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.***
Don’t miss this weeks episode where we are coming to you LIVE from the San Diego Brewer’s Guild Fest 2017 to kick off San Diego Beer Week. First, we are joined by a special surprise guest - Kevin of Thr3e Punk Ales. Hear what is going on with Thr3e Punk Ales briefly during our “intro session” including their Collabapalooza exclusive Triple IPA. Next we are joined by the one and only Scot Blair of Hamilton’s Tavern, Monkey Paw an South Park Brewing. Hear whats new with Scot including some of the great Beer Week events he will be hosting this year as well as some history on SDBW including a fund raising Second Saturday. We also hear some of the things he has noticed that have changed in his 11 years in SD Beer & his approach to education. We also get his thoughts on the Coronado/Monkey Paw deal and how/why it happened. Also, hear how Monkey Paw was the first brewery to can in San Diego and hear all about their recent GABF Medal win. Our next guest is Jill Davidson - Western Regional Sales Manager for Pizza Port and current San Diego Brewers Guild President. Hear from her why Guild Fest is such an important event plus hear some history on the Guild, how they support local breweries & how they work with local tourism board. Hear the future of the Guild, who the next President will be and what her role will be moving forward for the Guild. Plus hear whats new at Pizza Port including brand new cans, their thoughts on “pub only”, serious pizza talk and more. To finish out the day we are joined by Matthew and Derek of Burgeon Beer in Carlsbad. We start off by sampling their brand new collab beer for Beer Week with Bottle Craft + learn about its creation. Also, don’t miss out on THREE EXCLUSIVE announcements from Burgeon beer including info on their upcoming anniversary party & an amazing new beer Three B Zine had something to do with! Plus, hear about the great Beer Week events Burgeon will be taking part in. All this, plus TONS MORE! ***Keep in mind - we are LIVE at Guild Fest and outside amongst the breweries and the crowd. There is some background noise. Hang with us, folks.***
This week its not only Beer Night in San Diego its also FEAR NIGHT in San Diego! We sit down to celebrate one of our favorite holidays - Halloween - With our yearly Three B Scream Episode. Also, to celebrate this yearly tradition we chose to focus our sights on Berliner Weisse beers - both local and otherwise - all night. Tune in as we sample numerous Berliners, fruited and non fruited and break down some history of the style, food pairings and more. Also, since its Halloween, a couple of live unscripted candy and beer pairings just for Halloween. We also do some holiday beer discussion including our favorite scary movie and beer pairings and also which horror movie villain we want to share a beer with and which beer we would choose with them. Also, don’t miss out when we break down some of the news stories happening around San Diego including New Brewery Alerts, upcoming can releases, some rad upcoming events and more news! You also get a breakdown of a recent anniversary beer which leads to some exclusive news! Also, get a breakdown of a brand new brewery from a show member who has already been by and sampled beers. Also, don’t miss out on the latest and most informative edition of Fact or Fiction yet! All this plus much more including candy pairings, filling pumpkins with beer, haunted boats, good vs bad base beers, upcoming Thanksgiving foods, trying to find out Vic’s Secret, great Motorhead song/beer names, North County growth in beer and so much more. Don’t miss this very informative very terrifying episode!
Beer Night in San Diego returns and this week we are stoked to be coming to you from the great Karl Strauss Brewing Company with our guests Mr. Paul Segura, Brian Skarin and Ryan Murphy. We sit down this week to discuss all the amazing things happening lately with Karl Strauss and to discuss a very big event happening during this years San Diego Beer Week. First, we sample the 2017 Peanut Butter Cup Porter and hear about the production of this beer. Next, we dive into their 2017 GOLD medal winning beer from GABF and hear about this medal winning beer. Plus, hear a breakdown of some inside GABF info from the Karl Strauss team, plus Paul breaks down the entire process for judging beers at GABF. Also hear what winning a medal means for a brewery from a brewing and marketing standpoint. We also dive in together and discuss the upcoming event during San Diego Beer Week - Collabapalooza! Karl Strauss’ event bringing together 30+ Independent Breweries to produce rare and one off collaboration beers. Hear about how the event came to be, hear about some of the breweries involved plus hear about some of the great collaboration beers that Paul worked on with other local, indie breweries and hear as we get to sample one of them on the show. Get the inside scoop on all the great things to expect at Collabapalooza this year - the ultimate local beer collaboration event. Plus, hear an EXCLUSIVE $5 code just for you! Also, hear some exclusive news about their barrel program and some releases you will see soon. We also dive into the social media mailbag with possibly our biggest, most in depth version of Get Social ever! All this plus much more including asking for beers no longer brewed to come back, barleywine dinners, sketchy ladders, San Diego beer history, tears might be shed for multiple reasons, beer dunk tanks, strong forearms and horseshoes and tons more.
