Mike Maas – Burning Beard Brewing & Robert Esparza – PushPins Media
We continue our Bacon Fest interviews on Part 2 and start with Mike Maass. We start by talking about how Burning Beard is doing only seven months in. We are then joined by Robert Esparza from PushPins Media, the creator of Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival, San Diego Bacon Fest, and New Kids, a festival with only young breweries and distilleries. Robert talks a little about the beer and food at the festival. Back to Mike, he talks about the beer he brought to the festival. Since you might have missed it, many of the beers at the festival are served at Burning Beard. Moving onto Oktoberfest and San Diego Beer Week.
Jake Collins – Intergalactic Brewing Company & Kevin Rhodes – Groundswell Brewing Co.
Next up is Jake from Intergalactic. Jake has been on the show before, a few times. We start the conversation talking about their Indiegogo campaign and that they now have a crawler machine. Jake talks about their new tasting room and what has happened to the old place. We get right into Oktoberfest and San Diego Beer Week. Moving on to Jake talking about other breweries in San diego like New English Brewing who happened to sell them their current cold box. “What are you drinking?” comes up again and we discuss how friendship can be made by one simple question. We ask Jake about his favorite places so Jake talks about working up in San Marcos and that leads into a conversation about the new Urge complex that will have food, drinks, and bowling in San Marcos.
Next up we ask Jake what his favorite beers and Jake starts talking about that when Kate joined us. We talk with Jake and Kate for a little bit about beers. And then another surprise guest, Kevin Rhodes from Groundswell Brewing Co. Kevin talks more about what Groundswell is up to for San Diego Beer Week. Once Kevin leaves we are joined by yet another surprise guest, “Kendall Bear” a.k.a. Some Random Jerk. Brian is really good on the fly, so we ask this dude what his favorite beer bars are, he decides to give us breweries. Trying to move the conversation forward we ask this guy if he could only have on beer, what would it be. Now back to Jake, we let him wrap up the show with how to find Intergalactic.
This episode was recorded live at Bacon Fest!
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