The Indie Beer Show

The Indie Beer Show

The Indie Beer Show is a podcast that features San Diego Beer News® founder Brandon Hernández, independent-beer advocate Brian Beagle, 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 indu

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This week we'll be joined by Edgar Preciado from Beer Thug Life and Morgan Keller (possibly more) from Indie Brewing Co. We have always wanted to get the indie on indie show going and what better way than to include the great people at Beer Thug Life?! We will be featuring the following beers (Shout out to Dan Diego's for being the first place in SD that stocks Indie Brewing Co products and they provided the beer (through Beer Thug Life) for this episode): Eastside Pale Ale - New England Pale - 100% Simcoe Nuestra Ciudad - Collaboration with Beer Thug Life and Cerveceria Mundial - DDH Hazy - 100% Mosaic Find That Juicy Double - DDH Hazy Haze twins - Collaboration with Beer Thug Life, Beer Zombies, and Cerveceria Mundial - Citra and Mosaic There is going to be a bunch of fun as we taste through this haze parade from the far off land, north of Camp Pendleton. We're live at exactly 6:30 PM PT, every Thursday on our Facebook page and YouTube channel; we hope you enjoy this audio version but just in case the live stream is also below!    See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 21

112 min

Beer Zombies and Mason Ale Works have teamed up to bring the world Beer Zombies Brewing Co. and we'll be able to dig deep into this new partnership that spans from here all the way to Vegas! We'll be featuring the following beers on the show:Wizards and Zombies - Beer Zombies - Hazy Oat Cream IPA The Human Rain Delay - Mason - Gueuze style beer for the Urge 10th Anniversary, collab with Steve Wagner Cafe Cohiba - Mason - Rum barrel aged imperial milk stout with cuban roast Mostra coffee, vanilla and cacao Ball Don't Lie - Mason - West Coast IPA You're sure to enjoy this audio version of our livestream but just in case the video is below as well! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 14

129 min

Join us for a great evening catching up with Kilowatt Brewing. We will find out how they are handling the current restrictions, how you can support them at each location, and take a deep dive into their Black is Beautiful beer, which is a collaboration featuring Ballast Point, Hear Us Here (the benefactor of this release) and two of our hosts, Esthela with Mujeres Beer House and Brandon with San Diego Beer News.We will be featuring the following beers on The Show:OB Bubble Dubbel- 2019 GABF Bronze Belgian Dubbel winnerChocolate Macadamia Stout -2018 GABF Bronze Chocolate Beer winnerSnappy Cat Hazy IPABlack Is Beautiful Chicory Coffee Milk Stout (released on 8/27 at both Kilowatt and Ballast Point, presale now!)We are also joined by the founders of Hear Us Here to give us the background of their launch and intent to spark dialogue, reflection, and action towards building a more equal and equitable America.Have listen to the audio version of this great show or relive 1he live stream further below. Remember, we'll be live on YouTube and Facebook promptly at 6:30pm, every Thursday - don't be late! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 7

129 min

We've got another new member of the #SDBeer world to get to know this week, Three Frogs Beer Co.! We will have Andy Lloyd, Trevor Anderson and Jerren Zeferjahn on, that's right, all the Frogs at once! We will be featuring the following beers; we hope you have the chance to pick them up and drink along during the show: Frog's Dirty Blonde - 4.8%Hibiscus Wheat - Hibiscus infused wheat ale 6.5%Bravo! - Single hop lawnmower beer 4.8%Just Need a Double IPA - Citra/Mosaic/Amarillo 8.5% Join us for an evening of information, #indiebeer appreciation, and friendship! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 31

105 min

Are you ready to hear how Five Suits Brewing was able to open their new brewery in the middle of a worldwide pandemic? We sure are! We will be joined by Nick Corona, former Homebrewer of The Year, to discuss everything we can cram into 100 minutes or so about his award winning home brewing career, how they ended up in their current location, and uniting his family top open a brewery.We will be featuring the following beers; we hope you have the chance to support this new member of #SDBeer and pick these up to drink along with us on Thursday :Pit BOS HefeweizenFollow Suit WC IPAVigorish Vienna LagerCover Your Snout StoutIf I were a betting man, I'd place a large wager that this episode will bring a cavalcade of information, terrific #Indiebeer, and most importantly, a healthy dose of good old laughter. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 24

