Episode #58: Live at MVCBF, Part 1



We are live at the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival!  We start with a pre-show recording that we recorded a couple days ago so we can talk about current events, like the Top 50 Breweries of 2015 from the Brewers Association.  We get a couple voicemails from ChewYourBeer about a certain stout he brewed, for more information listen to the last 3-4 episodes of The Perfect Pour.

The Interview:

We start the MVCBF with Doug Hasker from Gordon Biersch.  We talk more about his freedom after GB lifted the Reinheitsgebot limit for his brewing.  Doug is now able to brew a lot of new beers.  We also talk about boring part of brewing, the paperwork.  We also touch on how hard it can be to grow a brewery, keep the love, and not close down due to some mistake.

Next up is Paul McGuire from SD Hop Addict.  Paul talks about his travels to Oregon and the breweries he enjoyed during his trip.  Paul has also been able to to travel to Dallas and will be going to Southeast Asia in the future.

We kick Paul out so we can talk to Carli Smith from Rock Bottom La Jolla.  We talk to Carli about some her upcoming beers and what is it like brewing on her system.  Carli brings up the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day.  We mention her partner in crime, her assistant brewer Ben Webb.  Carli finally talks about how Instagram is easy and Twitter is not, especially when trying to find a conversation.

Finally, we move onto our interview with Karl Prohaska from Mad House Comedy Club and Shot and a Beer Podcast.  We start with his chef job at Mad House and what he is serving at the festival.  We move onto his podcast and how he came to create the show and what type of guests he has.  That bring up how bad customers can be and how horrible Yelp is for many restaurants and companies.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, and Mitch Tastrom!

Where to find our guests:

Doug Hasker – Gordon Biersch:
Facebook: facebook.com/GBSanDiego/
Twitter: @GordonBierschSD
Instagram: @SDGordonBiersch
Website: www.gordonbiersch.com/

Paul McGuire – SD Hop Addict:
Twitter: @pdmcguirelaw
Instagram: @sdhopaddict
Website: www.sdhopaddict.com

Carli Smith – Rock Bottom La Jolla:
Twitter: @carlismithsd
Instagram: @carlismithsd

Chef Karl Prohaska:
Twitter: @ChefSunBear
FaceBook: facebook.com/karl.prohaska.7

This episode was recorded during the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival.

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