Episode #78: We review the Fizzics Draft Beer System!

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This episode is a first for us.  We were asked if we wanted a review unit by the people at Fizzics.  We said yes, I mean come on we aren’t stupid, but on one condition…we had to review it our way.  This is in no way some fanboy review.  We did get the unit for free, but that did not affect our review of the unit.  Thank you Philip Petracca, David McDonald, and Courtney Baldwin for the review unit!  Now that we got that out of the way, let’s start the show.

We are joined by Geoi Bachoua from Bine & Vine Bottle Shop since he is someone with tons of beer drinking experience.  Brian starts the show off with his overall opinion of the device before even using it.  It’s a good starting point so as the show goes on you can hear the difference of opinion.  Let’s move onto the beers and the news topics!

The beers we used with the Fizzics were:

In the News

  • Stone’s new CEO Dominic Engels.  Mr. Koch gets promoted to executive chairman.  Engles is from The Wonderful Company (POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios)
  • Speaking of Stone, Mitch Steele is partnering with Carey Falcone and Bob Powers and has created American Beerworks.  Brewpub in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • New brewery alert! Knotty Brewing Co. will be open (soft) by the time you hear this! Located at 842 Market St, next door to the associated Knotty Barrel Gastropub, becoming the third brewery in downtown (Half Door & Resident). They will have a 5 barrel brewhouse and will focus on English, Belgian, and German styles of beers.
  • Kilowatt announces plans to build a tasting room in OB – called Kilowatt West (1875 Cable Street, Ocean Beach) Co-owner Steve Kozyk envisions it as “black-light basement meets psychedelic art gallery.”
  • Two GoFundMe campaigns and an Indiegogo:
  • First one started by Amy June for Small Bar/Karen Barnett to help with legal fees and other costs associated with the closure of their patio due to “not being permitted.”  Previous owner was the one who did not pull permits.  Could cost Small Bar tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
  • Second one allows you to own 1% of a brewery for a mere $6,000.  Morgan McCarty, owner/brewer of Magnetic Brewing is offering up to 20 people a chance to own 1% each and get a return on your investment.  Someone (anonymous) has picked up 1% of Magnetic, they are nearing their goal!
  • Kilowatt Indiegogo campaign to help the build out of the Ocean Beach tasting room.
  • AB-InBev to (possibly) buy out the Craft Beer Alliance completely.  Currently own 31.6% stake.  Included breweries are: Red Hook, Widmer, Kona, Omission, Square Mile Cider, & Resignation Brewery (KCCO).  CBA’s distribution company to gain access to ABI’s distribution channels.  CBA also allowed to use ABI’s breweries for their own brands.  Other smaller breweries could partner with CBA to gain both these distribution and brewing incentives.

Cool Fizzics news!

The Fizzics Group will be on Shark Tank on September 23rd when all six sharks will be on the show at the same time.  Watch the show on ABC at 9PM Eastern, 8PM Central.

The reason you are hearing this on Tuesday and not Monday is the Fizzics Group will be releasing version 2.0 on Kickstarter today!  Version 2 will be smaller, it will not support growlers, and it will be made out of metal instead of plastic.  Named the Fizzics Waytap, check it out now!  Check out the Kickstarter too!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

Where to find our guests:

Geoi Bachoua – Bine & Vine Bottle Shop:
Twitter: @bineandvine
Instagram: @bineandvine
FaceBook: facebook.com/BineVineBottleShop/
Website: www.bineandvine.com

Fizzics Group:
Twitter: @fizzicsgroup
Instagram: @fizzicsgroup
FaceBook: facebook.com/FizzicsGroup/
Website: www.fizzics.com

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!  The small clip you heard at the beginning is the intro music from Three B Zine, Conversations from Brothers Weiss, buy it too!

