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Los Angeles Ale Works!

A project in Los Angeles, CA by LAAleWorks

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Be a part of Los Angeles brewing history and help kickstart a local artisanal brewery, Los Angeles Ale Works. #FollowTheLAAW
Backers: 393
Average Pledge Per Backer: $97

Funded: $38,011 of $25,000
Dates: Feb 15th -> Mar 22nd (35 days)
Project By: LAAleWorks
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Latest News

Please Read - Important Information about Rewards & Surveys

April 10th - via:
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Status Update

April 1st - via:
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Mission Successful - Hooray!

March 22nd - via:
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Preparation for Kickstarter End

March 22nd - via:
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3 Days Left! #FollowTheLAAW

March 19th - via:
Well, this is it! We have 3 days left in our Kickstarter campaign! Our fundraiser ends on Friday, March 22nd at 2:56pm. We’ve made it really far with 310 backers and $28,764 raised so far. That' s a heck of a lot of names on the fermentor! Thank... (Read More)

New Brewery Branding: Los Angeles Ale Works

March 17th - via:
Back from Texas, Beerfriends, at least for the moment, and I have a new brewery to look at. It's new to you, but I actually had my first contact with Los Angeles Ale Works about a year and a half ago. They're less than a week away from the end of an already successful Kickstarter campaign, and their new stretch goal is to add an extra fermenter to get up and running. But a new brewery means branding, people. (Read More)

Los Angeles start-up breweries look to crowd funding

March 15th - via:
After millions of dollars were pledged just the first day of a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign for a "Veronica Mars" feature film, the popularity of crowd-funding services is sure to soar. Services such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter have already found popularity in the Los Angeles craft-beer community as brewers, would-be brewers and bar owners turn to crowd funding to overcome their dreams' initial financial hurdles. (Read More)

15 Must-Try Craft Breweries Around Greater Los Angeles

March 15th - via:
For a trendsetting city like Los Angeles, the fact that we've been so behind the times on beer is tough to swallow. But today, new microbreweries are popping up all over the Southland, from the Canejo Valley to the OC, all putting out hoppy IPAs, Belgian-style tripels, seasonal saisons, smooth hefeweizens and big, bold porters. Some you've probably heard of before - Craftsman was one of the first in the area, brewing in Pasadena since 1995 - and others so new they're trying to launch and grow via Kickstarter campaigns. (Read More)

Launch Events & YourSteamPunk Peter

March 13th - via:
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L.A. Craft Beer

March 12th - via:
When it comes to L.A.’s blossoming craft beer scene, isn't just raining, its pouring. With no fewer than nine craft breweries in Los Angeles and Orange counties entering, or looking to enter (via Kickstarter), the final stages of commercial beer production this year, Southern California's beer scene is primed to make a great leap forward in 2013. (Read More)

LA Ale Works: Gams-Bart Bavarian style Roggenbier

March 12th - via:
If you've been following beer news in the last couple months, then you've probably heard of LA Ale Works. They have been featured in several local publications as the up-and-comers of brewing greatness. What you may not have heard of, is their beer. The guys from LAAW have been toting their Gams-bart Bavarian style Roggenbier all over town and no one seems to be talking about it. Well, that stops here. (Read More)

Thank You! Next Stop $35,000!

March 9th - via:
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Woodworking with Dan & Mike

March 6th - via:
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Launch Events Part Two

March 5th - via:
Progress!We hit 20K yesterday and we’re nearly at 21K now! Keep up the momentum. The LAAW is strong with you. Launch PartiesThe launch party train is still rolling! Please come celebrate with us at one of our upcoming events.Thursday, 3/7/2013 -... (Read More)

Beer Genealogy

March 4th - via:
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Brewers launch new Los Angeles craft beer company

March 1st - via:
A couple of Los Angeles home brewers have big dreams about their hobby. Los Angeles Ale Works, founded by Kristofor Barnes and John Rockwell, has launched its first commercial beer, Gam-Bart, which is similar to a Bavarian Hefeweizen. They’ll be pouring it Friday at 6 p.m. at Far Bar in Little Tokyo. (Read More)

L.A. Aleworks Is Ready For Its Close Up

February 27th - via:
Kip Barnes and John Rockwell of L.A. Aleworks sit down at Beer Belly to discuss their first commercial release, and the future of their brewery hopes. (Read More)

Los Angeles Ale Works Launch Parties

February 22nd - via:
Hi beer lovers! This will be old news for some of you but hopefully exciting fresh news for others. I wanted to update you on a new brewery started by John Rockwell with Kristofor Barnes called Los Angeles Ale Works. They are both long time home-brewers and need your help getting the word out about two big things. (Read More)

Craft Beer & BBQ at Bludso's

February 21st - via:
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Jason Bernstein and James Starr of The Golden State teamed with Kevin Bludso and Noah Galuten and pair craft beer with BBQ at a second Bludso's on La Brea. (Read More)

4 Los Angeles Brewery Kickstarter Campaigns: Invest in Your Beer Future

February 21st - via:
It's been a whirlwind start to 2013 for Los Angeles beer. The scene celebrated it's unofficial third birthday with... (Read More)

Los Angeles Ale Works

February 21st - via:
After months of hype and four years of practice, LA Ale Works is finally releasing their first brew (initially available at six bars around the city) called the Gams-Bart. (Read More)

New Craft Brewery to Debut Beers at Culver City's City Tavern

February 21st - via:
Kristofor Barnes and John Rockwell of Los Angeles Ale Works will launch their flagship Gams-Bart beer at six different bars including at City Tavern this Sun. Feb 23. (Read More)

New craft brewer to release first beer after 'gypsy brewing' at DTLA location

February 20th - via:
LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Ale Works, a new craft beer company, has been "gypsy brewing" beers out of a DTLA location and is now set to release their first commercial draft at select locations. (Read More)

Fight (for) the LAAW!

February 19th - via:
We’ve been fans and supporters of Los Angeles Ale Works (who were named one of the top breweries to watch in 2013 by the LA Weekly) since before the official launch of Beer of Tomorrow, and we’re very excited to announce that the first commercial batch of LAAW beer is ready (and this time it lived up to their high standards)! (Read More)

Los Angeles Ale Works launches this weekend

February 19th - via:
Los Angeles, CA – One of the most anticipated new craft breweries in Southern California will release its first beer this month. Named a brewery to watch in 2013 by LA Weekly, Los Angeles Ale Works will launch its flagship Gams-Bart beer at six bars around the city. (Read More)

Two L.A. Breweries Crowdsourcing Start-Up Funds on Kickstarter

February 18th - via:
LOS ANGELES, CA - If you've made it out to your share of craft beer bars, events, or festivals, chances are you've seen the guys behind Los Angeles Ale Works and Cosmic Brewery. Both fledgling craft breweries have taken the bold step of going from homebrewing to contract brewing (i.e. brewing their beer at an existing brewery), but now they're making the next bold leap into the entrepreneurial unknown by crowdsourcing funds on Kickstarter to get their own facilities and their own equipment. (Read More)

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