Episode #9: Council Brewing

Council Brewing

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We are back in 2015 and have some great guests!  Liz and Curtis Chism from Council Brewing Co. join us.  While not as crazy as some shows in 2014, Greg and Melinda ask the questions we hope you want to know.  We hope this helps educate yourself about what it takes to open and run a brewery in today’s crowded marketplace.

Interview:

Liz and Curtis give us a behind-the-scenes look at not just opening a brewery, but what it takes to distribute their beer.  We chat about brewing sours and barrel-aging beers.  We also talk about what to do if your beer is bad (or really) what to do if your customers think your beer is bad.  We respond to our first iTunes review which talks about a certain female co-host.

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 #8: Common Theory Public House

Common Theory

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A small crew this week, Greg interviews Cristian (Cris) Liang from Common Theory Public House.  We talk about what it’s like to open a craft beer restaurant.

Interview:

Cris and I talk about how he came to open up Common Theory.  We talk about the the world of craft beer from the perspective of a buyer for a restaurant.  Cris fills us in on what makes a good craft beer bar and how to properly maintain your draft equipment.  We discuss everything from getting beer from the breweries and distributors to Cicerone training for servers to what the building used to be before Common Theory took it over.  Enjoy the show!

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 #7: Rip Current Brewing

Rip Current Brewing

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It’s been a while since we talked.  Our guest in this episode is Paul Sangster from Rip Current Brewing and I have some help from a few knowledgable co-hosts.  My co-hosts for this show are Ryan Flinn and Matt Woempner from Mobile West Canning.

Interview:

We talk to Paul about everything from homebrewing to starting a brewery.  We also talk about Green Flash buying Alpine Brewing.  Is that a good thing for Alpine?  Is that a good thing for Green Flash?  Is it is a good ting for San Diego beer?  We get into some geeky conversations about how important water is in the brewing process and how hard it can be to get hops.  Rip Current is opening a new tasting room in North Park, we talk about its possible opening date and how it will be different from the brewery.

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 #6 – Brew-It-Yourself

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Greg and Hooker continue the recording day by serving up a second episode.  After recording the show with Bine and Vine, we had on a special guest.  In this episode we interview Jenny Seaboldt from Brew-It-Yourself and talk about how homebrewers can brew without having to buy equipment and take up space in their apartment or house.  Brew-It-Yourself allows you to brew at Helm’s Brewing Co. but the nice part is BIY will have the grains, hops, yeast, and equipment easy for you when you get there.

BIY’s next session is on October 18th, 2014 and they are brewing up a 10-gallon all-grain Pale Ale.  You can buy tickets here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/888112

These events are great for a bachelor party, bachelorette party, a date out with a significant other, or just to have fun with a bunch of cool people.  BIY will even store the carboy when it ferments and help you bottle it up when it’s ready for bottle conditioning.

Interview:

This interview is a little different.  For the most part Hooker and Jenny take the reins and talk a little bit about homebrewing and how you can homebrew without the need of buying your own equipment.  However this show, like some in the past, goes a little off track.  The girls talk about how to keep your feet dry and clean, talk about childbirth, and something about sister-wives???  I pretty much sit back and try to ask pertinent questions.  You’ve been warned!

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 #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.