Episode #101: Division 23 Brewing

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Are you ready for the first show of the next 100?  We are recording over at Division 23 in this episode to find out what it is like running a brewery in the crowded area of Beeramar, right next to Ballast Point BTW.  We are joined by Allen Hampton and Kellen Smith, both co-owners, and Kyle Wiskerchen the head brewer.

Interview

What does Division 23 mean?  Kellen answers that question which does lead into some talk about the day jobs Allen and Kellen do to support the brewery.  They talk about the lovely job of selling and installing HVAC systems, but we do eventually start talking about the beer.  We ask them how they got into craft beer and ask the usually question about their gateway beer.  We get into Kyle’s history with brewing as well.  Kyle goes into how he was able to work with Kevin Dougherty (now with Cutwater Spirits) for a little bit and how he has taken his recipes and made some of them his own.  Kyle also talks a little bit about the pain in the butt that Who’s the Boss triple IPA was the nit was brewed.  The guys were nice enough to save what was left of the keg of their Sour Superintendent Berliner since they knew Beagle and I are big fans.

We take a short break and come back with some beers gifted by listener therealmatatat.  We always welcome listener beers on the show!  We also have a beer from Beer Lab Hawaii that was sent over to Division 23.  We discuss their most popular beer, spoiler alert…it might be an IPA.  We get into the few news topics and then ask the guys what has been their best moments since opening.

In The News!

  • San Diego Brewing closing Callahan’s Pub – Will close by the end of February, Callahan’s “house beers” will continue to be available at San Diego Brewing’s locations.  Will become a Broken Yolk Cafe.
  • UPDATE!  Three Punk Ales should be open April.
  • Beth Demon had her baby boy!  He is named Arthur Ericson Demmon-Ivey.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, and Craftbeeray!

Where to find our guests:

Division 23 Brewing:
Twitter: @Division23brew
Instagram: @division23brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/division23brewing/
Website: www.division23brewing.com

This episode was recorded at Division 23.

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Episode #100: Tackle Hugs Bring All the Boys to the Yard

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We made it to episode 100!  Since this is 100, we made sure it was filled with past guests.  We are first joined by Brian Mitchell from Pariah Brewing.  He talks about how it is being just about a week old.  Brian talks more about how Beagle helped build the tasting room and how Beagle has his own chair.  After Mitchell leaves us, we are joined by Mike Maass and Shannon Lynnette from Burning Beard Brewing.  We get the exclusive announcement of their 1st anniversary party coming up on April 1st.  Beagle asked them about heir favorite moment since opening up.  Then we ask Shannon why she is co awesome.  We take a short break and come back with the news and some more special guests.

After the news we are joined by Alex Van Horne from Intergalactic Brewing, Ian Cheesman from West Coaster, and Will Keizer from Premier Stainless.  We get the scoop on Intergalactic’s anniversary, also coming up in April.  Alex has worked out four collaborations with other breweries for the party.  Also he released a little bit of information on some new cans he wants to come out with.  It’s possibly a direct draw into the cans, but there’s still a lot to figure out.  I bring up buying into the Craft Coalition with the San Diego Brewers Guild.  That moves into a conversation about the new regulations for breweries that have “pop-up tent” food vendors or catering companies.  We talk to Will and find out he has some cool new projects coming up, however since most of it is under NDA, we mainly find out breweries all over the world are buying from Premiere.  Luckily Ian doesn’t sign NDA’s for West Coaster so he lets us know about an article he is doing on gluten reduced and gluten free beers.

In The News!

  • Viewpoint Brewing Company opening in Del Mar.  2201 San Dieguito Drive.  Interior space comes in at 4,500 square feet with an additional 2,500 square feet of exterior area.  Viewpoint is equipped with a 15-barrel brewing system, four 15-barrel fermenters and a pair of 15-barrel bright-beer tanks. (From Brandon Hernandez – West Coaster)
  • NEW Brewery Alert!  Spechops Brewing Company is open.  1280 Activity Drive, Vista, CA.  Three beers at opening, getting good social media reviews.
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Friday-Sunday, February 24-26) AleSmith all days, Stone Kettner & Oceanside all days, Stone Liberty & Escondido Sat. Only, Mike Hess Miramar & North Park & OB all days.  More details found here.
  • Alpine and Alesmith releasing cans.  Alpine Willy Wheat Ale and Truck Trail Ale (Pale) 12oz.  Alesmith Speedway Stout 16 oz.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, and Craftbeeray!

Where to find our guests:

Pariah Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @pariahbrewingco
Instagram: @pariahbrewingco
FaceBook: facebook.com/pariahbrewingco/
Website: www.pariahbrewingco.com

Burning Beard Brewing:
Twitter: @beard_aflame
Instagram: @burning.beard.brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/BurningBeardBrewing/
Website: www.burningbeardbrewing.com

Intergalactic Brewing:
Twitter: @GalacticBrew
Instagram: @galacticbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/IntergalacticBrew/
Website: www.intergalacticbrew.com

Will Keizer:
Instagram: @ibleedhops
FaceBook: facebook.com/ibleedhops

Premier Stainless Systems:
Instagram: @premierstainless
FaceBook: facebook.com/PREMIER-STAINLESS-SYSTEMS-314651066376/
Website: www.premierstainless.com

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

West Coaster:
Facebook: facebook.com/westcoastersd/
Website: www.westcoastersd.com
Twitter: @WestCoasterSD
Instagram: @westcoastersd

This episode was recorded at Burning Beard Brewing.

