Episode #115: Sanctum Ale House, Chula Vista Brewery, & Thr3e Punk Ales

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We travel down to Chula Vista and are joined by a trifecta of craft beer.  We originally booked this show to focus on Sanctum Ale House and their owners Dino Ortiz and Mando Medina.  Mando wanted to pump up the show and was able to get Russell Clements from Chula Vista Brewery and Steve Garcia from Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.

Interview

While we start where we normally do on the show, we quickly move onto the SDSU Business of Craft Beer program that both Mando and Beagle have completed.  One of the classes is off flavors and Mando explains how he can take that knowledge and run his craft beer bar the proper way.  The conversation flows into talking about Chula Vista and how the area is growing.  Then I wonder how the two breweries on this show will be distributing their beers.  After some talk about growing up in South Bay, we wonder if Chula Vista helped the breweries and Sanctum start their businesses easier to help grow the industry.

After a short break to get some food, we come back and ask when will Sanctum be opening its kitchen.  We wanted to know what everyone is seeing as the trends in craft beer in South Bay, the answer may surprise you.  We open a few beers and talk about if the places are dogs and/or kids friendly.  We then move onto the news.

In The News!

  • Little Miss Brewing opens Normal Heights tasting room! 3514 Adams Avenue
  • Lightning Brewery has sold its assets to Cismontane Brewing, Cismontane is selling some of the equipment to whoever wants it.  Lightning will continue at the tasting room location as a 3-4 barrel facility brewing the most popular beers.
  • ZX Ventures (AB-InBev) has bought a minority stake of RateBeer.com
    • Dogfish Head, Mother Earth, Karl Strauss, Six Point, Harpoon, Black Project Ale, Prison City, and Cantillon all asked to be removed from Rate Beer.
    • Noble Ale Works changed their name and all their beer descriptions on the site as well.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, and Patrick Zacharias!

Where to find our guests:

Sanctum Ale House:
Instagram: @sanctumalehouse
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sanctum-Ale-House/407856819591896

Chula Vista Brewery:
Twitter: @cvbrewery
Instagram: @cvbrewery
FaceBook: facebook.com/cvbrewery/
Website: www.chulavistabrewery.com

Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @Thr3ePunkAles
Instagram: @Thr3ePunkAles_Brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/3PunkAles/
Website: www.3punkales.com

This episode was recorded at Sanctum Ale House.

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Episode #114: It’s Bottle Share Time!

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We decided to have another bottle share at The Brew Project.  This show is shorter than most as we wanted to hang out with the fans of the show a little more than usual.  We drink beers that we brought, beers from fans, and beers brought to the bottle share.  Enjoy!

In the News!

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, and Bill Benzel!

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project.

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Episode #113: Sleepaway Brew Co. & What’s on Draft?

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Surprise!  We have released this episode early.  We are back at The Brew Project after a long string of episodes at breweries and tasting rooms.  We are joined by the “chillest” people in San Diego craft beer, Sleepaway Brew Co.  We are joined by the co-founder Tommy K., head brewer or brewmaster Scotty, and brewer Raddison.  Later on, we are joined by Tom, Aaron, and Addison from What’s on Draft? and Carlie Smith from Rock Bottom La Jolla.

Interview

We totally get down to why they are the “chillest” brewery in San Diego.  They explain how money can make everything better.  Raddison explains about his history and education and how he could “Name Your Own Salary.”  Tommy goes into the beer that got them into craft beer.  They talk about some of their beers and how they come up with their crazy recipes.  We do have one listener question about using surf wax in a future beer.

After a needed break, we come back with the actual show of What’s on Draft?  Brian is curious how it feels finishing up season 2 and if season 3 will happen.  That leads into a conversation into their Kickstarter campaign and how others did not fare as lucky.  The conversation morphs into their last episode and all about 10 Barrel opening up and the plane that will fly above their grand opening block party.  Once the talking points move to #IndieBeer, Carli chimes in and explain how Rock Bottom may not be independent but they are also not lobbying to hurt craft brewers.

In the News!

  • Ryan Brooks from Coronado has bigger plans, he is opening SouthNorte Brewing Co., with Coronado founders Ron and Rick Chapman. It will combine elements of Mexico’s burgeoning beer scene with the craft culture here in San Diego.
  • A “San Diego Beer Fan” created a GoFundMe campaign to fly a plane above Makers Quarter during the 10 Barrel Block Party. It already happened to raise $4800 and flying at least twice. Found out it was Robert Esparza.
  • New Brewery Alert! Smoking Cannon Brewery joins ChuckAlek in Ramona at 780 Main Street.  Even though their address is on Main St you access from 8th St. Open Wed-Sun. 7 beers and they make their own craft soda and cold brew.
  • The Bruery has sold a majority stake to Boston-area private equity firm Castanea Partners.  Tom First joined Castanea in July 2016 coming from First Beverage Ventures. Castanea had bought into Fuze and then sold it to Coca-Cola in 2007.
  • 10th Anniversary Craft Beer Festival celebrating the Pink Boots Society! All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Pink Boots Society Scholarship program that helps women in the brewing industry, advance their careers.  June 3 at Liberty Station, $45 Advanced, $15 DD, or $60 Day of.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, and Bill Benzel!

