Episode 155: Run with a Machete and you’ll Fall on Gordon!

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What happens when a scheduled show falls through the cracks?  You call on friends to come over and make it all better.  We are so happy to be joined on this show by Larry Monasakanian of Fall Brewing, Doug Hasker of Gordon Biersch, and Eddie Trejo of Machete Beer House.  We are also joined for a short time by a fan of the show, Michael Scott from La Buena Cheve podcast.

We start off with Michael and Larry on the show and we delve into Larry’s beer past.  We don’t get too deep when Eddie shows up and we spot Doug in the crowd and convince him to come on the show for a bit.  Doug is one of the brewers that really knows how to brew a lager, so it is very apropos that he is there while we drink Fall’s Rise Above.  We wonder what breweries in San Diego are making good lagers.  We then move the conversation back over to Eddie.  Esthela wonders how Eddie started his beer drinking and how Machete got started.

After a break, we come back with a new beer and talk about sales.  Since we have a salesperson and a bar owner on the same show, we are able to see the sales process from both experiences.  That moves into a conversation about tap handles and grocery store space.  Eddie talks about how things are different now after being open for three years from when he first opened.  Eddie and Esthela talk about a beer pairing dinner on March 26 where all the chefs are women.  Tickets can be purchased here.  We crack open a few beers and some ice cream too.  While talking about coffee and beer, we open up what would be classified as a pastry stout, Burgeon’s Glazed Imperial Stout.

In the News

  • Longship Brewery has partnered with Global Conservation Force (GCF) to brew a collaboration beer designed to support Anti-Poaching Units (APUs) around the world.  Collaboration beer, Wildlife Guardian, will be launched on March 24 3-9PM. It’s citrusy kölsch, light in body but rich in flavor, qualities are specifically chosen to honor rangers overseas working all day in the heat. Greg and Esthela will be there recording for part of the release.

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, Johnny Rivera, and NEW! Theresa Lopez and Tyler Ferguson.

This episode was recorded at Pariah Brewing.

Where to find our new host:

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

Where to find our guests:

Fall Brewing:
Twitter: @fallbrewing
Instagram: @fallbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/fallbrewing/
Website: www.fallbrewing.com

Machete Beer House:
Twitter: @MacheteBeer
Instagram: @machetebeerhouse
FaceBook: facebook.com/Machetebeerhouse/
Website: www.machetebeerhouse.com

Gordon Biersch:
Twitter: @GordonBierschSD
Instagram: @SDGordonBiersch
Facebook: facebook.com/GBSanDiego/
Website: www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/san-diego/

La Buena Cheve Podcast:
Twitter: @LaBuenaCheve
Instagram: @labuenacheve
Facebook: facebook.com/labuenacheve/
Website: www.labuenacheve.com

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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 154: 2018 SD Homebrew Festival and Competition

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It may seem like déjà vu, however, Episode 154 is from the 2018 San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition.  Last week you heard from the 2017 festival and this week we are very happy to give you more homebrewers.  We start the show off with a voicemail and the news so that, after a short break, we come back with the exciting stuff.

We are first joined by Jose Alcantar and Paul Silva from their homebrew team called Battle Brewing.  They discuss their homebrewing history and then we get into their brewing equipment and process.  As usual, we ask them what beers got them into craft beer.  That question turns into a surprising homebrew clone of the beer they mention.

After another break, we come back with Michael Lettieri from his homebrew company Fallback Option.  We learn more about the name of his brewery and the names of the beers.  We ask Michael what his entrance into craft beer, but we mainly get into what he drinks while he brews.  Brian wonders what the process of brewing his Softcore Cinematographer, a tart sour ale with raspberries.

Another break, another homebrew team.  We are joined by Brandon Holt and Kevin Holt, a father/son duo.  While we loved their hazy IPA, it was not one of the winners.  We found out the first duo we interviewed ended up winning most of the awards.  Back to these two, we ask how their hazy IPA was made and find out some of the different variations they have made.  We find out they are members of QUAFF.  We wonder if they are going pro or not and then find out what they drink during brewing.

After the final break, we come back with Darrel Brown who was “Best in Show” in 2017.  He is the owner of Savagewood Brewing.  We ask how he opened as compared to what we talked about the last time we talked with him.  We wonder what has been the biggest surprise opening up as he did, taking over an existing brewery.

Voicemail

Luis Fraire – Asks what exactly is beer oxidation?  What does it taste like?

In the News

  • Intergalactic is not closing!  They never were or did. They are having a Grand Re-Opening celebration on March 24th.  They may move to a smaller location next door to the current tasting room.
  • Oceanside Ale Works is under new ownership.  Mark Purciel has sold the OAW to Richard Bell, his fiancé Leah Dardis and brewer Lance Jergensen.  They were going to open Papi Chulo Brew Works and were looking for a turnkey brewery.
  • Finest Made assets are up for sale, including the lease of the spot.
  • Greg’s birthday bash at The Brew Project!  March 15th 7 PM, first 2-3 people to email us and can be there between 7-8 PM get their beers on the house.

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, Johnny Rivera.

This episode was recorded at the San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition.

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.

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Voicemail: (619) ­900-­6000
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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 153: 2017 SD Homebrew Fest & In The News

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Since the show we recorded did not come out to our standards, we reached into the vault and pulled out an unreleased show.  This episode is from the 2017 San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition.  We first talked to Sean Thompson and Doug Brown.  Sean talks about his cider that was entered and Doug talks about what beers he likes to brew.  Of course, we ask what their intro in craft was, but since we have a cider maker on the show, it’s not just beer.  We finish out with some QUAFF news and events.

After the break, we come back with Darrel Brown who was “Best in Show.”  If that name sounds familiar, he is the owner of Savagewood Brewing.  We talk about how he was doing at the time.  Since we have recorded this show, Savagewood ended up taking over the old O’Sullivan Bros. spot in Scripps Ranch.

After another break, we throw you to the end of the show we recorded at Pariah Brewing with Troy Johnson and David Martin of San Diego Magazine.  For this part, we talk about a few beers we had, get into the news, and then end the show.

In the News

Voicemail

We are not sure who left this voicemail…

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 partially at the San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition and at Pariah Brewing.

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!

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.

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:
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!

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.

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!

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.