Episode 152: Setting Sun Sake Bottle Horizontal

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We find out selves back at the Miralani Makers District.  We also find ourselves back at Setting Sun Sake for a, let’s say, “horizontal” tasting of every bottle of sake that was produced by Josh.  There was only one bottle we didn’t try, the special edition Bock that you can buy with the Setting Sun comic book.  The bottles we did open were:

  • 2016 Viridescent Waves
  • 2017 Cabernet barrel-aged Sake
  • 2017 Viridescent Waves
  • 2017 Violescent Waves
  • 2017 Watermelon Sake
  • 2017 Blood Orange Sake Dry Hopped with Chinook
  • 2017 Ronin Clear

Voicemail

Travis Hudson – indiebeerluv619

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, James Ramsay, Christa Mitchell, and Johnny Rivera.

This episode was recorded at Setting Sun Sake.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
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Episode 151: Esthela Likes to Drink

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We are excited to finally officially introduce our new co-host, Esthela Davila.  She’s been on the show since the beginning of the year, but since we already had scheduled the shows we never got a chance to really find out more about her.  We start with the usual question of what was her first craft beer.  From there we do a follow-up to the Thorn Brewing conversation from Episode 136.5.  We take a small break and come back wondering why Esthela said yes to join the show.  During the discussion, we pivot to her love of drinking #SDBeer and how it has changed since joining the show.  We then delve into a few questions from Matthew Garcia.

Listener Questions

Matthew Garcia – therealmatatat

  • The demographics of consumers in beer are mainly Caucasian. Which indie breweries located in San Diego would you say are the most welcoming to minorities in the community and why?
  • What could other indie breweries do to be more inviting to minorities?
  • What beer style or ingredient in beer can she not stand?
  • Opinion on TVs in breweries/bars.

In the News

  • Stone sues MillerCoors for the name “Stone” on their new Keystone Light cans.  Read more about the lawsuit here and here and here.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, James Ramsay, and Christa Mitchell.

This episode was recorded live at The Brew Project.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
Instagram: @esthelalikestodrink
FaceBook: facebook.com/estheladavila/

We are sponsored by!

Use coupon code: Esthela for a really cool discount.

Support Us!

Check out our new Support Us! page!

We have a Patreon Page!

Pledge $1 or give more, either way, we love our listeners.  We hope we provide some value in your life so you can provide some value in ours.  Value for Value model. Look at the various rewards for even more value we can give our best fans!

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Contact us!

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Twitter: @sdbeertalk
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Email: feedback@sdbeertalk.com

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their newest album Black Tropics and new song Rowdy.

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode 150: Brandon Hernández

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It’s Episode 150 and we are joined by one of the biggest beer writers in San Diego, Brandon Hernández. While you would most likely see Brandon’s articles in West Coaster, he has written for many San Diego blogs and magazines over the years.  Whether you like his opinions on beer or not, he is usually one of the first journalists to feature new breweries.  We are very happy to have him on our sesquicentennial show.

Interview

Brandon talks a little about his history with craft beer and what his first beers were.  We have some side conversations about the Brew Project and Pariah’s anniversary where they released Dank Drank in cans and the wild ale our listeners have heard plenty about whenever Brian has been on the show, Avarice Dekkera.  We also open up a few beers, some are not so great and take a break when the food arrives.  After the break, we open more beers and start asking our listener questions.

Listener Questions

Rudy Pollorena Jr. – In the last few years, what has been the most noticeable shift in San Diego Beer culture?

Cosimo Sorrentino – What are the best food and beer pairing that you have had recently? Have you found any unexpected synergies in the past couple months that you want to share with the masses?

Andrew Foulkes – If you could change one thing about the industry here in San Diego what would it be and why?

Mike Shess – What do you say when people accuse you of having an agenda against certain breweries/businesses or being biased because you work for a brewery?

Gregory Nagel – If you could create infinite clones of yourself to adequately cover SD’s beer scene, how many clones would it take?

Ian Cheesman – With such a long and illustrious tenure in beer writing, does anything surprise you anymore as a journalist? Also, can I have a lock of your hair?

Brian Scanlon – What plans do you have for Beer to the Rescue this year dude?

Beer to the Rescue information and events

Twitter: @BeerToTheRescue
FaceBook: facebook.com/beertotherescue/
Website: www.beertotherescue.org

