Hey Now! Were back this week after some time off due to illness and this week we are LIVE at the Burgeon Beer Co 2nd Anniversary Party and Beer Fest! Tune in as we are joined by some of the amazing breweries in attendance for a day filled with great beer and even better friendships and celebration. First, we dive in together to discuss some of the great thing happening during the day and discuss some of the Burgeon Beer anniversary releases. Our First guest is Taylor West, Co-Founder of Humble Sea in Santa Cruz. We hear their history and story, their approach to their beers, thoughts on distro and and tons more. Next, we are joined by Eric Drew - Co Founder and Head Brewer of Casa Agria in Oxnard Ca. We hear about his deep passion for BA and Farmhouse beers, how he got his start into brewing while sampling some of their Saisons, we hear about them winning for GABF and World Beer Cup, get some insight into blending beers and so much more. Next we are joined by Nicholas and Kirk of Artifex Brewing in San Clemente and surprise guest Robert Masterson of Resident Brewing. We learn about Artifex’s history, their approach to beer, what it was like to win at GABF, their approach to marketing and design work for their cans and more. Plus hear about some upcoming collabs from our friends at Resident Brewing. We finish the show with two of our good buddies, Justin Seleska and Noah Scoville. We hear all about their favorite beers from the day, Resilience Bowl championships and tons more. All this plus much more including Hemingway’s favorite Burgeon beer offering, we get a sneak peak of a yet to be released beer from a local favorite on the show, Mexico trips, what is the true Kook capital of CA, we learn why these great brewers love collaborations so much, beer and arcade game parties, brut IPA discussion, will the government shut down hurt breweries in CA and so much more. Grab a beer and enjoy the ride, folks!
Beer Night in San Diego is back with our first episode of 2019! This week to ring in a brand new year of great local beer podcasts, we are joined by 2 of the Founders of Burgeon Beer Co - Matthew Zirpolo and Derek Van Leeuwen! Also, Matthew is 2019’s President of the San Diego Brewers Guild. Tune in as we hear all about what is new with the great folks at Burgeon Beer since the last time they were guests on our show. While we sample some of their brand new beer offerings, we dive into their growth through year 2 including new tank additions as well as the addition of a bottling and canning line for their beers. Hear their motivation to own their own canning line and their thoughts on can distribution. We also get an inside look at Burgeon winning their first GABF medal in 2018 for their Nobel Miner. Also, we break down all the exciting info around their upcoming 2nd Anniversary Party! Tune in to hear all about this amazing festival with over 30 breweries participating, and also learn about the 3 beers being released at the party, including BBA Glazed, a DDH Collab IPA and a brand new NE style IPA. Plus, we dive into some questions with San Diego’s new President and discuss his priorities as President of the Guild, what he sees as threats to local, indie beer success and his approach and passion for education and knowledge in local, independent beer. Plus, hear about some of their upcoming collaborations in 2019 and their approach to the juggernaut style - Hazy IPAs. All this plus much more including discussion on the Government shutdown and how it is affecting local breweries, the possibility of a hazy mexican lager, blasting Flo Rida in delivery vans, how to submit beers to which categories at competitions, thoughts on quality in San Diego beer, how becoming competitive becomes poisonous, flying in small planes, we have a very special and exclusive day one canned beer and so, so much more! Don’t miss this one folks, and head over to buy tickets to the anniversary party before they sell out.
Beer Night in San Diego is BACK! For quite possibly our final episode…of 2018! We will be back with all of our indie beer loving, local beer supporting fun in 2019. But this week, we dive back into a mini style show to help ring in the holiday season and we focus on Winter Warmers! Tune in to hear all about the history of this “style” and we sample a few great winter warmer beers. We also break down some local beer news including an update from a news story we reported on last week regarding Benchmark Brewing. Also, don’t miss out on this latest edition of Small Brewery Showcase where we feature Papa Marce’s Cerveceria in Carlsbad. Hear their history, their approach to their beers and we sample two of their offerings on the show. Plus, we sample one of the first Resilience IPAs to be released in San Diego AND have a very special and ultra rare bottle from a local brewery, which we have been waiting and wishing to try! Oh, and don’t miss a very quick New Can Alert to wrap up the episode. All this plus much more including craigslist bikes and helmets, rare bird alerts, holiday plans, why are winter beers hard to find this year, drinking verticals, a new beer drinking challenge is created where YOU the listener can participate, beers for Santa, hoarding meat in your pockets and tons more. Tune in and finish your year strong with Beer Night in San Diego!