133 min

To say this show is special is doing it a disservice, our own Brandon Hernandez just launched SanDiegoBeer.News ! This is your new digital destination, encompassing everything in and around the #SDBeer industry and community. The manifestation of this publication in the podcast format brings us several amazing moments with friends that we're sure you'll enjoy!Speaking of friends, Brandon brought a bunch of his SD Beer News cohorts with him to join in our usual TIBS! fun! Brewing legend, Pat Mcilhenney, bacon legend Tyson Blake, Danielle from 91X Beer for Breakfast ABV and from Pink Boots, Pink Boots Society, Amy Spackman and Lexi-Russell-Martin! Yep, it's a big Show this week, we featured : June Gloom from Gravity HeightsBona Fide Meal IPA from LatchkeyBlack is Beautiful imperial stout from Urban RootsSan Diego Brewers United, a double IPA from Stone Brewing brewed with friends from AleSmith Brewing, Modern Times-Beer, Mother Earth Brewing, Pizza Port, Port Brewing and Thorn BrewingHit that play button!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 17

158 min

That is correct, we will have the San Diego lager wizard, Douglas Hasker on to talk about his new gig as the brewmaster of Puesto Cerveceria, located inside the brand new Puesto Mission Valley brew pub! We will be featuring the following beers from them and hope you'll have a chance to purchase and drink along with us: Lager ClaraLager AmberNegra Dark Mexican LagerPale Ale We are very pumped up to get to try and talk about the first beers from the next chapter of one of #SDBeer 's most respected brewers of all time. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 10

110 min

We are extremely happy to be able to bring you this episode!We will begin The Show with Marcus J. Baskerville from Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio where the Black is Beautiful movement began!We will then be joined by William Samuel Izor from AleSmith Brewing Company, Montgomery Brandon from Black Beer Travelers, and Pierrie Dowles from Belching Beaver to discuss the BIB Mega Collaboration Edition that was brewed at AleSmith and involved 20+ breweries!The beers we'll be featuring on The Show:Black is Beautiful Mega Collaboration Edition(Abnormal Beer Company, AleSmith Brewing, Automatic Brewing, Bagby Beer, Belching Beaver Brewery, Burgeon Beer Company, Fall Brewing Company, Hartland Brewing Co., Helia Brewing Co., Horus Aged Ales, Marea Coffee, Mason Ale Works, Modern Times Beer Co. North Park Beer Co., The Original 40 Brewing Company, Pure Project Brewing, Resident Brewing, Second Chance Beer Company, SouthNorte Beer Co., Stave & Nail Brewing, TapRoom Beer Co. North Park) (Still a small amount available, grab now!)Diego Antonio (AleSmith & Weathered Soul) - West Coast-style IPA clocking in at 7.7 percent ABV that was brewed with Citra and Nelson SauvinHawaiian Retreat (Are you an Order of the Anvil member?)AleSmith IPA - this classic West Coaster returns for the 25th Anniversary!There's a lot to unpack in this episode, it was a special evening, hit that play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 3

141 min

We had a wonderful evening discussing beer, yeast, and all things White Labs with Erik Fowler!We specifically brought him on The Show to discuss the first packaged beer from the lords of yeast. It true White Labs spirit, they zigged when most would zag; for their first offering, Tabberer, they released a mixed pack, not of different beers, but the same beer fermented with two different yeasts. Each 4 pack includes two beers fermented with WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast and two beers finished with the strain that started it all, WLP001 California Ale Yeast.We hope you enjoy this audio version of the live stream show, and take this as a reminder that you can join us, every Thursday at 6:30, on Facebook or YouTube, for some entertainment, knowledge and fun! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 27

127 min

We had the one and only Ryan Brooks on to discuss the multi-national brewery South Norte Beer Co.! We're also joined by their new VP of Sales and Marketing, Breanne Heal.This unique brewery has a lot to offer those on both sides of our border to the south and is currently in the middle of big internal changes. We'll get all the information straight from the founder, Ryan. We had a few struggles during this episode, but that's the fun of doing it live, right?!Here are the beers we featured on The Show:Sea Senor Mexican Style Lager - GABF gold medal winner!Agavemente Agave Lager - GABF Silver medal winner!No Guey! Mango IPAGo grab these excellent beers to drink along with us and join in on the fun! We hope you enjoy this audio version of the live show and want to remind you to join us every Thursday night @ 6:30pm on Facebook or YouTube if you want to drink along with us and watch it all happen! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 20