Logo:

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Episode #77: San Diego Bacon Fest 2016, Part 2

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Photo courtesy of Burning Beard Brewing

 

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Mike Maas – Burning Beard Brewing & Robert Esparza – PushPins Media

We continue our Bacon Fest interviews on Part 2 and start with Mike Maass.  We start by talking about how Burning Beard is doing only seven months in.  We are then joined by Robert Esparza from PushPins Media, the creator of Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival, San Diego Bacon Fest, and New Kids, a festival with only young breweries and distilleries.  Robert talks a little about the beer and food at the festival.  Back to Mike, he talks about the beer he brought to the festival.  Since you might have missed it, many of the beers at the festival are served at Burning Beard.  Moving onto Oktoberfest and San Diego Beer Week.

Burning Beard Brewing:
Facebook: facebook.com/BurningBeardBrewing/
Twitter: @beard_aflame
Website: www.burningbeardbrewing.com
Instagram: @burning.beard.brewing

Jake Collins – Intergalactic Brewing Company & Kevin Rhodes – Groundswell Brewing Co.

Next up is Jake from Intergalactic.  Jake has been on the show before, a few times.  We start the conversation talking about their Indiegogo campaign and that they now have a crawler machine.  Jake talks about their new tasting room and what has happened to the old place.  We get right into Oktoberfest and San Diego Beer Week.  Moving on to Jake talking about other breweries in San diego like New English Brewing who happened to sell them their current cold box.  “What are you drinking?” comes up again and we discuss how friendship can be made by one simple question.  We ask Jake about his favorite places so Jake talks about working up in San Marcos and that leads into a conversation about the new Urge complex that will have food, drinks, and bowling in San Marcos.

Next up we ask Jake what his favorite beers and Jake starts talking about that when Kate joined us.  We talk with Jake and Kate for a little bit about beers.  And then another surprise guest, Kevin Rhodes from Groundswell Brewing Co.  Kevin talks more about what Groundswell is up to for San Diego Beer Week.  Once Kevin leaves we are joined by yet another surprise guest,  “Kendall Bear” a.k.a. Some Random Jerk.  Brian is really good on the fly, so we ask this dude what his favorite beer bars are, he decides to give us breweries.  Trying to move the conversation forward we ask this guy if he could only have on beer, what would it be.  Now back to Jake, we let him wrap up the show with how to find Intergalactic.

 

Intergalactic Brewing:
Twitter: @GalacticBrew
Instagram: @galacticbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/IntergalacticBrew/
Website: www.intergalacticbrew.com

Groundswell Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @groundswellbrew
Instagram: @groundswellbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/GroundswellBrew/
Website: www.groundswellbrew.com

This episode was recorded live at Bacon Fest!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!

Logo:

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Episode #77: San Diego Bacon Fest 2016, Part 1

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Photo courtesy of Burning Beard Brewing

 

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Austin Copeland & Shaver (Clinton Shaver) – Hillcrest Brewing Company

We are joined by Austin and Shaver and this interview goes a little better than the one we did at the North Park Craft Beer Block. We talk about what’s been going on at Hillcrest Brewing and what’s coming up for Oktoberfest and San Diego Beer Week.  We get two guest appearances by Grillfellas BBQ.  During the show a guy cuts in line for the booth next to us so Brian calls him out.  Apparently the guy didn’t like that so much and came by to give us some girts.  Let’s just say doing a show live from a beer festival is quite unpredictable.

Hillcrest Brewing Company:
Facebook: facebook.com/HillcrestBrewingCompany/
Twitter: @queensofbeer
Website: www.hillcrestbrewingcompany.com
Instagram: @mosuniverse

Carli Smith – Rock Bottom La Jolla

Next up we are joined by Carli Smith from Rock Bottom La Jolla.  Carli talks a little about their new crawler machine and how it’s not really like having a can of beer.  Moving onto her plans for Oktoberfest and her story about brewing her Imperial Oatmeal Stout.  Her assistant brewery was probably not happy with her after this batch.  We continue the talk about her putting that into barrels.  We are interrupted with a hangover cure called Magic Bullet.  Yes, it has a sex toy theme to it.  Also Derek from Abnormal stops by and serves us some of his New Money IPA.  We are then joined by George Thornton from The Homebrewer and Brian Mitchell from Pariah Brewing Company.  After some random topics we get back to Carli and her plans for Oktoberfest and SD Beer Week.  That moves onto SD Beer Week for The Homebrewer which leaves George with no ideas until Brian thinks a single malt beer might be a good idea.  A Single Malt, Only One Single Hop (SMOOSH) beer.  We then get into a little bit about Pariah Brewing and how good the homebrewing community in San Diego.