Hey Now! This week we are back with an Extra Innings edition of Beer Night in San Diego where we sit down to discuss some of the biggest news stories in San Diego’s beer community. This week we dive into the news stories which have rocked the local beer community - the closing of Council Brewing as well as the troubles and issues happening at Benchmark Brewing. Tune in as we break down the news occurring with both of the local breweries while we sample a couple offerings from both on the show. We also give some opinion on whats going on (of course) as well as discuss the possible future of local beer heading into 2019, plus tons more. (And yes, we are aware of new updates on these stories which will be updated on episode 202. Keep an eye out for that.) Plus, we break down an extra innings edition of New Can Alert! All this plus, our thoughts on if we have reached the peak in San Diego beer, we discuss the hated statement “bubble burst” and how much we dislike it, what can we possibly expect in the coming months, and through 2019 in regards to news like this and why supporting local and supporting Indie Beer is more important now than ever before. Don’t miss this weeks all news, short edition of our weekly beer podcast.
We made it! Its our big 200th Episode as well as our yearly Christmas Spectacular! Don’t miss out this weeks episode to hear us not only ring in the holiday season, but to also celebrate reaching the milestone of 200 episodes! We couldn’t be more stoked. Tune in as we break down some of our favorite moments in our shows history including our collaboration beers, favorite guests and of course, when we coined the term #IndieBeer in San Diego, we also discuss what you can look forward to in the future of our show as well as hear where our passion for doing this show comes from and what we love so much about producing this show each and every week. Also, don’t miss out as we break down some serious Christmas talk. We read all of our standings on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list, what beer we hope to find in our stockings Christmas morning and even Santa himself might stop by with a special celebration beer. We also dive into count them TWO holiday games for you this week. We play Christmas Movie Trivia and also, don’t miss the return of the fan favorite Fact of Fiction! Plus, as if this wasnt enough, this week also marks the return of our yearly Beer Night Gives Back episode. Don’t miss out as we spin the wheel of tees with Patreon supporters names on them to see who wins a free t shirt from our webstore. All of this crazy stuff happens why we are sampling some phenomenal holiday themed beers. All this plus MUCH more including history on Christmas/Holiday beers, historic Christmas poems read by Tom, being snowed in with good beer, Celebration Bowl update and tons more! Ho Ho Ho Hey Now! Thanks for tuning in folks, and cheers to 200 more!
Beer Night in San Diego is back! Coming to you this week from our West Side Studio and all four horsemen are back again this week. We are also joined by a special guest towards the end of the show, good friend of the show Mr. Noah Scoville. This week is a bit of a free for all style show with a slight edge towards some Holiday style beers. While sampling a wide array of styles including some brand new can releases from San Diego, we get a report from Ryan who recently visited the brand new Russian River facility. We also dive into a brand new Small Brewery Showcase segment this week when we focus on the story and sample the first ever can release from Escondido Brewing Company. We also get an update on the first annual Celebration Bowl between Mike and Tom. Also, don’t miss out on our first New Can Alert segment in many weeks when we break down the upcoming releases in San Diego beer. All this plus much more including installing pneumatic tubes in your home to share beers with neighbors, complaining about 12 year old school work, Tom drinks out of the largest glass in our shows history, the boys sample a long sought after beer, recap of the Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, the origin of the can roll and the return of pasta jokes. Plus, tons more. Don’t miss out!