104 min

We can't overstate how rewarding doing our show in this new format has been. We're finding the combination of live video with the interaction from the public provide a more powerful experience for all involved. That being said, here's the audio version of our Show for those that still want their podcasts that way!This week's guests are Timothy Parker and James Hodges from Chula Vista Brewery and we're excited to welcome them to The Show for what will be a terrific evening. Here are the beers we'll be featuring:Guerita Blonde AleAmberillo Red AleLol J/K IPAIf you have a chance go visit these fine people and grab these beers to drink along with us!If you would like your favorite beer podcast on a mask, they're $10, including shipping. Stay safe out there!And in you would prefer to watch it, click here! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 13

98 min

Yes, you read that right!Yes, the sale of Ballast Point Brewing Company to Constellation Brands is when our friends over at Beer Night in San Diego coined using #IndieBeer instead of craft. Yes, the initial blow back on social media from that was insane for those of us that adopted the effort right away. Yes, eventually, everyone came around. Yes, that's what lead to the Brewers Association making a symbol to help consumers understand which beers are produced by independent breweries. Yes, it is why we're called The Indie Beer Show; we wanted to be extremely clear in what we support!We're stoked this Mt. Rushmore of #SDBeer is once again a member of the indie beer family and we're welcoming them back the safest way we can, with a live stream show for all of you!The beers we'll be featuring in this show:HougoumontKings & Convicts Brewing Co. - Pilsner - German - 4.8% ABV - 23 IBUs - Full of character, this lightly hopped Pilsner has notes of citrus, squeezed Kiwifruit and nectar fruits.Swingin' Friar AleBallast Point Brewing Company - Pale Ale - American - 5.5% ABV -Manta RayBallast Point Brewing Company - IPA - Imperial / Double - 8.5% ABV - 70 IBUs - This new IPA rises above the rest. We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite.High West Barrel Aged 2017 Victory at SeaBallast Point Brewing Company - Porter - Imperial / Double Coffee - 12% ABV - 35 IBUs - High West Bourbon/Rye Blend aged for 7 months. Layers of complexity emerge with notes of soft caramel and smoky oak over a dark chocolate and roasted almond bodyWe hope you enjoy this audio version of the live stream and want to remind you to join us every Thursday night at 6:30 on our Facebook or YouTube channels to watch it all (and drink along with us)! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 6

135 min

This week we have another awesome guest for you, Rawley Macias from Rouleur Brewing Co.!Doing our show live has been super rewarding for us but if you want to drink along while listening, here's the beers we will be featuring on The Show:ONWARD IPAUPWARD IPABREAKAWAY Triple IPAWe hope you enjoy this audio version of The Show and here's a reminder to join us Thursday nights at 6:30pm for the live streams on our FaceBook or YouTube pages!   See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 29

104 min

We had a great night getting to try a sampling of beers from one of the most anticipated brewery openings in San Diego in recent memory.The construction may have taken forever, but the result is a very unique spot in North Park for your drinking and eating needs.We featured the following beers; go grab them and drink along with us:Still Life SaisonModern Love IPAESB is DeadI hope you enjoy this audio version of our live cast, and remember to join us every Thursday night at 6:30pm on our FB or YouTube pages to see it all go down live!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 22

133 min

We start the show expressing our support for those in the streets screaming for justice and equality. Abel leaves the show in the middle to join one of the moving protests that came near his home. Know that we condemn racism in all forms and are committed to destroying it in our communities. Yes, you read that correctly. Greg Koch from the one and only Stone Brewing will be joining us on what is sure to be an epic night for our fans and show members alike!We're going to do things a bit differently for this one; all the traditional framework of the show will happen at the beginning and then we'll spend the remainder of The Show discussing all things Stone Brewing with Greg, he joins us at 42:35 if you want to skip to that part. Here are the beers we will be featuring and I can already tell you I will be pre-gaming with Stone IPA :Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerStone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner WeisseStone Tangerine Express Hazy IPAMake sure you pick those up if you would like to drink along with us! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 15

