Episode #115: Sanctum Ale House, Chula Vista Brewery, & Thr3e Punk Ales


We travel down to Chula Vista and are joined by a trifecta of craft beer.  We originally booked this show to focus on Sanctum Ale House and their owners Dino Ortiz and Mando Medina.  Mando wanted to pump up the show and was able to get Russell Clements from Chula Vista Brewery and Steve Garcia from Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.


While we start where we normally do on the show, we quickly move onto the SDSU Business of Craft Beer program that both Mando and Beagle have completed.  One of the classes is off flavors and Mando explains how he can take that knowledge and run his craft beer bar the proper way.  The conversation flows into talking about Chula Vista and how the area is growing.  Then I wonder how the two breweries on this show will be distributing their beers.  After some talk about growing up in South Bay, we wonder if Chula Vista helped the breweries and Sanctum start their businesses easier to help grow the industry.

After a short break to get some food, we come back and ask when will Sanctum be opening its kitchen.  We wanted to know what everyone is seeing as the trends in craft beer in South Bay, the answer may surprise you.  We open a few beers and talk about if the places are dogs and/or kids friendly.  We then move onto the news.

In The News!

  • Little Miss Brewing opens Normal Heights tasting room! 3514 Adams Avenue
  • Lightning Brewery has sold its assets to Cismontane Brewing, Cismontane is selling some of the equipment to whoever wants it.  Lightning will continue at the tasting room location as a 3-4 barrel facility brewing the most popular beers.
  • ZX Ventures (AB-InBev) has bought a minority stake of RateBeer.com
    • Dogfish Head, Mother Earth, Karl Strauss, Six Point, Harpoon, Black Project Ale, Prison City, and Cantillon all asked to be removed from Rate Beer.
    • Noble Ale Works changed their name and all their beer descriptions on the site as well.

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, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, and Patrick Zacharias!

Where to find our guests:

Sanctum Ale House:
Instagram: @sanctumalehouse
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sanctum-Ale-House/407856819591896

Chula Vista Brewery:
Twitter: @cvbrewery
Instagram: @cvbrewery
FaceBook: facebook.com/cvbrewery/
Website: www.chulavistabrewery.com

Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @Thr3ePunkAles
Instagram: @Thr3ePunkAles_Brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/3PunkAles/
Website: www.3punkales.com

This episode was recorded at Sanctum Ale House.

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