Episode #35: Second Chance Beer Co.



This week we interview Marty Mendiola and Curtis Hawes from Second Chance Beer Co.


We talk with Marty about his history in San Diego craft beer.  Starting with an education at UC Davis and their Brewing Program back in the late 90’s.  He then worked with Rock Bottom La Jolla for 15 years.  You can listen to our interview with Carli Smith where we talk little bit about Marty.  The brewing system at Second Chance is done by Premier Stainless and is a 30-barrel system.  Marty estimates a possibility of 2,000-2,800 barrels a year.  Marty talks about the collaborative attitude of San Diego craft brewers that helped Marty with his new brew system.

We move on to the number of breweries and craft beer bars in the Rancho Bernardo area.  However, it is very important to have food trucks in an area where you are a little off the beaten path.  We talk about other brewers and their annual production and why Second Chance wants to keep it on the low end.  We then delve into why Marty wants to go into canning his beer and possibly some one-off bombers.  We are also joined by Ryan Flinn from Mobile West Canning.

We talk about San Diego Beer Week events for Second Chance.  Finally we ask them the question everyone gets, what beer got you into craft beer.

Into the News:

ABInBev buys SABMiller for around $106 Billion.  The best article we found was from Good Beer Hunting.

Marty brings up the concern that the California Craft Brewers Association has with the merger.  Article from the CCBA.

What’s Tappening

We talk about our past week (or so) of drinking.

New segment!  Things I totally forgot about – by Greg

Where to find our guests:

Second Chance Beer Co.:
FaceBook: Second Chance Beer Co.
Instagram: @secondchancebeer

This episode was recorded inside Second Chance Beer Co.

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