  • Saturday, February 24 | Beer-Release Event—Benchmark Brewing, Grantville
  • Wednesday, March 28 | Fundraiser—Pariah Brewing, North Park
  • Thursday, March 29 | Cask Night Event—North Park Beer Co., North Park
  • Monday, April 16 | Fundraiser—New English Brewing, Sorrento Valley
  • Every Tuesday in May | Charity Nights—Societe Brewing, Kearny Mesa
  • Thursday, May 3 | Beer-Release Event—Division 23 Brewing, Miramar
  • Thursday, May 17 | Fundraiser—Thorn St. Brewery, North Park
  • Sunday, June 3 | Beer-Release Events—Second Chance Beer Co., Carmel Mountain & North Park
  • Friday, July 6 | Beer-Release Event—Booze Brothers Brewing, Vista
  • Thursday, August 16 | Fundraiser—Burgeon Beer Co., Carlsbad
  • Tuesday, October 16 | Beer For Boobs Joint Fundraiser—White Labs, Miramar
  • Wednesday, October 31 | Halloween Fundraiser—2kids Brewing, Miramar
  • Saturday, November 17 | St. Jude’s Hospital Joint Fundraiser—Indian Joe Brewing, Vista
  • Thursday, November 27 | Fundraisers—Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista & North Park
  • Saturday, December 8 | Foster Children’s Charity Joint Fundraiser—Bolt Brewery, La Mesa

In the News

  • La Mesa’s Depot Springs Beer Co. project a no-go, they have decided to cut their losses and try to sell the location and equipment.

Voicemails!

A voicemail from ChewYourBeer!

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, James Ramsay, and Christa Mitchell.

This episode was recorded live at The Brew Project.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
Instagram: @esthelalikestodrink
FaceBook: facebook.com/estheladavila/

Where to find our guests:

Brandon Hernández:
Twitter: @offdutyfoodie
Twitter: @SDBeerNews
Instagram: @sdbeernews
FaceBook: facebook.com/offdutyfoodie/
Website: www.beertotherescue.org

We are sponsored by!

Use coupon code: Esthela for a really cool discount.

Support Us!

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We have a Patreon Page!

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Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their newest album Black Tropics and new song Rowdy.

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.

Episode 149: Gravity Heights

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You all know that we love to be one of the first people to try new beers or new breweries.  Well, how about 10-11 months before they open?  We are interviewing Gravity Heights which is a brewpub planning to open up around October/November timeframe.  You’ll hear a bet being made at the end of the show, mark your calendars.

Interview

We are joined by the three men who want to open a brewery in these crazy times, but we have a feeling with the experience these guys have, it should be just fine.  The first person we introduce is someone any craft beer fan should know about, Skip Virgilio, who was the original founder of Alesmith before it was sold to Peter Zien.  We are also joined by Arturo Kassel, he is the managing partner of Whisknladle Hospitality which has opened up a number of restaurants in San Diego.  Our third guest is Ryan Trim, a member of QUAFF and how Skip and Arturo met.  After the introductions, we dive straight into the statistics of the brewhouse.  During the talk, we drink a few beers that Skip has brewed so far.  We end this part of the show with wondering how Ryan introduced Arturo to Skip.

After the break, we come back with more beer and talk about the 10th-anniversary beer for Whisknladle made by Skip and Rip Current.  We get back on track with the future brewpub and wonder what the food part will entail.  Afterwards, we ask Skip the most podcast question of them all.  There is some construction talk, but then we open up a very special beer that Skip was nice enough to bring to the show.  We can’t believe our eyes and our taste buds.  The conversation goes into if the beers at the brewpub will only be Gravity Heights or not.  Then Brian wagers whether or not Gravity Heights will make their opening date, the pressure is on!  We finalize our interview with the guys and then move into the news.  After the news and three voicemails, we have one last beer, a collaboration from Creative Creature Brewing and Electric Brewing.

In the News

  • Mother’s Provisions open for business in Vista. 204 Main Street, Vista
  • Eppig Point Loma will be in their soft opening phase on Feb. 9th until sometime in March when they will have their Grand Opening.

Topics of Discussion

  • Ballast Point in Disneyland
  • Constellation Brands building in Mexicali

Voicemails!

Three voicemails from ChewYourBeer!

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, James Ramsay, and Christa Mitchell.

This episode was recorded live at The Brew Project.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
Instagram: @edavila28
FaceBook: facebook.com/estheladavila/

Where to find our guests:

Gravity Heights:
Instagram: @gravityheights
FaceBook: facebook.com/gravityheightsSD/
Website: www.gravityheights.com

We are sponsored by!

Use coupon code: Esthela for a really cool discount.

Support Us!

Check out our new Support Us! page!

We have a Patreon Page!

Pledge $1 or give more, either way, we love our listeners.  We hope we provide some value in your life so you can provide some value in ours.  Value for Value model. Look at the various rewards for even more value we can give our best fans!

Rate us on iTunes!

We understand not everyone can give back via Patreon.  Another way you can help us reach a bigger audience is rating the show in iTunes.  Please give us some feedback and rate us!

Contact us!

Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
Facebook: facebook.com/sdbeertalk
Twitter: @sdbeertalk
Instagram: @sdbeertalk
Untappd: @sdbeertalk
Email: feedback@sdbeertalk.com

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!  Also be sure to check out their newest album Black Tropics and new song Rowdy.

Logo:

Our logo was created by Craft Beerd artist Rudy Pollorena Jr. If you like craft beer and want to show your passion, check out his art and buy some merch.