2019 Rhythm and Brews Festival

Aaaaand we’re back! I’m alive again, thanks for everyone that wished me a speedy recovery, I appreciate it. A big shout out to Esthela and Brandon who soldiered on without me while I was ill!

This show was recorded live at the 2019 Rhythm and Brews Festival, in Vista. Thank you to the SD Brewers Guild for inviting TIBS! out to record at the event!

Brandon and Esthela interview a cavalcade of members of the #SDBeer industry including:

We love live shows at festivals and it sounds like Esthela and Brandon had a blast at this year’s event! Grab yourself a great #indiebeer from one of the amazing breweries featured in this episode and hit the play button!

Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival

The 9th MVCBF happened on April 27th and I hope you were there for all the fun and revelry! Our long touted favorite festival of the year arrived, dominated your taste buds, and left only foot prints on the ole SDCC Stadium practice field. David returns for some fun in the sun with us, it’s been a while since you’ve heard his voice!

We start with a segment that features Twan from the future Museum of Beer, Charlie from High Style Brewing, MVCBF event head, Robert Esparza. We dip into some details regarding the Museum of Beer, what High Style is all about, and some great news about the future of this awesome festival.

Our middle segment features David and Esthela holding it down without me, I had some “fun” work emergencies going on during this time. They had a bunch of fun yucking it up with Pat McIlhenney, the founder of Alpine Beer Co, Larry Monasakanian, the sales manager from Fall Brewing, and a pair from the SD Indie Beer Madness Champion, Burning Beard, Dylan Brown and Shannon Lynnette!

Then we jump into fun with Kevin Lewis and John Marshall from Thr3e Punk Ales and Tyler Tucker from Bitter Brothers. We discuss collabs, medals, drink a few beers, get some love confessions on “tape”, and other fun #SDbeer topics!

We close it out with a segment that has Kevin and Mia from Groundswell and Cassie and Paul from Abnormal. We talk about Abnormal’s Ambassador membership, a new head brewer at Groundswell, Abnormal’s explosion of canned products, some their and our favorites from the festival, have a surprise guest (it’s live and shit happens!) and generally have a ton of fun closing out the festival!

Get on that play button and let your ears be happy!

Burgeon Beer Co. Part 2

This is the second part of Burgeon Beer Co. episode, make sure you’ve listened to the first part, or don’t, I’m not the boss of you.

In this almost half of The Show we dive into the deep pool of news this week has to offer. Among other things, we cover Modern Times raising $1 million seemingly overnight, Constellation coming out of their Ballast Point honeymoon period, a future Karl Strauss food truck and expanded plans for San Marcos, the amazing results of the LA International Beer Competition, and the San Diego International Beer Festival results.

Yes, we complain about the drive up to Carlsbad, at least to each other, but it was a very worthwhile trip, even in rush hour traffic. Burgeon is quickly becoming one of San Diego’s favorite breweries and you could see it in the packed tasting room on a random Wednesday night! Thank you to Matthew and Anthony for taking the time to hang out with us!

I hope you took a small break after the first half of this Show to grab a Reclaim the Wild, but even if you didn’t, hit that play button!

Burgeon Beer Co. Part 1

I don’t know if you guys have noticed but we’ve been having a freaking blast over here lately! This week is no exception; we sat down with Matthew and Anthony from Burgeon Beer Co. for a delightful conversation!

We discuss the whirlwind the last year has been for this up and coming brewery, their charitable efforts to plant 25,000 trees (and other community support), ask them some questions from you guys, the greatest people on earth, and generally have a ton of fun!

Later in the show we talk about Matthew’s role as the San Diego Brewers Guild president, what their effort is about, and how it’s gone for him so far.

We’ve got a mountain of news for you this week, so much so that we has to split this show into 2 parts as well. Jump into part one and the second half will be waiting for you when you’re ready. Cheers!

Beth Demmon and Bonuses!

This week on The Show we are joined by freelance writer and local beer journalist, Beth Demmon! We dive right into her monthly feature in West Coaster, called Prohibitchin’, that focuses on women in the San Diego indie beer industry. We also have an unplanned, bonus guest, Robert Bessone from 13 Point Brewing Co.

We were sent beers to feature on this show by Single Speed Brewing in Iowa! I have to say, we really enjoyed their offerings and will definitely visit them if we’re ever in Cedar Falls or Waterloo; you should as well!

We cover the very important topic of which SD beer writer performed better on the BJCP exam, Beth or Ian Cheesman; we do this for you and you’re welcome San Diego! We do also ask a few legitimate questions about the arduous process and work it takes to prepare for and pass the BJCP tasting exam.

