Episode #67: #SDBeer Writers, Part Deux!



We didn’t get to all the topics we wanted to last time so we invited Beth Demmon and Andrew Dyer back from San Diego CityBeat.  But wait, there’s more!  We are also joined by Ian Cheesman from the West Coaster (also used to work at CityBeat.)  Ian writes the monthly “Beer in the Headlights” section in the magazine.

The Interview:

Since we had Beth and Andrew on before, we start with Ian and Beth asks more about what he does at West Coaster.  Ian talks a little bit about his article about La Mesa breweries.  That leads into Ian talking about how different it is writing for West Coaster versus CityBeat.  After some more various discussions we get back on track and we ask the writers about what is the biggest challenge for the San Diego brewing community.  Somehow we go into a conversation about Bine & Vine and how they moved from South Bay to Normal Heights.  We get back to the troll conversation with Ian since he was not on last week’s show.  After some other troll talk, we move onto Ian talking about his most favorite article, “Adam Carolla’s New Craft Beer Is Basically a ‘Beer-Flavored’ IPA”.  Ian also talks about his most popular article.  After the break, we come in on the conversation about how people can become a beer writer in San Diego.  Then we get into the news… Oh wait, there’s a surprise guest!  Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Company happens to stop by the Brew Project.

In the News!

“Brewery start-ups: A real conversation about costs, wages, and growth.”  That panel did a very good job of explaining some of the business aspects of owning or working at a brewery.  You should see the video or hear the audio soon from the SDSU: Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer or you can read the article in this week’s City Beat magazine.

Mitch Steele is leaving Stone on June 30th.  Article from the West Coaster.

National Homebrewers Club 2016 Results

  • QUAFF – Homebrew Club Award (5 total awards)
  • Nick Corona (QUAFF) – Homebrewer of the Year Award
  • Ryan Reschan (QUAFF) – Gold – Pilsner
  • Jeremy Castellano (No club) – Silver – Pilsner
  • Tim Wang (QUAFF) – Bronze – Light Hybrid Beer
  • Curt Wittenberg (QUAFF) – Gold – Other American Ale
  • Nick Corona (QUAFF) – Gold – German Wheat & Rye Beer
  • Mike Habrat (QUAFF) – Silver – Traditional Mead

Council 2nd Anniversary Party & Societe 4th Anniversary Party!

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:

Ian Cheesman
Twitter: @iancheesman
FaceBook: facebook.com/ian.cheesman.7/

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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