Episode #27: Karl’s Wet, Dirty Horse Blanket from Cellar 3

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We have guest Chef Karl Prohaska on Episode 27 with us to help us drink some Green Flash Cellar 3 beers.  We drink all three 2015 bottle releases from Cellar 3 and tell you our thoughts.  Some were better than others.

Interview:

In this episode, our last one as proclaimed by Karl, we drink all three of the above mentioned beers along with a few other surprise beers from Green Flash.  Not only are we drinking their beer, we decided to sarcastically also berate them with “beer geek” disappointment of their brewing ways with Alpine beer.   During our drinking of the Cellar 3 beers, we give our opinions and come up with some interesting ways to describe one of the beers.  Drinking beers is not the only thing we do on this episode, we talk some news and rumors that has happened in the last week in San Diego.

In The News:

Rumors:

Chef Karl Prohaska:
Twitter: @ChefSunBear
FaceBook: FaceBook Page

Our Anniversary Party!

September 12th, Noon-Whenever @ Common Theory.  Special 1st Anniversary three-brewery beer will be served.  Home Brewing Co., Intergalactic Brewing, and Kilowatt Brewing Berliner Weisse bread with yogurt cultures.  We have plans of having multiple version of this beer on tap with different fruits.  We are also planning on having some music from a few members of The Routine if we can swing it.

This episode was recorded inside 57 Degrees Wine & Craft Beer Bar.

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 #26: Abnormal Beer Company & The Cork and Craft

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We talk to Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Company & The Cork and Craft.  We are recording in the brewery and there is a cold box that turns on every five minutes or so.  We have negated most of the noise, but you might hear a little background noise while we are talking.

Interview:

Brian and I talk to Derek about Abnormal Beer Company, but also his involvement with Abnormal Wine and The Cork and Craft, the restaurant Abnormal is part of.  We talk about his time on Kings of the Craft TV show.  We also talk about the San Diego State University certificate for the Business of Craft Beer.  We change direction and talk about the SD Beer Friends FaceBook group and how hard it is when a group gets big and the diversity of the members.  Do you trade beer?  Well Derek does, so find him online and trade your non-San Diego beers.  After the break we grab a few really nice Belgian beers and start talking about the future of Abnormal Beer Co.  Derek has a few barrels of their Imperial Stout aging that might make it for their 1st anniversary.

The Cork and Craft does beer pairing dinners once a month.  Come to a beer and dinner pairing!  Go to their website or give them a call if you want to partake in a paring dinner.  Next pairing dinners will be:

August 10th, Karl Strauss

September 21st, Lost Abbey

Derek Gallanosa:
Twitter: @DerekGallanosa
Instagram: @heybeerme

Abnormal Beer Company:
Twitter: @abnormalbeerco
Instagram: @AbnormalBeerCo
FaceBook: Abnormal Beer Company

This episode was recorded inside the brewery at Abnormal Beer Company.

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 #25: Thanks Dustin, you got us drunk, Part 2

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The friendly banter continues on Part 2 of Episode 25.  We start off with talking about a previous drinking experience Brian M and myself embarked on.  It was very similar to what happened the day before our recording.  And what is up with Belgium?  Why aren’t all the breweries in one easy location?  We chat abut the Padres and Petco Park and how San Diego has the best beer in any sports stadium.  There are many non sequiturs in this part as well.  In one of those we mention how you can get a free Sore Eye Cup glass from Brian Beagle.  Listen all the way through the episode.

And finally a HUGE shout out to Dustin Hassenstab from Omaha, Nebraska for sending us some beer!  Thanks to you, we got a little drunk and because of this, the episode is split into two parts.

Greg Homyak:
@sdbeertalk on TwitterInstagramUntappd

Brian Beagle:
@mkbain on TwitterInstagramUntappd

Brian Mitchell:
Follow on InstagramUntappd

This episode was recorded in the Living Room of Brian Mitchell.

Music:

All music is from The Routine. Check them out and go to a show! (Well, the ending song is not The Routine)

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 #25: Thanks Dustin, you got us drunk, Part 1

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We do not have an interview this episode so we got together a friend of ours, Brian Mitchell.  In this episode we talk about a few of the news topics have come across the newswire lately.  We talk about the Fat Cat & Twisted Manzanita merger and the Duvel & Firestone Walker merger.  Then we talk about whatever comes up in our drunk minds.  We talk about how one Subway restaurant in La Jolla has been a significant place in two of our three hosts’ history.  Part of that story is a “haunted” construction site that Beagle’s company still have not been completely paid for.  We do talk about some brewing topics including San Diego’s growing sour breweries and brewing with yogurt, or at least using yogurt in some form in brewing.

And finally a HUGE shout out to Dustin Hassenstab from Omaha, Nebraska for sending us some beer!  Thanks to you, we got a little drunk and because of this, the episode is split into two parts.

Greg Homyak:
@sdbeertalk on Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

Brian Beagle:
@mkbain on Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

Brian Mitchell:
Follow on InstagramUntappd

This episode was recorded in the Living Room of Brian Mitchell.

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 #24: Rock Bottom La Jolla

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In this episode we go corporate and talk to Carli Smith and Ben Webb from Rock Bottom La Jolla.  While Rock Bottom is as corporate as you can get as far as restaurants go, Carli and Ben are still very much San Diego craft brewers.

Interview:

Carli talks about what it is like working for a corporate restaurant chain and not an independent brewery.  There are benefits as well as a few small quirks, but you might be amazed how much freedom Carli gets.  Carli just took over the head brewer job from Marty Mendiola who is now opening up Second Chance Beer Company.  We chat about going to other cities and drinking their beer and how having a San Diego palate can easily skew your perception of their beer.  Talking about rating beers, we talk about Untappd and how I got blocked from posting new beers.  We talk about Pink Boots Society and about the women in brewing.  While some people only focus on the brewer being a woman, there re ways to take advantage of that and make it about the beer and not the gender.  Carli and Ben are very awesome people, we had so much fun in this episode!

Carli Smith:
Twitter: @carlismithsd
Instagram: @carlismithsd

Ben Webb:
Twitter: @webbjamin
Instagram: @webbjamin

 

This episode was recorded at Rock Bottom La Jolla.

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.