We also discuss the Reckless Brewing glob of crap, no I’m not linking to them, we don’t need to encourage people to visit their site. Getting back towards funner topics, we get an awesome announcement about Beth being awarded the North American Guild of Beer Writers 2019 Diversity in Beer Writing Grant!

Get yourself ready, grab a great #indiebeer , and hit the play button friends!

Black Plague Brewing

This week on TIBS! we sat down with the fine gentlemen of Black Plague Brewing. We had a blast hanging out with Jordan Hoffart, Jared Doss, and Aeryk Heeg. We hit it off instantly and now we’re all buddies.

While the show progresses, and sampling of their products got deeper, we were impressed with the quality of their offerings. I believe it would be obvious to anyone that talks to these guys that their passion and drive to help BP excel are second to none. I often say authenticity matters, and this crew has it in spades.

I’m stoked they make clear AF beer, but, due to the world’s intent on irony, my favorite beer of the evening was Hazy Scandal. You’ll hear a few slips of my skate nerdness, there’s a great Esthela’s Cheves this week, and you’ll get to know a little bit about this Oceanside brewery.

Get comfortable and hit the play button! This is Episode #28, if you’re keeping track.

Duck Duck Gooze and The Lost Abbey Part 2

Our current fortuitous reality continues! This week we are joined by 
Tomme Arthur and Adam Martinez from The Lost AbbeyPort Brewing – The Hop Concept, to discuss the upcoming release of 2019 Duck Duck Gooze, relive some horrors they’ve since dubbed #clusterduck, and discuss some of the other aspects of their deep portfolio.

This is the second half of a 2 part episode, so make sure you listen to part 1 first, or don’t, I’m not the boss of you.

Thank you to Tomme and Adam for giving us a little peak into their minds. It was a honor and a privilege to spend this much time with a true craft pioneer. Hit that play button!

Duck Duck Gooze and The Lost Abbey Part 1

Our current fortuitous reality continues! This week we are joined by Tomme Arthur and Adam Martinez from The Lost AbbeyPort Brewing – The Hop Concept, to discuss the upcoming release of 2019 Duck Duck Gooze, relive some horrors they’ve since dubbed #clusterduck, and discuss some of the other aspects of their deep portfolio.

We had a little too much fun yucking it up with these two stand out members of the SD craft beer scene, so we’re splitting The Show into 2 halves. Before I forget, I want to mention Tomme was honored with the Russell Schehrer Award, a legacy award for contributions and innovations in craft brewing.

The discussion circles through the DDG process, a playful look at the difficulty of the release in ’16, Green Duck Duck, and some current goings on of The Hop Concept and Port Brewing!

Hit the play button and watch out for part 2 in a few minutes!

Rye’d The Dragon at Savagewood!

Over here at TIBS!, we’ve been on a tremendous streak of good fortune! This week, well last month actually, we got the chance to collaborate with Savagewood Brewing on a fine crafted beverage.

The malts break down like this, 80% 2 row, 12% rye malt, and 8% flaked oats. We saved room in the kettle for a cold water addition after the boil, that dropped our whirlpool temp down to about 175 degrees, for 1.33lbs/BBL of Dragon hops to take a swim in. Then they let WLP067 do its job and added 2.66lbs/BBL of those same Dragon hops in dry hopage.

I think the beer turned out really good, but don’t take my word for it, get over there and try it for yourself! Yes, the limited cans have sold out but there’s still some available on drat for another week or so!

We had a blast recording a live show at the Rye’d The Dragon release party, we really enjoy getting to interact with our fans when we get the chance. Thank you to everyone that made it out and an even bigger thank you goes to Savagewood for working with us on an indie beer show indie beer! Get listening!

Jawing, Drinking, Drink and Jaw

This week’s episode finds Esthela, Brandon and myself discussing some current beer happenings while drinking some amazing beers! This is what most of the craft beer / indie beer podcast world does and we love to do the same when we get the opportunity.

We dive into the recent Saturday Morning beer that got the crazy attention from the nation. If you noticed, your craft beer buddies were not surprised by this beer. Beers like this have been around for a long time and cereal beers have become boring/old hat to beer geeks everywhere.

Out Top 3 this week was suggested by Pacific Beer Chat, check them out if you haven’t yet!

We talk about Iron Fist’s first brewing schedule release, drink Freeskate from Resident Culture Brewing (Thanks BFF Vance!), Iron Fist Blood Orange IPA and Fresh Perspective (for the record, I did the actual math after the show and 500 cans is only 1.5 BBLs, so definitely a limited release), Blood Orange Family Tart from Bitter Brothers, Project 66 form Quantum, 11 IPA from Amplified, and Old Bro from Duck Foot. I might have even missed a few, when there’s “drink” in the title twice, things like that can happen.

If you’ve made it this far I thank you for actually reading! This is episode #25, if you care. Hit that play button!