This week we celebrate the 150th Beer Night in San Diego episode! To celebrate we could not be more excited to sit down with the one and only Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey, Port Brewing and the Hop Concept as well as good friend Adam Martinez - Director of Media and Marketing for the mentioned brands. We discuss a ton of things on this weeks episode, we start of discussing some of Tomme’s history in brewing from the beginning up until where we are today. Hear how he started brewing, fell in love with the art of brewing and a get a great San Diego Beer History lesson along the way. Also hear about the first brewery he worked for and how they brought home the second ever Gold Medal from GABF. Hear stories from the beginning days of San Diego beer and some of the biggest changes Tomme has noticed as the community has evolved and some of his thoughts on the things happening in the beer community in recent years. Hear about the early days of barrel aging beers at Pizza Port, how they made it happen and some of the wildest beers Tomme made back then. Also, hear stories about meeting Michael Jackson (legendary beer writer) showing him his beers and also get some insight on the reception of the early barrel aged beers Tomme ever brewed. We also discuss the production of Veritas and what is coming for this beer in the future while we also get a breakdown of the production process. Also, hear a break down of some of Lost Abbey’s most sought after beers including inspiration behind the creation, brewing process and more. Hear how the Hop Concept was created and the thoughts behind each of the beers they have released and hear some news on the first ever Hop Concept cans and when they will hit the market plus news on the latest Hop Concept release coming soon. Also, hear some big news regarding expansion, growth and a new patio coming to the Lost Abbey plus what else we can look forward to in the coming year. All this plus much more including the story behind the Nelson the Greeter beer and can design, some of the first beers both Tomme and Adam both loved, really cool parents, some Port and Lost Abbey beers that came out of the early Pizza Port days, Tomme and Adam’s thoughts on some specific hot styles on the market currently, aging Santa Little Helper and so, so much more! This is one you do not want to miss, folks. Tune in!
The first Beer Night in San Diego of 2018 is here! This week we are coming to you from Burgeon Beer in Carlsbad and joining us as special guest co-hosts are the winners of our Three B Zine Gives Back Episode Grand Prize, Jeannette and Blake Zuleger! Together we sit down with Matthew, Derek and Anthony from Burgeon Beer to discuss all things Burgeon. To start the show we learn a bit about our guests the Zulegers and some of their favorite things beer related in San Diego. Then we put the Burgeon crew on the hot seat to learn all about their first year open in San Diego. Hear about the things they learned during year one and things they wish they may have known prior to opening. Also, hear some advice to new to come breweries. We also hear their break down of barrels brewed for Year One. Hear their thoughts on collaboration beers and some collabs in the works for 2018. Plus, get the Burgeon Breakdown on the Juice Montana collab experience. Also, hear some BREAKING NEWS on an upcoming collab can. Plus, hear all about the upcoming Burgeon Beer One Year Anniversary Party happening January 20th. Hear about all of the food pairings that will happen and also hear about the 6 brand new beers that will be released for the anniversary. Plus, we sample two live on the show! Also, hear about the Anniversary Can release and some exclusive, breaking news about another beer being released for the Anniversary Celebration. Also, get the inside scoop on their first ever pastry stout - Glazed. Hear some plans for barreling beers in 2018 and some exclusive news on an upcoming specialty beer for a very special event. Also, hear about some other plans you can look forward to in the coming year from our friends at Burgeon Beer. Plus, don’t miss out as we get a Street Report from Herb Altman through our Co-Host Blake where we report some unmentioned breaking news about a local brewery. Also, we dive into the first mail bag of the year when we Get Social. All this plus much more including some bad news is revealed for the Three B crew, “podcast prep”, building a boat ride in a brewery and lickable beer wallpaper, Tom goes Beer Luging, what will be the big styles in 2018, eating styles are discussed, hear about a new hop being used and tons more. Don’t miss this one!
