Episode #5: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

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Greg and Hooker (who was supposed to be MIA) talk to an honest, amazing craft beer entrepreneur.  We interview Geoi Bachoua of Bine & Vine Bottle Shop.  This is a premiere bottle shop in the Normal Heights area of San Diego.  To help out with this episode I asked a few San Diego craft beer experts to join us.  We are joined by Cody Thompson from the Three B Zine podcast and blog and Brian from Sore Eye Sports and the Sore Eye Cup Awards.  That’s a ton of San Diego craft beer knowledge at one table.

Interview:

We talk about how Geoi got started and how he has become one of the best places to go for great craft beer from all over the world.  You will hear his passion and find he sticks to his morals about his shop and his beer.  You might also notice that there is something in this episode that you haven’t heard before.  Yes, this is the first podcast where I have beeped the audio.  No, you still have all the cussing you are used to, but let’s just say that what I bleeped is because there is a certain brewery that might take offense to what we were talking about.  You can go ahead and guess all you want, I will not reveal the secret.  Craft beer is not all smiles and unicorns, it is a business after all.  So we had to keep the name off the show to protect the innocent from possible repercussions.  Other than that this is just like any other show, lots of good beer knowledge and lots of side conversation.

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!

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 #4: Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Greg and Hooker might have met our match with Brian Mitchell from Twisted Manzanita Ales.  Luckily we have a guest co-host to help us out on this episode, Angel Avox.  This episode we interview Brian and talk about his San Diego brewing history, however this episode goes in so many directions.  We talk about so many things, from beer to music to even masturbation.  I’m also pretty sure the show is going to be sued by Prince, yes the musician.  Thanks Brian!

Interview:

Brian has a long history of working in the beer industry in San Diego.  From the now closed down La Jolla Brewhouse, to Ballast Point, to Helm’s Brewing, and now Twisted Manzanita Ales.  He tells it like it is and does not hold back.  Listen to this honest interview, you will see that the San Diego beer scene is not all flowers and rainbows.

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!

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 #3: Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing

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On the third episode of San Diego BeerTalk Radio we go back to one of the many breweries in San Diego.  However, this brewery is not currently brewing beer.  We interview Dave and Chris from Wet ‘N Reckless.

Interview:

Dave and Chris talk about the current state of the brewery.  We also talk about the kickstarter to rebuild the new brewery.  Please give back if you can.  We also get an EXCLUSIVE on the show about the new brewery.  We talk about how the brewery got started and the philosophy of the brewery.  Dave talks about how he brews what he wants to brew and doesn’t follow any guidelines.  Whether you agree with him or not, you can’t argue with his passion.

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!

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.  (We even talk about him inadvertently in this episode.)

Episode #2: The Homebrewer & Home Brewing Co.

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Our second episode of San Diego BeerTalk Radio is a little different. We interviewed Molly and George Thornton from the Homebrewer and the future Home Brewing Co. We discuss homebrewing and the brewing terms you might hear when a brewer is talking beer. Hear Greg and Hooker (Melinda Hooker) with our honest and wacky show all about San Diego Beer.

News:

A welding fire burns Ret ‘N Reckless. You can also help them rebuild on their Kickstarter campaign.

Stone raised over $2.5M on their Indiegogo campaign.

California signs bill (re)allowing homebrewing sharing events.

Interview:

Molly and George Thornton talk about what it took to open the Homebrewer. Also talk about women in brewing, becoming a cicerone and sommelier, and all about brewing terms.

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show!

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.