Episode #127: Birthday Princess (San Diego Bacon Fest 2017)


It’s that time of the year again, San Diego Bacon Fest is upon us!  We are back at the festival, recording LIVE!  You get all the usual live shenanigans during this recording, high fives, surprise people on the mic, and random segues.  Luckily though, we have some great interviews with a few breweries and drink some really cool beers.  We start the show with the news.

After the news, we come back with a random interview.  Jeff from Brass Shots comes on and shows us his products.  While not made from actually used ammo, these shot glasses are machined to look like the casings for .45 ACP rounds.  After another break, we get into our brewery interviews.  We are joined by Dylan Brown and Dan Hacker from Alpine Beer Co., Brian Mitchell from Pariah Brewing, and super fan Matthew Garcia, aka therealmatatat in social media.  We ask about what’s up with Alpine and their Brewpub, ask what’s new at Pariah, and wonder why Matt is always in San Diego.

The next interview is Corey Esoldi from Bitter Brothers Brewery.  We wonder how their relationship is with Stone Distributing Co. as well as what events are coming up.  Bitter Brothers just started canning their beers, so we ask what is currently being canned.  During the interview, a few lively women showed up to give their opinion of Bacon Fest.  We are also joined by the Birthday Princess, it’s a guy.  We let him on to talk about Bacon Fest too.  Eventually, we are also joined by Travis Hudson who shows up a little late to the festival.  Travis breaks some new news that we did not know about.  Ballast Point is changing their packaging.  We do finally end the interview with Corey while we talk about the price of hops, the price of pints, and why we don’t see hop experimental numbers anymore.  We have one last break and close out the show.

In the News!

  • Modern Times is opening a brewery and tasting room in Portland, Oregon.  While it is exciting for MT to open this new location a few years earlier than expected, it is because The Commons Brewery will be leaving this location and may (or may not) remain brewing.  More information can be found in this article.
  • Derek Gallanosa, currently at Abnormal Beer Co. will be leaving Abnormal and starting a new brewery in Northern California.  We hate to lose him and his creativity, but he will be training his replacement.  More information can be found here and here.
  • Nick Ceniceros is no longer with 32 North Brewing.  We do not know what is next for him, but we are sure he will do good things.  No news article about it, just social media.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Ryan Fowler, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, and Ben.

Where to find our guests:

Alpine Beer Company:
Facebook: facebook.com/alpinebeercompany/
Instagram: @AlpineBeerCo
Twitter: @AlpineBeerCo
Website: www.alpinebeerco.com

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

Bitter Brothers Brewing:
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/BitterBrothersBrewingCo/
Instagram: @bitterbrothersbrewingco
Twitter: @bitter_brothers
Website: www.bitterbrothers.com/

This episode was recorded live at San Diego Bacon Fest.

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