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Our Team

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Meet the people behind Los Angeles Ale Works.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_row_inner enable_row_overlap=”” use_row_box=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_social_icon_2_target=”_blank” team_social_icon_3_target=”_blank” team_name=”Kristofor “Kip” Barnes” team_position=”Managing Partner – Brewing” team_description=”The original founder of Los Angeles Ale Works, Kip has been a career home brewer, beer geek, and beer blogger since 2009. You’ll see him operating the brewhouse and pouring beers in the taproom. If you get a chance, say hi and then challenge him to a table­top game.” team_image=”2976″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://www.facebook.com/” team_social_icon_2_link=”https://twitter.com/” team_social_icon_3_link=”https://instagram.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_name=”Andrew Fowler” team_position=”Managing Partner – Sales” team_description=”A Mainer at heart, Fowler guides the facilities operations and ensuring the beer gets to you. You’ll see him around town delivering kegs, cleaning taps, and making sure everything at the taproom is running smoothly. Don’t be surprised when you see the 207 area code pop up on your phone.” team_image=”2977″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner enable_row_overlap=”” use_row_box=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_social_icon_2_target=”_blank” team_name=”Ken Barnes” team_position=”Chief Creative” team_description=”Ken has been with the brewery since its first conceptual drawing and logo. He’s been guiding the brand development with a steady hand and an infinitely creative mind. A career branding designer, Ken is responsible for LAAW’s look and feel from bottle to taproom.” team_image=”2985″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://www.facebook.com/” team_social_icon_2_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_name=”Katie McKissick” team_position=”Chief Biologist” team_description=”As our resident biologist and science communicator, Katie runs LAAW’s yeast lab. When she isn’t curating our fungi library, you may find her in the brewery slinging beers and cracking wise.” team_image=”2979″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_name=”Brian Holter” team_position=”Barrel Specialist” team_description=”Bringing a plethora of experimental and traditional brewing knowledge, Brian helms our coveted barrel program. From spirits to sours, Brian’s main goal is to capture the most artistic lightning bolts a beer bottle can hold. He’s also a die hard LA Kings fan in a never­ending quest to turn our parking lot into the perfect hockey rink.” team_image=”2988″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”” team_name=”Lloyd Johnson IV” team_position=”Brewer” team_description=”Active in backend brewery operations, Lloyd brings his extensive home brewing background, leadership skills, and cheerful smile to the table. His attention to detail and creative spark strengthens the resolve of our brewing team and his flashy beard let’s all who meet him know instantly, that he means business.” team_image=”2988″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner enable_row_overlap=”” use_row_box=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_social_icon_2_target=”_blank” team_name=”Gretchen Fowler” team_description=”Bringing with her an extensive tenure in the hospitality and service industry, Gretchen is our sales guru. Having managed the social side of brands large and small you can expect to find Gretchen in person at the brewery and online representin’. Wherever you see her, say hello, and make sure you smile!” team_image=”2988″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://www.facebook.com/” team_social_icon_2_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_name=”David Hoag” team_position=”Director” team_description=”Coming Soon” team_image=”2988″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”font_elegant” team_social_icon_type=”normal” team_social_icon_1_target=”_blank” team_name=”Chris Brune” team_position=”Director” team_description=”Chris is a CFA charterholder and spends most of his time analyzing financial risk. To decompress from all that fun, you may find him at a UCLA tailgate with some local craft brews or touring the Pacific Northwest in search of his beloved fresh hop IPAs.” team_image=”2988″ team_social_icon_1_link=”https://twitter.com/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mkdf_team team_type=”main-info-below-image” team_social_icon_pack=”” team_name=”Erika Bolden” team_description=”After nine years covering beer as a professional freelance writer, Erika is putting her proclivity for hospitality and conversation to work in the taproom. If you want to talk beer agriculture and ingredient sourcing, she’s your gal. Drop by the brewery for a cold pint and a warm hello.” team_image=”3055″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]