Beer Night in San Diego is back! This week we are coming to you live from Bear Roots Brewing Co in Vista and we are joined by Owner and Brewer Terry Little. Tune in as we do a live guided tasting with Terry and learn about the ideas and brewing process behind each of the beers. Hear their story from idea all the way through opening to where we are today, and hear where his brewing passion comes from and how he got his start in the world of brewing beer. Hear about their home-brew shop and how they can assist you in your journey into home brewing. Also, get the breakdown and inside info on the second location coming soon for Bear Roots, their brand new tasting room! Plus, hear why they are staying in the city of Vista before branching out into other markets in San Diego. We also dive in deep to their Bear Cookie and sample the C02 and Nitro versions and learn all about how this popular beer came to be. Plus hear some exclusive news about an upcoming version of Bear Cookie. Plus, hear Bear Roots thoughts on distro and hear news about the bottles they have released recently. Also hear Terry’s thoughts on the reputation behind Vista’s beer community. Hear Bear Root’s approach to the hazy styles and if they will continue these styles. Terry was also voted in as Vice President of the San Diego Brewers Guild so hear all about this new position for Terry and some of his thoughts moving forward as VP. Plus, hear some rad news about the upcoming Rhythm and Brews Festival happening May 5th in Vista. Plus, as VP, hear his thoughts on the current climate in San Diego beer and how the Guild can support local breweries. All this plus much more including, how you can help raise money for a good friend in beer, hear about a one of a kind team building opportunity happening at Bear Roots and how you can help brew a beer, their top notch customer service, public transit traveling to breweries, Mike’s head explodes about an upcoming all Galaxy hopped beer, glitter beers, the growing love of local lagers, Terry leaving Black Plague, details about an upcoming anniversary party, and a collaboration beer is born live on the show and tons more. Don’t miss out!
Beer Night in San Diego is back and this week we are joined by the entire team down at Thr3e Punk Ales in Chula Vista - Steve, Kevin, John and Ivan. Tune in this week as we learn all about whats going on and new with our friends at Thr3e Punk Ales. As of recording this episode they had 18 beers on tap so tune in as we take a guided tasting tour through most of them (from light to dark to hoppy) and learn about each beer, the motivation and story behind each as well as in depth tasting notes from the folks who created them. Plus, hear a deep discussion on their approach to all of their beers. We also hear about some collaborations happening both in town as well as across the border with small, local Mexico breweries. We also hear about the Punks entering beers into World Beer Cup and the motivation behind wanting to enter professional beer competitions. We also get the Punk’s thoughts on out of state media being critical of U.S. breweries making Mexican Lagers which leads to a bit of a history lesson on the style. We also discuss the possibility of seeing Three Punks beer in cans in the future as well as the story of their beer being available in the Sports Arena. Also, get their thoughts on why South Bay and Chula Vista has been thriving in the current beer climate. Plus hear about some of their events coming up in the near future and tons more from San Diego’s favorite punks. All this plus much more including us apologizing for making a mistake, N64 Sleepover parties, loving Morrissey, hear their thoughts on brewing hazy beers as well as the new trend glitter beers, fun new beer names, a Thr3e Punks Burrito is coming, nitro vs c02 talk, a Swayze love fest occurs and tons more on this absolutely fun hang out beer episode.
Beer Night in San Diego is back! This week its a triple-dipper edition of our style-specific shows. The IPA-Hiatus is still in full effect and this week we are focusing on - Helles Lagers, Dunkels and DunkelWeisse beers. Tune in as we sample both traditional variants as well as some local options plus we discuss some of the history, food pairings and more on each of these styles. Plus hear some news stories from San Diego’s beer and food communities including some EXCLUSIVE news about an upcoming beer from a local favorite brewery. Also, hear about the unfortunate news of a small brewery closing its doors, a brewery from Los Angeles moving into La Jolla and the restaurant that will be opening within, we also expand on a story from awhile back about a brewery expanding quite large and installing a kitchen to their location. Plus hear about a great upcoming beer and art festival happening in San Diego, and the first ever can release from a local brewery as well as a great San Diego Beer History class also happening with this brewery. Also, get a break down from the AleSmith members hangout at the brewery and hear a breakdown of Mike’s favorite Speedway Stout variants.
And of course, don’t miss out on the latest edition of “Would You Rather?” hosted by Ryan as well as another Fact or Fiction LIVE hosted by Tom! All this plus much more including a host’s mind is blown by some of the beers, baklava parties, Mike makes someones day, we discuss the future of Session IPAs, German sausage talk, trying new beers to expand your palate and tons more. Don’t miss this weeks Beer Night in San Diego - Its a one way ticket to magic town.