125 min

It is impossible to ignore the inequalities in our world. We condemn racism in any form and are committed to its destruction in our communities. Far too many people of color have perished in the hands of those that are supposed to protect us. All lives cannot matter until black lives matter.We encourage you to commit to ending racisim and support Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham's Craft Beer For All efforts.This week's show features one of the very best humans in the #SDBEER world, George Thornton from the one two punch of Home Brewing Co. and The Homebrewer. If you have not met him, make sure you visit as soon as we're allowed to hug people again!We had a great night sampling beers with George and talking all things Home Brew Co! He even sent us an ABV Smuggler as a bonus gift. Strap in, we get chatty and almost hit the 2 hour mark. Stay safe, do what you can to support your local, independent breweries, busnesses, and artists and we hope all is well with your and your family.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 9

118 min

This week we're joined by the Chief Eternal Optimist from Deft Brewing, Morris Nuspl! We love our new format of doing the shows live and if you're all "What are you talking about?" in your head right now, we're live streaming our shows through Face Book on Thursday nights at 6:30pm. We had a blast hanging out with the head brewer and co-founder of this unique brewery here in San Diego, if you haven't been (especially if you're a traditional European beer fan) you owe it to yourself to check this place out. If you want to see the video of the live stream, the link is below as well for you! See for privacy and opt-out information.

May 26

98 min

For the foreseeable future we will be recording our shows through StreamYard but that gives us the opportunity to live stream them to Facebook! We decided there was no one better to be our first live guest than Mr. Paul Segura, the brewmaster from the world renowned Karl Strauss Brewing Co. We had a blast hanging out with each other, Paul, and most importantly, our wonderful listeners that joined us for the stream. It was more than rewarding to be able share some #SDBeers and jokes with everyone. If you are listening to the audio only version of the show, you will notice a significant quality difference than our in person shows; it's just the limitations of these type of services but let's face it, it's way better than not hanging out together. We miss you, we miss spending time at our favorite breweries, and we miss hugs from our friends most of all. Stay safe, do what you can to support your local, independent breweries and businesses, and we hope all is well with you and your family.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

May 18

105 min

Hey amazing fans of The Indie Beer Show, we're back with our first show recorded remotely! We landed on using StreamYard to record the show and we think it worked out pretty well. All of these platforms have their weaknesses but this one has one good strength, we can live stream our shows to Facebook, which we will do on May 14th. The audio quality obviously isn't the same as when we're in the same room but it works and it keeps everyone safe. We start the show with a statement that is impossible to actually convey in words; the gravity of the situation the #SDBEER industry is facing currently is tremendous and calling it difficult is the underestimate of the century. Please #DoWhatYouCan to support your favorite independent breweries in anyway possible. Here is the database we mention in the show that lists most San Diego breweries current statuses. Feel free to update the information if anything is out of date.  We miss you guys, we miss tasting rooms, we miss hugs, we miss cheers, we miss leaning over to a person we don't know and asking them what they are drinking. These are unique times we're living in. With all that said, for our livecast show on May 14th (starting at 6:30pm), we're going to tell you what beers to pickup soon so you can drink along with us! That will give us all a taste of the community we are currently missing.  Stay safe, stay healthy, and know your friends at TIBS! love you! See for privacy and opt-out information.

May 5

71 min

Fresh off their 4th anniversary, we had a the opportunity to sit down with Mike Czech and Chris Leguizamon from Pure Project to talk about their brewery that has been cranking out exceptional beer since the day they opened.Known for their murky IPAs by most, we're here to tell you that they have a deep bag of phenomenal products that you need to be exploring. One #SDBeer TIBS! really enjoys from Pure is pictured above, Log Cabin, a barrel aged imperial stout with cocoa and maple syrup. We appreciate the restraint on the sweetness in a time where some beers are competing with the caloric content of ice cream, this beer brings enough to the table to be present but not enough to overwhelmed the subtleties of the barrel.  Strap in, this episode lands heavily on the longer side but we had a blast handing our with Mike and Chris, enjoy! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 9

95 min

This is Esthela's annual Women's Show where we give some of the coolest humans in the San Diego craft beer industry the opportunity to be on The Indie Beer Show together! She hosts a great panel this year that includes:Demetra Hamel from Amplified Ale WorksLexi Russel Martin from Duck Foot and Pink BootsRomi Rossel from The Bountiful BagFio Rossel Borkert from Bountiful Bag and Wild BarrelZana Martorana from Home Brewing Co. and Tiger! Tiger!Help us celebrate International Women's Day with a great episode! Grab a beer from one of the incredible establishments our guests work at, get comfortable, and hit that play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2

