Episode #108: Barrel Harbor Brew Co.

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We travel up to Vista and through some pretty heavy traffic to head up to Barrel Harbor Brew Co.  We are joined by the owners Tim St. Martin, the brewmaster Lance McCoy, and beertender and social media coordinator Kelsee.

Interview

As usual, we start with everyone’s intro to craft beers.  From there we get into how Barrel Harbor got its name.  That leads into talking about the statistics of the brewhouse and how hard it is when one of their best selling beers is a lager-style beer.  We take an early break and come back and talk more about some of their other beers, including a Dunkelweizen that came out a few days ago.  We do enter a topic that Lance is very opposed to, hazy IPAs.  After a good discussion, we talk about their new location in Miramar.  The tasting is partnered with At Ease Games which has turned out to be a good pairing.

After another break, we come back and talk about how Brown Ales should come back and how placed like Rip Current make killer beers, like “Triple IPA.”  Then we get into listener comments and questions.

  • Mike’s Craft Beer (Instagram: mikescraftbeer) – That is an epic logo.
  • Keith Wilson (Instagram: kwilphoto) – Such a great place!
  • Jesse (Twitter: jessegallapagos) – Can you ask them Where they get their ideas from?

In The News!

  • Intergalactic is having their 4th Anniversary with four collabs. April 21-23. On tap and in four-pack variety pack cans.
    • Breakfast Before Impact of Giant Hurtling Space Rock of Doom Imperial Coffee Porter – Rock Bottom
    • Monocles & Elbow Patches Required Imperial ESB – Hillcrest
    • Star Date 4.2 The Answer to Life, the Universe & Everything Divided by 10 Double IPA – River Rouge (Royal Oak, Mich)
    • We Want to Punch You in the Face for Liking this Hazy IPA [It’s Not An IPA] – 2kids

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, Craftbeeray, and Vance for the beers sent to us!

Where to find our guests:

Barrel Harbor Brew Co.:
Twitter: @BarrelHarbor
Instagram: @barrelharborbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/BarrelHarborBrewingCompany
Website: www.barrelharborbrewing.com

This episode was recorded at Barrel Harbor Brew Co.

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Episode #107: Half Door Brewing Co.

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We head to Downtown San Diego just before the Padres have their opening weekend to visit Half Door Brewing.  In this episode, we are joined by guest co-host Derek Gillespie, from Mash Heads, Andy Newbom, coffee entrepreneur and guest of Alt Brew Show Episode 4, and our guest Dan Drayne, the Brewmaster of Half Door.  Get ready for a very drunk, and fast-talking conversation with Dan.

P.S.  If you happen to like skateboarding then make sure to stay until the end.

Interview

Dan started his roots with cider surprisingly enough.  From there and after more homebrewing he got a job at Coronado.  From there he got a job canning and eventually got into brewing.  We talk a little bit about where the name came from for Half Door which goes into a small talk about trademarks.  We then get into the size of his brewhouse and what kind of beers he generally brews.  Dan starts to get into places that have core beers and we take an unexpected early break.

After coming back from the break, we are in the middle of Dan talking about the BJCP with Andy and how it could be seen as outdated.  Not surprisingly that leads us into a talk about water and how San Diego does not have the best water, Dan is actually “Passionately hate the water..”  Next up, the newest trend in beer, hazy IPAs and how Dan makes some of the best ones in the city. After the haze talk, Dan talks more about what sells well.  That leads into a discussion of distribution.  We switch topics over to Downtown San Diego and how it is when the Padres games are going on.  We get back to the beer and Brian is curious how things like hop oil, lupulin powder, and other items from hops.

  • Travis Hudson (Instagram: craftbeerluv619) – Ask Dan who his favorite distributor driver is.
  • Chance Shay (Instagram: chanceshay) – How did Dan learn the NE IPA style?  CommentchanceshayAlso, why is he still out throwing around kegs? Haha I see him loading kegs all the time.
  • Raul Meza (Instagram: raulmeza83) – Any bourbon barrel aged beers?

In The News!

