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MacLeod Ales

Craft Beer Long Beach

SteelCraft, Unjust Incarceration + Propagator R&D

Let me start this week’s post with a disclaimer. Yes, it took me until September of 2017 to finally visit Smog City Brewing‘s second location at SteelCraft in Long Beach. I can offer no...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Bottles (and Cans) To-Go

Los Angeles is far too big of a city to have just two classy bottle shops that are dedicated to beer. I know, of course, there are more than two places to buy great...
Beer Festival

L.A. Beer Week Preview #LABW7

L.A. Beer Week Recommended Events obviously starts with the main event. 60+ breweries in Exposition Park kicking off LABW7. But it does not end there. Oh no. Here is a tiny (but representative sampling)...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

New L.A. Craft Beer to Go

It is common for breweries to start out just kegging their beer. It can be cost prohibitive to buy a bottling or canning line right off the bat, not to mention having the space...
Craft Beer California

10 Best California Beers of 2014

Best Of lists are notorious for being a bit marshmallow fluff (my trademark in case some adventurous brewer wishes to brew a beer by that name), but I hope to use this space to...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

#LABW6 in Review

Now to step back into the past. Seemingly all of the brewing talent of Los Angeles was in one spot downtown on Saturday. Chinatown’s main plaza was the host for the L.A. Brewers Beer...