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!
Welcome to Indie Beer Madness! Flagship IPAs battling it out for glory and bragging rights!
Congratulations to Burning Beard Brewing Co. for being the 2019 Champion of San Diego Indie Beer Madness! Dankness Visible defeated strong competition in every round to emerge as the unlikely conqueror of this contest. We bestow glory and prestige upon this brewery for an entire year!
Bitter Brothers Brewery is the first San Diego , independent brewery to produce a low calorie beer. This trend is picking up steam and BB has a well timed innovation, that leverages the enzymes that are used in producing brut IPAs, to make a flavorful beer with just 2g of carbs, 95 calories, and coming in at a paltry 4% abv.
Beers for the health conscious drinker is a market that is exploding right now in craft. The biggest sign is Sierra Nevada’s purchase of Sufferfest. This is the first acquisition for the SN, that’s how strongly they feel about the potential growth in this space.
Tyler, the head brewer at Bitter Brothers, joins us on The Show to discuss Pacesetter as well as some of their other fine offerings. The beer quality at this brewery is at an all time high, if it’s been awhile since you’ve visited, you should go by soon!
I really enjoyed Pacesetter and wouldn’t hesitate to order it. It has a quality on the finish that makes you want to take another sip, and another, and you get the point! This is episode 24, if you’re keeping track, and it’s time to hit the play button!
This is Esthela’s annual Womens’ Show where we give some of the coolest humans in the San Diego craft beer industry the opportunity to be on The Show together! She takes the wheel to discuss current issues from the female perspective, enjoy a bunch of amazing beers, and discuss their favorite places to grab a drink!
Prepare your ears for a terrific departure from the usual Show as these wonderful people fill your ears with knowledge, advice, and remind you that #SDBEER is not just about bearded dudes. Packed with highlights, laughter, and plain old good times, I really enjoyed listening to this episode!
Help us celebrate International Women’s Day with a great episode, #23 btw! Grab a beer from one of the incredible establishments our guests work at, get comfortable, and hit that play button!
You’re about to listen to Episode 22! We’re getting rid of episode numbers in our show titles, so, moving forward, our titles will only focus on our guests or topic of The Show!
Trent and Maria were great hosts; they had Esthela and me out on a night they were not open. On this particular cold and rainy night, it was fun to have the entire facility to ourselves!
Yes, San Diego has several distilleries, if you were not aware, many are displaying similar zeal and creativity to distilling spirits that we’re conditioned to expect from our local brewers.
SD Distillery is a shining example of how, sometimes, the long term dedication to a passion project develops into a unique and respected business.
I walked away from this interview with two main thoughts. Maria and Trent’s love of distilling, aging, and blending is very obvious when in their company. Their use of indie beer as the wash for some of their distillation gives them a level of connection with the local beer industry that few will fully understand; getting the white into a barrel for aging is only the beginning, the aging and blending process can take years longer.
Gently pour some of your favorite local bourbon or whiskey into that Glencairn glass you haven’t used in far too long, hit the download button and enjoy something a little different from us, here at TIBS!