Beer Night in San Diego is back, folks! This week is Part 2 of our 2017 Wrap Up episode - The first annual Three B Awards! We are once again joined by the mystical Mr. Ian Cheesman to celebrate the great things of 2017. We continue down the path started last week, discussing our own created topics. This week were dive into - Most Underrated Brewery of 2017. We also break down our 2017 MVP - Most Valuable Person - for local, San Diego beer. Next, we break down our picks for MVB - Most Valuable BREWERY of the year. The brewery we felt made a huge splash in San Diego local beer in 2017. To finish off the episode we dive into our big topics starting with Beer of the Year in the Hazy IPA Category. Followed by Beer of the Year IPA Clear and Beer of the Year NON-IPA categories. To finish off the show we dive into the categories Best Newcomer (brewery) of 2017 and Best Overall Brewery in 2017. All this plus much more including, extreme end of the year partying, cast members have a love fest over each other, a couple of very special beers are opened and shared between the gang, Ian reveals his life long dream, we discuss the upcoming burst of local “pastry stouts”, beer over cereal, hear a full list of new breweries of 2017 and also the places we have lost in 2017. A local brewery/bar owner is compared to Batman and so much more. Thank you to all of you for listening and tuning in this year. We appreciate each and every one of you so much and we look forward to another huge year with you guys by our side. Thanks, friends!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week we are diving into a 2017 Wrap Up Three B Zine Style! We are joined once again by one of our favorite folks ever, Mr. Ian Cheesman to discuss some End of the Year topics that we came up with just for our first annual Three B Awards! Tune in to hear about some of our favorite things in San Diego Beer for 2017. Some of our own special categories for Part One that we break down include, Which brewery did we hardly get to or never visit and want to visit more in 2018? We also discuss our favorite podcast moments of 2017 - guests, moments, shocking reveals OH MY! Also, if you could give $250 K to a local brewery to expand who would you choose? To finish off Part 1 we discuss our favorite can or bottle label art from 2017 in San Diego. All this plus much more including waiting in can lines discussion, what exactly is a “horse blanket?”, Ian covers Rush, we discuss “belgian stouts” and the use of different yeasts in different beers for different outcomes on flavor profile, a Three B Zine Exclusive based on a local brewery and much more! Also, don’t miss out next week for the Part 2 conclusion of our Three B Awards End of 2017 show!
Not only is it Beer Night in San Diego - its also Christmas! This week the gang sits down together to ring in the holidays and they bring along their favorite elf - Ian Cheesman to help deck the halls. This week its all Christmas all night, folks! Of course, along the way we dive into Santas Sack to sample some fantastic and fun Christmas season beers and discuss. First, we reached out to Santa personally and got the break down for each of the gang’s status on the nice or naughty list for Christmas, so tune in to find out where each of us stand for Christmas morning! We also reveal the one beer we hope to find in our stocking Christmas morning from Santa. Plus, hear about our best OR worst gift ever from the gang including some nightmare gifts as well as a gift which ends in an Emergency Room trip. We also dive in to set the record straight on whether or not Die Hard and Gremlins are Christmas movies. To finish out the show we get a visit from Santa Tom and we answer some social media holiday questions for our Christmas Get Social. All this plus much more including gift giving live on the air, a possible inside scoop on a new local holiday favorite, hear a break down of a recent “dark beer” festival, one of us starts a new Nog show, amazing 90s board games, Christmas Approved label for movies, bad Padre players and so much more Holiday fun! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week we are diving right into the holiday season with the spirit of giving - and to do so we are hosting our first ever “Gives Back” episode! Tune in to hear as 3 Patreon Supporters win a prize and one lucky winner gets chosen as our Grand Prize Winner! Also this week we have some special beers on the show! Tune in as we sample a brand new Barrel Aged Saison from Resident Brewing and discuss the release details so you can get yours! Also, don’t miss out as we do a 3 year vertical of Port’s Santa’s Little Helper to get into the holiday spirit. We also sample a couple of new canned offerings, including one “controversial” release and give our thoughts. Plus, hear us discuss some news from the past week in San Diego Beer including New Brewery Openings, a local brewery has announced upcoming new beers AND some beers that will be discontinued in the coming year and more! We also discuss another great upcoming bottle release from our friends at Pariah Brewing. Also, hear the first ever version of our brand new segment - Beer of the Week and a brand new Holiday Themed Fact or Fiction! All this plus much more including medical trips, favorite local “big” stouts, pastry stout discussion, growler concerns, how to buy beer at Costco with no membership and how to get free samples all day, intense board game sessions and tons more on this jam packed fun episode full of giving!
Beer Night in San Diego returns! This week the four of us are together to sample some sweet new (to us) beers and discuss some of the hot topics around the craft beer community. Starting off the show we sample our brand new OFFICIAL collaboration beer with our friends at Burgeon Beer - Juice Montana! We discuss all about the official release day and discuss our thoughts on the final product. We also sample a large number of East Coast beers that were brought back from a recent trip including a couple highly sought after Holiday Beers. We also break down the latest brewery to sell of a stake to a larger company and discuss the interesting things said since the news broke and our thoughts as a whole. Also, we dive into a topic suggested by good friend Ian Cheesman on the “Bottomless Beer” offers appearing around town and break down our thoughts and serious concerns over these “deals”. We also discuss a couple of fun holiday beer marketplace events and we also discuss the upcoming Sore Eye Sudsmas and the upcoming 3rd Anniversary from Fall Brewing including information on their special anniversary canned beer! We finish the show with some all time classic holiday beers to kick off the holiday season. All this plus much more including details on next weeks Three B Zine Gives Back just for Patreon Supporters, sketchy segues, a new nickname is given, we make sure we never get invited to New Jersey, beer cops, there is love and friendship and much more!
