Location: Van Nuys, CA
MacLeod Ale Brewing was established in 2012 and following two years of planning and building, the original taproom was opened in Van Nuys in 2014. The original brewery was cobbled together with used dairy equipment and wine fermenters, and no money for brite tanks, carbonation equipment or filtration, so the taproom originally just offered cask beer.
From these humble beginnings, a neighborhood treasure emerged and grew into a San Fernando Valley hotspot. This lead to an expansion into a popular pizza kitchen and then a second location in Highland Park in 2022.