Episode #10: Lightning Brewery, Part 2

Lightning Brewery

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Part two of our interview with Jim Crute from Lightning Brewery.  To help with the interview, I am joined by Hooker and Brian Beagle from Sore Eye Sports.  We get into a good discussion about a certain Macro brewery and their Super Bowl commercial.

Interview:

Jim has been in the biochemistry field for a while and decided one day to give all that up and start a brewery.  His passion is clean, solid beers usually German in style.  His background gives him a different perspective on brewing beer.  Jim is very knowledgable in brewing and very knowledgeable about the business of beer.  You can hear that when we talk about different styles of beer and how what Lightning does is different from other breweries.  We talk not only about that Super Bowl commercial, but also about safety while brewing.  We mention that Home Brewing Co. is now open.  Also please check out Lightning Brewing in Poway.

13200 Kirkham Way, Suite 105, Poway, CA 92064

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 #10: Lightning Brewery, Part 1

Lightning Brewery

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This episode we talk with Jim Crute from Lightning Brewery.  We talk about how Lightning started and topics like the Lagunitas v. Sierra Nevada lawsuit over the IPA logo.  To help with the interview, I am joined by Hooker and Brian Beagle from Sore Eye Sports.  Since the interview went fairly long, the episode has been split into two parts.  The second part will be released later this week.

Interview:

Jim has been in the biochemistry field for a while and decided one day to give all that up and start a brewery.  His passion is clean, solid beers usually German in style.  His background gives him a different perspective on brewing beer.  Jim is very knowledgable in brewing and very knowledgeable about the business of beer.  You can hear that when we talk about different styles of beer and how what Lightning does is different from other breweries.  We also have a very good discussion about the lawsuit between Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada.  You might be surprised what conclusion a few of us come to.  More topics to come in part two.

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 #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.