Dedicated to the Craft is a celebration of loving what you do every day. In this space, we will talk to everyone from breweries to artists and musicians. There's nothing we love more than raising a glass with guests who are as passionate about their craft as we are about beer. Join us as we share brewing tips, stories, and lots of laughs – all over a few of our favorite brews.
What would we do if we had a second chance to LIVE? How far would you go to protect the ones you care for?
What sounds like a movie trailer is a preamble to a true hero’s journey. Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter had his life turned upside down on November 21, 2010, when he valiantly jumped on a live grenade to shield the blast from one of his brothers in arms. He defied the odds of survival (like, all the odds) and embarked on a recovery journey that would put his life on a whole new trajectory. In 2014, he received the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his selfless actions. His unrelenting optimism and contagious energy have made him an example of what we can accomplish when we put a positive spin on everything that happens to us, good or bad.
Life is how you craft it. Stay motivated. Call your mom.
Sean Haggerty has made it a life mission to protect. He has put everything on the line serving our country and is committed to doing the same for San Diego’s iconic craft beer industry. Protector is San Diego’s first certified organic brewery (no easy feat) and on this episode, Sean explains why taking the extra steps and the extra risk are non-negotiables.
We don’t just chat beer either; Sean and Jeff have an insightful conversation about entrepreneurship and mental resiliency. Tune in to find out why Protector is the next tasting room on your hit list.
Truly soaked with ambition, Eppig is a cold crashing powerhouse who’s coming in hot. In a very short amount of time since our last chat, they have opened a new tasting room, secured distribution & have added to their amazing team of beer slingers. With a forever fermenting portfolio and a slew of festivals coming down the pipe, Our Favorite lagerbrau joins us on Dedicated To The Craft to give us all the details on everything his team is knocking out. Did we mention he brought gifts? Cold. Tasty. Gifts.
“Fostering the relationship between homebrewer and pro brewer.” That’s what Homebrew Summer is all about, according to Brandon Hernandez from San Diego Beer News. It’s an opportunity to bring both together and play off each other’s strengths. Mo Nuspl from Deft Brewing and award-winning homebrewer Jared Rowley join us to chat about the 2nd annual HBS: what it is, why it’s cool, and what it’s done to forge a better relationship in our brewing community. For an industry founded on collaboration, this is next level.
Be sure to check out all the participants, and see how you can be a part of next year’s roster.
Lost Cause Meadery
From bone dry to decadent sweet, mead can do it all. This week, we sit down with Billy Beltz and Magie Brennan from Lost Cause Meadery to chat about this delicious brew. Their medal winning meads are as craft as it gets. Though a lot of knowledge has been lost over time, the industry is experimenting and figuring it out together.
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and tune in to learn about this honey-based goodness.
Guys need hair ties too. This eureka moment led a couple of lusciously locked entrepreneurs to a successful pitch on Shark Tank, breaking a Guinness world record, launching a product line, and helping men all over the world embrace their inner Thor.
The Longhairs company was born to fill a void in the marketplace and now founders El Rubio and El Moreno are on a crusade to bring “hair whips and high fives” to every man on the planet.
They swung by Home Brew Mart to share their incredible story over a couple of beers and the best thing is: you don’t need long hair to enjoy. Let it ride!
Fun listen, great work. Really helps me get more dedicated to the craft!