This week Mike and Noah are finally back on the show to celebrate Fresh Hop season with our annual Fresh Hop Night in San Diego! Tune in as we break down fresh hops, wet hops and some history while we sample a bunch of killer local fresh/wet hop beers. We also discuss some of the process of brewing with fresh/wet hop and tons more about one of our favorite times of year. Also this week, get a first hand look at this years GABF from Noah who was in the mix for the weekend and we get to sample the most instagrammed beer from GABF right here on our podcast. Also, hear all about 3 amazing upcoming events in San Diego beer, each of which BNISD crew will be a part of including Collabapalooza, Guild Fest and the SD Beer All Stars event at Longship. Get the inside scoop this week on the collaboration beers coming out from BNISD this Beer Week. Also, don’t miss out on a brand new edition of Weird Beer Laws presented by Noah! All this plus much more including the return of the celebration bowl, tensions flare as the dirt talk begins about the SD Beer All Stars event, more affordable pricing for beers, Brady Bunch references no one gets, a hosts secret talent is revealed, hell freezes over once and for all, threats are thrown out and tons more. This is one heck of a ride, so strap in and enjoy!
This week we are joined by two great folks and good friends of the show - Tune in as we sit down with Chris and Matt - the award winning home brew team behind Growler Hour. We are lucky enough to be taken on a guided tasting of 4 amazing Growler Hour beers including a mixed fermentation wild ale. We dive into a ton of home brew chat including blending, mixed fermentation beers with a home brew set up, using coffee in home brew beers, brewing quality pastry stouts, techniques and tons more related to the world of home brewing. Also, don’t miss out as we break down all the great things you can look forward to at this years Salt Dog Classic happening October 20th in Encinitas. We discuss the breweries in attendance, some beers to be exciting about including some exclusive news. Also, dont miss out as we break down all of the 2019 GABF Medal Winners and discuss with the Growler Hour team how judging works, their experience with their beers being judged and thoughts on GABF not awarding 3 medals to each category. All this plus much more including crushing hoppy lagers, beer/bottle shares, breweries offering craft pedialyte, storing home brew batches in your home, why a quality base beer matters, hosting beer and food pairing dinners, using Matt’s voice on Alexa and tons more. Don’t miss out on this weeks show covering home brewing tips and techniques and a great charity event happening in North County.
Oh boy are we excited for this weeks show! This week, unfortunately Mike was out as he was off celebrating his birthday! (Happy Birthday Mike) so joining us this week as a special guest Co-Host is Christos Renner - Award winning home brewer from Bearded Lion Brewing Co! Together we celebrate Oktoberfest! Tune in as we break down the style information on Fest Biers and Marzens while sampling many amazing variations both local and from afar. We also get the official BJCP guidelines on both styles as well as food pairings and much more. Also, hear all about whats new with Bearded Lion Brewing including some of their latest award winning beers, how they teamed up with a local brewery to get more of their beer to thirsty locals and what to look forward to from them in the future. Plus, don’t miss out on our first News Segment in quite a few weeks when we break down some local beer news stories. All this plus much more including brewing beers with reclaimed water, picking lederhosen, we guarantee another visit to podcast court with some comments made, brewing lagers at home, tips on taking your home brew to the next level, we dive into a new collab beer and a special bottle (not Oktoberfest), crushing burgers and dessert pizza and we finally announce details on our Karl Strauss collabapalooza beer!
This week we come to you from Burgeon Beer in Carlsbad as we sit down with 3 members of the San Diego Brewers Guild. Tune in as we are joined by Matthew Zirpolo - President of both Burgeon Beer and the San Diego Brewers Guild, Paul Sangster - President Emeritus of the Guild and Owner of Rip Current Brewing and Kris Anacleto Manager of all things at Booze Bros/Owl Farm and Vice President of the Guild. Don’t miss out as we hear whats new with each of these folks respective breweries including some upcoming great beers and some unannounced, EXCLUSIVE news heard here first! Plus, we learn each of their history in beer and how they found their way into the San Diego Brewers Guild and why they wanted to have an impact on the beer community. Plus, don’t miss out as we dive deep into all the great things happening for San Diego Beer Week 2019 including everything to look forward to at the 2019 San Diego Brewers Guild Fest and the Lodge at Torrey Pines food and beer pairing event. All this plus much more including brewing in space, drinking on a boat, gushing over barrel aged beers, hear some first hand experience on the history of Guild Fest going back a decade, big EXCLUSIVE news about a brewery opening new locations heard on our show first, helping your friends try on lederhosen and tons more.
This is one episode you don’t want to miss! Coming to you from Ale Tales in Linda Vista, tune in as we sit down with three amazing women doing incredible things in and for the San Diego local beer community. This week we are so honored to be joined by Denise, manager of local bottle shop Ale Tales, Kristine, founder of Women’s Craft Beer Collective and part of the team at Culture Brewing and MJ Cellar/Production Team Member for Wild Barrel Brewing in San Marcos. First, we get to know each guest a bit more and let them take us on their personal journey in the world of beer. Next, we dive into a lot of discussion points ranging from diversity in beer, being a women in the local beer community, how we as men can help fight issues in our local beer communities including lack of diversity and sexism and how we can help make women feel comfortable and welcome in the beer world, how #AllBeerisGirlBeer and we get an insight from 3 strong women what it is like to be a women in the San Diego beer community. All this plus much more including Mike’s new relaxation app, how to use specific styles as gateway beers or intro beers for newcomers to the industry, more details on the upcoming East Village Ale Tales and discussion on the neighborhood, lederhosen etiquette and tons more. Tune in to this important and special episode of BNISD.