Another Beer Night in San Diego is upon us! This week, the IPA Hiatus is still ON! In an attempt to continue beer education for both ourselves and you our listeners we are choosing specific styles to focus on - Tonights style - Scotch Ales! Tune in to learn all about the style including history, food pairings and hear us sample a few Scotch Ales live on the show. While sampling Scotch Ales we also dive deep into some beer community news to keep everyone in the know. Hear about a local brewery who has hired an outside company to help them consolidate debt and what could be on the horizon for them. We also discuss a new brewery opening this year from a well loved San Diego restaurant. Also hear new plans and a bright future for a well loved local brewery and what we can look forward to from them in the future, plus a Grand Re-Opening. Also hear about a large East Coast brewery now being distributed in Southern California and what beers you can expect to see. We also break the Hiatus at the end of the night to sample two new and special beers. First we dive into the Hazy Vacation from Resident Brewing and second we dive into a brand newly released can of Bacon and Eggs from Pizza Port. Also, don’t miss out as we answer a question sent to us from good friend of the show Kevin in Nebraska! Also, tune in for TWO games this week. We debut a brand new game segment “Would You Rather?” Plus don’t miss out on a brand new edition of Fact or Fiction LIVE! Where you the listener can play along with us live on Instagram. All this plus much more including a new business idea, shower beers, dark beers during San Diego summers, cheater egg cookers, Mike can never find beers in San Diego, IBU wars plus tons more.
Beer Night in San Diego is back! This week we are coming to you from Pizza Port Bressi Ranch and our guests on this super king sized episode are Jill Davidson and Blake Masoner. Tune in to hear a wide variety of hot topics starting with some history from Jill and Blake on their lives in the beer community. Hear how Jill’s role with the Brewers Guild will shift now as President Emeritus and hear about some of the weirdest changes that happened during her time as President, plus hear about some of her favorite moments during the time. Plus, get some deep information on how the Guild works to impact the community and its members. Also, we discuss the departure of long time Pizza Port Brewer and current Head Brewer of Bressi Ranch Nacho. Hear their thoughts on his departure and also get to know the new Head Brewer, our guest Blake Masoner! Hear how his role will shift and some of the things he is most looking forward to coming into the Head Brewer role. We also dive into some can talk and we learn about some of the recently release specialty cans as well as some EXCLUSIVE NEWS about some upcoming special release cans including some awesome collaboration beers which will be not only in cans, but also head out to distro. Also hear about the possibilities of a Barrel Aged Bacon and Eggs as well as discussion on the cellar ability of cans of Bacon and Eggs. Plus hear about some great upcoming events including Rhythm and Brews happening May 5th in Vista and we have TWO exclusive announcements about this great event. Also, dont miss out on the latest edition of Fact or Fiction LIVE! All this plus much more including mattress sales, amazing church parties, Jill and Blake’s thoughts on hazy IPAs being brewed by Pizza Port, politicians and beer, how to break into the industry and how to expand your knowledge in beer, can Tom eat vegetables for a rare growler of beer? an on the fly untappd game and tons more.
Beer Night in San Diego is back! This week we are joined by longtime friend and great beer community member Mr. Cesar Torres of the great Fall Brewing Co in North Park. Tune in as we sample a bunch of great new beers from Fall Brewing and hear more exclusives from Fall Brewing than we can handle! Hear some of Cesar’s story in the craft beer community, some of the beers that got him to fall in love with beer and his thoughts on where we were and where we are going. Hear news about upcoming beers and also upcoming packaging from Fall Brewing and exclusive news on some soon to be released beers which will be canned for distort plus hear Fall’s thoughts on making the “hazy” styles in San Diego. Also hear some big news about possible distro moving outside of San Diego County and where you just might be able to see some Fall Brewing appear North of San Diego. Also, some news on possibly seeing Fall served in a couple certain parks. Also, hear some exclusive never released news about some very exciting upcoming collaboration beers that Fall will has in the works for the coming year. Also, don’t miss out on the second ever Fact or Fiction LIVE edition - where YOU the listener get to play along with us LIVE on Instagram. Also, don’t miss out on our wildest Get Social segment ever! All this plus much more including learning about the lagering process and the time it takes, Goo Goo Dolls tribute beers, finding lost brewers behind tanks, parking in San Diego, learning from legends, plus so much more. Don’t miss a fun episode overflowing with exclusive, breaking news!
What is this!? An extra show for the week? Thats right! Its time for Beer Night in San Diego - Extra Innings Edition! After wrapping a full episode (for next week) we decided we needed to keep the mics rolling to discuss a big news story that hit this week. Joining us this week for the Extra Innings show is the one and only Cesar Torres of Fall Brewing. For this Extra Innings Edition episode we break down all the info we have on the breaking news that Stone Brewing will be suing a large beer company. Tune in as we sample a new Stone Brewing Co IPA from the brewery and all the info is broken down just for you and we give our thoughts on the happenings. Its not every day we have news this big in San Diego Beer and we needed to burst out the gates with a show to break it down and discuss the big news. Don’t miss out on this special, short issue of Three B Zine Podcast! Extra Innings! And, tune in next week for our full episode with Cesar Torres to hear all kinds of HUGE news coming from Fall Brewing in the coming year. Tune in, folks!
