!
    teamizm likes this.
  6. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2005

    I met the LA Aleworks guys when they were sill home brewers. Tried a bunch of their homebrews a couple years back and really liked them. Hoping things work out for them!

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