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Episode #99: Pariah Brewing Co. w/ Special Guest San Diego Brewing Co.

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NEW BREWERY ALERT AGAIN!  This time it really is a brand new brewery.  We are recording at the grand opening of Pariah Brewing Co.  If you’ve been listening to the show for a while you know this brewery is a long time coming.  Brain Mitchell, the owner and head brewer, has been on the show many times and we are stoked to see his dream of owning a brewery come true.  Before we get into the interview, we delve into the news as to let brewer Brian enjoy his Grand Opening as the first patrons come through the door.  We’ll be sure to get back to Brian in a bit.

In The News!

  • More details about the On the Tracks closure.  In a story by Ian Anderson in San Diego Reader.  Ian finds out some of the reasons On the Tracks closed.  Read the article here.

Interview

After a break from the news we are joined by Brian Mitchell.  We discuss his beers that are on tap right now:

  • Off White Wit – Belgian-style white beer brewed with honey, Jasmine green tea, lemongrass, orange slices and ginger.
  • Dorcha Extra Stout – This take on a foreign extra stout is a rich and decedent brew overflowing with aromas and flavors of coffee, dark fruits, licorice, tobacco and bitter chocolate. We use a proprietary locally roasted coffee, molasses and super awesome organic, fair trade, cocoa nibs.
  • Dank Drank IPA – Hop-bursted west coast India pale ale.
  • Drupe Fruit IPA – West coast India pale ale brewed with mango flesh, peach flesh and hemp oil.
  • Erotic City – Ale brewed with muscat grape, honey and grains of paradise.
  • Uni Stout – Winter seasonal stout brewed with San Diego sea urchin uni, lactose and sea salt – served on nitro.

Brian also talks about opening the brewery finally and how he can now let his team of talented people take the reigns and make sure his beers get out to the right people.  Brian also gave Beagle a nice surprise for all the hard work he has done.

After another break we come back with a special guest, Jeff Drum from San Diego Brewing Co.  We figured since there’s a brewery next door, let’s get another interview in the show.  Jeff talks about his experience so far at CRAFT and how their new tasting room and brewery is helping them re-ignite their brand in this more mature craft beer scene.  We ask Jeff about some of his beers and something you don’t see everyday, kombucha.  We take one last break and we finish out the show.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, and Craftbeeray!

Where to find our guests:

Pariah Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @pariahbrewingco
Instagram: @pariahbrewingco
FaceBook: facebook.com/pariahbrewingco/
Website: www.pariahbrewingco.com

San Diego Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @SanDiegoBrewing
Instagram: @sandiegobrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/SanDiegoBrewing/
Website: www.sandiegobrewing.com

This episode was recorded at Pariah Brewing Co.

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Episode #98: Magic Factory from Council Brewing

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NEW BREWERY ALERT!  Well sort of, we are at Magic Factory from Council Brewing.  Magic Factory is a brewery, they have a separate brewing license, but they don’t actually brew beer in this location.  If you are confused, don’t worry, so were Liz and Curtis Chism at first.  You’ll hear why on the show.

Interview

Like we just said, this seems like a new concept and even the TTB wasn’t sure at first how to handle this.  Liz and Curtis explain how they had to give back their license temporarily to create the Magic Factory.  The conversation moves into running Council for the last two years and how they feel very strongly about their staff and keeping everyone focused on working for them by trying to have everyone be full time.  We come back to the reason we are interviewing them and talk more about Magic Factory and open Council’s first bottle sour, Nicene.  They go through and explain all the hardware they have in Magic Factory, all the barrels, Foeders, and tanks.  Council is also doing some cool work and collaborating with breweries like Alvarado Street, Modern Times, and Toolbox.

We take a short break and come back with more beer.  We open up a future release called Lickable Staves.  That flows into one of their most popular beers, Beatitude and how it is made.  Curtis and Liz then talk about how cool it is to have distribution in multiple states and countries.  I bring up that Deadlock is one of those beers I have brought up to the Perfect Pour, so we also open a bottle on the show, a listener also wonders if they will brew more of it, see below. And we find out another future beer called Broken Wand and how it is made.  From there we go onto more listener questions.

Listener Questions

Mike Saharan – Can Deadlock be year round?  If you would blend two of the Beatitudes, which ones would you blend?

Ian Cheesman – Is there any fruit that is totally off the table to go into their Beatitude series? If so, what did it ever do to you to earn such scorn?

Nick Corona – If they could go back and change one thing during their first year starting up, what would it be?

In The News!

  • Engineering Students Design Experiment to Test Whether Beer Can Be Brewed on the Moon – A team of UC San Diego engineering students is hoping to find out. They are finalists in the Lab2Moon competition being held by TeamIndus, one of the four teams with a signed launch contract to send a spacecraft to the moon as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. The experiment will test the viability of yeast on the moon—and result in a freshly brewed batch of beer.  Find out more in this article.
  • On the Tracks Brewery closes after 5 year (opened in ‘11), becoming the first to do so in ‘17.
  • Speedway Stout is now available in 16oz cans from Alesmith! The only member of the Sore Eye Cup Hall of Fame makes its way into smaller packaging. Now, let’s demand 12oz!
  • Hildegard IIIPA from Benchmark releases on Feb 11.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, and Captain Eli!

Where to find our guests:

Council Brewing:
Twitter: @councilbrewing
Instagram: @councilbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/councilbrewing/

This episode was recorded at Council Brewing‘s Magic Factory.

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