Carli Smith – Rock Bottom La Jolla:
Facebook: facebook.com/RBLaJolla/
Website: www.rockbottom.com/locations/la-jolla
Twitter (Personal): @carlismithsd
Instagram (Personal): @carlismithsd

George Thornton – The Homebrewer & Home Brewing Co.:
Facebook: facebook.com/TheHomebrewerSD/
Twitter: @homebrewersd
Website: www.thehomebrewersd.com
Instagram: @homebrewingco
Facebook: facebook.com/HomeBrewingCo/
Website: www.homebrewingco.com
Instagram (Personal): @georgeyesgeorge

Brian Mitchell – Pariah Brewing Company:
Facebook: facebook.com/Pariah-Brewing-Company-200403883320154/
Instagram: @pariahbrewing
Twitter: @pariahbrewingco

This episode was recorded live at Bacon Fest!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

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Pledge $1 or give more, either way we love our listeners.  We hope we provide some value in your life so you can provide some value in ours.  Value for Value model.  Look at the various rewards we have, even more value we can give our best fans!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode #76: Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.

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This week we are joined by Steve Garcia from Thr3e Punk Ales.  They are in a holding pattern right now as they build out their Chula Vista brewery and tasting room.

Interview

We start with asking why Steve and the other Punks, John Marshall & Kevin Lewis, named the brewery Thr3e Punks.  We’ll get to more of the “punk” aspect of it later in the show.  Moving onto the area of San Diego where they will be at, Chula Vista.  Steve talks more on why Chula Vista and South Bay is important to him and why he chose there versus North Park, or other brewery hot spots in San Diego.  During that conversation we find out the building was a Men’s Warehouse and that leads into some issues during the build out.  Moving on in the Chula Vista conversation, Brian brings up the #SouthBayUprising hash tag.  Some great South Bay breweries and companies are banding together to build a positive message about South Bay and being a destination for craft beer.  That leads into talk about the South Bay Craft Beer Brewers Guild.  Seeing how both Brian and I spent a lot of our life in South Bay, for different reasons, this talk about Chula Vista turns into a side conversation about Eastlake and construction talk.  Getting back on track, we delve into how and why Thr3e Punk Ales wanted to collaborate with bands.

We take a break and come back to Brian talking about what his thoughts are on opening a brewery.  After some talking about how the culture is in San Diego opening a brewery, we move onto In the News!

In the News!

  • Biochemist Martin Beaulieu taking over at Quantum Brewing.  Martin might change the name.  Article by San Diego Reader.
  • Little Miss Brewing is open!  7949 Stromesa Court, Suite Y, San Diego, CA 92126
  • One of our #SDBeer writers is having a baby!  You could guess, but it’s Beth Demon.  Congrats!
  • Vista location of Belching Beaver (we assume) is for sale, rumor is Legacy is in talks.  See the classified here.

Voicemail!

Travis Hudson (craftbeerluv619) calls in!

Listener Questions!

Michael Carter Who were your favorite classmates in the SDSU program?

Ian Cheesman What do you say to the rumors that originally there was a fourth punk, but he was discarded for suggesting they release a shandy?

Cody Thompson Favorite local punk bands from the 1990s, and ask about the San Diego Punk message board.

Tony Raso Why would they choose Chula? Nobody likes that place.

Will Keizer Ask Steve when he is coming north of the 94 to drink beer with me

Timmy Farol Did they consider opening in Chula Vista so i dont have to drive north of the 8?

David Lotz Ask them off I am still not welcome when they open due to some dumb Facebook disagreement that I can’t even remember

Josh Hembree Does Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co. Make Three-Penis Wine

Josh Hembree And is there fourth punk like there was a fifth Beatle?

