The boys are back in town! Tom has returned from his vacation just in time for us to dive back into our style centric shows. For those that don’t know, we do our style specific shows as a way to shed light on beer styles that are not IPAs in this IPA heavy community. So don’t miss out as we celebrate Wild Ale Night! Tune in as we learn all about what wild ales are, some history on these beers and we sample a couple great representations of the style. Plus hear a break down of Tom’s trip to Portugal and some of the great food and beer he tried on the trip. Also, don’t miss out on this week beer news breakdown, New Can Alerts and tons more. Plus, don’t miss out as we discuss the hard seltzer phenomenon hitting the US and we sample our first one on the show, and we break down a serious Untappd dilemma and how some users are clearly missing out on quality beers based on user ratings. All this plus much more including Cod Talk, Mike brings a gift to the studio, Turko and his hair, making beer low calorie, we stomp on the idea of “girl vs guy” beers and tons more. Guaranteed you learn and laugh this week or your money back.
Hey Now were back in business to celebrate Indie-Pendence Day with a brand new episode perfect for your holiday traveling and plans! Which means the 4th of July with coolers filled with great local, indie beer! We discuss the beers we will be searching for to celebrate the hot holiday and discuss the upcoming Indie Beer Run Day on July 3rd. We also dive into a brand new Small Brewery Showcase this week and focus on the newly opened and instant local favorite Stave and Nail. Tune in as we sample 4 great offerings from Stave and Nail, share some info on the brewery and discuss our first trip to the brewery. We also break down some local beer news stories, this weeks New Can Alerts and don’t miss the latest installment of Weird Beer Laws! All this plus much more including linguisa filled pockets, Noah gets a promotion, dressing way down for the coming summer, drinking in a treehouse, ranch dressing in the carpets, accidentally drinking from the “wrong can”, were still upset about Benchmark closing, fair beer trading and tons more. Crack a great local beer for July 4th and enjoy the show!
This week we are joined by the one and only, legend of Padres Twitter HJ Preller. (@HJPreller on Twitter.) Together we dive in to some special, some pretty hard to find and new beers to the show. HJ brought hot fire, so we tried to live up to his generosity this week with our beer offerings. While sampling we discuss many topics with HJ Preller including beer traveling, how to find the best spots for beer when on vacation and tips on bringing bottles home with you on an airplane. Plus, we break down some topics based on the 2019 Padres and the future of our local team. We also dive into some local beer news as well as this weeks edition of New Can Alert where we discuss upcoming releases to look out for. All this plus much more including Hamm’s as a specialty, a first hand look at beer touring in Belgium, respectfully taking part in other peoples beer community and culture, beer options at baseball stadiums, mainly San Diego and San Francisco, info on cellaring beer and how cellared beers can turn to “soy sauce”, we go nuts about the upcoming round beach towel giveaway and discuss poor towel quality because, we know its important and tons more. Tune in for tons of fun this week!
Hey now! After a week off we are BACK! This week we are joined by Audrey Olena - Creator and Host of the brand new beer podcast in San Diego Trouble Brewing Podcast. Tune in this week as we get to know Audrey and her “beer journey”. Trouble Brewing is a podcast tackling issues in the local beer community like sexism, racism, workers right and much more. We dive into her history, how the show came to be and what she hopes to accomplish with each episode. We also discuss many hot topics affecting the local beer community and working with Audrey, we discuss possible solutions to issues plaguing the community and give our thoughts on these problems. All this plus much more including sampling some great new beers, we haze out a bit more than expected, beer pricing, an inside look at being hired in the beer community, inclusivity in beer and perception of negative attitudes, terrifying and inappropriate responses to abuse, workers rights in the beer community and tons more. Don’t miss out on the important episode where we discuss issues in the beer community and offer solutions to help. Recorded at Ale Tales Bottle Shop in Linda Vista with beers enjoyed which were purchased from Ale Tales. Go there and buy beer.
The summer of Beer Night in San Diego continues this week and our “theme” for this episode is NEW cans we have been excited about. We each brought a couple newly released cans to sample and discuss together. Plus, don’t miss out as we break down some of the biggest stories in local beer including some BIG and exciting EXCLUSIVE news! Don’t miss out as we break the news on a local favorite brewery with some big news. Also, don’t miss the latest edition of New Can Alerts and the return of Fact or Fiction LIVE! We also dive into priorities when buying new beer, how to choose what to purchase with so many new things coming out all the time and some of the sad culture points we wish would change. All this plus much more including fashion tips, why beer should be inclusive and not exclude folks, baseball themed beers, fruit on a pizza, going full Hunger Games for extra pours, bees invading Petco Park and TONS more.