This week we are coming to you from Stave and Nail Brewing Co in San Marcos. We are joined by the powerhouse brother team of Justin and Joe Stambaugh - Head Blender and Head Brewer of Stave and Nail respectively. (Justin is also Head of Brewing Operations at Rip Current and Joe is a production brewer for Mikkeller San Diego.) Tune in as we get a phenomenal guided tasting of Stave and Nail offerings as well as a couple of yet to be released Rip Current bottles while learning both Justin and Joe’s history in the world of beer. We also hear their approach to their mixed fermentation beers, their big stouts as well as their hoppy offerings and we get an inside look at their process for the beers they produce. Plus, don’t miss out as we dive into the details of the upcoming Stave and Nail Fall Kills Summer event happening September 28th and all the beer, food and great things to look forward to at the event. We also discuss a couple collaborations, their thoughts and plans on possible distro and tons more. All this plus much more including selling out of beer one your first weekend open, some home brew talk and advice for home brewers how to be successful, barleywines finally being welcomed in the world of beer, medalling at GABF, techniques and process for mixed fermentation beers including using fruit, scary scooters, info on an upcoming bottle club and tons more. Don’t miss this episode with two seriously passionate brewers in San Diego.
This week BNISD comes to you from the amazing Deft Brewing in Bay Park - San Diego. Tune in as we are joined by Founder, Owner and Brewer of Deft Brewing Mo Nuspl. On a hot September night we do a guided tasting with Mo of some of Deft’s amazing and award winning beer offerings and we learn all about the inspiration behind their European, German and American-ish beers. Hear some of Mo’s brewing history, where his passion comes from, Deft’s approach to beers and some things Deft is looking forward to heading into the future. Plus, hear all about Deft’s upcoming Deftober Fest including some brand new beers that will be released, food options, food and beer specials and tons more. All this plus much more including flight cards to promote beer education and knowledge, home brewing advice, one of our hosts finally finds a beer with ginger in it he enjoys + inside secrets on how to best utilize ginger in your beers, we get introduced to Flat Mo, puppet show plans are made, we dive into Deft’s passion for rescuing dogs and hear a story of a dog rescued at Deft and tons more. Grab a great local beer and tune in to learn all about a great local brewery that really shares the spirit of San Diego, local beer and community.
This week we break away from our style-centric shows to focus again on another one of our favorite themes, Small Brewery Showcase. Tune in this week as we sample and share some information on one of our favorite breweries - Abnormal Beer! While we dive deep into some of their latest can offerings we also sample another great BA beer from our friends at Three Punk Ales in Chula Vista from their Anniversary. Plus, we break down some of the latest local beer news and don’t miss out on this weeks edition of New Can Alerts! All this plus much, MUCH more including a fun beer names, stouts are OK in the summer, doing a San Diego groundhogs day to see when its ok to drink stouts, Mike gets a new nickname, pool party beers, waxed topped bottles, commuting for beer pick ups, spilling beer on yourself like a dummy, chatting up “Abe Lincoln” cans AKA 19oz cans, traffic leaving concerts and tailgating and so much more. Don’t miss out, tune in and share with friends and family today!
This week we are so excited because we are releasing sort of a two for one episode. This weeks show starts off with an exclusive announcement and conversation with good friend of the show Mr. Cesar Torres. Together we discuss whats new with him and hear him reveal some 100% exclusive news about some things happening with him. The second part of the show, we are finishing up some business from last weeks episode which unfortunately got pushed back a week, meaning this week we dive into a Small Brewery Showcase episode. Dont miss out as we sample and discuss some history on the North County Powerhouse Brewery - Booze Brothers! We also discuss the massive growth of beer in East Village and what that may hold for the future of the still growing area as well as some growth happening in Escondido as well. Plus, don’t miss out as we sample a couple fun out of town beers including one that opens up some discussion on how breweries should handle “touchy” topics. All this plus much more including discussing some old school fun gums, using beer for cooking and how our hosts have used great beers for bbq and cooking in the past and what beers work for home made bbq sauces, Hannibal Lector shows up for a taste, we get a break down of one of our hosts fun summer beer adventures, we discuss the coming of Oktoberfest beers and tons more. Don’t miss out on this short and sweet local beer podcast from the first and longest running beer podcast in San Diego!
Tune in this week as we dive into a mini showcase episode. (We also change the play book mid way through and the “North County Showcase” mentioned happens next week! Don’t miss it!) To go along with the showcase we take a trip through the recent Best of San Diego three way collab cans released from Coronado, Eppig and Fall Brewing. We also get a breakdown of the recent AleSmith Anniversary party and get the first review of the long awaited CheeseSmith offerings as well as some of the special beers that were released to celebrate. Plus, don’t miss this weeks local beer News Breakdown and of course a brand new edition of New Cans of the Week featuring some, you guessed it, new cans being sampled on the show! Plus, do not miss out on a very exciting announcement about our podcast, possibly the most exciting announcement to date! All this plus much more including fighting off snakes and scorpions to record, we make plans about releasing beers that we have literally zero say in (and mean no disrespect by doing so), double dipping the french onion, breaking down watermelon beers, we drop some possibly very EXCLUSIVE news about a once well loved bar space and tons more. Don’t miss it!