Live with Derek Gallanosa from Moksa Brewing Co.

Maybe this will be the start of a new series, who knows?! We’re very pleased to have Derek Gallanosa, Head Brewer, Sales Manager, Social Media Manager, and Outside Events Manager (I’m sure there’s actually 4 more jobs in there) on the show to talk about all things Moksa.
For those that may not know, Derek started his craft beer career here in San Diego, and was one of my teachers in the SDSU Craft Beer program. We are seriously looking forward to tasting through his excellent products.
For this beer, we teamed up with Corey from 3 Sons Brewing Co and combined our Imperial Stout recipes to incorporate elements of how we both approach Non Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts with post fermentation treatments. For Virtual Hugs, we used 14 lb/bbl of cashews, 2 lbs/bbl of Guatemalan cacao nibs, and .4 lbs/bbl of Congo vanilla beans. Expect this to be thick, sweet, nutty, chocolaty, roasty and all around delicious.
This beer is about as pure as you can get. Minimal hopping and a super basic grain bill makes this style incredibly hard to do well. For Snappy The Lager, 100% of our grain bill came from Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA. We then ferment the beer using our favorite lager yeast from Augustiner and let it set in the tank for multiple weeks. Although it seems like a simple process, every step of producing this beer has to be monitored to reduce the slightest hint of off flavors. This beer drinks crisp and snappy with refreshing malt flavors. And at 5% you can enjoy plenty of it in one sitting.
2020 has been a shitty year that has limited our interactions with the people we love. How Are You Doing? is a reminder that even though you cannot physically see your friends and family, reach out and ask how they are doing. Who knows, it may be the message they have been waiting for. This beer is a Hazy IPA brewed with 5.5 lbs/bbl of Strata and Citra.This pillowy beer has notes of yellow peaches, satsuma tangerines, a bunch of sweet pineapples.
We’d never thought we would see the day that people come up to the bar and order beer based on how hazy it is. It’s weird AF to be honest. This is strange to type but we feel there is still a desire for a clear, crisp West Coast IIPA. For that reason, and the fact that we think they’re effin’ delicious, we will continue to make this “forsaken” style for all, errr, some of you to enjoy. We hopped this beer with a 6.6 lb per bbl combo of all hand selected Idaho 7, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe.
Short for Nephelometric Turbidity Units of 500, at over a 6.5 lbs per barrel combo of Citra and Galaxy. Aromas and flavors will be very citrus and tropical forward, almost juice like.
We hope you enjoy the audio version of this show, but just in case, the live stream video is below as well!

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