Episode #120: Mapping the Hop Genome


This episode is very different from any other show we have done.  We were lucky enough to be invited to a presentation about mapping the genome of hops.  This presentation was held in collaboration between Pacific Biosciences of California, the USDA, Oregon State University, and Sierra Nevada Brewing.  The presentations you will hear are from John Henning (USDA) and Dr. David Hendrix (Oregon State University.)

Here are some interesting websites you can reference:

In The News

  • Modern Times is now 30% employee owned and is now in an ESOP.  Hoping to be 100% employee owned as fast as possible.  Read more about the program here.
  • On that note, Modern Times is looking for people to come to an Encinitas City Council Meeting to help them get approved for their new tasting room.
    • Date: Thursday, July 20th
    • Place: Council Chambers, Civic Center, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024
    • Time: 6 PM
  • Upcoming brewery alert! Circle 9 Brewing slated to open in late July/early August -7292 Opportunity Road, Kearny Mesa.
  • New Brewery Alert! Escondido Brewing Company – 649 Rock Springs Road, Escondido – one-and-a-half barrel – Fridays 4 to 8 PM Saturdays from 2 to 8 PM.
  • Not Ironfire, Hess Brewing is teaming up with City Tacos to bring you a unique location in Imperial Beach. Just steps from the pier, hoping to be open in early ’18.  Story found here.
  • Official San Diego beer is “72 and hoppy” and will be brewed by Beer from Bay City with help from San Diego Tourism Authority.  Story found here.

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, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Ryan Fowler, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, and Scott Schmalbach!

This episode was recorded live at Loft 94 at Hollywood Casino and at The Brew Project.

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