John Rockwell

John Rockwell

Co-Founder / General Management & Financial

John Rockwell comes from a business finance background in commercial real estate.  He currently works at an energy audit company that focuses on making businesses run more efficiently in their work spaces.  John is a certified BJCP judge, which makes him a serious quality control specialist.  Nothing gets by his palate.

Alma Mater – USC Business & Finance


Kristofor (Kip) Barnes

Co-Founder / Brewing Operation & Marketing

Kristofor (Kip) Barnes works at a major film studio as a business analyst in customer relations.  He’s learned the art of building relationships with his clients.  He’s an accomplished gold-medal-winning home brewer who focuses intensely on new recipe creation and managing the brewhouse.  Kip founded and is also a founding member of the LA Beer Bloggers.

Look for his latest book, the Beer Lover’s Guide to Southern California in early February 2014.  Available for preorder on

Alma Mater – USC Cinema Television




Ken Barnes

Creative Brand Specialist / Artist

Los Angeles Ale Works is fortunate to have on our team one of Seattle’s premier Branding and Design experts, Ken Barnes. For more than thirty years Ken’s insight and expertise have guided work for some of today’s biggest brands. His portfolio includes work for Starbucks Coffee, The Seattle Seahawks, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Nordstrom, and his work for brewers includes Pyramid Ales, Henry Weinhards, and the newly opened John Harvard’s Brewery in Cambridge, MA. His keen eye, industry knowledge, and incredible imagination have brought the Los Angeles Ale Works brand to a whole new level. We are incredibly lucky to have him.

You can find out more about his current branding, design, and architectural work at BSR Brand + Environment –