Esthela takes the reigns on this show and we have our first all-women show. While we have had many women guests on the show before, we wanted to see what happens when the men are gone. While Greg was there to make sure all the technical stuff was taken care of, he enjoyed just sitting back and listening to the panel for once.
The panel was comprised of:
- JoAnn Cornejo – Co-owner of Machete Beer House
- Malane Drake – Co-owner of MishMash
- Eve Sieminski – Co-owner of Iron Fist Brewing
- Amy Spackman – Beer Ambassador of Karl Strauss Brewing
- Shannon Savinon – Co-owner of Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life
- Laura Ullrich – President of Pink Boots Society and Small Batch Brewer of Stone Brewing
- Angela Brannon-Baptiste – Founder and President of It’s All About the Kids Foundation
Since Angela has to leave fairly soon after we started recording, we wanted to give her the chance to talk about what It’s All About the Kids is all about. There is an event coming up called Champagne and Purses where the proceeds will be going to It’s All About the Kids, for tickets you can go to www.ChampagneAndPurses.com.
Esthela starts the rest of the show off by wondering where everyone got their start and how they entered the craft beer industry. From there the conversation goes towards how they feel about the industry and how the scene has changed since they started. Esthela moves the topic to sexism in the industry and how the panelists have dealt with it and how they think it can change going forward.
The panelists talk about some events coming up:
- Karl Strauss – Art & Amps – Free – Starts May 19th
- Iron Fist – Hops on the Harbor – $74.50 – April 27th
- Machete Beer House – Pizza Port & 3 Floyds Shredd Session – Cinco de Mayo Insurgente tap takeover
- Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life – Rhythm and Brews – $45-$65 – May 5th
- MishMash – SD CityBeat Burger Week – $10 combo – May 4th-12th
Esthela wonders how people on the panel stay relevant. With some brewers on the panel working in older breweries and other panelists owning their own businesses, there is a wide range of responses. Laura asks a question about serving women patrons and how is it when there is a male bartender. Esthela asks what beer they grab when they are not working. That moves into a discussion of going to a place that has a nice atmosphere. We finish up with a listener question.
Queso – So in the military higher ranked women are harder on the women that are just starting out, do you see that and if yes if you believe in equality why wouldn’t you be more welcoming?
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, 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, Theresa Lopez, Tyler Ferguson, Queso, and NEW! Oscar Barron!
This episode was recorded live at Iron Fist Brewing – Barrio Logan.
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