Episode 146: Alpine Beer Co. Tasting Room Live Show

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We are back with our second live show in two weeks.  This time we make the trek over to the Alpine Beer Co. tasting room and are joined by Shawn McIlhenney and Dylan Brown.  We are very appreciative of the fans that came out during a day and night where San Diego actually had weather.  The drive to Alpine is not one that is easily made when rain is pouring down on you.

Interview

Since we have been out to Alpine before, we skip all the introductory questions and get straight to what beers are currently flowing and which one are being brewed.   Beagle has a nagging question about a rumor he’s bee hearing about from the industry.  Assuming they are not pulling our leg, this rumor confirmation should make a lot of people happy.  We wonder if much has changed in the last year since our last show.  That leads to a talk about the history of the tasting room and the brewery as there is a lot of history inside those walls.  Beagle then asks about how they came to be a brewery that utilizes the number of hops they do, but not one that focuses on IBUs and bitterness.  We delve into the Green Flash purchase and how that looks like from the inside another year later.  Beagle wants to get into a few of the special releases but we decide to take a break in between.

After the break, where we enjoyed some Duet cupcakes from Esthela and continue the talk about the rare beers Alpine produces.  We find that not all the special release come out well, depending on how long the beer is aged.  Esthela asks if Alpine has any collaborations coming up.  The conversation moves into the current state of the industry and they feel Alpine is safe from any major changes.  Somehow we find out that Helm’s was purchased by someone, but that someone is mainly going to be producing weed soda.  We wrap the show up with some future events at Alpine and the news, including a very important message about the creation of CANCER FIGHTER.

In the News

  • Bitter Brothers 2nd Anniversary will be two days long.
    • January 20th – Backlot BBQ
    • January 21 – Family Dinner pairing – $75
      • Kyle Weigand, The Lodge at Torrey Pines
      • Davin Waite, The Wrench & Rodent
      • Tyson Blake, O’Brien’s Pub
      • Miguel Valdez, The Red Door
      • Elizabeth Olson, Born & Raised & Ironside
    • Bottles of 2017 & 2018 Little Sister (BA Russian Imperial Stout) available for pre-purchase
  • Congratulations to Paul Sangster of Rip Current, he is the new president of the SD Brewers Guild!
  • Setting Sun Sake has a comic book!  It is drawn by Kyler Suchey and can be bought as a package with a bottle of their Bock Sake.
  • We have a sponsor!
  • Rouleur just released CANCER FIGHTER with Brian Trout and Miguel Loza.  Since it was released on January 13th, you can go grab a pint or two now and help Sarah Loza with her fight with cancer.

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, James Ramsay, and NEW! Christa Mitchell.

This episode was recorded live at Alpine Beer Co. tasting room.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
Instagram: @edavila28
FaceBook: facebook.com/estheladavila/

Where to find our guests:

Alpine Beer Co.:
Twitter: @AlpineBeerCo
Instagram: @alpinebeerco
FaceBook: facebook.com/alpinebeercompany/
Website: www.alpinebeerco.com

Support Us!

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Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
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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 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.

Episode 145: Pariah Brewing

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It’s 2018 and we are back with a something new and exciting!  Before we get to our guest, we wanted to give a very warm welcome to our new co-host, Esthela Davila!  Esthela is a craft beer enthusiast who not only has a love for everything craft beer but also has been working with PushPins Media which holds the Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival and San Diego Bacon Fest.  Esthela has been on the show here and there as a fan, but we realized she would be a great addition to the team.  We hope she will bring a different perspective to the show, basically a non-white, bearded guy perspective.  Back to our guest, we are recording at Pariah Brewing and have Brian Mitchell on to see what this year has been like since opening.

Interview

Mitchell dives into his favorite beers he’s brewed this year and why is it his beers are different from everyone else.  After a discussion about those beers, we wonder what the future looks like for Pariah and being in the Igniter program.  We take a detour when Liz from Hopsbauer brings a fresh Dopeur from Rouleur Brewing.  We then ask what the customers think of his beers.

