• Black History Month,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Vacation time? Make your vacation unforgettable with a bottle of Loft & Bear Vodka

    Warmer temps are on the horizon…whether you prefer something fruity, refreshing or classic, Loft & Bear Vodka is the perfect ingredient for a cocktail to kick off the warm days!

    A minority-owned and operated company, Loft & Bear is handcrafted in the heart of South Central, Los Angeles and acclaimed as the “whiskey-drinker’s vodka” by Los Angeles Magazine for its smoothness and rich aroma. The soft mouth-feel and subtle vanilla notes characterized by the soft winter wheat grains are the reason Loft & Bear was named one of six spirits from Southern California for summer sipping by the Los Angeles Times.

    The spirits Loft & Bear produces and how it evolves in the beverage alcohol space will continue to be a reflection of their customer’s needs and their drive to innovate. Loft & Bear has a unique opportunity to fill a cultural void; to become the voice of a generation who’s shaping our future; getting more out of life, getting more out of yourself, getting more out of Loft & Bear spirit(s).

    Production 4x distilled
    exclusively in Downtown Los Angeles

    Soft Organic Winter Wheat; planted in the fall and harvested mid-summer, low protein, more complex carbs – great for biscuits, cakes, cookies, pastries, pie crusts… and VODKA of course!

    100% pure California mountain spring water. Slightly Alkaline. Cocktail Flavors: citrus-based & spirit-forward

    Full. Sweet vanilla bean & notes of floral.

    Mild. Buttery, smooth, understated mellow wheat notes. Soft with a pleasant herbal flavor.

    Medium. Elegant vanilla creaminess with a whisper of anise.

    Origins of Loft & Bear

    Loft & Bear is the brainchild of Paul Ryan Elliott, an east coast native and one of few black-owned distillery owners in the country.  A graduate of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Paul Ryan Elliott learned the art of distilling when his family’s construction company fell on hard times. While unemployed and living in Silver Spring, MD [where he’s from], Paul found himself with the decision to go back to school or continue with his distilling hobby. He put his business school hopes aside and invested a few years into diligent business planning. Set out with a strong desire to diversify and innovate within the beverage space, and after having lived in a hostel prior to opening his distillery [just the second distillery in LA since prohibition], it was during the summer of 2014, in a loft in downtown LA, loft & bear artisanal vodka was born, hence the name, loft & bear.
    Paul continues to work toward fulfilling long-term sustainable success and is encouraged by the opportunity to bring inclusivity and diversity of thought to the beverage alcohol industry. Loft & Bear’s commitment to social awareness is seen in its Distill.Drink.Donate program in which 5% of Loft & Bear profits are donated to PATH, a charity aimed at ending homelessness and providing support for distressed families, veterans affairs, and human services throughout Southern California.