What started as a simple idea among friends to open a small local brewery has blossomed into one of the fastest-sprouting brewing companies in San Diego County. A blend of beermaking prowess, shrewd business planning, top-to-bottom ingenuity and elbow grease has allowed Carlsbad-based Burgeon Beer Co. to become more than even its founders envisioned. The company now boasts outposts in Escondido (The Oasis) and Little Italy (The Arbor). The latter recently debuted with on-site culinary partners The Good Seed Food Co., an outfit known for its beer-pairing expertise. In this episode, Co-owner Matthew Zirpolo, Marketing Director Mackenzie Graham and Executive Chef Jesus “Chuy” de la Torre share an evening of beer-and-food pairing with the crew, while discussing their team and its successes as well as upcoming beers and events.
What They Drank:
Pistil | German-style Pilsner (5.2%)
Juice Press | Hazy IPA w/ Citra, Mosaic & Vic Secret (6.8%)
Treevana | West Coast IPA w/ Mosaic & Amarillo (7.2%)
Mixed Greens | Double IPA w/ Simcoe, Ekuanot, Cashmere, Mosaic, Strata & Nelson Sauvin (8%)