After a short break, we find out more about the two LA Lakers beers Pariah has on tap now.  If you have been to Pariah, you’ve noticed the specialized glassware.  Is it worth it to serve the beers in those glasses?  Our newest host brings out a new, unreleased beer from Stone,  Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA.  We then get into some tougher questions and wonder how breweries can survive in San Diego when in 2017 there were eight closures, the most in a long time.  We finish up the interview with Pariah’s plans for an anniversary party.

In the News

  • Burgeon 1st Anniversary
    • January 20 – $40 – Ani. Glass, 8 food pairings, 12 4oz. Pours, Raffle
    • Food: Scugnizzi Pizza – El Cevichito – Screamin Petes BBQ – Yummy Cupcakes
  • Pure 2nd Anniversary
    • January 27 – $10 – 2nd Anniversary Teku Glass, Raffle
    • Pay for pours
  • Mikkeller SD new tasting room in Little Italy – Probably at 2021 India St. One block away from Bolt.
  • Silva Brewing signing with Stone Distribution for Central Coast south of SLO.
  • Greg was right! Just wrong about the year, 2 out of town craft breweries will be opening facilities in SD in ‘18 – Melvin and Cismontane.
    • Melvin will be opening a brewpub in downtown and has signed a letter of intent for a 5,500 sq. ft. space in downtown San Diego with the hope of opening a 7- or 10-barrel brewery there next summer.
    • Cismontane is opening Kno (pronounced “new”) Beverage House in Escondido. Located at 239 East Valley Parkway, it will feature an unknown size brewhouse with experimentation and collaboration being the focus. They hope to open in February.
  • Closures
    • Kuracali Beer & Sake Brewery – December 23rd
    • SpecHops Brewing Company – December 31st
    • Oceanside Ale Works – January 6th

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 James Ramsay.

This episode was recorded live at Pariah Brewing.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
Instagram: @edavila28
FaceBook: facebook.com/estheladavila/

Where to find our guests:

Pariah Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @pariahbrewingco
Instagram: @pariahbrewingco
FaceBook: facebook.com/pariahbrewingco/
Website: www.pariahbrewingco.com

Support Us!

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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 for even more value we can give our best fans!

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Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
Instagram: @sdbeertalk
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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 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.

Episode 144: Smells Like Burgeon!

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This show was recorded on August 21st, 2017 and released to our Patrons on September 15th, 2017.  Since Beagle is on vacation, we wanted to release this as our last episode of 2017 for all our listeners.  We’ll catch you all next year with new episodes!

We wanted to give some love to our Patrons and decided to start with a special episode.  We put together 11 beers, 10 hazy and one not hazy (for a palate cleanser) for a few Patrons (and Travis Hudson) to drink blindly.  We are joined by the aforementioned Travis Hudson (indiebeerluv619), Ray (craftbeeray), Brian (0bscured), and Roger (xomegagold).

We wanted to see what would happen if beer drinkers rate beers based on only taste and the look of the beer, not based on labeling or the brewery who brews it.  The participants did not know the beers until the very end, however, they were given score sheets to help them with the appearance of the beers and to write down flavor profiles.  The scores they gave the beers were based on the Untappd scoring, 1-5.

If you want to see the beers, click here.

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 The Brew Project.

Support Us!

Check out our new Support Us! page!

We have a Patreon Page!

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 for even more value we can give our best fans!

Rate us on iTunes!

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!

Contact us!

Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
Instagram: @sdbeertalk
Untappd: @sdbeertalk
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 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.

Episode 143: 2018 Beer Predictions

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We recorded Episode 143 right after 142 when we were at Intergalactic.  We are joined again by Noah Scoville from Stone Brewing, Ian Cheesman, and Travis Hudson to go over our 2018 beer predictions for San Diego.

2018 Predictions

Greg: There will be consolidation in #SDBeer in 2018.  Some bigger brewery like Stone, Grene Flash, Coronado

Travis: A brewery is going to open and their name will start with either a U, X, Y, or Z.  In addition, there will be a brewery opening up with a direction in their name.  Lastly, the will be a brewery opening up with a numerical name.  Possibly a four worded named brewery.

