Tonight we are joined by a longtime friend of the show an established home brewer and beer fan David Zivkovich - Operator and Home Brewer for Z Style Brewing. Tune in as we sit down and sample a couple of his beer offerings and we learn his beer journey from beer fan to home brewer. We learn all about the beers that inspired him, his approach to brewing beers, canning home brewed beers in the garage, growing hops at home for your own beers, a special beer brewed for a well known local band and learn some tips and tricks on how to get into the home brewing game by someone who does it. Also, we dive into some beers from Northern California and the Bay Area that were brought back for the show and discuss our thoughts on these new to us beers. While sampling this week tune in as we break down some of the top news stories happening around San Diego’s beer community. All this plus much more including hoping for a return to Black IPAs and other lesser appreciated styles, we discuss the good ol days in local beer and talk about some long lost beers we used to drink, the pros of competitions, beer pricing at sporting events, cold pizza rolls, Koala bears and much more. Tune in for a great time discussing home brewing, sharing new beers and tons more. Hey Now!
And were back! Were kicking off a brand new year of epic local beer podcasting! After a couple of weeks off were back with a super sized epic episode. Tune un as we are joined by Melanie Pierce - Founder of Brewbies Fest, Shaney Jo - Founder of Keep a Breast Foundation and Dande Bagby - Owner of Bagby Beer in Oceanside. With our very special guests we dive in and discuss all the great things happening at the 11th Annual Brewbies Festival. Tune in as we break down the history, the importance of this festival, how 100% of the proceeds will be put to use to help educate young people on cancer prevention and more. Hear about which breweries will be in attendance and what beers you can expect to be pouring this year. Also, we discuss some new elements to this years Brewbies Fest with a couple possible special guests doing something never done before. Also, tune in as we hear whats new with Bagby Beer including info on their upcoming Bagby Fest. Hear all about the amazing food and drink that will be offered as this amazing experience hosted by Bagby. Also, hear about them jumping into the canning game, their approach to beers and thoughts on “hype” styles and of course whats going on with their amazing food menu. All this plus much more including vacuums, Mike takes a night off from IPAs, what is most important about beer for the community, the legend of Buddy Lee, quality burritos and tons more. Don’t miss out on the first show from BNISD of 2020, a super KING SIZED spectacular! **PLUS! A Beer Night in San Diego EXCLUSIVE! Listen in to hear how YOU can win tickets to Brewbies and Bagby Fest 4!**
Ho Ho Hey Now! This week we celebrate our annual Christmas Spectacular but in a bigger, more exciting way than ever before! We ring in the Holiday Season officially with the team that saved Christmas - Nyle, Paul and Darrin of the great Abnormal Beer Co. This week we celebrate the holidays in the Abnormal Library. Tune in as we discuss how the partnership has been with Abnormal and their distro partner, they approach to distro, we discuss their canning line as well as their Tiki Series of beers. We also discuss their barrel program and whats coming soon in regards to some amazing bottles. Plus, don’t miss out as we dive into their Christmas beers (the ones that saved Christmas) as well as a couple upcoming Holiday inspired offerings to be released very shortly. Of course, since its the Holidays, we dive into Santa’s Naughty and Nice list to find out everyones standing, and anyone on the NICE list gets a gift from Santas Secret Sack! Plus holiday plans, whats on our lists for Santa and tons more. Plus, we have our first ever local spirit on the show with a nice twist. Don’t miss this weeks Holiday Spectacular hosted at the great Abnormal Beer Company! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! Ho Ho Hey Now!
This week we are coming to you from the amazing Burgeon Beer in Carlsbad. Tune in as we are joined by Matthew, Mackenzie and Cesar from Burgeon Beer. Don’t miss out as we discuss all things Burgeon while sampling some new and favorite beers from the team. We learn all about their expansion plans including their new spot a few suites down from the OG tasting room, we hear all about collaborations and we learn about some upcoming collabs in 2020 that are announced right here on BNISD for the first time. (Exclusives!) Also, we hear all about their upcoming anniversary invitational event. We discuss the breweries included, we learn about their anniversary beers that will be released as well as so much more. Of course we discuss the story behind their Reclaim The Wild campaign, their barrel program and plans for the future, brand new tanks and what we can expect pouring out of said tanks, we learn about new and exciting spots where you can find Burgeon Beer, we break down their phenomenal take on social media engagement, their next can release, their upcoming online store and tons more. All this plus more including building nests for friends, dietary changes as we get old, laying on beaches getting massaged, Alexa terrorizing a tasting room and tons more. Don’t miss this episode and don’t miss out on tickets to Burgeon’s 3rd Anniversary!
This week we are changing things up in the BNISD Studios thanks to an idea from last weeks show - Its Pint Night folks! Unlike our regular shows where we do small tasters and samples, we dive into full pours of our beer offerings. To go along with this new format we tackle the new Holiday Pack of IPAs from DogFish Head including 2 box exclusive offerings. We also dive into a couple newer cans released in San Diego. We sample these beers while we break down WHY anyone wanted to do full pours on the show and our tactics when visiting new breweries. We also get a break down of some less than fun Thanksgiving experiences this holiday season. Plus, don’t miss this weeks News segment as well as a new edition of New Can Alert. All this plus much more including just saying NO to situational beer, people still oddly being afraid of beer in cans, buying NERF guns, the return of classic IPAs, we gush big time over great biscuits and a shout out to a brewery standing up for locals in a rough time. All this plus tons more, don’t miss out!