63 min

Coming up on February 29th, the jewel of El Cajon, Burning Beard will be celebrating their 4th (or 1st if you're a leap year stickler) anniversary with a giant party!It's always a great time when we get to sit down with some of our favorite people; we're joined by Shannon, Jeff, and Mike for a great night of discussion revolving around all things Beard, with an emphasis on the upcoming shin dig! Speaking of the party, make sure to get your tickets here, really soon, the event is on the brink of being a sell out.If you aren't going to whoop it up in El Cajon, consider coming and seeing us record live at The Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival!Grab a great #SDBeer, maybe this terrific triple IPA, Dr. Gonzo from BB, and hit the play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 24

85 min

This week we have a great guest for you, Kris Anacleto, who cheekily refers to himself as Mr. Manager from Booze Brothers/Owl Farm, the new president of the San Diego Brewers Guild! We get to discuss his role in both beer brands and what it's like for his peers to support him being involved with the guild, leading to his new position. We had a terrific night hanging out with Kris; the full TIBS! team was present for this recording, and we really dig it when that's possible! If you haven't been to Booze Brothers before, definitely get up there very soon, they are making great beer and have a very comfortable tasting room to enjoy it in. They also recently opened a second tasting room, located at 606 Mission Ave, in Oceanside. Here's your reminder to jump in and have some fun with us during our #29DaySDBeerChallenge leading up to Indie Beer Madness!We hope you enjoy this episode! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 17

91 min

It's time for us to talk a little more about one of our favorite #SDBeer festivals, the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival! This will be the 10th year of this terrific event and you should go check it out if you can.We are joined by festival organizers Robert and Amber Esparza to talk about some of the highlights of this year's occasion, including what adds extreme value to the entrance cost, it comes with food. It all goes down on leap year day, Febuary 29th, if you don't have plans, you do now! We will be live podcasting at the fest; this will our second live show of the year and we'll talking all things MVCBF and #indiebeer. Want to come out for the first live show of the year, join us for The 3rd Annual Women in beer Show, led by Esthela, at Border X of Febuary 19th. In this episode we also got to try the new Societe Brewing beer, The Scamp, which is delightful! We hope you enjoy this episode and have a chance to give us a high five at MVCBF! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 10

70 min

When the opportunity presented itself for us to sit down with one of the younger but impressive breweries in #SDBeer, and Sore Eye Cup champion, The Original 40 Brewing Co., we did not hesitate!On a wonderful Wednesday night in the TapCraft Studio, we had the company of head brewer, Chris Gillogy and owner, Steve Billings to discuss how the first 7 months of OG 40 has been going. We taste through several of their beers, talk about some upcoming additions to the menu, and have a grand old time hanging out with good friends! We'll be launching a #29DayChallange on Feb 1st to get you hyped for the return of Indie Beer Madness! Yep, we can't wait to celebrate #SDBeer with another good old bracket showdown. We'll also be using #RoadToMadness if you guys want to follow along! We'll be at a different brewery each day to let you know why we think they're awesome. Get yourself a Chrispy Boi and feel the good times as you listen to this episode! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 3

81 min

Have you been to PB AleHouse lately? This long standing member of #SDBeer has often been overlooked but we're here to tell you that their beer is quality is high and you should give them a visit the next time you're in the area.We sat down with head brewer, Dan Emjen to discus his brewing philosophy, what's his position is like, and sample several of his enjoyable beers. We're back in our studio at TapCraft for this one and it sure felt good to be home again! We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 27

72 min

New year, who dis? We're back from a great holiday break with an exciting preview for you guys!We were lucky enough to get to hang out in the extremely soon to be open Ale Tales Taproom in East Village! This awesome new bottle shop/craft beer bar/restaurant will open at 1520 J Street any day now!We had a blast getting 2020 started with the opportunity to see and feel this new, killer #indiebeer spot early. You guys are going to really dig hanging out here soon; whether you want a pint from the 50+ taps (all installed by TapCraft, where our studio is!), a bottle to drink onsite or take home, or a bite to eat, Ale Tales has you covered. Add to that, they are 1/2 mile from PetCo Park!Jump right into the first show of 2020 and thank you for being listeners, we truly appreciate it! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 20