Beer Night in San Diego Returns and this week we are breaking down a Three B Zine Podcast San Diego Audio Travel Guide! The Holidays are upon and with family and friends coming to San Diego to visit let us be your travel guide to the city. Don’t miss out as we break down the must visit spots in our beautiful city, but be break it down and each of us cover specific situations for travelers. First, hear as social media and listeners give us their “Must Visit” spot recommendations for visitors. Then, hear as Tom and Ryan break down their “Perfect San Diego Beer Day” for visitors. Next, hear Cody break down his perfect beer and food day for North County visitors. Plus, hear as Mike breaks down some of the perfect spots for great food and beer in town when you have children with you or visitors with children. We also break down an overall discussion on some great beer and food spots for visitors as well as great spots in San Diego for not only beer and food but also attractions and “tourist” type spots. All this discussion of course over some great beers as this is a continuation of our “Friendsgiving” from last week loaded with beers shared with us from listeners and beers great for sharing with friends. All this plus much more including why the Night King won’t be visiting San Diego anytime soon, lanky frosted mugs, Tom eating vegetarian, a very special beer shared on the show plus tons more. Don’t miss out!
Beer Night in San Diego Returns and this week we are celebrating Thanksgiving by hosting a Friendsgiving Episode! We are breaking our IPA hiatus to share beers giving to us and shared to us from friends and listeners. While sampling these great beers also hear all about our official collaboration brew day over at Burgeon Beer for the upcoming collaboration beer Juice Montana. Hear about the production of our first ever Collaboration Beer our thoughts on the day and some of the things we took away from a day in the brew house. We also dive into NEWS to discuss a brewer departing San Diego as well as a brewer coming BACK to San Diego. We also discuss the brewery who is currently suing White Labs and we discuss what is happening and our thoughts on the story. We also discuss a local brewery posting to apologize/explain why a new beer isn’t quite “hazy enough” for consumers. We discuss our thoughts on this happening, why it happened and if it was necessary. All this plus much more including hop gravy for Thanksgiving, we hire a lawyer for things said now and for in the future, there is some fighting over Thanksgiving foods, transferring our show to a Columbia House-Style subscription, lobster rolls and much, much more. Happy Thanksgiving, folks.
This week we are coming to you LIVE from the close out of San Diego Beer Week event hosted by the great Karl Strauss - Collabapalooza! Tune in as we sit down with a few great guests from the event and sample some of the one off and rare collaboration beers being served throughout the day. For starters, we sit down for some Tier 1 Friendship with Mr. Cesar Torres of Fall Brewing. We sample their collab beer and get his thoughts on San Diego Beer Week. Plus, hear how he found himself at Fall Brewing, hear some of the awesome things coming from Fall as well as his thoughts on the current climate of beer in San Diego. We are also joined by a special surprise guest during this session, Doug Pominville of Thorn Brewing - Hear whats new with Thorn Brewing as well as his thoughts on the San Diego Beer Community. Next we sit down with Robert Masterson and Craig Nelson from the great Resident Brewing. We discuss Beer Week in general and which collab beers they produced for this specific event and sample them live on the show. Also hear about more upcoming collaboration beers coming from Resident in the future as well as some exclusive news on the upcoming newest edition of their barrel aged saison. Also hear about the possibility of the award winning Barleywine coming out from Resident Brewing. Nest up we are joined by Melissa Sanchez Brewer for Karl Strauss and Marketing Specialist for Karl Brian Skarin. Hear how Melissa got started in the world of brewing & how she found her way to the great Karl Strauss. Hear how Collabapalooza came to be and the possible future of the event during Beer Week. Plus hear about the new Holiday Triple IPA and more great things coming from Karl Strauss. Lastly we are joined by good friend Rudy Pollorena AKA Craft Beerd. Hear about his thoughts on Beer Week as well as some of the beers he has been enjoying most lately. Also hear whats new with Craft Beerd, hear about his recent Kickstarter for Hop Stash and his thoughts on the outcome as well as what the future might hold for Craft Beerd, Hop Stash, Beer Art and more. All this plus TONS more! ***Heads up, there is some background noise. Collabapalooza was a party - Stick with us, folks.***