Beer Night in San Diego returns this week and we are coming to you LIVE from the brand new and highly anticipated brewery in North County - Wild Barrel Brewing. Tune in as we are joined by the one and only Dr. Bill and Chris White for an evening of great beers and great beer discussion. We sample all of the beers currently being offered at Wild Barrel Brewing and hear the story and idea behind each one. Plus, we dive in deep to learn their approach to each beer coming from them now and coming in the future and their approach to being competitive with their beers. Hear some of their history in craft beer and how Wild Barrel came to be from idea to reality. We discuss the idea of canned beers coming from Wild Barrel and which beers you might see in cans in the near future. Hear how Preston joined the team to work towards perfecting their barrel program and what he brings to the table with his history of barreling beers. Also, hear about their approach to barrel aging and the beers you can look forward to. Plus, don’t miss some EXCLUSIVE news - never released before - including the next 4 upcoming beers from Wild Barrel and the next fruits that will be in their San Diego Vice sour beer. Also, we dive into a little game where we put Dr. Bill on the beer/food pairing hot seat where he has to come up with perfect beer pairings for food on the spot! Also get the scoop on some possible collaborations that might be coming soon! Don’t miss out when we dive into our social media mail bag and ask some questions from YOU the listeners when we Get Social! All this plus much more including hazy IPA history and thoughts on the style, why going to the DMV won’t suck ever again, the Inner Circle beer membership, bottle share and local beer stories, and so much more on this super sized ultimate San Diego beer information episode!
Beer Night in San Diego has returned from a long trip of Beer Weekend in Denver! The boys are back from GABF and are excited to share all the beers, stories and tips for you! Tune in to hear all about the trip out to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. First we break down the winners from San Diego and who brought home some hardware. Plus, we sit down and sample beers specifically that won awards at the 2017 GABF. We also break down some of our favorite beers from the weekend and hear Mike’s “Top Beer Names” of GABF 2017 list. Also, we break down some of the killer food we sampled while in the Mile High City. Plus, don’t miss out as we break down some exciting local beer and food events coming soon and do not miss EXCLUSIVE NEWS yet to be announced which we are excited to share. Of course, there may or may not be TWO EXCLUSIVE discount codes for events revealed on the show - Just for you listeners! We also dive into the social media mailbag when we Get Social - Which leads to some deep discussion about sexism in the beer industry - Both local and beyond San Diego. (This conversation also leads to a promise to dive into this topic deeper in the very near future.) All this plus much more including sampling a growler from our friends at Resident Brewing, a host is almost killed in Denver, Ryan takes an important call on the show to give beer advice to a legend and tons more on this Super King Sized edition of Beer Night in San Diego!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week our pre-selected style for the show is - Tripels! We are still rocking that IPA Ban to continue education both for ourselves and listeners on different styles each and every week. Tune in as we sit down to sample a great mix of tripels and discuss the style in depth including some history, food pairings, where to find some locally and more. We do break the ban for one beer so we can sample the brand new cans from our friends at Rouleur Brewing Company in Carlsbad - Their new Juicy/Hazy IPA and their Blackberry Blonde. We also discuss some news around town including Guild Fest info which includes an EXCLUSIVE CODE for $5 off tickets! Also hear about a highly anticipated brewery coming soon and their recently announced bottle club which you can now join. This leads us into a discussion about other bottle clubs in the beer community and our thoughts on joining them. We also break down “beer budgets” and rising prices on beer. Also, we discuss how breweries can stand out each week when “specialty cans” are growing in popularity. Plus, the importance of every day “stand by” beers on shelves at beer shops and how they can stand out from the crowd. Also, hear about an upcoming anniversary beer which is very exciting. This week we also discuss some New Beers of the Week, we play a brand new version of Fact or Fiction new Can Alerts and we dive into the social media mail bag when we Get Social! All this plus much more including being locked out of breweries at GABF, going half blood half IPA in a human body, chili night, beer trading plus tons more!