Where to find our guests:

Sleepaway Brew Co.:
Instagram: @sleepawaybrewco
Website: www.sleepawaybrewco.com

What’s On Draft?:
Twitter: @whatsondrafttv
Instagram: @whatsondraft
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/whatsondraft/
Vimeo: vimeo.com/whatsondraft

This episode was recorded at The Brew Project.

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Episode #112: Legacy Brewing Co.

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We are recording at one of (if not THE) most northern brewery in San Diego County.  We head up to Legacy Brewing Co. to talk to JJ Synder and Andrew Baer.  JJ is the co-founder, CFO, and Operation Manager while Andrew is their Assistant Brewer and Graphics Designer.

Interview

Like most of the shows, we start with the basics of how JJ got into craft beer.  Before we could get into Andrew’s history, we are interrupted by a listener joining us for the night as our studio audience.  We sort of get back on track with their thoughts on the haze craze going around the city.  From there we do get back to how Legacy started and how they build the brewery.  Luckily we have a ton of beers on the table, so it was our duty (I said duty) to drink as much of it as we could.  Brian goes into a statistics bullet round of Legacy.

After a break, we come back with another listener beer and some more Legacy beers.  We ask them about their spot in Miramar, Legacy Tap & Kitchen.  We wonder why they chose Miramar as their second location.  After a plug for my other podcast, AltBrew Show, Brian asks them what has been rewarding when opening and running Legacy.  We close out the show with a 15% beer!

Listener Questions

  • Jake Jiron (Instagram: jakejiron) – What legacy do they want to leave in San Diego craft beer?

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, and Bill Benzel!

Where to find our guests:

Legacy Brewing Co.:
Twitter: @legacybrewingco
Instagram: @legacybrewingco
FaceBook: facebook.com/LegacyBrewingCompany
Website: www.legacybrewingco.com

This episode was recorded at Legacy Brewing Co.

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Episode #111: Saturation of Craft Beer in San Diego

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The Show

Episode 111 is quite a different show than what you are used to.  In this episode, we have a panel of people in the industry and the subject for the show is if there is saturation of the craft beer industry in San Diego.  We are joined by:

Questions asked on the show

  • Does San Diego have too much craft beer currently?
  • At what number of breweries would be too much for San Diego county?
  • What do you think was the most important decision you’ve made as a business owner that led to your success?
  • How did you fund your brewery?
  • What is your distribution triangle?  (In-house, distribution, bottle/can sales)
  • Do you think by standing apart from every other brewery and offering something different has been key to your success?
  • What leads or guides your new beer development process?
  • Has your growth been consistent or peaks and valleys when you look back?
  • Has anything changed within the comradery between brewery to brewery relationships in the last two years?
  • What do you think would be a sign in San Diego that we are reaching saturation?
  • Knowing what you know today, would you do it again?

In The News!

  • Mother Earth Brewing Co. to open Mother’s Provisions – they will serve beer, wine, cold brewed coffee, small plate food items, cheese, and charcuterie. Will be located at 204 Main St. in Vista.  Some hubbub about the name, yes, they have a relationship Brothers Provisions.
  • Wicked Weed cancels The Funkatorium Invitational after more than 50 breweries pull out due to ABInBev purchase – a reimagined festival will happen in August.
  • ABInBev decides they will keep all South African hops to themselves and not allow any to go to market. Modern Times hardest hit by this news in SD.
  • After a 9 month hiatus, Small Bar wins the battle with city and will open the patio!
  • Buy tickets to the 10th Anniversary of Pink Boots Society Festival. It happens on June 3rd at Liberty Station.
  • Stumblefoot Brewing has new owners! Bill Randolph sold the brewery outright to Cameron Rentch and Cory Schmelzer.  While they redesigned the brand’s logo and website, they decided to keep the Stumblefoot name.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Best Friend Vance, and Bill Benzel!

Where to find our guests:

Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment:
Twitter: @acousticales
Instagram: @acousticales
FaceBook: facebook.com/Acoustic-Ales-Brewing-Experiment-443458239035205
Website: www.acousticales.com

Coronado Brewing Company:
Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing
Instagram: @coronadobrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany
Website: www.coronadobrewing.com

Andy Newbom:
Twitter: @brewbom
Instagram: @brewbom
FaceBook: facebook.com/andy.newbom/
Website (Book): www.coffeespanish.com
Website (Personal): www.andynewbom.com

Groundswell Brewing Company:
Twitter: @groundswellbrew
Instagram: @groundswellbrew
FaceBook: facebook.com/GroundswellBrew
Website: www.groundswellbrew.com

Barrel Harbor Brew Co.:
Twitter: @BarrelHarbor
Instagram: @barrelharborbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/BarrelHarborBrewingCompany
Website: www.barrelharborbrewing.com

This episode was recorded at At Ease @ Barrel Harbor Brew Co.

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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.