Episode 155: Run with a Machete and you’ll Fall on Gordon!


What happens when a scheduled show falls through the cracks?  You call on friends to come over and make it all better.  We are so happy to be joined on this show by Larry Monasakanian of Fall Brewing, Doug Hasker of Gordon Biersch, and Eddie Trejo of Machete Beer House.  We are also joined for a short time by a fan of the show, Michael Scott from La Buena Cheve podcast.

We start off with Michael and Larry on the show and we delve into Larry’s beer past.  We don’t get too deep when Eddie shows up and we spot Doug in the crowd and convince him to come on the show for a bit.  Doug is one of the brewers that really knows how to brew a lager, so it is very apropos that he is there while we drink Fall’s Rise Above.  We wonder what breweries in San Diego are making good lagers.  We then move the conversation back over to Eddie.  Esthela wonders how Eddie started his beer drinking and how Machete got started.

After a break, we come back with a new beer and talk about sales.  Since we have a salesperson and a bar owner on the same show, we are able to see the sales process from both experiences.  That moves into a conversation about tap handles and grocery store space.  Eddie talks about how things are different now after being open for three years from when he first opened.  Eddie and Esthela talk about a beer pairing dinner on March 26 where all the chefs are women.  Tickets can be purchased here.  We crack open a few beers and some ice cream too.  While talking about coffee and beer, we open up what would be classified as a pastry stout, Burgeon’s Glazed Imperial Stout.

In the News

  • Longship Brewery has partnered with Global Conservation Force (GCF) to brew a collaboration beer designed to support Anti-Poaching Units (APUs) around the world.  Collaboration beer, Wildlife Guardian, will be launched on March 24 3-9PM. It’s citrusy kölsch, light in body but rich in flavor, qualities are specifically chosen to honor rangers overseas working all day in the heat. Greg and Esthela will be there recording for part of the release.

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Tony Bagz, Tom Keliinoi, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, Cyrus B, Ben, Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast, Rock Out Scholarship Fund (Shawn Coady), Gwynntelligence (Padres Jagoff), Carlos Lee, Liz Bauer, James Ramsay, Christa Mitchell, Johnny Rivera, and NEW! Theresa Lopez and Tyler Ferguson.

This episode was recorded at Pariah Brewing.

Where to find our new host:

Esthela Davila:
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Where to find our guests:

Fall Brewing:
Twitter: @fallbrewing
Instagram: @fallbrewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/fallbrewing/
Website: www.fallbrewing.com

Machete Beer House:
Twitter: @MacheteBeer
Instagram: @machetebeerhouse
FaceBook: facebook.com/Machetebeerhouse/
Website: www.machetebeerhouse.com

Gordon Biersch:
Twitter: @GordonBierschSD
Instagram: @SDGordonBiersch
Facebook: facebook.com/GBSanDiego/
Website: www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/san-diego/

La Buena Cheve Podcast:
Twitter: @LaBuenaCheve
Instagram: @labuenacheve
Facebook: facebook.com/labuenacheve/
Website: www.labuenacheve.com

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