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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


A Hog In The Bantam Pen
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.1% ABV

The Grasshopper
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
XPA with notes of melon and tropical fruit

Better Days
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A moderate, refreshing pale ale with noticeable aroma, balanced by supporting malt flavors. Hops: Delta, Apollo, Centinnial, Cascade

Better Days (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.5% ABV

Coffey Time
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A luxurious boozy coffee porter served on nitro. Made with coffee beans from Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters in Pasadena, CA.
8.0% ABV

Cut & Dry
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.8% ABV

Cut And Dry (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Straight from Ireland, this stout is built upon replicating water from Dublin!
4.5% ABV

Cutting Bracken
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
The best English Brown ale you've ever tasted!
5.3% ABV

Cutting Bracken (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.4% ABV

Cutting Bracken Oak Aged (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.4% ABV

Dappled Sunlight
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.8% ABV

Deal With The Devil
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A huge aroma of floral citrus and stone fruit. Notable Hops: Herkules, experimental 07270, Summit
IPA
7.5% ABV

Harvest Hop
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
6.4% ABV

Joe, Don't Dent The Bus (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Biscuity malt backbone, tangerine and citrus notes. Well balanced.
5.5% ABV

Ladies From Helles
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
5.1% ABV

Leaving For El Paso
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Leaving For El Paso (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Leaving For El Paso (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

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

Lost In London (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.7% ABV

"C" Burton Ale
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
"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
This beer is out of production!
5.1% ABV

1923 XK (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.7% ABV

A Parting Glass
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Malty sweet up front. The rye contributes an earthy balance. The finish is crisp and smooth, leaving you reaching for another sip.
7.0% ABV

Ginger Nuts
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Winter Ale Seasonal brewed with ginger cookies.

Back In The Bar
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.5% ABV

Baldoozer
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Barclay Perkins 1941
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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
This beer is out of production!
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!

Jahr of Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
9.0% ABV

Calla Doon
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.9% ABV

Calla Doon (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.5% ABV
35 IBU

Hamilton's Nutsack (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Jackie Tar (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
3.8% ABV

Jackie Tar Oak Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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
This beer is out of production!
Made for aging, this porter is strong, dark, malty, complex.
8.0% ABV

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

Keep Your Thunder In A Jar
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

L.A. Bomba
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Bright, crisp, nothing to get in your way... except a taco...
4.0% ABV

Nutty Broon
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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 W/ Cocoa Nibs
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Old Toasty
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Not historically based and not 'old', just good.
4.0% ABV

The Big Spree
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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 Bird
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.2% ABV

The Blunder
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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
This beer is out of production!
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
This beer is out of production!
7.9% ABV

The Conundrum
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
7.4% ABV

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

The Dodgy Geezer (Bottle)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

The Drunken Landlady (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Rye adds a spicy character to this malty, amber ale.
5.5% ABV

The Englishman
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Amber, light/medium, hopping.
ESB
5.6% ABV

The Groat
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
8.3% ABV

The Little Cascade
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
An English/American Hybrid Pale Ale which focuses on the English malts and American hops, specifically Cascade.
4.8% ABV

The Luckypenny
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
ESB
5.4% ABV

The Luckypenny (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
ESB
5.4% ABV

The Man From Skye
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.6% ABV

The Middling Spree
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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
This beer is out of production!
3.8% ABV

The Thirsty Man
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
Abundant toasty malt flavor, classic noble hop aroma, dry finish.
5.6% ABV

The Wind That Shakes The Barley
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.6% ABV

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

Megan's Request
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Citrus/herbal hop character with clove and white pepper spice notes.
4.7% ABV

Midnight Walk
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
3.4% ABV

Midnight Walk (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
3.7% ABV

Nimble Digits (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
XPA
5.9% ABV

Not The Bunny Hop
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
XPA
5.5% ABV

Nutty Broon Bourbon Barrel Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

Paddy McGinty's Goat (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.5% ABV

Son Of Leod
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Scandinavian Pilsner made from an authentic Scandinavian recipe, malt and yeast.
5.3% ABV

Sully's Empty Glass (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
5.1% ABV

The Amber Nectar (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
A rich, biscuity malt backbone, balanced well by a floral hoppiness.
ESB
5.4% ABV

The Black Bear (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
A delightful brown ale that features roasted malt flavors of chocolate and caramel.

The Grasshopper (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Tropical fruit nose, a light body with notes of mango and passion fruit. Slightly bitter finish.

The King's Taxes (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Deep brown hue, notes of caramel and tobacco. Eminently drinkable with a light accent of East Kent Goldings hops.
4.7% ABV

The King's Taxes (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

The King's Taxes Oak Aged
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
4.3% ABV

The Little Spree (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
An approachable, refreshing beer, with delicate floral aroma and complex flavors.

The Little Spree (Cask,with Simcoe)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
Our classic Yorkshire Pale ale, dry hopped with simcoe hops.

The Little Spree (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!
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 (Nitro)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

The Little Spree Dry Hopped W/ Citra (Cask)
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!

The Little Spree W/ Flaked Oats
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.  ·  Van Nuys, CA
This beer is out of production!