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!
Hey Now! This week we dive back into our style-centric shows and we are joined by one of our best buddies in all the land - The one and only Ian Cheesman. This weeks Style Centric show is one that we have been beyond excited to host for a long time which is ESB Night! Tune in as we break down some history on ESBs, food pairings and more while sampling numerous local representations of this “style.” While we sample these great local, independent beers we also dive into some discussion on two brand newly opened tasting rooms in town and hear all about their locations, beers offered and more. Plus we dive into some local beer news and announce some fun news involving our show at an upcoming event. Plus, don’t miss this weeks New Can Alerts and the hosts are taken to task yet again in this weeks edition of “Podcast Court” hosted by Judge Ian. All this plus TONS more fun! Sit back, relax with your favorite local, independent beer and find out what happens when Cheesmania runs WILD on you… on ESB Night!
Hey Now! Beer Night in San Diego returns this week with a little bit of a different show than typical weeks. This week we dive into an awesome Indie Beer Road Trip presented by Mike! Joined again by the great Noah Scoville, we dive into some amazing beers picked up from the Pacific North West and showcase some great beers and breweries he visited on his road trip. Tune in as we sample a nice variety of styles from this great beer region of the West. All this plus much more including bad geography jokes, we get an inside look on the beer community in this region, we break down some interesting ingredient notes, Comic Con wounds, how can people do beer travel planning when visiting other cities, some kombucha chat, Goonies never say die and tons more.
The summer of fun continues and this week as we do things a little bit different. This week we dive into a mega local brewery showcase and share some history, information and brand new canned offerings from the great New English Brewing! We sample the first ever cans from New English while discussing our thoughts on this great local brewery, including new hours for them. Also, get a break down from Burgeon Beer’s Media Day while we sample their 2 brand new canned offerings fresh off the lines. Also don’t miss out on this weeks brand new edition of Weird Beer Laws presented by Noah and this weeks New Can Alerts presented by Mike! All this plus much more including blood being shed in the studio, somehow the independent logo still fits on cans even though “experts” claim it can’t be done, we discuss the important of rebranding and logo refreshes for cans, influencers using their power to support small, under appreciated breweries, we break down some BIG changes possibly coming to Instagram which will change EVERYTHING, we share details on the upcoming SD Craft Beer Con, a host offends the others about his gummy bear etiquette and tons more. Tune in for some great fun all around local beer.
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!