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MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

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We are a brewery in Van Nuys, CA specializing in cask-conditioned British Ale [Real Ale]. We serve our cask beer at proper cellar temperature of 52 degrees, through our 6 beer engines. We also make a full line of draft beers, served at a perfectly crisp 38 degrees.



Beers


"C" Burton Ale
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
"C" Ale is a sub-style of Burton Ale made in Manchester, England. Burton's were mostly strong in ABV and aged for quite some time, as opposed to Mild, which was served fresh.

1918 IPA (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.1% ABV

1923 XK (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.7% ABV

A Hog In The Bantam Pen
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.8% ABV

Back In The Bar
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.5% ABV

Baldoozer
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Barclay Perkins 1941
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A proper historical recipe for a bit of a challenge. Interesting recipe as it has lactose, invert sugar, and oats which we believe is rather unusual.
3.7% ABV

Barclay Perkins 1939
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Based on a 1939 recipe from Barclay Perkins, this beer has some interesting ingredients including flaked corn and #3 invert sugar [a sugar syrup]. Dry-hopped with Styrian Celeia hops. Come give this extraordinary beer a try!

Better Days
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Better Days (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.5% ABV

Jahr of Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
9.0% ABV

Calla Doon
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.9% ABV

Calla Doon (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.5% ABV
35 IBU

Cut & Dry
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.8% ABV

Cut And Dry (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.9% ABV

Cutting Bracken
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.1% ABV

Cutting Bracken (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.4% ABV

Cutting Bracken Oak Aged (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.4% ABV

Dappled Sunlight
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.8% ABV

Deal With The Devil
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
IPA
7.1% ABV

Hamilton's Nutsack (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Harvest Hop
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
6.4% ABV

Jackie Tar (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
3.8% ABV

Jackie Tar Oak Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
The core of Jackie Tar is a strong roast malt character. Although hopping is medium-low, two late hop additions add nuance to the finish.
3.8% ABV

Jahr Of Porter
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Made for aging, this porter is strong, dark, malty, complex.
8.0% ABV

Jahr of Porter (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Made for aging, this porter is strong, dark, malty, complex.
8.5% ABV

Joe, Don't Dent The Bus (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
ESB
5.1% ABV

Keep Your Thunder In A Jar
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The King's Taxes Oak Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.3% ABV

Leaving For El Paso
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Leaving For El Paso (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Leaving For El Paso (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Lost In London
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.3% ABV

Lost In London (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.7% ABV

Midnight Walk
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
3.4% ABV

Midnight Walk (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
3.4% ABV

Not The Bunny Hop
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
XPA
5.5% ABV

Nutty Broon
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
There are those who think it should taste like nuts and those who think it should be a clone of Newcastle Brown Ale. It is up to you to decide which camp you are in and if our example passes muster.
5.2% ABV

Nutty Broon Bourbon Barrel Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Nutty Broon W/ Cocoa Nibs
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

Old Toasty
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Not historically based and not 'old', just good.
4.0% ABV

Sully's Empty Glass (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.1% ABV

The Big Spree
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This unconventional IPA blends historical and modern English IPA ideas with current ideas of heavy late-hopping. Pale, light, fruity hops, bright malt.

The Black Bear (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Black Bird
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.2% ABV

The Blunder
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
An unconventional Amber Ale with layers of rich English malt mingling with a bright hop flavor and aroma from generous amounts of Citra and Waimea

The Clumsy Lover
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
An expressive concoction. Heavy, black, full, very dark chocolate, espresso.
6.7% ABV

The Clumsy Lover Bourbon Barrel Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
7.9% ABV

The Crisis
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
New World hops (NZ and USA) are used in this beer for big juicy aroma and flavor.

The Crisis Dry Hopped
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
New World hops (NZ and USA) are used in this beer for big juicy aroma and flavor.

The Drunken Landlady (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.5% ABV

The Englishman
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Amber, light/medium, hopping.
ESB
5.6% ABV

The Groat
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
8.3% ABV

The King's Taxes
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The King's Taxes (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.7% ABV

The King's Taxes (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Little Cascade
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
4.8% ABV

The Little Spree (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Little Spree (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
One malt and three hops makes for an approachable, refreshing beer that can still be enjoyed for its delicate complex flavors.

The Little Spree Dry Hopped
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Little Spree Dry Hopped (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Little Spree Dry Hopped W/ Citra (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Little Spree W/ Flaked Oats
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Luckypenny
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
ESB
5.4% ABV

The Luckypenny (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
ESB
5.4% ABV

The Man From Skye
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA

The Middling Spree
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A heavy hand with English hops, lots of invert sugar, flaked maize, and pilsner malt may seem unusual to most, but that blend was more common than you'd think, and creates a flavor profile rarely seen in modern beers.
5.0% ABV

The Session Gap (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
3.8% ABV

Yankee Mick's
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
American brown is a bit of a black sheep in the line-up but it is something fun to do with hops and malt.