Goat Patch Brewing Co.

We like to change things up when we get a chance here at TIBS! This week we’re joined by a great indie brewery from Colorado Springs, Goat Patch Brewing Co. We connected through this odd, ancient technology called a telephone.  On The Show! we have Johannah Murphy, the general manager, Darren Baze, founder/owner/head brewer, and Justin Grant founder/owner. Right off the bat it was clear they love their craft but don’t take themselves too seriously. They rolled with all of our jokes without hesitation!

Fortunately, we had four Goat Patch Brewing beers with us to sample during the show. The beer quality, which is clearly the most important aspect of any brewery, is completely on point. I was very impressed, all the beers we sampled could easily be sold here in San Diego.

We are incredibly impressed by the support they show their local community. You’ll hear me get a little stuck on the subject; mainly because the amount of support they provide compared to the amount of beer they produce is very high. We, here at The Indie Beer Show, commend Goat Patch Brewing Co. for this aspect of their business!

If you’re ever out in Colorado, maybe you’ll be at GABF with us, make sure you check out Goat Patch, I know we will! Grab a delicious indie beer and hit the play button!


QUAFF Celebrates 30 Years of Homebrewing

The San Diego indie beer industry has a minor league that many overlook; homebrewing, started from a passion for one of the world’s greatest beverages can lead to professional success.

QUAFF is the homebrewers’ club in San Diego that is unequaled. More than 35 breweries/cideries/meaderies have been founded by people that were members of this group at one point or another. Their pursuit of excellence is as admirable as it is triumphant. Their largest competitor in recent history is enormous; The Brewing Network is a national home brew origination. I’ve heard many people joke that it’s SD vs USA every year for the honors of Homebrew Club of the Year, but our “team” is the reigning champion, 3 years running.

This show is packed with history, descriptions of what the club does, memories (and beer) of members that are no longer with us, nominations for Mt. QUAFFmore, and a ton of fun squeezed in their too!

One of the more commendable qualities of QUAFF is their community support. The #Cheers4Sarah effort began last year to help a member’s family after their daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Sarah has recovered from treatment, so her father Miguel is now using the effort to help 2 other families that have children diagnosed with cancer. The beer will be released on June 22nd at Gravity Heights and then available at the following locations:

Notorious Burgers Carlsbad 6955 El Camino Real Suite 107 Carlsbad, CA 92008

Brazil by the Bay 3676 Kurtz St. San Diego, CA 92110

Hamilton’s Tavern 805 16th St. San Diego, CA 92101

Hoboken Pizza & Beer Joint 1459 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109

Draft Republic – La Jolla 4282 Esplanade Ct. San Diego, CA 92122

Deli Stop 13173 Black Mountain Rd San Diego CA 92129

North Park Brewing 3038 University Ave San Diego CA 92104

Obrien’s Pub 4646 Convoy St San Diego, CA 92111

Amplified Ales 1429 Island Ave San Diego CA 92101 & 4150 Mission Blvd #208 San Diego CA 92109

Small Bar & Grill 4628 Park Blvd San Diego CA 92116

Bottlecraft 2252 India St San Diego CA 92101 & 437 Highway 101 Suite 107 Solana Beach CA 92075

Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Ave National City CA 91950

Grind House Ale 2163 Logan Ave San Diego CA 92113

Corbins BBQ 6548 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92115

Fourpenney House Brewery 8323 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa CA 91942

Hoffer’s Cigar Bar 8282 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa CA 91942

Woodstock Pizza College 6145 El Cajon Blvd Ste 3P San Diego CA 92115

Whiphand Bistro 935 J St San Diego CA 92101

Urge RB American Gastropub 16761 Bernardo Center Dr San Diego CA 92128

Iron Pig Alehouse 1520 Garnet Ave San Diego CA 92109

“Beer Cats Fine Craft Imports Titans Craft Beer Taproom & Bottle Shop” Japan

Cork and Craft 16990 Via Tazon San Diego CA 92127

Miss B’s Coconut Club 3704 Mission Blvd San Diego CA 92109

Bar Sin Nombre 253 3rd Ave#100 Chula Vista CA 91910

Rip Current Brewing North Park 4101 30th St San Diego CA 92104

The Ugly Dog Pub at 6344 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92115

Grab yourself a homebrew, if you access to one, and hit the play button!


The 7th Annual Sore Eye Cup – San Diego’s Best Indie Beer

Welcome to the launch of the 7th Annual Sore Eye Cup, an award for the best, regularly produced indie beer in San Diego!

If you’re familiar with this contest, I hope you’ve noticed you’re on The Indie Beer Show site; I have finally united the search for San Diego’s best indie beer with the podcast! A big shout out of thanks to the other hosts of The Show for being on board with The Cup!

Last year was a resounding success, Treevana from Burgeon Beer Co. took home total victory! That beer, along with the only member of the Sore Eye Cup Hall of Fame, Speedway Stout from AleSmith, are the only two regularly produced, indie beers ineligible for this contest. You guys set even higher records for nominations and votes last year, well done!

Best beer in San Diego

We will honor the winning craft beer with an actual cup! At the announcement party, on August 10th, at The Rabbit Hole, we’ll fill it up with the winning beer and the winning brewery will drink from the cup right then, as is tradition! The winners can then bask in the glory of victory and have bragging rights for an entire year.