Aaron Garcia What bands are they going to be collaborating with in the future? Also, will we see Thr3e Punk Ales cans or bottles first?

Travis Hudson Who is more punk AC Slater or Erkel? And who is your second favorite classmate? And when are you opening, so I don’t have to answer the same f***ing question 20 times/weekend? Socks on, or off?

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

Where to find our guests:

Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @thr3epunkales
Instagram: @thr3epunkales_brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/3PunkAles/
Website: www.3punkales.com

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project.

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Go to store.sdbeertalk.com and pre-order a shirt in either white or dark grey.  All shirts are $15 during the pre-order when you use coupon code SDBT5.

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Email: feedback@sdbeertalk.com

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode #75: 32 North Brewing Co.

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We go to 32 North Brewing Co. which has been a brewery with some ups and downs.  They’ve been through a few brewers which caused them to produce beers that wowed people, but also beers that didn’t.  They made a huge move by hiring not one, but two people from Fall Brewing, Mike Mellow to lead their sales and Nick Ceniceros as their head brewer.  We talk with both of them and the owner of 32 North, Steve Peterson.

Interview

We start at the basics and ask where they started their beer journey.  That leads into a talk about the brewing culture here in San Diego.  Then Nick says something we are not sure he was supposed to, 32 North will be releasing beers in cans!  Nick continues his transition into 32 North and how he is taking his head brewer job very seriously.  We ask Nick how is it coming into a brewery where other brewers had already been brewing.  Nick shows his experience in how organized it sounds like he made he process for him and his assistant brewers.  We then ask Mike how it is coming in as a new sales person.  Somehow we talk about licking Nick and find out how Nick loves spooning valves.  We real it back in and talk about their new Liberty Station tasting room.  We learn there is a beer pairing dinner over at Quad Alehouse on October 31st, no wait August 31st, nope it’s actually on September 1st.

We took a break and when we come back we talk about the Roes Red form Pure Project.  Thank you Pure for letting try this beer early!  Steve makes the correction about the beer paring dinner with Quad and we find out there is another beer paring diner with Common Theory on August 31st.  Since we were talking about placed like Quad and Common Theory, we ask Mike what it is like today to sell beer compared to when he started many years ago.  After long conversation about #IndieBeer, we move onto voicemail and news!

Voicemail!

ChewYourBeer (tpssponge) calls in!

In the News!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

Where to find our guests:

32 North Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @32northbrew
Instagram: @32northbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/32NorthBrew/
Website: www.32northbrew.com

This episode was recorded at 32 North Brewing Co.

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode #74: Finest Made Ales

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East County has had its share of strange happenings in the San Diego beer scene.  Breweries that closed temporarily, closed permanently, and now a brewery that has rebranded itself completely.  We interview Finest Made Ales to see why the name Butcher’s is going away and Finest Made is taking over.  We are lucky to have the owner and head brewer Rey Knight, the managing director Jim Serbia, and their sales ambassador Randy Lewis.

Interview

Rey gets into where his love of beer started.  We find out his history as a chef and why he had the idea of beer and charcuterie.  This love of beer and food started as Butcher’s Brewing, however it was a still a very small brewery with homebrewer written all over it.  The crew then delves into the change from Butcher’s to Finest Made and how it is have to sell a new brand when people have been familiar with the “pig.”  Randy talks more on selling the beer and what he does to make sure the beer is served properly on a bar’s draft system.

We take a short break and come back with Beagle drinking their hoppy pilsner so Rey talks a little about how it is made.  Maybe we found what Beagle’s next calling is, a beer buyer for some bar or restaurant.  We talk most about how Finest Made will eventually have beer and food pairings, dinner, or brunches.  That moves the conversation into having a brewery that has the community tables, larger wooden benches versus small tables.  We then move into the news.

In the News!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

Where to find our guests:

Finest Made Ales:
Twitter: @finestmadeales
Instagram: @finestmade
FaceBook: facebook.com/FinestMade/
Website: www.finestmade.com

This episode was recorded at Finest Made Ales.

