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Our client Kip Barnes and his business partner John Rockwell have been in deep development for the starting of their brewery in Los Angeles; Los Angeles Ale Works. After years of crafting beer recipes and numerous gold medal winners for their home-brewed craft-beers they have now brewed their first commercial beers for sale (to be released end of February in LA) and have started a Kickstarter program to buy their first pieces of brewery equipment.

What is Kickstarter? It’s a web based funding platform where everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology (and yes Breweries) are brought to life through the direct funding of others. It’s pretty cool. Since 2009 more than 35,000 creative projects have started through Kickstarter.


Here a link to their Kickstarter project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laaw/los-angeles-ale-works-0 . There’s a bunch of info here about what they are trying to accomplish Check it out NOW!

The Many Benefits of Growlers

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

The Many Benefits of Growlers

The beer growler appeals to a wide variety of beer drinkers, from the eco-friendly crowd to the nostalgic collectors. Anyone interested in hand-crafted beer can benefit from buying and refilling a growler, especially if their favorite microbrewery is nearby. Rather than buying beer by the bottle or can, reusing the same one or two growlers with your trusty growler cooler allows consumers to decrease their carbon footprint and enjoy their beer with the peace of mind that comes from doing something good for the environment. Think about it—when you use a growler and growler cooler to procure your beer, you avoid throwing away countless layers of packaging each time you refill.   The growler’s benefits aren’t limited to its sustainability. The practice of buying beer by filling and re-filling a growler also enables enthusiasts to enjoy beer as fresh as it gets. Not all beers are available in bottles or cans, especially seasonal or hand-crafted beers, but the growler allows you to get your beer straight from the source, bypassing the canning and bottling middlemen altogether. Growler coolers and totes are also reusable, and make it possible to sling two or three growlers over your shoulder at a time. Economically speaking, the cost per pint is much less when you buy beer with your growler. Finally, the many visits you’ll be paying to your favorite breweries will help you build up a great relationship with the owners, and you never know when that could come in handy! (image...

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Solving An Age-Old Dilemma: How Do I Get My Cold Beer Home?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Solving An Age-Old Dilemma: How Do I Get My Cold Beer Home?

Beer enthusiasts the world over know and love the beer growler, a large glass container that holds a half gallon of your favorite beer.  Many beer drinkers prefer the taste of a draft over that of bottled or canned beer, and the growler gives us the best of both worlds. In the olden days, a growler was a bucket or a large can used to carry hand-crafted beer from the local microbrewery to one’s home or workplace. Now that we no longer carry beverages in buckets, the process of “rushing the growler” (as it used to be known) is a little different. Though we love growlers for making the transport of beer possible, there is one issue that anyone who cares about beer knows all too well: warm beer. How to avoid this problem?   Known to some as a brewpub bag, to others as a growler tote, the growler cooler performs an invaluable service: keeping your frosty growlers chilled. Perfectly sized to fit just one or two growlers, a growler cooler makes carrying an ice-cold growler more comfortable, allowing beer drinkers to enjoy their growlers during all sorts of recreational activities and social gatherings. And since we can’t employ our children to fetch our beer for us anymore,  you need something equally as dependable to help you get your beer home—growler bags perform an important service, so you want to make sure that yours will last. A tough, dependable insulated cooler bag for your beer is...

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