61 min

If you are not aware of the difficult situation one of our favorite breweries south of the border is facing, Insurgente, please check out Beth Demmon's article in SD Magazine. Here's a few excerpts to give you an idea of the complexity of the situation:"October 5, 2019, officials from the city and Baja California’s new controlling party, the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), shuttered the tasting room and halted production of the brewhouse, citing a lack of numerous operating permits, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.""Ivan Morales, co-founder of Insurgente with his brother Damian, disputes this. “We have all the required permits, although they're accusing us of not having them.”"Insurgente has turned to their supporters for help, many have began using the hashtag #freeinsurgente to show their support for the difficult situation. There was a recent event at Machete to support Insurgente and Esthela (with Beth) was able to sit down with Ivan Morales. At the time of this discussion, Insurgente had obtained permission to reopen, unfortunately, that only lasted 2 or 3 days, and they have since been closed again.Insurgente, in response to the most recent closing posted this:It is evident that we are being subjected to harassment by the municipal authorities and [Mayor] Arturo González Cruz, who does not tire of seeking excuses to close us, the company said on Twitter.Jaime Bonilla, Governor of Baja CA, who has been accused of making this situation personal due to his brother living across the street from the brewery, is not backing down, he gave the following statements in an LA Times article by Wendy Fry:“Like I don’t have anything else to do as governor of the state than to worry about this brewery,” said Bonilla. “No one respects the laws in Tijuana. They don’t seem to understand this is a new government and they can no longer get away with whatever they want like they have for the past 30 years.”“Read my lips. They are not going to be opening the brewery there,” said Bonilla, definitively."We are hopeful our friends at Insurgente find a way to navigate the complex governmental situation and reopen soon; we'll certainly keep you up to date. They are facing a situation that is only made more dire by the history of inconsistent and corrupt governmental members and institutions in Mexico. To that end, I want to remind you, when this recording was made, Insurgente was brewing beer and about to reopen their tasting room.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 3

26 min

This week we are at The Rabbit Hole to talk about the #SDBeer Holiday Food Drive! Brandon and Esthela hold it down in my absence. They start the show with a rundown of how the food drive started at the party, for the record, the effort runs through the end of the year. You can take food to Societe or you can donate directly to the San Diego Food Bank here. Then they jump into a segment with patron of the show, Roger! It's always fun when we can get one of our friends of the show on the show. Backed up with James from The Rabbit Hole to discus their awesomeness. A significant amount of Paul Segura love is thrown in there for good measure!This will also be our last show of the year. We are going to take a few weeks off to enjoy the holiday season and time with our families. We want to thank everyone that listens for their support and hope we brought you a significant amount of education/entertainment this year. If you haven't heard me say it directly lately, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! This show would not be possible without you. We're sending you wishes for happy holidays and a magnificent New Year!We will return January 21st, see you then friends!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

67 min

Have you ever even thought about how all the tiny breweries get their products in those perfect pint cans (other sizes too)? Well, Mobile West Canning is the answer for many of your favorite #SDBeer breweries!Before we dive in with MWC, we have 2 awesome members of Pinks Boots on to discuss their hop blend for next year's Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. Hit this link to get your hops reserved (you don't have to pay for them yet) so that you're ready!Then we dive into all things Mobile West Canning, you'll be surprised at all the options they can offer and the different products they package! They also now offer cans and sleeving as well!We had a terrific time hanging out with everyone for this Show and I hope it translates to your ears! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

110 min

There are several craft focused entities in San Diego that garner significant credit for being part of the early spark that lead to the Capital of Craft moniker being placed on our city, Obrien's Pub is one of those places and we were honored to sit down with Tyson and Kristina Blake. Supporting the local beer industry since '94, Obrien's is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and we were lucky to get to try a few of the collaboration beers they did to honor the occasion. Tyson way overdid and planned a secret 3 course pairing meal for us to enjoy on The Show! We were understandably excited by the proposition and massively satiated by the meal before the night concluded. Strap in, this is a long one; luckily we record digitally because we would have had to change a few tapes, back in the day!PS: Another reminder to come out the #SDBeer Holiday party on December 7th at Societe Brewing! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

