Episode #59: Pensacola Bay Brewery

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I went on a trip to visit some family in Pensacola, Florida.  I was lucky enough to get in contact with Mark Robertson, the Owner and Brewmaster for Pensacola Bay Brewery.  We start the show though with In The News!, What’s Tappening!, and I Do Declare!  You’ll hear two other voices during those segments, we recorded it during our interview with Jeff and Mike from Burning Beard Brewing.

The Interview:

This microbrewery in Pensacola, Florida has been opened for over five years.  Mark talks about the history of the brewery and being in the Historic District of Downtown Pensacola.  We talk about Mark’s history as a homebrewer.  I then ask about what the scene is like there and what a Navy City like Pensacola is like for a craft brewery.  We are interrupted by a truck so we take a short beer break.

After getting back we talk about distribution and how PBB is keeping their radius at 180 miles.  Mark talks about how having one beer that sells well is great and how that limit in mileage helps when there are problems.  We delve into Cigar City and their merger and talk about the fears of the craft beer lover with these types of business moves.  Going to a more positive topic we delve into their water and if the water profile in Pensacola affects what they can brew.

We take another break and come back and Mark talks about his gateway to craft beer.  Mark also talks more about different styles of beers, like White IPA, Black IPA, and is a session IPA really just a Pale Ale?  Somehow the conversation moves into sports.  Back to beer, Mark explains why they replaced their tap system.  Sorry for the construction noises from across the street.

What’s Tappening!

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

In The News!

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is now open!  We were honored to be invited to the Friends and Family night last Friday.  There are some really good beers coming out of the new brewery, including some in the Beer Geek series of beers.

Oceanside Brewing Co. opened as well, they are brewing 18 beers.  Also visit their FaceBook page for more info.

ChuckAlek has opened their North Park Biergarten on April 21st.  It has inside and outside seating and is located behind Tostadas Mexican Restaurant on Herman Ave.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, and Mitch Tastrom!

Where to find our guests:

Pensacola Bay Brewery:
Twitter: @pbbrew
Instagram: @pensacolabaybrewery
FaceBook: facebook.com/pbbrew/
Website: www.pbbrew.com

This episode was recorded at Pensacola Bay Brewery.

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