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!
This week the BNISD crew is coming to you live from Collabapalooza presented by the legendary Karl Strauss. Over 40 independent breweries coming together to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and pour rare, one off beers - This has quickly become one of San Diego’s favorite beer events. Tune in as we sit down with some folks to discuss the event as well as hear whats new with each of their respective breweries. Our guests this week include Sales and Ambassador Cesar Torres of Burgeon Beer, Melissa Sanchez Head Brewer of Karl Strauss La Jolla (as well as who we brewed OUR collabapalooza beer with!), Justin Stambaugh Owner and Head Brewer of Stave and Nail Brewing and last but certainly not least we sit down with Kevin Lewis Head Brewer and Owner at Three Punk Ales and Jay Jones Manager/Sales/Ambassador of Thorn Beer. Hear whats new with each of their respective breweries, and of course get an inside look at collaborating with US on a beer and we finally get to sample the beer we helped make. All this plus tons more fun you can only expect from the BNISD Crew! Tune in, friends! (Keep in mind this is a LIVE show at a busy beer festival.)
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.