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!

Live with Mikkeller Brewing SD

We are filled with stoke and excitement to get 2021 started!
We’ll have on members of the illustrious Mikkeller Brewing San Diego team to talk about their early days as a gypsy brewery, landing in a beloved SD location, and traditions of pushing beer boundaries in all directions.
We’ll be featuring the following beers (all available at Mikkeller Miramar):
The Lager of Your Life – Easy drinking lager. Crisp, clean, crushable helles lager, collaboration with Musical artist Hamilton Leithauser
Fun W/ Foudre – Ale Aged in Oak Foudre w/ Grapefruit, and Smoked Sea Salt
Rick & Murky – NE-style IPA w/ Galaxy & Citra Hops
The OCHO Imperial Stout – Imperial Stout Aged in Blanton’s Bourbon, Oregon Whisky, Firestone Walker Union, and Superstition Mead Barrels
We hope you enjoy the first audio release of 2021 but just in case the live show is below as well!


This Is The End of 2020!

We did it! We made it to the end of 2020, as far as The Indie Beer Show is concerned. This will be our final show of the year.
We will be mainly celebrating the culmination of a pretty crappy year for everyone and looking forward to a cleansing, hopefully as effective as a giant sage burning, start of 2021.
Here are the amazing beers we will be featuring in this Show:
Noble Tendencies – Czech-Style Pilsner from The Lost Abbey
Nut Brown from AleSmith
Citra by the Sea – Hazy IPA from Burgeon
Zumbar – Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout from New English
We hope you enjoy this audio version of our finale of 2020 but just in case you want to relive the live fun, the video is below as well. We’ll return January 7th with the first live show of ’21 and 1/18 with the first audio release of the year.
We hope you have a delightful holidays and a New Year full of positivity and health!


Live with Gene Fielden from Bottlecraft North Park

As we’re winding down this loco year, we thought it would be nice to talk about the holiday season in reference to craft beer purchasing and more importantly, drinking.
In this vein, we bring you a wonderful evening with Gene Fielden the Beer/Wine/Spirits Buyer from Bottlecraft North Park to talk about holiday beer traditions, his holiday shopping advice and celebrate that we’ll soon see the end of 2020!
We will feature the following beers (all available at Bottlecraft NP):
Foliage Autumn Lager from Enegren
Bacon & Eggs Imperial Coffee Porter from Pizza Port
Christmas Ale Belgian Winter Ale from St. Bernardus


Gene is a wealth of knowledge, if you ever have a beer or spirit question, don’t hesitate to visit him at Bottlecraft and get some advice. We hope you enjoy this audio version of the livestream! Just in case you want to relive the live show, the video’s below.


Live with New Motion Beverages & Embloden Beer Co.

If the modern beer era has taught us anything it’s that the public wants an incredible variety when they visit local breweries. Enter New Motion Beverages and Embolden Beer Co.

These two brands offer a wide variety of craft beer and other options, including kombucha, seltzer, and sparkling tea. Add to that brewing 32 North beers (former owners of the facility), and their plans for low and no alcohol options, and you have fast moving company from day one. We will have Andrew Kelly and Cody Morris, the brewing team, on to discuss the nuances of having all of this under one roof. We will be featuring the following beverages on The Show:

Original Sin – Bohemian Pilsner

Rose All Dae – Barrel Fermented Hard Seltzer

Pomegranate Unicorn – Hard Sparkling
Green Tea

Rewriting History – Juicy West Coast IPA

It’s been more than a month since we have had a #SDBeer brewery on, let’s welcome this exciting new comer! We hope you enjoy this audio version of our live stream show but just in case you want to relive the original, it’s below.