Almost exactly a year ago we did a preview show with the terrific humans behind Gravity Heights. On that show, they laid out an ambitious plan of building a ground up, elevated, brew pub experience. We were impressed with their intentions and design.
Fast forward a mere 12 months and they are now open and thriving! The place is freaking impressive, to say the least. We anticipated the beer under Skip Virgilio’s control would be stellar and he delivered in that department, big time. Especially for first batch beers, Gravity Heights offers a notable variety with quality that stands up to the striking build out.
The food, Brian, what about the food? Well, let me tell you, it’s exceptional as well. Get the blackened sichuan wings, you’ll thank me later.
We had a blast talking to the GH crew, yes, we discussed our “bet”, but overall we’re just stoked they’re open and delivering on their promise to bring something relevant to San Diego, which is no easy feat nowadays.
Congrats to Gravity Height on a successful launch! Hit that download button and get this Show into your ear holes!
Aaaand we’re baaack! Here’s the promised second half of the Miralani Maker’s District MEGA Show!
To finish up our tour of the District, we start with Mr. and Mrs. G from Mr. G’s Salsa! They make great, fresh, flavorful salsas, offer salsa flights, and make some food items to enjoy with and around your salsa.
We then close out the interviews with Samantha and Robert from 2Kids, Sam also acts as a “cat herder” for the District and speaks to that role a bit.
This show was super fun for us, yes, also long and dynamic, but mainly fun! Open another #indiebeer and get comfortable for the conclusion of The MEGA Show!
Hello and welcome to The …, oh wait, I’m typing! This show was a long time in the making and we’re stoked it finally came to fruition. I straight up stole this idea from What’s on Draft Speed Dating episode. The concept, simply, was how many makers could we really cram into one TIBS!; luckily, the awesome Makers were all on board!
It was such a big episode, we’re breaking it into 2 parts so it doesn’t rival the run time of the Titanic.
We have a blast talking to these makers in rapid succession. What was clear is that each maker is extremely passionate about their craft and proud to be located within the District.
We also had segments planned with Protector and Align Brewing, the guys at Protector just got too swamped to join us and Andrew from Align fell ill and had an ill child as well. Andrew took the time to answer our interview questions in writing, so I got to read them on the air for you.
Get comfortable with a delicious #indiebeer for Part 1 of the Miralani Maker’s District MEGA Show, Part 2 is coming out really soon, like in a few hours soon!
This is a new annual tradition for us! It’s the second occurrence, in as many years, that we’ve had the opportunity to sit down with the founding members of a major brewpub project before they have gotten into the full swing of construction. Check out that rendering of what part of the inside will look like.
Thanks to Second Chance Brewing for allowing us to record this episode on the patio at the Beer Lounge!
My Yard Live will be a family-friendly events venue, brewery and restaurant with activities, live entertainment, quality food and unique leisure games with a focus on building stronger communities. Located at 288 Rancheros Drive, in an abandoned Home Town Buffet in San Marcos; the founding members of this venture are Mark McLarry, Jamie Minotti, Frederick Bensch, and George McKarrow.
We had Jamie and Mark on The Show! We had a great time digging into their pasts, what lead to MYL, and where the project currently stands. One interesting thing to note is they have partnered with the city of San Marcos on the project, which is rare here in San Diego. Check out their website for more information (link in the above paragraph).
Of course we try some great beers, break down some news, play a voicemail from Chew Your Beer , and just have the best of times! Get yourself a delicious #indiebeer and get to listening!
This is it, this is the apex of my podcast career! I have recorded roughly 170 shows in my life and if you’ve ever had thoughts like, “I wonder when those TIBS! people will reach their peak.”, it just happened, last Monday. Personally, I wasn’t expecting to crest so early with The Indie Beer Show, but, the universe decided it was time!
To say our anticipation was high to have Steve Hindy and Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery on The Show would be an understatement of epic proportion. When the opportunity arose to sit down with these two craft pioneers there was wasn’t even a nanosecond of hesitation.
As with every single member of the indie beer industry that’s been a guest on our show, Steve and Garrett were engaging, genuine, and have a depth of knowledge we should all desire to attain.
There’s a few moments in this show where our overzealous, mouth breathing, fanboy, inner children slip out, but for the most part we hold it together and have a blast discussing Brooklyn Brewery’s arrival in California.
It is with the utmost levels of gratitude that we offer this podcast to you. Hit the download button, you’ll want to have this one stored for perpetuity!