  • Padres are back!  500:1 odds for World Series (Woo!) But at least we have THE BEST craft choices in Petco Park – Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Wonderland Ocean Pub, Resident Brewing Co., Iron Fist Brewing Co., AleSmith Brewing Co. & Cutwater Spirits added to food & beverage lineup.
  • Urge Common House opening in San Marcos, Monday April 10th, 5PM.  15-barrel brewhouse, restaurant, 8 lane bowling alley, bocce ball, cornhole, and other games.
  • We are recording at Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival!  April 15th, tickets still on sale, GA $60 VIP $90 ($65 & $100 at the gate, if not sold out)
  • Avery Brewing Introduces bourbon barrel-aged Coconut Porter just for Brian!

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, Craftbeeray, and Vance for the beers sent to us!

Where to find our guests:

Half Door Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @HalfDoorBrewing
Instagram: @halfdoorbrewingco
FaceBook: facebook.com/HalfDoorBrewingCo
Website: www.halfdoorbrewing.com

This episode was recorded at Half Door Brewing Co.

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Episode #106: North Park Beer Co.

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We are back in North Park this week, to be exact we are at North Park Beer Co.  Kelsey McNair joins us to talk all about his brewery and how it was going straight from homebrewer to professional brewer and owner.  Who needs to start at the bottom?

Interview

While we do start with the usual question, we do get into the meat of the interview fairly quickly.  After talking about the really cool tasting room and his rise from homebrewer to pro, we get into a few beers that are drinking that night.  We then go into the North Park staff and how is it that he has had very little turnover since opening.   We get into the specifications of the brewhouse and some of the issues he had opening up.  After drinking another beer we take a break.

After the break, we get into a listener question that delves even more added onto it about how Kelsey figures out his recipes and if he just brews recipes he comes up with without testing them.  We then continue on with the rest of the listener questions.

  • Chancelor Shay (Instagram: chanceshay) – What factors into deciding what style beers to brew and how to brew them?
  • 2 Pints Marketing (Instagram: 2pintsmarketing) – How did your early memories of beer influence your brewing style?
  • Joaquin Basauri (Instagram: joaqbrews) – When are peracetic punch recording their debut album?
  • Jake Collins (Instagram: jakewilliamcollinsthefirst) – I’ve always found the service in the tasting room to be pretty solid. What are Kelsey thoughts on the service side of running a brewpub?
  • Nick Napoletano (Instagram: thenick80) – When is he coming to Fresno?

In The News!

  • New Brewery Alert! – Rouleur Brewing Co is now open at 5840 El Camino Real, Suite 101, Carlsbad – joining Wiseguy Brewing Co. at the new Brewery Igniter building – grand opening for both is April 8th but why wait!
  • Coronado Brewing Company announces a new partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the coasts, with the launch of a new collaboration beer, CoastWise Session IPA.  Starting April 1, 2017. Session IPA is brewed with a blend of Mosaic and Sorachi Ace, 5%.
  • Congrats to Abnormal (2 years) and Burning Beard (1 year) for their Anniversaries that already happened.
  • NOVO Brazil 2nd Anniversary, April 8.  1-6PM Tickets: $10 per person ($1 will go to the A Night to Remember Organization) includes: (Purchase here)
    • Limited edition 2nd anniversary glass.
    • General admission from 1-6pm.
    • Entry into drawing
    • Live entertainment
  • Friends Ska Brewing is re-releasing their Mexican Logger for the Summer. Fresh grains and Saaz hops, 5.2% hit shelves April 5 alone and in mixed 12-packs.
  • Brewers Association Reports Steady Growth in 2016 – With over 5,300 breweries operating during the year, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.3% market share by volume of the overall beer industry. In 2016, craft brewers produced 24.6 million barrels, adding 1.4 million barrels, craft brewer growth outpaced the 1.2 million barrels lost from the craft segment, based on purchases.
  • L.A. Brewers Guild Withdraw from May 6 Galaxy Event – Cheers & Beers event which was to take place at the StubHub Center on May 6th. New requirements to include brands that do not meet the Guild’s definition of “craft beer” have unfortunately caused them to pull the event which would have featured over 15 small and independently-owned L.A. Brewers. (Thanks to Cody for the heads up)

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, Craftbeeray, and Vance for the beers sent to us!

Where to find our guests:

North Park Beer Co.:
Twitter: @NorthParkBeerCo
Instagram: @northparkbeerco
FaceBook: facebook.com/NorthParkBeerCo/
Website: www.northparkbeerco.com/

This episode was recorded at North Park Beer Co.

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