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week it is our 2017 San Diego Breweries Fantasy Draft Results Show! Hear who won the fan voting plus don’t miss out as the overall loser of fan voting will be punished live on the show by having to watch the winners drink great shared beers while drinking old/less fun/less desirable beer the entire episode. Plus, we break down some Post-Draft thoughts on the results and our teams. This week we also break down some big news that was announced recently in San Diego beer and our thoughts on the matter. Also, hear as Mike breaks down his thoughts on weekend long festivals and his experience with the beer choices and some issues are called out about a recent festival he attended. Also, don’t miss out as we make our huge exciting announcement as promised from last week and what to possibly look forward to because of the announcement. Also, we break down some upcoming specialty can releases coming soon in our brand new weekly segment “Can Alert!”, we dive into everyones favorite segment Fact or Fiction and we open up the social media mailbag when we Get Social! All this plus much more including sour grapes, angry glares and words, a review of a brand new brewery in North County, swinging from piercings, IPAs stored warm, what in the world is “horse blanket”, next weeks Non-IPA theme is chosen and so much more on this jam packed fun filled episode!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week during our IPA-Hiatus episodes we are focusing on - Pilsners! Tune in as we break some history of the style, learn strong food pairings and sample both old and new school variations of pilsners. While sampling and discussing Pilsners we break down some of the news stories of the week including a shout out to a friend of the show, we learn about another brewery in San Diego going up for sale and we talk about one of our favorite events of the year - the upcoming San Diego Brewers Guild Fest! Plus, don’t miss some exclusive news from us about Guild Fest! Also, hear about an upcoming SUPER collaboration beer for San Diego Beer Week and we give details on some of the latest limited CANS coming in San Diego in our new segment - New Can Alert! Plus, we dive into a topic together and talk about satellite tasting rooms opening up in saturated neighborhoods and hear about some concerns which were brought up by beer bar owners recently. Also, hear some stats on over and under served neighborhoods. And of course we play a new version of Fact or Fiction Pilsner Edition and we dive into the mailbag and answer some great social media questions when we GET SOCIAL! All this plus much more including hop patches for you hop fixes, “premium” beer, we discuss Virginia beer scene, Tom pulls a fast one on the boys, Mets players working at beer bars, friendly arguing over best burgers plus tons more!
We’re back this week with a very special edition of OVERTIME! Things get heated this week as do our first annual - San Diego Beer Fantasy Draft! Tune in as we conduct a fantasy football style draft with San Diego Breweries! Each of us draft 1 San Diego brewery into a “style” position in an attempt to make the strongest Local Beer Team. And YOU - The Listener - gets to choose who wins! Once the episode is over make sure to vote who you think has the strongest team. Each vote is worth 1 point to their chosen Host and Patreon Supporters votes are worth THREE POINTS! (Still time to join up on Patreon…) There will be a true winner and a true loser - Winner will be announced in two week and the LOSER will be legit punished. Tune in for this incredibly fun and hilarious episode loaded with shocking picks, backhanded deals and crushing blows to other host’s rosters as we break down our 2017 San Diego Beer Draught Teams! (Tune in to hear the rules, how you can vote for the winner and more!) If you love fantasy football and local beer, this is absolutely the episode for you! Don’t miss the reveal episode two weeks from now to hear the winner and see the loser get punished.