126 episodes

The Indie Beer Show is a podcast that features San Diego Beer News® founder Brandon Hernández, Mujeres Brew House founder Esthela Davila and producer (a Societe Brewing employee) Abel Garcia along with regular contributors and friends of the show. Through weekly interviews with members of the brewing industry, we provide a balance of educational, topical and entertaining discussions. During each episode, we focus on timely topics, interesting guests, thanking our Patrons for their support, and, of course, beer!
We're doing our show live on Facebook and YouTube every Thursday night at 6:30 PM PT and it has proven to be highly rewarding to be able to interact with our audience. Are you an independent brewery that would enjoy having your story and products featured on an upcoming episode? Have a news item we should discuss? Just want to say hi? Great, hit us up at Cheers@indie.beer or get social, links are at the bottom of the page!
Still want your podcasts in audio form? We get it and will always publish our Shows in the traditional format. You can find us in your favorite players like ITunes IHeartRadio Spotify Overcast FM Stitcher Google Play Music TuneIn and many more. You can also say "Alexa, play the podcast The Indie Beer Show", which is definitely the coolest way to access our content. Shows publish Monday mornings; subscribe today to keep up!

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The Indie Beer Show The Indie Beer Show

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    • 3.9 • 65 Ratings

The Indie Beer Show is a podcast that features San Diego Beer News® founder Brandon Hernández, Mujeres Brew House founder Esthela Davila and producer (a Societe Brewing employee) Abel Garcia along with regular contributors and friends of the show. Through weekly interviews with members of the brewing industry, we provide a balance of educational, topical and entertaining discussions. During each episode, we focus on timely topics, interesting guests, thanking our Patrons for their support, and, of course, beer!
We're doing our show live on Facebook and YouTube every Thursday night at 6:30 PM PT and it has proven to be highly rewarding to be able to interact with our audience. Are you an independent brewery that would enjoy having your story and products featured on an upcoming episode? Have a news item we should discuss? Just want to say hi? Great, hit us up at Cheers@indie.beer or get social, links are at the bottom of the page!
Still want your podcasts in audio form? We get it and will always publish our Shows in the traditional format. You can find us in your favorite players like ITunes IHeartRadio Spotify Overcast FM Stitcher Google Play Music TuneIn and many more. You can also say "Alexa, play the podcast The Indie Beer Show", which is definitely the coolest way to access our content. Shows publish Monday mornings; subscribe today to keep up!

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Live with Craft Coast Beer & Tacos

    Live with Craft Coast Beer & Tacos

    There are few local products San Diegans are prouder of than craft beer and Mexican food, which makes it hard to believe it took so long for a brewpub specializing in Mexican food and beers that pair exceptionally well with them to come along. But finally, like a gift from the heavens, a pair of entrepreneurs brought such a concept to Oceanside. Enter Craft Coast Beer and Tacos, a place that is what it is...and then some. In this episode, we spend some time with co-founder and head brewer Blake Masoner, talking about two of the most exquisite topics on the planet and everything that went into bringing Craft Coast to life.
    What They Drank
    Agua Baja | Mexican-style Lager (4.5%)
    Oscura Negra | Dark Lager (5.2%)
    Hop Pop | Unfiltered West Coast IPA w/ Yakima Chief Cryo-Pop Hops  (6.8%)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Live with Athletic Brewing

    Live with Athletic Brewing

    Non-alcoholic beer. Not even worthy of an exclamation point, right? Kind of ick-inducing? In most cases, that's sadly the case, but there's a N/A beer company with a local presence that's making taking a break from all the ABV kind of cool. That interest goes by the name Athletic Brewing. Born in Connecticut, they moved to the left coast in 2019 to set up a brewery at Ballast Point's former barrel-aging facility on Trade Street. Since then, they've brought aboard a number of well-known San Diego brewers who are working together to produce N/A beer that's a cut above and displays diversity of flavors and styles. Join us as we talk to Athletic founder John Walker and Director of Brewing Kevin Henschel about their bi-coastal beer biz and what it's been like making a home in the beer capital of the US.
    What They Drank
    Upside Down | Golden Ale
    Downwinder | Gose
    Run Wild | West Coast IPA