Beer Night in San Diego is BACK after the holiday week. This week we are back in the studio and we are joined by 2 of the 3 gentlemen behind the home brewing group Bearded Lion Brewing Company - Christos and John. Tune in as we sit down with the boys and get to know them a bit more while sampling some of their awesome hand crafted beers. Hear all about how they got their start in brewing, what beers turned them on to the world of brewing and some tips for aspiring home brewers out there. Also, we dive into a couple news stories and we discuss a couple of fun events coming soon. Plus, don’t miss out on an impromptu Small Brewery Showcase as we feature the newest brewery in San Diego - Helia Brewing Company. We also dive in to a couple out of town beers brought back from some road trips. Plus, don’t miss out on a brand new challenge between two members of the show, and learn how you can pick a winner and get a chance to win a free t shirt from our webstore. All this plus much more including holiday beer breakdowns, Christmas ales, some LOST discussion, everyone needs a burrito friend, learn a bit of the BJCP judging process, we have a table divided over a specific bottle of beer, Thanksgiving leftovers and tons more.
Its Beer Night in San Diego - Beer Week Edition! This week we are coming to you live from the great Collabapalooza presented by Karl Strauss! This event is incredible as they bring together 30 plus local, independent breweries - Each of which collaborated with another brewery in attendance to release a one off, specialty collaboration beer. Tune in as we break down some of our greatest moments of San Diego Beer Week 2018 PLUS we are joined by some incredibly special guests live at the event. Tune in as we are joined by Brewmaster for Karl Strauss Paul Segura, Owner and Head Brewer for Bagby Beer Jeff Bagby and Owner and Head Brewer for Resident Brewing Robert Masterson. We speak to each of them about which beers they collaborated on, their thoughts on collaboration beers and their feelings on the current community in San Diego beer. Plus tons more of great topics are discussed with these legends of the beer world who have helped shape the Capital of Craft in San Diego. We also hear some great stories about the history of San Diego beer, the future of beer and tons more. This is an episode you DO NOT want to miss. (Remember, this is a live show from a beer event. Background noise may be present.)
Its San Diego Beer Week and we are so excited to be coming to you this week with a live show recording at the kick off to beer week - San Diego Brewers Guild Fest! We recorded live at the event and sat down with some very special guests. Tune in as we are joined by Joey Gelsomino of Iron Fist Brewing, Anthony Beach - Head Brewer of Latchkey Brewing, Beth Demmon - Inspirational beer journalist for many publications and Matthew Zirpolo - Co-Owner of Burgeon Beer Co and Vice President of the Brewers Guild. Tune in as we speak to each of these folks about the greatness of Beer Week, what is new with each of them, what we can look forward to in coming months from each of them as well as more Beer Week plans. Plus, tons more deep conversation all about San Diego beer. Of course, this episode was recorded LIVE from Guild Fest, so be prepared for some back ground noise. But don’t stress. We still deliver the same quality content and sound you’ve come to expect. Tune in, folks! And Happy San Diego Beer Week!
This week not only is it Beer Night in San Diego, its FEAR night in San Diego! Tune in as we celebrate our terrifying yearly tradition with this years Three B SCREAM episode. And sitting in to join us this week to celebrate Halloween is Cody’s Wife the Queen of Halloween Tabitha. Tune in as we sample a ton of Halloween themed beers including the scariest of all beer styles - pumpkin beers. This week we also discuss some upcoming beer week events and hear this weeks horrifying New Can Alert! Also, in good Halloween fun, we break down each of our choices for which Horror movie villain would we want to share a beer with and which beer would we choose and we bring back a classic Three B Scream GAME by playing - Serial Killer or Sesame Street character! (Which we find out is a lot more difficult than you think.) All this plus much more including what makes a GOOD pumpkin beer, making your children pay the candy tax, aging halloween beers, we reveal all the beers for Beer Weeks SD Beer All Stars Competition at Longship, going to better neighborhoods for better candy on Halloween, favorite scary movies and tons more fun and spooky Halloween discussion. Don’t miss out boys and ghouls…Happy Halloween!