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It was during the summer of 2012 that Loft & Bear Artisanal Vodka was born in a loft in downtown Los Angeles at California’s first Black-owned distillery.  Designed to be an innovative ode to the art of distilling, Loft & Bear Distillery uses authentic processes, small batches, and original recipes, resulting in products that are truly artisanal. 

Founder Paul Elliot’s goal was not only to create the finest artisanal spirits, but also to infuse a culture of social awareness, entrepreneurial inspiration, and support of the community within our corporate reach. Hence, the birth of our Distill. Drink. Donate. philanthropic program which is at the core of Loft & Bear’s philosophy and brand. 

After a decade of growth, 2022 welcomed our new 8,600-square-foot distillery in the heart of South Los Angeles. Here we are developing a wide range of new Loft & Bear product lines, welcoming the public to our newly opened tasting room for tours and educational events. Additionally, we are able to offer custom distilling, bottling, and storage services.