Episode 157: Longship’s first can release collaboration with Global Conservation Force


We have a special extra episode for you this week!  We were invited to go to Longship Brewery’s first can release.  It is a Kölsch that was a collaboration brew with Global Conservation Force.  The goal of the collaboration was to brew something the workers of GCF could drink while they are saving animals from poachers in Africa.  The name of the beer is Wildlife Guardian and the beer on draft at the brewery and go-to cans should still be available as of the release of this show.


We start the show off with Dan Jachimowicz from Longship and Mike Veale from Global Conservation Force.  We learn a little bit about what GCF stands for and their role in helping keep endangered animals away from extinction.  We get into how the two companies came to do this collaboration and what its purpose is.  Finally, we let you know how you can get some of the beer.

We take a break and come back with Joel Geier from Brewery Travels and Sommbeer.  He has been able to travel the US and chronicle his beer travels on Twitter and via the Sommbeer website.  During the interview, we ask about places he wants to go in the US for beer as well as places he has already gone to in San Diego.  We finish it up with his thoughts on “big beer” like Ballast Point and Saint Archer.

After another break, we are joined by Mike Dion of SD Beer Dudes.  He is part of the group who does photography, social media, and finds ways to help breweries while also helping non-profits.  We discuss some brewery faux pas with labeling.  Then we get into the heartbreaking news of Green Flash.

In the News

  • Green Flash is closing down and auctioning off the Virginia brewery.  You can read more about this here and here.

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This episode was recorded live at Longship Brewery.

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