Episode 141: The Hopscotch, Duct Taped Together Episode

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Topics

This week we are joined by Travis Hudson, Ian Cheesman, and Liz Bauer, one of our patrons and owner of HopsBauer.  In this show we go over some of the best breweries in 2017.  After everyone goes through their list, we take a break and go through the entire West Coaster 17 in ’17: Best of San Diego Beer 2017 list.

  • Best Brewery
    • Which production brewery (without a restaurant) was the best in 2017?
  • Best Brewpub
    • Which brewpub (brewery with a restaurant) was the best of 2017?
  • Best Overall #SDBeer
    • Of all the beers, which was the best beer of 2017?
  • Best IPA
    • Which San Diegan IPA was the best in 2017?
  • Best Lager
    • Best bottom-fermented beer of 2017?
  • Best Barrel-Aged Beer
    • Which barrel-aged beer was the best of 2017?
  • Best One-Off Release
    • Which one-off or specialty beer was the best of 2017? This may be a can, draft or bottle release that was a one-time limited run in the 2017 calendar year.
  • Best Collaboration Beer
    • Which was the best collaboration beer of 2017? (beer brewed between two or more breweries)
  • Best New Establishment
    • What’s the best new craft beer spot that opened in 2017?
  • Best Bottleshop
    • Which liquor store/bottleshop was the best place to pick up #SDBeer to-go?
  • Best Homebrew Supply
    • What store is the best to pick up supplies for homebrewing?
  • Best Beer Selection & Tap Rotation
    • Of all spots serving good beer in San Diego, which one had the best beer selection and tap rotation of 2017?
  • Best Beer Event
    • Of all the San Diego Beer events (festivals, beer pairing dinners, etc), which one stood out in 2017?
  • Best Beer Bar
    • Which beer bar stood out most in 2017? (ages 21+, beer-centric spot, may serve food)
  • Best Beer Restaurant
    • Which restaurant serving San Diego beer stood out most in 2017? (no brewery on site, all ages, food-centric spot, serves beer)
  • Best Beer Artwork
    • What was your favorite piece of beer art in 2017? This can be a can design, t-shirt, poster or anything creative.
  • Best Brewer
    • Who was the best brewer of 2017? Can be a professional or home brewer.

In The News

  • Alesmith “Order of the Anvil” club. $375. Onsite (not online) Registration opens Friday, Dec 8th, 2017, closes Sunday, Dec 17th.
    • Ten (10) 750mL member-exclusive bottles for the year
      • Five (5) unique beer releases; Two (2) bottles of each release guaranteed; Options to purchase additional pending availability
        • Three (3) Barrel-Aged Speedway Stouts
        • One (1) Sour (AleSmith’s very first release of this style!)
        • One (1) Special Release currently being worked on by Specialty Brewer, Collin Field
    • Priority access to public bottle sales (see full details in section below)
    • Choice of work shirt or zip-up hoodie, branded with club logo
    • Limited edition “Order of the Anvil” snifter glass
    • Limited edition club branded bottle opener
    • Limited edition embroidered club logo patch
    • Exclusive access to members-only events
    • Options to purchase other member-exclusive merchandise
    • Membership Card
    • Extended 90-day pickup window for both member-exclusive and public release bottles
    • Use of designated trustee to pick up bottles on your behalf
    • First right to renew membership for following year

Where to Find Our Guests:

Travis Hudson:
Twitter: @IndieBeerLuv619
Instagram: @indiebeerluv619

Ian Cheesman:
Twitter: @iancheesman
FaceBook: facebook.com/ian.cheesman.7/

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, and NEW! James Ramsay.

This episode was recorded live at Benchmark Brewing.

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

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Episode 140: Just the Two of Us

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News and Topics

We have not done a show with just Brian and Greg for a long time.  Earlier in the night, we were interviewed by the Lucha Undead podcast (Twitter) so we decided to record this show with just the two of us.  We start the show off with a beer from Bottle Logic called Titan of Tokyo and then talk about the beer a little bit.  From there we get into a few of the other beers we drank before starting the show and that leads directly into talking more about Beach Grease brewing and what we feel are the requirements of opening a brewery are in today’s market.  That leads to more discussion about other new breweries coming up in the next year or so.  We bring up SD TapRoomKairoa Brewing Company, aka Long Cloud, Gravity Heights, Fourpenny House, Depot Springs, and Julian Brewing.

We take a break and come back to the news of Avery Brewing and it’s sale of 30% to Mahou San Miguel.  Greg then talks about his Instagram post that got some negative feedback as it looked like a paid advertisement and less like a normal photo.  The last topic of the show is a tweet by ChewYourBeer about an Alpine Hoppy Birthday he found with the Best By date of May 2016.  Green Flash did respond, but we discuss what customers and breweries should do when “shelf turds” are found.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, and NEW Liz Bauer from HopsBauer!

This episode was recorded live at The Brew Project.

 

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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.

Episode #139: Ebullition Brew Works (and What’s on Draft)

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We are back to The Brew Project this week for our show.  We are interviewing Ebullition Brew Works for a slightly different show.  While it may seem like most other shows we’ve done, this show was organized by Tom from What’s On Draft.  Tom was there filming Ebullition during a taste test with The Brew Project and some of its customers to see if they could get a tap handle.  Tom also wanted to document a new brewery going on the mic for the first time.

Interview

We are joined by Jesse, Eric, and Mike, along with Tom who will join us after he is done with his filming.  While Jesse, Eric, and Mike are all cofounders, they all wear lots of hats.  To be a little more specific, Mike is the Head Brewer while Jesse helps brew as well.  After introductions, we get into the normal beginning podcast questions of how all three got into beer.  We then get into the history of how they started up the brewery and how all three of them got involved.  We go deeper into Mike’s brewing history and how he found the crew at Ebullition to become their Head Brewer.  Brian wonders what the style is for the brewery and moves into a conversation of breweries who look like they’re not opening.

