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Tag: macleod ales

5 Casks Not To Miss at Firkfest 2015

Cask Pyramid

To this very day, last year’s preview of Firkfest is one of the highest viewed posts on this site. It was a bit surprising to me at the time. After all, its really just me choosing three casks from the list and telling my readers that they should drink that beer, but you guys clearly wanted that kind of info going into the festival. I’ve since used the same kind of post for my previews



Macleod Previews Their Special Firkfest Collaborations

Macleod Pilot System

Last year at Firkfest I was handing out flyers promoting this site and some dude with a weird brown vest approached me and asked if I was with CaskAleLA. I laughed as I normally do towards that question and confirmed that not only was I with CaskAleLA, I was CaskAleLA. That weird vest has since become a bit of a trademark in the LA beer community as belonging to Andy Black, brewer for the soon-to-be-opened



A Year In Beer: 2014 via Instagram

A Year In Beer

The end of the year calls for a lot of ‘best of’ lists and reflection on the previous twelve months. While considering what kind of content I was going to post on CaskAleLA to commemorate 2014 I went through my instagram feed as a way to remind myself of the year and realized that those photos are simply the best and most honest way to reflect on 2014. I’ve broken down the year month by month and chosen an



State Of The Firkin

Cask Days 658

In the last twelve months, the Los Angeles beer community has come a long way with cask-conditioned ales. We’ve seen two cask ale festivals (Firkfest and Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational), the opening of a cask-focused taproom with Macleod Ale, and multiple breweries around town holding regular cask events. Back in November, CaskAleLA.com turned one year old and while I’m both excited and proud of the growth we have seen since we began, I thought I



What’s On Cask? (11/24/14)

On Tap Now: The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Stone Enjoy By 12.05.14 Ladyface Ale Companie(Agoura Hills) – Green Belly Barley Wine w/ Irish Whiskey Oak Chips Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), Session Gap Bitter, Jackie Tar (Brown Stout), The King’s Taxes (Scottish 60-), Yankee Mick’s (American Brown) The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Arrogant Bastard w/Mexican Coffee & Cinnamon | Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA w/ Amarillo |  Stone Enjoy By 12.05.14 |  Stone Ruination Double IPA