    • 53 min
    Live with Deschutes Brewery

    Live with Deschutes Brewery

    In the craft-beer world,, few names are as big as Deschutes Brewery. Opened in 1988 as a small brewpub, this Bend, Oregon operation has grown into the tenth-largest craft-brewing company in the country behind a variety of beers, ranging from sessionable mainstays to barrel-aged specialties and hop-driven pales and IPAs. The crew talked about about them all while diving into the hop-laden latter with Product Development Director Veronica Vega and Brewer Jeff "Verno" Johnson. A great deal was also shared regarding hops, agriculture and more in an episode jam-packed with info...and a lot of fun!
    What They Drank:
    Squeezy Rider | West Coast IPA w/ Strata Hops (7%)
    Symphonic Chronic | West Coast IPA (7.2%)
    Haze Tron | Hazy Imperial IPA w/ Cryo Hops (8%)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Live with Pizza Port

    Live with Pizza Port

    Their brewpubs dot the SoCal coastline like beacons beckoning ale and lager fans to good beer...and also pizza! You know them, you love them, you've had way too much fun at their picnic-tabled outposts. We are, of course, talking about Pizza Port. We had the pleasure of spending some time with Head Brewer Sean Farrell and Senior Sales and Brand Development maven Jill Olesh and Marketing Manager Joe Arguello, all of whom play key roles within this iconic company and gave us a peek behind the curtain while calling out other key members of the Pizza Port family, past and present.

    What They Drank:
    Swami's IPA | West Coast IPA (6.8%)
    Coastal Access | West Coast IPA (7%)
    Share the Ride | West Coast IPA (7.5%)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Live with Resident Brewing

    Live with Resident Brewing

    Nestled within The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole in the Gaslamp Quarter, Resident Brewing has long been a hangout for game-going Friars fans. Pre- and post-gaming Padres die-hards have been hitting the brewpub up even more of late following Resident's recent collaboration with right-handed starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, AKA: the first Pads hurler ever to throw a perfect game. The result of that meeting of the minds is No-No Joe, a mega-hopped Double IPA that we'll be drinking along with some of Resident's other beers when they join us on the podcast.

    What They Drank:
    No-No Joe | Unfiltered West Coast Double IPA (8.2%)
    Fleeting Glimpse | Gin & Tonic-inspired Barrel-rested Saison (8%)
    Barrel-aged Baby Sips | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout w/ Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Beans & Mostra Coffee (14.5%)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Live with Ataraxia Aleworks

    Live with Ataraxia Aleworks

    There's no substitute for experience, and Daren Rudy, the co-founder and brewmaster at recently opened Ataraxia Aleworks has plenty. He cut his teeth on the brew system at legendary Ballast Point Brewing, picking up the skills and techniques he's now putting to work at his own business. Daren came on the show to tell us all about what visitors can expect when they visit his zen-focused Kearny Mesa tasting room, and shared some of his very first drafts.

    What They Drank:
    Harambe Helles | Helles Lager (4.5%)
    Cowbell IPA | Double Dry-hopped Hazy IPA (6.5%)
    The Great Deliverer | Porter (7%)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

cffddttdgyrg ,

Must listen if you are a fan of the beer scene

Fantastic podcast that goes over the various breweries in the area and the ins and outs of the San Diego Beer Scene. It continuously raises the bar with the commentary of ongoing news in the beer world and the history of brewing in San Diego.

Liquorstoremike ,

Great source for SD beer News

The Indie Beer Show counties to be one of the best sources for news regarding the San Diego beer scene and beyond. A great listen for someone just getting into beer or a seasoned veteran of the beer scene.

AshtonIvey ,

Continued Excellence

This podcast has been a wonderful resource for the San Diego brewing and craft beer drinking community. They have continuously highlighted local beer news and provided an honest platform for all members to chime in and have their opinions heard and discussed. Thank you for being such a terrific example of podcasting for the indie beer scene!

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