Ian: The release of specialty cans will increase, but less of them will be hazy IPAs.

Brain: Milkshake IPAs will explode in San Diego.

Noah: The 22oz. bomber will drastically reduce in numbers as a sales vessel and/or completely be gone by the end of the year.

Noah: More collaborations between breweries and festivals like Collabapalooza.

Noah: Something about Avery, but Beagle cut him off and went on a tangent.

Brian: Someone in San Diego will have the balls and release a weed beer and (may) get busted for it.

Ian: The rise of the non-adjunct stout.  As well as the rise of the barleywine.

Travis: Continue his streak of not drink a pumpkin beer and his streak of co-host of the year.

Travis: Crowler options will be better in 2018.  Better machinery will allow for a wider range of crowlers.

Ian: San Diego will have its first sexual harassment sex scandal.  In addition, Full Body Brewing will change its logo.

Travis: Clear the air of all the horrible, sexist beer names in San Diego beer.

Ian: San Diego will win more awards in non-IPA categories in national competitions.

Brian: More flavored brown ales.

Where to Find Our Guests:

Noah Scoville – Stone:
Twitter: @stonebrewing
Instagram: @stonebrewing
Facebook: facebook.com/StoneBrewing/
Website: www.stonebrewing.com
Twitter (Personal): @noahhundo
Instagram (Personal): @noahhundo

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 Intergalactic Brewing.

Support Us!

Check out our new Support Us! page!

We have a Patreon Page!

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 for even more value we can give our best fans!

Rate us on iTunes!

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!

Contact us!

Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
Instagram: @sdbeertalk
Untappd: @sdbeertalk
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 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.

Episode 142: Noah Scoville from Stone Brewing

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Intro

Ready for a sour show, or at least a show that starts with sours?  We are joined again by Ian Cheesman and Travis Hudson to help drink all these sour beers, hint: Ian and Travis aren’t sour drinkers but they power through it pretty well.  The reason we have sour beers on the show is that our guest in this show is Noah Scoville from Stone Brewing.  He is the Lead Indoctrination Specialist at Stone.  One of the reasons Noah wanted to come on the show was to bring Stone’s first sour, their Mission Warehouse Sour with Apricots.

Interview

Noah talks about his job at Stone and a little history of the job.  We open up the sour and talk about it and learn more about how this sour came to be.  As we are talking we open up another beer, The Highbinder from Societe.  That beer came from the Sore Eye Sudsmas food drive where Beagle and everyone who came was able to bring in over 5600 pounds of food.  We found some a few really cool statistics about the brewery in our backyard and how much people visit it as tourists. We also learn more about Stone and the facilities they have not just here in San Diego, but Berlin and Virginia.  We crack open Toolbox’s Frosted Very Vanilla Milk Shake IPA and wonder why these beers are so popular.  We get back to Noah and ask more about the tours and then get into his start in craft beer.  We then open up North Park’s Blend of Many and praise Kelsey since he makes such great beers.  We move the conversation to beer freshness and how Stone is in a very good position to make sure the entire US and even Europe can get the freshest possible beer.  While this is a shorter show, the next episode is recorded right after this one, so you will hear Ian, Travis, and Noah in Episode 143 as well to talk about our 2018 Predictions.

Where to Find Our Guests:

Noah Scoville – Stone:
Twitter: @stonebrewing
Instagram: @stonebrewing
Facebook: facebook.com/StoneBrewing/
Website: www.stonebrewing.com
Twitter (Personal): @noahhundo
Instagram (Personal): @noahhundo

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 Intergalactic Brewing.

Support Us!

Check out our new Support Us! page!

We have a Patreon Page!

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 for even more value we can give our best fans!

Rate us on iTunes!

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!

Contact us!

Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
Instagram: @sdbeertalk
Untappd: @sdbeertalk
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 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.