Summer time is here, and we are gearing up for the Beer Nights of Summer series of shows. To kick off Summer, we are joined by none other than good friend and extended member of the show Noah Scoville to celebrate Barleywine Night! Tune in to hear all about the history of Barleywines while we sample multiple variations of the style including English, American and Barrel Aged. Plus, we break down some beer community news, New Can Alert, Noah presents a brand new segment to the show called “Weird Beer Laws” where we discuss off the wall laws around our favorite beverage and don’t miss the return of the fan favorite game Fact or Fiction! Plus hear whats new with Noah including his monthly bottle shares and some exciting life news for our dear friend. All this plus SO much more including discussion on Waterworld, typing in wingdings for notes, the cult like following for an under rated beer style, missing a train because of Barleywine, members of the 5 Familes of Craft Beer, discussion on blending beers, beer steel cage matches, Mike’s American Gladiators personality, how many Texas references can we name in 5 seconds, weird Pee Wee Herman references and TONS more! Beer Nights of Summer are here - strap in and join us for lots of beer education and lots of laughs.
This week we are beyond stoked to sit down with Denise from Ale Tales Bottle Shop here in San Diego. Tune in as we get to know Denise, her journey through the world of beer and how she found her way to be GM of one of the most exciting bottle shops in our great city. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look as we break down some big news and big plans coming soon from Ale Tales, as they announced a new location coming soon to East Village which will house not only a top notch bottle shop but also a beer bar, restaurant and more. While we discuss all things Ale Tales, our shows theme is Summer Time Beers - perfect for Memorial Day (this weekend) the official kick off to summer. Hear us break down some perfect local summer beers - ALL of which are available to be purchased at Ale Tales! All this plus much more including loose meat sandwiches, we get Denise’s take on the current state of local beer as well as her take and thoughts on the 2019 Padres season, go-to beers at the ball park, the greatness of being part of Pink Boots, Cantillon coming to San Diego and into bottle shops, beer trends in the retail arena and tons more. Don’t miss out on a great episode loaded with new exciting information and info on the retail side of local beer.
This week the boys are back in the studio with a brand new themed show. The studio beer fridge was becoming a bit filled with cans and bottles, so with Spring in full bloom its time for some beer spring cleaning! Not to be confused with the wheel of beer, this week we go through the ol fridge and drink some great beers that have been held back for one reason or another. (All good - not old beer). Plus to go with the theme we break down some information on aging and cellaring beers and how to do it properly. Plus, don’t miss out on this weeks beer news round up as well as this weeks edition of New Can Alerts! All this plus much more including we choose a super hero and what beer we would like to see made for each, what beers to age and which to not and why, showing respect for deep cut movie quotes, over priced hard to find bottles, retiring from beer festivals early, hating on the fair yet again, who is Norm and who is Cliff at Pariah Brewing and tons more.
This week the boys are back and to celebrate the fact that baseball season is in full swing, we dive into a themed show - 9 Innings of Local Beer! Tune in as we break down 9 different innings with 9 different local beers that pair perfectly with a ball game - either at a stadium or watching at home. We discuss what we feel are great to enjoy during a baseball game and also get some listener interaction to tell us their favorite baseball beers. We also get a guided tasting from Tom from his trip to Monterey and savor some great offerings from Alvarado Street. Plus, we break down some local beer news and don’t miss our latest edition of New Can Alerts! All this plus much more including not being able to pronounce words in Spanish, why fighting with fans of other teams is stupid, crushing cheese at a festival, losing zoo animals, bleeding in studio, who won the Hop Wars of days past, softball home run derby and tons more. Don’t miss out this week when we bring together multiple worlds of fun for one exciting show! Tune in to laugh and learn with us.
The boys are back and this week we have rejoined our regularly scheduled programming with our style centric shows. We do these shows in a way to learn as well as teach all about lesser represented styles (in a very hoppy landscape.) This week we dive into Belgian Pale Ales. Tune in to hear all about the history, flavor profiles and food pairings of this style while we sample numerous variations spanning from old school, traditional to new school American versions. Plus, we dive into some local beer news and also bring to you our latest edition of New Can Alerts. All this plus much more including how much we love Old Bay including how to make Old Bay bacon, we sample some beer mail cans from afar, bottles exploding and how to handle gusher bottles, we learn about a new style presented by the Brewers Association, trolley weirdness, beers pairing with hitting the dunes, we hear some classic limericks and tons more. Dont miss out on this episode folks - come laugh and learn with us.