About The Volstead Act Company

The Volstead Act Company is a small, independent syrups kitchen based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Inspired by premium spirits and pre-prohibition cocktail ingredients, Volstead syrup recipes have been crafted to enhance the flavours and textures of the most complex, balanced and quality libations.

The highest quality fair-trade and organic ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and impeccable quality control is maintained for each handcrafted batch of Volstead syrup bottled. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives are used.

The Volstead Act Company’s unique flavor profile is achieved through a time consuming multi-infusion process, creating layers of flavours released one after the other as the temperature of a cocktail evolves.

The Volstead Act Company’s syrups just happen to also complement rather wonderfully a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, mock-tails, baked goods, dressings and other culinary delights.

Supporting local talent, local businesses and the local community in Los Angeles is one of the top goals of The Volstead Act Company, and we invite anyone interested in partnering, collaborating, or having us host their bar to absolutely contact us!

Zachariah Griffin, Brand Director

As a lifelong musician, vocalist and event host, Zachariah Griffin has never been a stranger to something called a “side hustle”. The inception of The Volstead Act Company as a brand was just that; a side hustle between friends.

...passion for the finer beverage.

With a history of bartending in the Detroit and Chicago nightlife scene, Zachariah saw a need to change the tired tradition of pouring mass produced mixers into top shelf libations. Cocktail mixers made from simpler, whole food ingredients, were nearly impossible to source at the time, so The Volstead Act Company was born. Small batch cocktail syrups hand made with organic raw cane sugar, local and fair trade produce and fresh and ethically sourced botanicals and herbs. Just the way the original cocktail crafters intended.

The Volstead Act Company Syrups can be found in establishments all over the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, China, and Japan

Eventually The Volstead Act Company was joined by his life long friend and collaborator, Tana Elise. Together they embarked on a whirlwind adventure and now The Volstead Act Company Syrups can be found in establishments all over the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, China, and Japan.

As Brand Director, Zachariah not only oversee’s all production, but also works steadily with local businesses, organizations and creative talents to share his passion for the finer beverage.

Erica Rae Brown, Mixologist

Erica Rae Brown is a bartender based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over fifteen years of experience in every major city on the west coast (and even some smaller ones) Erica brings a wide range of technique and inspiration to her craft.  Erica's career began in the resort towns of North Lake Tahoe and Mt. Hood Oregon.  After a few years, Erica moved to Portland to help open the Alleyway on Alberta and Andy Ricker's Ping. After graduating from design school, Erica then spent a short time in Seattle and San Francisco guest bartending at various venues on Capital Hill and the Castro district. 

Erica has created custom libations for Bar Stella, Yola Mezcal, Brown Bottle Social Club and Black Cow Vodka.

Erica moved to LA in 2012 and was part of the OG Bar Stella crew where she still bartends to this day.  Erica has created custom libations for Bar Stella, Yola Mezcal, Brown Bottle Social Club and Black Cow Vodka. In 2017 she traveled to the United Kingdom and won the Black Cow Gold Cup Cocktail Competition.

Erica has been featured in Timeout LA and Nasty Gal, she is currently working with Volstead Act Syrups to create a custom menu.