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

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.

Head to Culver City’s City Tavern this Sunday to try some new craft beers from Los Angeles Ale Works.

Named a brewery to watch in 2013 by LA Weekly, Los Angeles Ale Works is the brainchild of Kristofor Barnes and John Rockwell. Their first brew is apparently the culmination of 12 years of friendship and four years of brewing.

“It's been an incredible journey becoming a part of the LA craft beer community,” said the pair in an official statement. “And we can’t wait to get our first beer on tap. This industry is unlike any other – the great breweries that currently exist in LA have amazing people behind them and they have all helped us along the way. We have been working like crazy to get to this point and although we still have a ways to go, this is an awesome time for LA Ale Works.”

LA Ale Works’ first commercial beer is the Gams-Bart, a Bavarian Style Roggenbier made with rye. It won the bronze medal final round of the National Home Brew Competition last year.

The Gams-Bart will be on tap at City Tavern this Sunday as part of City Tavern’s ‘Pint Night,’ beginning at 6 p.m. where they’ll be pouring $5 brews. The beer will also be available for tasting at Koreatown’s Beer Belly on Saturday.

More launch parties are in the works, and you can check them out at www.losangelesaleworks.com

Barnes and Rockwell also launched a Kickstarter Campaign on Feb. 15 to coincide with the debut of Gams-Bart. They’re seeking private investors to raise money for a permanent location in the city.

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