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We understand not everyone can give back via Patreon.  Another way you can help us reach a bigger audience is rating the show in iTunes.  Please give us some feedback and rate us!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode #73: San Diego Three “B”eerTalk Radio

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This show has been in the works for a while.  We are joined by some awesome #SDBeer friends this week.  You’ll hear Cody Thompson and Tom Pritchard from Three B Zine podcast and Travis Hudson from Brown Bag Beverage and craftbeerluv619 fame.  We start the show with responding to some comments made on Perfect Pour Episode 159 with Tony Bagz and Tyler Clark from Libertine Brewing Company.  After way too much talking about Saint Archer and their buyout we get into the news.

In the News!

  • Since our last show more Ballast Point departures, Jack White and Yuseff Cherney. CEO been replaced by Marty Birkel, current president of Constellation Brands.
  • MillerCoors announces another craft beer deal – Hop Valley Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR)
  • The Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze release on Tuesday, no wait Friday, try again Friday, no wait next Tuesday.
  • The winner of the Sore Eye Cup is Tabula Rasa from Second Chance Beer Co.
  • Karl Strauss Anaheim (Information obtained from The Full Pint)
    • Address: 2390 East Orangewood Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Square footage: 11,885 total / 1,576 outdoor patio
    • Brew system: 7-barrel brewhouse, two 14-barrel fermenters, three 14-barrel brite beer tanks
    • Brew capacity: 35+ small batch beer releases annually
    • Occupancy: 355 seats
    • Opening Date: August 22nd, 2016
    • Operating Hours: 11am-10pm Sunday – Thursday / 11am-11pm Friday & Saturday
  • Eppig Brewing will be the second brewery in the Brewery Igniter program in North Park. 3rd is unknown at this point in time, still may be in negotiations.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!

Where to find our guests:

Cody Thompson:
Twitter: @ThreeBZine
Instagram: @threebzine_podcast
FaceBook: facebook.com/ThreeBZine/
Website: www.threebzine.com

Tom Pritchard:
Twitter: @hoptologysd
Instagram: @hoptologysd
FaceBook: facebook.com/HOPTOLOGYSD-452920484718488/
Website: www.hoptologysd.com

Travis Hudson:
Twitter: @craftbeerluv619
Instagram: @craftbeerluv619

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their new album Black Tropics!  The small clip you heard at the beginning is the intro music from Three B Zine, Conversations from Brothers Weiss, buy it too!

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode #72: Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.

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As we have learned over the last 70 episodes, San Diego is not only home to amazing independent beer, but also amazing independent spirits.  Now we have amazing independent sake coming very soon!  We interview Josh Hembree and Keldon Premuda from Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co. and talk all about why Sake is their life and why they chose to open in a craft beer city.  Is Sake craft beer, or is it something else?

Interview

Like I said above, we start the conversation about why Josh and Keldon decided to open up a craft sake brewery versus a regular brewery.  Josh has some brewing experience but didn’t have the best first batch, luckily he has spent over three years perfecting his recipes and brewing procedures.  We move into the entire brewing process for sake, while similar to brewing beer, there are differences due to using rice and koji in place of malt and yeast, even though Setting Sun also uses yeast.  There are still some unknowns about craft sake and all the variations they plan on releasing, dry-hopped, brown rice, jasmine rice, rauch sake, and fruited sake.  We ask how many craft sake breweries are in the US.  After a short break, we come back and ask about Beeramar and why they chose their location.  We delve into their distribution model and how they will be serving their sake in their tasting room.  That flows into talking about collaborations with breweries.

In the News!

  • Three key executives leave Ballast Point.  CEO Jim Buechler, CCO Earl Kight, and General Counsel Julie Buechler.  Great article on Good Beer Hunting.
  • Shout out to Coronado Brewing and Stone Brewing celebrating their 20th Anniversary.
  • Little Miss Brewing is brewing! 7949 Stromesa Ct (Miramar Rd off Dowdy)

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, and Tom Keliinoi!