We take a break from the action and come back with some “Best Friend Vance” beers.  Starting a themed sour IPA beer from South Carolina, just wait to hear its name and description.  After a few Vance beers, we wonder what the brewing philosophy is and where the recipes come from.  We find out all the statistics of the brewhouse and find out that they have some of the same problems many breweries do when they built it out.  We wonder what beers are selling well and of course, that dives into a talk about hazy beers.

In the News

  • Bar Sin Nombre opened during Beer Week. Everything we’ve heard has been killer beers and a killer bottle list. Congrats Tony! Also Happy Birthday!
  • Left Hand Brewing files lawsuit against White Labs alleging infected yeast was the reason for a recall that led to destroying $2 million in Milk Stout Nitro, Extrovert IPA and Warrior Fresh Hop IPA and several thousand barrels of unpackaged beer.
  • 13 Point Brewing to become Lemon Grove’s first brewery. Bob Frank and Robert Bessone helped by Sheriff’s Dept. and local government to propose a legislative provision addition.  They will be able to sell cans, bottles, and crowlers. They are estimating 4-9 months until they open.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Padres Jagoff, Carlos Lee, and NEW Liz Bauer from HopsBauer!

Where to find our guests:

Ebullition Brew Works:
Instagram: @ebullitionbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/EbullitionBrew/
Website: www.ebullitionbrew.com

This episode was recorded live at The Brew Project.

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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 #138: Rouleur Brewing Company

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Back during San Diego Beer Week, we did a live interview with Rawley Macias from Rouleur Brewing Company.  If you are not aware, Rouleur is one of the breweries that is leasing out the Brewery Igniter program at their Carlsbad location.  Their neighbor was Wiseguy brewing, who unfortunately closed five months into their lease.  We will talk about that eventually in the show.  Meanwhile, we start the show off with how Rawley got into craft beer and started up the brewery.  Then we get into the big elephant in the room, how is the process of applying for, building, and taking possession of a Brewery Igniter space.

After the long discussion about his location, we take a short break to get new beers and come back with Beagle talking about Sweepeur.  That segues into what Rouleur’s style is, what beers they started with, and how they have changed since opening.  We go through the specifications of the system they have and talk about how much he is producing currently.  Greg sent a few Rouleur beers to listeners of the show and received some feedback.

Listener Questions

Olaf Is Berserker – Ask them why Puncheur isn’t in cans yet. Such a good beer!

Padres Jagoff – Is it exciting for them that a majority of recent gwynntelligence.com posts have been written at Rouleur?

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Shawn Coady, Padres Jagoff, and Carlos Lee!

Where to find our guests:

Rouleur Brewing Company:
Twitter: @rouleurbrewing
Instagram: @rouleurbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/rouleurbrewing/
Website: www.rouleurbrewing.com

This episode was recorded live at Rouleur Brewing.

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Episode #137: #SDBeer All-stars Collaboration with Longship

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We were very honored to be asked to collaborate on a beer with Longship Brewery.  This was dubbed the #SDBeer All-star flight and we were not the only ones included.  Longship asked Craft Beer Me, Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life, and Craftbeeray to all make a beer and then the public would vote for the winner.  The beers served were:

  • Noble Savage – Hoppy Table Beer from Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life
  • SMaSH Fund – SMaSH IPA with Vienna and Chinook from San Diego BeerTalk Radio
  • Persephone’s Fate – Belgian Saison with Palmagrante, Ginger, and Orange from Craft Beer Me
  • Cucumber Gose from Craftbeeray

During the show, we interview Carlos from Craft Beer Me, Fede from Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life, and Dan from Longship.

In the News

  • The City of San Diego invited local brewers to take part in a ceremony honoring them and their organizational backbone, the San Diego Brewers Guild, when District 6 Councilmember Chris Cate officially declared November 7, 2017, as “20th Anniversary of the Brewers Guild Day” in San Diego. Receiving a City of San Diego proclamation is a celebratory event; a moment where the City pauses to recognize the positive work of influential organizations like the San Diego Brewers Guild.  It means that the Brewers Guild is part of San Diego’s history.
  • Latchkey Brewing taking over Acoustic Ales’ Mission Brewery Plaza facility.  Acoustic is looking at Carlsbad for a new location.  Take over in Spring of 2018.  Overhaul of the entire brewery to match Latchkey’s branding.  They will also construct a full-scale kitchen so Latchkey can offer light breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options as added enticements. Private event space will be offered as well.
  • Stone Mission Warehouse Sour – Apricot – 4-pack of 11.2oz bottles – $32. Max four 4-packs each.  500 pounds of apricots squeezed into just four barrels of beer throughout different stages in the 18-month process.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Shawn Coady, Padres Jagoff, and Carlos Lee!

Where to find our guests:

Carlos Lee – Craft Beer Me:
Twitter: @craftbeermesd
Instagram: @craftbeermesd
FaceBook: facebook.com/CraftBeerMeSD/
Website: www.craftbeermesd.com

Fede Savinon – Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life:
Twitter: @HBHL2011
Instagram: @hoppybeerhoppylife
FaceBook: facebook.com/hoppybeerhoppylife/
Website: hoppybeerhoppylife.com

Dan Jachimowicz – Longship Brewery:
Twitter: @longshipbrewery
Instagram: @longshipbrewery
FaceBook: facebook.com/LongshipBrewery/
Website: www.longshipbrewery.com

This episode was recorded live at Longship Brewery.

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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 newest album Black Tropics and new song Rowdy.

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.