Its Thanksgiving week and we are excited to celebrate here at the BNISD Studios. Tune in this week as we celebrate the only way we know how, with a very specific celebratory beer, you may have heard of it. We also have our most electric debate to date when we discuss most overrated Thanksgiving food items, beers for the holiday dinner plans and tons more. Also, we get back into some segments with our first NEWS break down in quite awhile. We also bust into a brand new Weird Beer Law presented by Noah and our first Can Alert segment in quite awhile. Plus, don’t miss out as we sample some new beers gifted to the show perfect for our holiday celebration. All this plus much more including miscommunication, hard letters, potato history, saying goodbye to breweries, local beer placement in tv shows plus don’t miss out as we break down the OFFICIAL RULES on this years Celebration Bowl and how you can participate and win. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there, have a great and safe holiday and don’t miss our super wild Thanksgiving themed podcast to keep you company.
We are so excited this week to be coming to you from New English Brewing and we are joined by Founder and Brew Master Simon Lacey and Founder & VP Of Marketing Nina O’Hara Lacey. Tune in as we dive into a ton of topics with the founders behind this incredible brewery in town while sampling some phenomenal beers, including a one day old ESB! We take a trip down memory lane to learn the history behind Simon’s brewing career as well as the history of how New English came to be. We also hear about their approach to their wide range of beers including how a few of them came to be. Also, we dive into their new canned offerings as well as the rebrand for their new cans, we discuss their expanded location and event space the Barrel Room, their amazing barrel aged beers and SO much more. Also, don’t miss out as we discuss what beers we would want on a private island, Brut and Hazy IPAs, the importance of independence in local beer, differences and similarities between Europe and San Diego’s beer communities, revitalizing the ESB, winning awards and the creation & fanfare behind the great Zumbar. Plus tons more, don’t miss this weeks show!
This week we come to you from The Brewers Taproom in Encinitas. The Brewers Taproom is a great local tap house pouring 25 taps of local, independent beer. We are joined by General Manager of the Brewers Taproom and Co Founder of The Brew Catalog Justin. Tune in as we sample a lot of great local beers while discussing Justin’s beer journey. Hear about the beer communities and beer experiences in Germany as well as some of the similarities between Sacramento and San Diego. Plus we break down the history behind the Brewers Taproom, their approach to supporting local and independent and we dive into some of the background that occurs with beer buyers and managing a tap house. Also, don’t miss out as we get a breakdown about The Brew Catalog, a one stop shop for beer buyers to purchase local, independent beer directly from breweries. Hear about the idea behind the Brew Catalog as well as how it works for breweries, beer buyers, sales people and much more. All this fun, as well as someone got another haircut, bottle share kill shots on display, back alley barleywine pours, old Christmas sweaters and don’t miss a brand new edition of Weird Beer Laws presented by Noah.
Happy Beer Week everyone! This week we are coming to you directly from the official Kick Off party to San Diego Beer Week - Guild Fest presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild. Tune in as we bring to you some great guests while we sample some rad beers from great local breweries. Don’t miss out as we are joined by Alex - Owner of Amplified Ale Works. We sample the brand new Amplified Triple IPA, discuss their recent anniversary and we are told an EXCLUSIVE announcement from Amplified that has not been shared anywhere else! Next, we sit down with Derek and Brian of Creative Creature. We sample beers, discuss their history and hear all about their approach to beers and information on the upcoming anniversary party. Finally, we are joined by the great Jill Olesh - Former Brewers Guild President and Senior Sales and Brand Development Manager for Pizza Port. We dive into their latest beer release In The Pit IPA and hear all about their recent GABF wins, distro and packaging and hear all about two awesome events happening soon with Pizza Port. All this plus so much more Beer Week fun. Tune in and Happy Beer Week everyone!
One of our favorite yearly episodes is finally here! Its time for FEAR Night in San Diego! AKA Three B Scream - Our yearly Halloween celebration. This year we sit down to tackle Pumpkin beers, possibly the scariest style around. We break down different base beers which go great with pumpkin and spice, and discuss some possible pairings for these beers. While we sample a few different variations of pumpkin and spice beers, don’t miss some of our most terrifying discussion yet! We dive into a discussion on which each of us think are the worst ways to DIE in a horror movie and we revive a listener favorite (and difficult) game for Halloween - Muppet or Serial Killer! Plus, don’t miss a brand new edition of Weird Beer Laws by Noah and New Can Alerts! All this plus much more including pepper beers, “UNCool” beers, we crack open 3 pretty special beers to ring in the spooky season, contract brewing, why admitting secrets is a bad call and tons more terrifying fun! Don’t miss out and remember - this episode is meant to get you into the Halloween spirit. So sit back and enjoy!