Where to find our guests:

Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @settingsunsake
Instagram: @settingsunsake
FaceBook: facebook.com/SettingSunSakeBrewery/
Website: www.settingsunsake.com

This episode was recorded at Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.

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Episode #71: Urge Gastropub

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Super crazy hot wings and giant size burgers!  Those are two things you’ll see if you go to the Urge RB 6th Anniversary Party July 29th-31st.  We are over at Urge Gastropub to talk about their restaurant and how they may have started the craft beer scene in Rancho Bernardo.  We interview Zak Higson, the co-owner, and Pat Cusick, the General Manager of Urge RB.  We also get to talk to Chef Chuy about the food being served at the anniversary party.

Interview

We jump around a little at the beginning since Beagle ate both the wings and burger we start the conversation with the hot wings.  They may not look like much, but the sauce they are covered in is very hot (hotter than the ones we featured at Regents Pizzeria.)  We get back to it and ask them about their tap and bottle list.  That leads into some of the beers that they collaborated on for the party and their other anniversary beers.  We move on from the anniversary talk and wonder how it is working with family.  Brian asks the question if Urge has any dedicated taps and we were surprised and humbled by the answer.  The conversation moves onto food and then if Urge is pet friendly.  That leads back into their anniversary party and where the money from their raffle is going to.  BTW, in that raffle you can win these prizes:

  • AleSmith/Urge Velvet Speedway Bottle No. 1
  • The Bruery Black Tuesday 2012 Release
  • Firestone Walker Parabola 2016
  • The Bruery BBA 5 Golden Rings
  • Firestone Walker Bretta Rose 2016
  • Cascade Blueberry Sour Ale
  • Sierra Nevada BA Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout 2015
  • Rare Barrel Map of the Sun
  • Toronado Brunch with Beachwood BBQ
  • Cigar City Brewing Puppy’s Breath Porter
  • Two Urge Gastropub Gift Card – $100 (Pulled Separately)

To buy tickets either go to the anniversary party or buy them online!

After the break, we come back and talk about Urge Oceanside Gastropub and Whiskey Bar.  If that wasn’t a mouthful, Oceanside also houses Mason Ale Works, their brewery.  Being that they have a brewery, they are able to make beers they want to have on tap.  Zak is cool enough to release some new information about their San Marcos restaurant, bowling alley, and all around fun place.  If that is not enough, there’s a place in Carmel Valley that will have a barrel room, a second Brothers Provisions, and Mason Coffee Works.

Anniversary Details:

  • 6 Exclusive Anniversary Collaboration Beers:
    • Alesmith – Pappy 20 yr. Barrel aged Speedway Stout
    • Alesmith – Velvet Echo (Speedway stout aged in 23 yr. Evan Williams barrels w/ vanilla and Mostra Fortissimo Espresso Cold Brew)
    • Mother Earth – “Very Bad Things” on Nitro  BBA Strong Pale Ale
    • Pure Project – “Oni” Triple IPA brewed with rice
    • Rip Current – sURGEing Currents Session IPA
    • St. Archer/Mason Ale Works – Your Goat Sour Ale
    • Toolbox – Pinky’s Up BA Plum Sour Saison
  • Live Music
    • Friday 4:00-8:00 Mrs. Henry (Rock/Blues)
    • Saturday 2:00-4:00 JB and the Movers (Soul/Funk/Rock)
  • Glass and Schwag Giveaways
  • On-Site Screen Printing with Exclusive Anniversary Designs
  • Food Specials Including our Infamous Ghost Wings
  • Anniversary Burger:  Wasabi rubbed kobe beef with pickled veggies, hoisin duck confit, spiced wontons, and a poached duck egg
  • Raffles
  • Patio bar
  • The Best Tap List of the Year Featuring Beers That Have Been Patiently Waiting in the Vault

Voicemail!

Travis (craftbeerluv619) calls in again!

In the News!

 

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, and Tom Keliinoi!

Where to find our guests:

Urge Gastropub:
Twitter: @urgegastropub
Instagram: @urgegastropub
FaceBook: facebook.com/UrgeGastropub/
Website: www.urgegastropub.com

This episode was recorded at Urge Gastropub.

