This week we have a brewery that has just celebrated their grand opening and is starting things off with a bang! WestBrew’s modern, coastal tasting room is open, airy and inviting. Better still, there are multiple locations currently being built, this is no timid entry into #SDBeer . We are joined by Joshua Schreer, Owner, and Jay Jones, Head of Sales.
Their main location is at 1061 La Mirada Court, Vista, California 92081 and they just opened the Del Mar location we talk about, located at 1435 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California 92014
We feature the following beers on the show:
WestBrew Pils : 5.2% featuring Amarillo, Tettnang, and Hallertau Blanc
Hazy by the Sea: 7% featuring Citra, Motueka and Rakau
Mosaic Surfer Pale: 6% with Mosaic
Righteous Coast: 7% WIPA
We hope you enjoy this audio version of the episode and just in case you want to relive the livestream, that’s below as well!
We have another special evening planned for you! We’re joined by brewers Rodg Little and Geoff Scott from Oak Park Beer Co. and Theodore (Ted) Mack II to talk about his father’s legacy and partnership that lead to this special beer.
Peoples Beer is brewed to honor the legacy of Theodore Mack Sr., the first African American brewery owner. In 1970, he purchased Peoples Brewing Co. to provide employment opportunities in minority communities and brew beer for the people – Peoples Beer.
We will feature the following beers on the show:
Catch Me Coastin’ from Pariah Brewing Co. – WCIPA featuring Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo
Peoples Beer from Oak Park Brewing Co. – American lager featuring Cluster
We want to take a moment to extend tremendous gratitude to Ted Mack II; his presence made this a truly immersive episode and we are so glad to share this episode with you. Original video is below is case you want to relive the live stream.
For the first episode of Season #3 of The Indie Beer Show we bring you the awesome people behind California Wild Ales! Bill and Zack will join us to breakdown their process, love of Comic Con, and all things local, small batch, sour beer production.
We will be featuring the following beers:
Peach on Peach:
We took a ton of peaches… almost 2 pounds per gallon and rested them on our barrel-aged golden base for 2 months. We then took 120 gallons of that beer and racked it onto another 200 pounds of peaches for an additional 2 months. The result is an explosion of fuzzy peach flavor.
500ml | 16.9oz | 5% ABV
Mead Berry with Vanilla:
Made with berries from Lost Cause Meadery, this Wild Ale Collaboration contains hundreds of pounds of blackberries and raspberries that previously rested in finished mead.
Exploding with bright raspberry and a blackberry-jam finish, the tart berries and golden ale is perfectly balanced by a beautiful sweetness from the honey. We took a portion of the mead berries and rested it on Bourbon-Soaked Madagascar Vanilla Beans. Adding the vanilla created a sweet berry pie flavor and is one of our best pastry sours to date.
500ml | 16.9oz | 5% ABV
Darth Citrius is made with the best Bearss Limes, Meyer Lemons, and Satsuma Mandarines we could get our hands-on. All this citrus was picked fresh off the trees at our friends Summer’s place in Escondido, CA.
500ml | 16.9oz | 4.7% ABV
Black is Beautiful:
The Black is Beautiful initiative, created by Weathered Souls Brewing Co., is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily.
One hundred percent of this beer’s proceeds will go to support Color of Change. Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. They challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.
Made in collaboration with our friend Samantha Olsen, we chose a grain bill extremely reminiscent of an Imperial Stout. Coming in around 9% abv, it has a light pleasant roasted character with deep notes of plum and a malty sweetness to compliment the acidity for an extremely well balanced sour stout/dark sour. This beer has been aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months and bottle conditioned for an additional 6 weeks.
500ml | 16.9oz | 9% ABV
Enjoy this audio version of a great episode and relive the video below that!
Yep, we made it through the second season of The Indie Beer Show! This year was not what anyone had planned but we feel really good about how we morphed The Show to remote live streaming to keep everyone safe. It had the added benefit of being able to broadcast live to our fans and have breweries on that may not have been able to join us in person.
For our Second Anniversary Show we focused on giving back to those that got us here, the best people on Earth, the TIBS! fans and Patrons! We talk about some of our favorite moments in The Indie Beer Show history, cover some show stats, and giveaway several prizes to patrons and participants alike. We also covered that Mug Club Members will receive an actual mug this year (and one for last year if you were a member already).
Thank you so much to everyone that has listened, watched, liked, commented, rated, participated, drank along with, high fived (when we could do that), shared, and supported us in any way! We couldn’t do The Indie Beer Show without you! Here’s to Season 3!
This week we’ll be joined by Edgar Preciado from Beer Thug Life and Morgan Keller (possibly more) from Indie Brewing Co. We have always wanted to get the indie on indie show going and what better way than to include the great people at Beer Thug Life?!
We will be featuring the following beers (Shout out to Dan Diego’s for being the first place in SD that stocks Indie Brewing Co products and they provided the beer (through Beer Thug Life) for this episode):
Eastside Pale Ale – New England Pale – 100% Simcoe
Nuestra Ciudad – Collaboration with Beer Thug Life and Cerveceria Mundial – DDH Hazy – 100% Mosaic
Find That Juicy Double – DDH Hazy
Haze twins – Collaboration with Beer Thug Life, Beer Zombies, and
Cerveceria Mundial – Citra and Mosaic
There is going to be a bunch of fun as we taste through this haze parade from the far off land, north of Camp Pendleton.
We’re live at exactly 6:30 PM PT, every Thursday on our Facebook page and YouTube channel; we hope you enjoy this audio version but just in case the live stream is also below!