Geoi is back for more craft beer knowledge. You might remember him from Episode 5.
It’s Bine & Vine’s 4th Anniversary and they have a special beer made for them. We talk with Geoi Bachoua, the owner of Bine & Vine Bottle Shop. Geoi gives us a refresher on what Bine & Vine is and how it came from a small Pharmacy in Imperial Beach to what it is today. We discuss his passion for beer and why that passion makes for a quality bottle shop. Geoi makes sure his beer is the proper temperature and makes sure they are not light- struck. We take a short break and talk about Bine & Vine’s website where you can buy beer and wine and have shipped. (Not all states are allowed.)
We then delve into the anniversary beer that New English brewed for Bine & Vine. The beer is the New English Adams Ave. Imperial Porter, you should be able to find bottles at Bine & Vine fairly soon after this show airs. This Imperial Porter also has coffee from Dark Horse. One of the differences in this beer compared to other coffee beers is that put the coffee in the mash. Also this beer is hopped with nugget hops which allows for the San Diego bitterness you are used to in SD beers. This beer is a good one to cellar for a year or two.
We continue the conversation and start talking about the question of “Can a brewery expand and get bigger AND brew the same or better beer than before expansion?” Of course that brings up the Green Flash purchase of Alpine.
Into the News:
Ballast Point is going public and starting an IPO. $172.5 Million possible starting value – Ticker they are going for is PINT. Jack White will maintain his 50.9% of the company so the fear of a hostile take over is very unlikely. Article from the West Coaster.
We talk about our past week (or so) of drinking. You might like what Geoi adds to the segment.
Another new segment called I Do Declare!
In this segment we want to talk about people or breweries whom we want to focus on that are not necessarily in the news.
We are going to be recording at the San Diego Beer Week Brewers Guild VIP Fest! Come check us out if you are attending the festival.
Where to find our guests:
This episode was recorded inside 57 Degrees Beer & Wine Bar.
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