Live with Brian Mitchel from Pariah Brewing Co.

Who’s ready for the first anniversary preview show of 2021?! We are, that’s for sure! We’re ready for anything celebratory after the last 28 months of 2020.
We’ll be joined by Brian Mitchell from Pariah Brewing Co. to discuss all the details of their upcoming 4th Anniversary, their Valentine’s Day pairing with Good Seed Food Co. and everything else we can cram into a few hours celebrating this achievement with our friend!
We will be featuring:
Dank Drank IPA – the original Pariah IPA and always a delight to drink
Colors IPA – new release for the anniversary – melon/citrus/tropical flavor notes await our enjoyment
Lebron Haze – All Galaxy, all the time
Dorcha Extra Stout – coffee stout with coca nibs
We hope you enjoy this audio version but just in case, the live video is below. Cheers friends!


Live with Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Co.

On this extremely exceptional episode of The Indie Beer Show, we have the legendary Vinnie Cilurzo from the almighty Russian River Brewing Company! This terrific retirement gift has come to be due to the diligence of Brandon, and I, Brian, am eternally grateful for this opportunity to have one of my favorite breweries of all time join us for an evening that will certainly not be forgotten.

We will be featuring the following beers:

Intinction Pinot Noir – Wild Ale w/ Red Wine Grapes, 7%

Citra Flash Mob IPA – Citra “flash-hopped” IPA, 7%

Pliny the Elder– Double IPA, 8%

Pliny the Elder Double Dry-Hopped– Double IPA, 8% (side by side with the original!)

We know you’ll enjoy this Show but just in case you want to see how it all went down live, the video is below!


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!