I was going to release Part 2 of Episode 30 this week. However, I will be up in Fresno this week recording with The Perfect Pour podcast so Part 2 of the beer snobbery show will fill that void next week. Enough about that, let’s get back to our current guest, Regents Pizzeria.
This episode is full of food and beer talk. We start the first half of the show by talking mainly with Bill Vivian, co-owner of Regents. We talk about the food, which not only includes pizza, but also hot wings and some really good pork belly bites. We do start talking about their pizza, they do both Chicago- and New York-style pizzas. I mean come on their motto is: “Eat More Pizza, Drink More Beer, Be More Happy”. Bill talks about where they learned to make those pizzas. Like I said, they also do hot wings. Brian, who loves his spicy foods, takes on the for the team and does the entire lineup of Regents’ hot wings:
- Jalapeño – 8,000 Scoville units
- Habanero – 350,000 Scoville units
- Ghost Peppers – 1,000,000 Scoville units
- Scorpion – 2,000,000 Scoville units
We then talk to Cary Reutter about their craft beer program. We talk about their “Ferrari” beer system and how they keep it running to serve the best beer. Cary talks about their “Home Tabs”. We discuss their cask nights and their Tap That Cask nights. Regents also have a Dr. Bill inspired bottle list. Those bottles will be beer that is generally older and aged well. We mention some events going on at Regents, one being Halloween costume party with Societe and events during San Diego Beer Week.
We then dive into the beers that got both Cary and Bill into craft beer. And we almost forgot to ask Cary about whether or not they will continue to buy Saint Archer and Lagunitas beer after the buyouts.
In The News:
AleSmith Reforged XX and Council Imperial Beatitude go on sale last week on Brown Paper Tickets. Contrary to what was said on the podcast, the Council Imperial Beatitude is still on sale. The Alesmith Reforged was on sale until their party. You may want to see if you can buy it at the Alesmith tasting room.
Stone’s Pour it Black Festival will be on October 18th.
New Segment: What’s Tappening!
We talk about the beers we have drunk by looking at our Untappd feed. A small shout-out to Chill Puck, a container you put in the freezer and then attach to your canned beer to keep the beer cold.
This episode was recorded at Regents Pizzeria.
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