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Let’s be honest, when many of us midwesterners think of Los Angeles, beer isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But as I sit across from Brewmaster Victor Novak of Golden Road Brewing, he assures me that notion is changing.
There’s a lot of knowledge here in L.A. for craft beer. There’s always been a great beer culture but because real estate is very expensive, breweries have been slower to come. Now, they’re blowing up.
Golden Road set out in 2011 as the venture of business partners Meg Gill and Tony Yanow. Since then, their annual production has nearly tripled from 15,000 barrels per year in 2012 to nearly 45,000 barrels in 2016. Victor and I sat down at Lone Wolf to chat about the beer, the buyout, and what’s next for Golden Road.