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Episode #70: When Horse Blanket Goes Bad, Sweaty Mouse…

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This week we talk with Alex Van Horne from Intergalactic Brewing and Sam and Rob Dufau from 2Kids Brewing about Sour Mashing.  We get into the differences with kettle souring versus mixed fermentation.  We ask Alex how it was working with Home Brewing Co. and Kilowatt Brewing on the 1st Anniversary beer for SD BeerTalk.  If you want to try it, Kilowatt is still producing it under the name S3.  We delve into Alex’s history with brewing sour beers and then go into the beers Sam and Rob have brewed recently.  That turns into a talk about procedure and some of the main sour beers on the market.  With any talk about sour beers there’s always a talk about the smells.  Somehow “Sweaty Mouse” comes into the conversation, thanks Brian for the title of this episode.  Brian asks about the most common strains of Lactobacillus, which are Buchneri, Brevis, Delbrueckii, & Plantarum to name a few of them.

We take an impromptu change of conversation while Alex goes and gets a beer so we talk about how Brian is doing in the SDSU Craft Beer Program.  I have a case of Foot-in-Mouth syndrome and ask if Abnormal is nano, that tangents the talk to who is nano (or pico) in San Diego.  We talk about cultivating strains of Lacto which brings up my second Foot-in-Mouth statement where I confuse culturing Lacto and propagating wild yeast.  Luckily a little bit of humor comes in when Brian tells a story about a friend drinking compost juice.  After a short break (pizza arrived) we come back and open up an Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose that has a “Moose-Bear” on it.  Oh but wait, I’m wrong again, it’s really a “Bear-Deer” aka Beer.  The brewers talk a little about the possible lack of depth with some sours.  And we finish with giving props to the Milk the Funk Wiki and Website.

 

In the News!

  • Another one bites the dust, Pacific Brewing has closed.
  • SEC Filing Indicates $90 Million VMG Investment in Stone Brewing.  Is this the start of the True Craft funding?
  • US Open Beer Championships
    • Bronze English Pale Ale – California Kolsch – BP
    • Gold IPA – Stingray – Coronado
    • Gold ESB – California Amber – BP
    • Bronze Schwarzbier – Schwarzbier – BP Little Italy
    • Gold Baltic Porter – BP Baltic Porter – BP Little Italy
    • Silver Coffer Beer – Imperial Blue Bridge – Coronado
    • Gold “Out of Bounds” IPA – Grapefruit Sculpin – BP
    • Bronze Experimental Beer – Cali Creamin’ – Mother Earth
    • Gold Near Gluten Free Beer – Delicious IPA – Stone
  • Hillcrest and Karl Strauss are helping the victims and families in Orlando. Beer named All You Need Is Love. Other breweries involved: Chuck Alek Brewing, Gordon Biersch Brewery, South Park Brewery, Intergalactic Brewing Company, Second Chance Beer Co., Belching Beaver Brewery, Wavelength Brewing, Border X Brewing, Bagby Beer Company, Amplified Ale Works, Mission Brewery, Duck Foot Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing, 2Kids Brewing Company, and AleSmith Brewing Company.  All the beers will be available at Monkey Paw on July 21st! 100% of the proceeds go to benefit victims of the Orlando tragedy
  • Hess Fest 2016 discount!  Use code SDBEERTALK for 25% off ANY ticket for Hess Fest.  Thank you so much to the entire Hess Brewing family for the support of the show.

Voicemail!

Travis (craftbeerluv619) calls in twice, one voicemail I forgot about,

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Kenneth Liedman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, and Tom Keliinoi!

Where to find our guests:

Intergalactic Brewing:
Twitter: @GalacticBrew
Instagram: @galacticbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/IntergalacticBrew/
Website: www.intergalacticbrew.com

2Kids Brewing:
Twitter: @2kidsbrewing
Instagram: @2kidsbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/2kidsBrewing/
Website: www.2kidsbrewing.com

This episode was recorded at Intergalactic Brewing.

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Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.