Episode #66: #SDBeer CityBeat Writers




We have a few opinionated guests on this week’s show.  To tell you the truth, opinion is their job, so that’s a good thing.  We have Beth Demmon and Andrew Dyer from San Diego CityBeat.

The Interview:

We start the conversation with the usual question on how they got into craft beer.  From there we ask what was their first article published.  For Andrew it was, “Novo Brazil: South Bay rising” and for Beth it was, “Go coconuts over new Monsters’ Park.”  Since you can’t be a published writer without being employed by a publication (not including bloggers), we wonder what it took to get hired by CityBeat.  We ask the BIG question, “What is your most popular (or most hated) article?”  Beth goes first and not surprising it is her, “Nix the over-hyped cult releases” article, aka “Fuck Pliny!”  Andrew’s is a little less controversial but still very popular, “A beer backwater no longer.”  As the conversation moves on, we ask ourselves, “Are we journalists?”  Somehow that turns into talking about the Modern Time pricing screwup.

We take a break and come back with a common beer problem, the gushing bottle.  That allows Beth and Andrew to take the show over for a little bit and talk about Internet trolls.  That leads us to talk more about Alpine and Green Flash.  That naturally leads into talks about buyout beer and the #IndieBeer hashtag.  We have to stop the conversation and get to our other segments.  More of these conversations will be coming up in another show.

In the News!

Sore Eye Cup is up and running, nominate your favorite, regularly produced, San Diego independent beer!

KnB Wine Cellars is brewing, they have 2 new beers that were released last week.

North Park Beer Co. is brewing and should open soon! (We hope!)

OB Brewery has began brewing and is hiring, check them out if you’re looking for a job.

Prodigy Brewing has beer in the tanks!

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz,, Aaron Graham, and Tom Keliinoi!

Where to find our guests:

Beth Demmon:
Twitter: @iheartcontent
Instagram: @thedelightedbite
FaceBook: facebook.com/beth.demmon.ivey/
Website: www.bethdemmon.com

Andrew Dyer:
Twitter: @beerdist
FaceBook: facebook.com/therealandrewdyer/

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project.

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