We go to 32 North Brewing Co. which has been a brewery with some ups and downs. They’ve been through a few brewers which caused them to produce beers that wowed people, but also beers that didn’t. They made a huge move by hiring not one, but two people from Fall Brewing, Mike Mellow to lead their sales and Nick Ceniceros as their head brewer. We talk with both of them and the owner of 32 North, Steve Peterson.
We start at the basics and ask where they started their beer journey. That leads into a talk about the brewing culture here in San Diego. Then Nick says something we are not sure he was supposed to, 32 North will be releasing beers in cans! Nick continues his transition into 32 North and how he is taking his head brewer job very seriously. We ask Nick how is it coming into a brewery where other brewers had already been brewing. Nick shows his experience in how organized it sounds like he made he process for him and his assistant brewers. We then ask Mike how it is coming in as a new sales person. Somehow we talk about licking Nick and find out how Nick loves spooning valves. We real it back in and talk about their new Liberty Station tasting room. We learn there is a beer pairing dinner over at Quad Alehouse on
October 31st, no wait August 31st, nope it’s actually on September 1st.
We took a break and when we come back we talk about the Roes Red form Pure Project. Thank you Pure for letting try this beer early! Steve makes the correction about the beer paring dinner with Quad and we find out there is another beer paring diner with Common Theory on August 31st. Since we were talking about placed like Quad and Common Theory, we ask Mike what it is like today to sell beer compared to when he started many years ago. After long conversation about #IndieBeer, we move onto voicemail and news!
ChewYourBeer (tpssponge) calls in!
In the News!
- Pints for Prostates is partnering with more than 40 craft brewers across the United States on a program designed to start conversations about men’s health. Distributing more than 1.6 million bottle caps with messages to encourage health checks. Local breweries: AleSmith and Coronado. Find out more on this article from Beer Connoisseur.
- Green Flash will have their Grand Opening of their Virginia Beach brewery, public tasting room, and outdoor beer garden on November 13th. People can also sign up for their Treasure Chest event on November 12th. The brewery will produce up to 100,000 barrels annually.
- Greg was interviewed for an article about San Diego Podcasting at Voice of San Diego. Thanks Kinsee Morlan!
I Do Declare!
Thank you The Perfect Pour, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Amy (and Rudy) Pollorena, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, and Nick Shields!
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This episode was recorded at 32 North Brewing Co.
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