Here are the rules: beers nominated must be brewed here in San Diego County by a licensed, independent, craft brewery. They must be beers the brewery makes year round; seasonal, special versions, one offs, nitro versions and casks are not allowed. The beers do not need to be packaged (cans or bottles), just made all year long and available for growler fills (so we can buy some to judge). We’re looking for superior indie beers that are available to everyone in SD.

Nominate your favorite beer(s) by emailing us at Sore Eye Cup, tweet us (@IndieBeerShow), tag your nomination #SoreEyeCup in Twitter, comment on the post in Facebook, or comment right here on this post. Nominations are open from Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 30th at 5pm. Voting down to the 10 finalist beers will happen right here at Indie.Beer , from  July 5th to July 19th at 2pm.

The top ten beers, as voted by you, the best people on earth, will be blind tasted/judged by our panel of exemplary beer people . The judges range from craft beer enthusiasts to certified cicerones. We are truly looking for the best, regularly produced indie beer San Diego has to offer. The best craft beer, as chosen by us, will be awarded the esteemed Sore Eye Cup and receive all the prestige and glory we can bestow upon a brewery!

A giant shout out to the returning Sore Eye Cup sponsor, Tap Craft! Remember to contact Tap Craft for all your draft system supply, installation, and maintenance needs!

Setting the industry standard for all beverage draught systems, TapCraft is Draughting Quality Beverages.

Current nominated beers!:

Uncle Pat’s by Bitter Brothers

Needle in the Hey! by Thr3e Punk Ales

Lil Dipa by Mission

My Trusty Lama &
Blue lake Brown by 13 Point

Stoner Moment by Helix

Hazy Daisy by Dos Desperados

Hopmata, New Damage, Dankness Visible, Banksy &
Normcore by Burning Beard

Surf Zombie by Beach Grease

Dawn of the Deft & Double Deft Secret by Deft

Clever Kiwi by Burgeon (current, reigning champion!)

Special Pils & .394 by AleSmith

Legally Red, Clever Hoppy Name, Tabula Rasa & Mulligan by Second Chance 

Swami’s & Ponto by Pizza Port

Islander by Coronado

Papa Shaka by Papa Marce’s Cerveceria

Plenty For All by Fall

Milagro by Pure Project

Hop Cloud & Grapefruit Solis by Hess

Sharks with Lasers by Home Brewing Co.

Relay IPA by Thorn

Zumbar & Pure & Simple by New English

Devotion by Lost Abbey

Schlock Purist by Original 40

Boss Pour by Abnormal

Hop Fu! & Bird Park by North Park

The Heiress, The Coachman, The Pupil & The Harlot by Societe

Lebron Haze, Dank Drank &
Smylex by Pariah

Aurora Hoppyalis by Karl Strauss

Ice, Orderville & Blazing World by Modern Times

Red Tide Ryesing & June Gloom by Gravity Heights

Hopcondido by Escondido 

Goofy Regular by Duck Foot

Electric Youth, Prince of Zamunda, & Dream Trails by Thunderhawk

Digital Bath by Belching Beaver

Vice Pink Guava, Prince of Dankness & Hipster Latte by Wild Barrel

Endo, Bonkeur Mosaic Pale & Domestique by Rouleur

Bear Cookie by Bear Roots

First Date by Groundswell

Alpha Chief by Indian Joe

Electrocution by Amplified

Windy Hill by Mikkeller

Tropic of Thunder by Stone Brewing

Jambi by Mason

Chasing Citra by Resident

Five Finger Discount & Space Oasis (Intergalactic) by 2 Kids

Mongo by Port

Beach Grease Beer Co.

Maybe you haven’t heard about this brewery in Vista that focuses on poundable beers with a beach, hot rod, motorcycle, skateboard vibe, but they’re here and they are making some pretty tasty beer, get to know Beach Grease Beer Co. They’re tasting room is decorated with everything I just mentioned and is certainly unique and stands out in San Diego.

JamesBanuelos, the founder, joins us on The Show for a great discussion about their inception, what their brand is all about, some of the hickups along the way to where they are now, and generally provides a great context for the overall Beach Grease experience.

We tasted through several of their core beers and were impressed. All the beverages we enjoyed were on message and definitely fit with the poundable motto. We were also lucky enough to help them break in their future podcast space they built on the mezzanine level of the brewery!

We had a great evening hanging out with James and hope that comes through in the recording. Grab yourself a Surf Reaper and hit the play button!

Societe Brewing Company

This week is a special one for us, we got to sit down with Doug and Brandon from Societe Brewing Company! Of course that meant Brandon was pulling double duty as both a host of The Show and a guest of The Show!

I’m finally back behind the mic, Esthela is with us as always, and we have a big announcement in the beginning of the program!

We kind of talk about the new distribution deal that was just announced, the deal wasn’t signed at the time of recording so they didn’t talk about the specifics. We discuss some upcoming changes and what will remain the same; extremely flavorful, high quality, #indiebeer . Here’s a little video about that announcement:

Scout Distribution Presents: Societe Brewing from Scout Distribution on Vimeo.

We finish off this episode with a good discussion about the upcoming 7th anniversary party that will go down on July 27th! Last year they didn’t throw a big party and the public demanded an epic celebration this year. Listen to hear some of the details regarding that upcoming soiree and get your tickets here!

Get yourself a nice cold indie beer, maybe a fresh Societe crowler, and hit the play button!