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:
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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!

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Support Us!

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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 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.

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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 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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Twitter: @sdbeertalk
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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.