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!
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Live with One Season Brewing
It's a coffee shop. It's an adventure-sports outfitter. It's...a nanobrewery! Stop, you're all correct. The Grantville industrial suite that started out as TRVLR Coffee Roaster has expanded to offer wares to outdoor enthusiasts and beer drinkers alike. The latter are serviced by One Season Brewing, an operation specializing in refreshing, low-calorie ales and lagers, the type one might enjoy after a day of hiking or biking. See, it's all starting to make sense, but we get further clarification on what this multifaceted operation is all about from owner Dan Romeo on this multi-faceted episode of The Indie Beer Show.
What They Drank:
Found the Lite | American Light Lager (4.8%)
Live with Mcilhenney Brewing
East County is about to heat up when the family that founded Alpine Beer Co. nearly two decades ago launches their second family fermentable business, Mcilhenney Brewing. That spot, which has been erected in the same pair of suites where their first business was born, is scheduled to open the last week of May, but we were able to sit down with Pat, Val, Shawn, Jamie and even infant brewer-in-training Cameron ahead of that arrival to find out what to expect when San Diego's most anticipated brewing project in some time debuts. Along the way, we take a trip down memory lane for some very candid accounts of different chapters of the Mcilhenneys' lives and times in the brewing industry. It's a can't-miss episode if ever there was one. Do yourself a favor and take a listen.
Live with Burgeon Beer Co.
What started as a simple idea among friends to open a small local brewery has blossomed into one of the fastest-sprouting brewing companies in San Diego County. A blend of beermaking prowess, shrewd business planning, top-to-bottom ingenuity and elbow grease has allowed Carlsbad-based Burgeon Beer Co. to become more than even its founders envisioned. The company now boasts outposts in Escondido (The Oasis) and Little Italy (The Arbor). The latter recently debuted with on-site culinary partners The Good Seed Food Co., an outfit known for its beer-pairing expertise. In this episode, Co-owner Matthew Zirpolo, Marketing Director Mackenzie Graham and Executive Chef Jesus "Chuy" de la Torre share an evening of beer-and-food pairing with the crew, while discussing their team and its successes as well as upcoming beers and events.
What We Drank:
Pistil | German-style Pilsner (5.2%)
Juice Press | Hazy IPA w/ Citra, Mosaic & Vic Secret (6.8%)
Treevana | West Coast IPA w/ Mosaic & Amarillo (7.2%)
Mixed Greens | Double IPA w/ Simcoe, Ekuanot, Cashmere, Mosaic, Strata & Nelson Sauvin (8%)
Live with Align Brewing
After years of patronizing Align Brewing, homebrewer and entrepreneur Guillermo Nasser was offered the opportunity to purchase it. And that's just what he did, taking over the longest-tenured brewery in the Miralani Makers District and embarking on a mission to pay homage to its past while making the business his own, tweaking existing recipes and brewing brand-new beers. In this episode, we find out how he handles that balancing act, how Align 2.0 has been received by fans and what's coming up for the business, including a charity beer raising funds to fight brain cancer. We also find out about Nasser's other business, Collective Culture, which also deals with fermentation sciences.
What We Drank:
Cuatro Casas | Dark Lager (5%)
SMaSH for Stache | Single Malt & Single Hop Pale Ale (5.6%)
Mercurial | English-style IPA (7.4%)
Live with Modern Times Beer
We had a truly rad time spending an evening with Andrew Schwartz, the Flavor Commissioner for Modern Times Beer. Listen in as we find out what's new with the nation's 40th largest craft brewing company, learn about some of the many collaboration beers Andrew's been a part of, and cover all manner beer topics including how Modern Times manages to release well over 200 beers per year and get them into some of the best-looking cans around.
What We Drank:
Artemis, Rice Lager (4.4%)
Star Metal Ultra, Berliner Weisse w/ Guava, Blood Orange, Pineapple & Hibiscus (5.5%)
Dungeon Map, West Coast IPA w/ Nelson Sauvin, Strata, Mosaic & Centennial (7.2%)
Brian's Last Show
He's logged more than 250 beer podcast episodes, was the driving force behind establishing The Indie Beer Show and brought together the crew that will now be taking over for him as he retires from beer media. Find out why he's bidding the show adieu, what's next for him and what's next for the show while taking a fun and touching trip down memory lane with the entire crew and enjoying some beers that are very special to Mr. Beagle. It's a good time with good people, lots of laughs and even some tears. Cheers to you, Brian! You done good.
What We Drank:
Niña Salvaje, Kettle Sour Ale (5%) | Mujeres Brew House (collaboration w/ SouthNorte Beer Co.)
Juice Maze, Hazy IPA (7%) | The Original 40 Brewing
Smylex, Hazy IPA (7.5%) | Pariah Brewing
New Traditionalists, West Coast IPA (7.5%) | Burning Beard Brewing (collaboration w/ Mcilhenney Brewing)
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.
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.
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!