Beer Night in San Diego is back! This week we are bringing back out “IPA Hiatus” where we choose 1 specific style to focus on each week to continue beer education both for us as well as you, our listeners. This week our pre-selected style is - Oatmeal Stouts! Tune in as we break info on the style including history, food pairings and tune in to hear us sample numerous old school and new school versions on the style. While we sample Oatmeal Stouts, we dive in to some news happening in the beer community. Tune in to hear about an upcoming incredible anniversary party and a new breweries tasting room which is now open. We also discuss an out of town brewery looking to move into San Diego’s beer community and Mike delivers some deep cut info on the brewery and their expansion plans and funding. Plus, Ryan breaks down some info and news on the Russian River expansion including new beers we can look forward to from Russian River, plus we dive into some Younger talk in preparation of this hard to find Triple IPA hitting San Diego. Also hear about the new project from the folks at Booze Brothers - Owl Farm. Also, hear some Food News when we discuss a brand newly opened restaurant from Anthem Vegan. Plus, tune in to hear our first ever Fact or Fiction LIVE! Where for the first time on our show, and possibly in all of San Diego, listeners got to play along with us on Instagram Live. Which we will continue doing moving into the future, so follow us on Instagram and play along on future episodes. Also, don’t miss out on our newest feature, a play off of an old favorite Best Beer of the Week where each of us choose our favorite New Beer (to us) for the week. All this plus much more including some Super Bowl discussion, a scare of a local favorite beer not going into stores any longer (or at least a specific store), find out a secret beer storage spot, a new segment “almost” takes flight, we break down our picks for “Ultimate Beer Drinking and Party Music”, breaking news on Tom’s diet and tons more fun. Tune in!
Beer Night in San Diego returns again, this week is our first show EVER in the brand new studio/podcast headquarters and we are excited. For most of the episode we are sampling some friend beers sent to us from a great buddy from Maine amongst some other new to us beers including a highly sought after IPA. As it is our first hang out show of 2018 we discuss mainly news happening in the beer community. We start off by discussing an upcoming new brewery opening soon and we read an exclusive statement by the owners given to Three B Zine. Also, we dive into some very hot button issues, and things get fired up for most of the episode. Matches are lit, fires are set as things get fired up on some hot topics. Tune in as we discuss the news recently announced from Green Flash. We have been asked many times to discuss a specific article based on “hazy beers” so we finally discuss and slam the door on the topic. We also discuss some of the current “instagram culture” based around not only “hazy” beers but also in the beer community in general. Then, things reach a boiling point when we discuss a brewery looking to lease their original facility to a local brewery and our thoughts if this happens in San Diego. Also, to cool things down a bit, we dive into our first Fact or Fiction of 2018. All this plus much more including describing 80s style dingy bars, some weird monster talk occurs, true importance of local beer, the Big Bad Wolf sucking down hazies, great school lunches and tons more. If you like hot takes and some deep, serious discussion this is the episode you definitely can not miss.
Part 2 of our Annual Podcast with the great folks of Brewbies, Keep a Breast and Bagby Beer is here! We are joined again by Melanie Pierce, Dande Bagby and Shaney Jo to discuss all things Brewbies as well as the great new things happening at Bagby Beer. We open the show discussing and breaking down a bunch of the beers that will be poured in the VIP area at Brewbies 2018. Also get a break down of the Brewbies Raffle as well as some exclusive news on the upcoming Pink Beer Competition which will go down at Brewbies 2018. Also, for this part of the show we dive into the new things happening at Bagby Beer in Oceanside. Tune in to hear about a new chef in the kitchen and some of the new food items being offered. We also discuss the sadness over the loss of the Bagby Burger. Also, hear about their brand new brunch menu being offered and their thought/approach to brunch for hungry locals. Also, hear Bagby’s approach to being environmentally friendly for their products in the brewery and restaurant and how they want to work with others to be the same around San Diego. Hear about Bagby’s win at GABF in 2017 and we discuss non-hoppy styles winning awards on the big stage of GABF. We also discuss the Beer Leaders Brew Day and how you can be a part of an upcoming brew day at Bagby Beer. Also, hear about some of the other great things coming from Bagby Beer in the coming year. Also, to commemorate our yearly podcast Tom brings a nice cake to share with our guests. All this plus much more including bobbing for corndogs, hanging chads, running around in banana suits, some “coffee talk” occurs, a horrifying brunch story is told, we stand up for and discuss Womens health and rights and how men can play a part in supporting women, hear about a pants museum and hear about a new charitable action happening at Bagby Beer and how you can help folks locally. Don’t miss out, folks!