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Women in Beer Meg Gill à GOLDEN ROAD BREWING


“Being a novelty in an organization is not a bad thing,” says Meg Gill. She should know: When Gill helped found Golden Road Brewing in 2011, she was not only one of craft beer’s few female brewery owners but also one of the youngest. Fast forward five years, and Golden Road has since opened tasting rooms in Anaheim, Grand Central Market and LAX. For mentorship, Gill looked to other boss ladies. “Nobody had done what we set out do, male or female, so I had to look outside of beer to find bits and pieces of advice,” explains Gill, naming Gina Marie Lindsey, the former executive director of LAX, as one of her main sources of financial and management advice. Along the way, the challenges Gill faced helped to shape her growing business—and, like Lindsey, she worked hard to define her own success. “It was a female thing and a youth thing—I didn’t have a daddy who owned a business,” she says. “I felt like I needed to know everything about the business and the beer if I was going to be taken seriously. And now I think it’s paid off, because it’s a little bit of the unexpected.” Golden Road was bought by Anheuser-Busch at the end of 2015, but the brewery maintains its steadfast goal of serving locally-brewed craft beer to the L.A. masses.


GILL RECOMMENDS: Golden Road Brewing’s Back Home Gingerbread stout, a bourbon barrel- aged version of which comes out in small releases in early November. à Golden Road Brewing, 5410 W San Fernando Rd (844-452-2337, goldenroad.la)


“Being a novelty in an organization is not a bad thing.”


Devon Randall ß ARTS DISTRICT BREWING CO.


Devon Randall started her brewing career by knocking on doors. The L.A. native was working part-time in real estate when she decided that brewing might be more in line with her interests. So she headed to San Diego and asked for internships at multiple breweries before finally landing at the Lost Abbey. “From then on, I tried to do everything I could to come back the next day,” she says. Her role in the San Diego beer community evolved from working on the Lost Abbey’s bottling line into a brewmaster position at Pizza Port Solana Beach, before she was eventually invited to open Arts District Brewing Co.—becoming the second female brewmaster in L.A. Now


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approaching its one-year anniversary, Arts District Brewing is one of L.A.’s most popular breweries, thanks to the nearly 20 outstanding beers that Randall has created. Some ADB beers have been a team effort between her and Three Weavers’ brewmaster Alexandra Nowell. “I’m really good friends with Alex,” explains Randall. “We did a beer called Captain Sparkles together, which is a hoppy saison. She’s a super-great brewer.” Randall says she loves seeing more women getting into the field. “Brewing is an awesome job. It’s not without challenges—you’re moving 50-pound bags and 150-pound kegs a few times a day. But I lift things that weigh more than I do. You can too.”


RANDALL RECOMMENDS: Arts District Brewing’s anniversary beer: a bourbon barrel-aged smoked porter available in December. à Arts District Brewing Co., 828 Traction Ave (213-817-5321, artsdistrictbrewing.com)


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