118 min

One of the newer hot beds of indie beer in San Diego is happening in a neighborhood we call East Village. This neighborhood runs along the east border of downtown, from city College to the water, encompasses Petco Park, and is defined on the north and east sides by the 5. Duck Foot graciously offered to be the hosts of a multi-entity episode! We gathered friends from Duck Foot, Melvin, Resident (technically not East village but whatevs), Amplified, and opening in the famed Monkey Paw location, Bottle Rocket Bar and Grill!Get ready for a romp around this small but vibrant area of downtown the likes of which your ears have never seen (is that even a thing?). We had a ton of fun making this show and I hope it comes through the space portal to you properly!The #SDBeer Holiday food Drive is in full swing, please consider taking in some food to one of the more than 30 collections locations available to you. You can also donate funds directly the the San Diego Food Bank, they can provide an astonishing 5 meals for every $1 donated.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

102 min

The first pop up event to support the #SDBeer Holiday Food Drive went down last Wednesday evening at My Yard Live. 9 representatives from SD Beer joined us for a friendly beer trivia contest for the entertainment of those that showed up to support the food drive, now in its 6th year.A massive thank you goes out to Quiz Show Mania for providing the amazing game show system that we got to use!We had contestants from My Yard Live , The Lost Abbey, Rip Current Brewing , Stave & Nail Brewing Company , Brewchive , Chula Vista Brewery Belching Beaver, and Rouleur Brewing Company and one winner took home the trophy and has bragging rights for an entire year!As you visit breweries over the next few weeks, please take in some food to donate or donate a few dollars towards our effort to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

21 min

San Diego Beer Week has ended its 10 day run but that doesn't mean the fruits of #SDBW are all gone. Esthela, with our original producer, David Martin, went Home to talk about our collaboration beer, Home of Indie, The Homebrewer/Home Brew Co., homebrewing, and friendship. George, Founder/Owner, Jacob, Head Brewer, and Liquor Store Mike join us for a live show during the release party for Home of Indie! It was incredible that we got to do another version last year's SDBW collab with Jacob. I feel like we have a tradition going now! It's a single malt and single hop, West Coast IPA, using Pure Idaho Malt and Nelson. The beer turned out great and will be around for a while, so get to the source and try it!If you're not totally beer weeked out, our first #SDBeer Holiday Food Drive benefit happens on Wed, November 13th at My Yard Live at 7pm. Nine brewery representatives will compete in a few rounds of beer trivia for glory (and your entertainment) in an effort to encourage you to bring out food for the SD Food Bank. Come have some fun, and if you can't make it, hit up one of the other 30+ locations where you can drop off food to help those less fortunate in our city! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

67 min

At first glance, we were welcomed into an unassuming room, the walls lined with full wine racks, a table and some chairs awaiting us, but soon we realized this was a unique space. Belching Beaver's Tavern & Grill in Vista is built is what used to be a bank. In renovating the building, they made the wise decision to keep the bank vault, door included. They also used the safe deposit boxes as the conference style table.This is one of the coolest places we've ever recorded a Show! We were joined by Heather Franchini, Production Coordinator, and Thomas Peters, ead Brewer at the Tavern. We have a great discussion about their repeated Alpha King success, SDBW, and all things Belching Beaver.We throw in some of our favorite San Diego Beer week events, beer news, and a ton of laughter as the icing on this cake for your ears. Have a listen and then go kick beer weeks butt!It's the most wonderful time, of the beer! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

103 min

San Diego Beer Week is right around the corner. The 11th annual celebration of all things #SDBeer happens from November 1st- 11th.The Brewers Guild of San Diego invited us out to witness the canning of the mega collab, Capital of Craft (if you're a Mug Club member, you saw) and sit down with Virginia Morrison (Board Member and Co-Founder of Second Chance Beer Co. and Alex Pierson (Guild Member and Co-Founder of Amplified Ale Works) to discuss the beer and hallmark events of #SDBW.As you're gearing up for the epic 10 days of beer week, make sure you download the SD Beer App - Apple or Android- or set as a short cut on your homescreen.Have a listen and get stoked for the most wonderful time of the beer! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

75 min

We are living our best lives over here at TIBS! For the second time, we all got to attend the Great American Beer Festival! This is America's largest beer festival with over 800 attending breweries and more than 4,000 different beers poured.We start the show with Ann Obenchain, the Brewers Association's Marketing Manager. We discuss GABF is overall terms, get those important statistics for you guys, and also talk about some of the things the BA does to help its members.After our keynote interview we dive into a montage of spot interviews on the floor of the festival, we talk to St Arnold Brewing, Cerveceria San Pascual Baylon, King Cong Brewing, Briess Malt, and Broo Craft Beer Shampoo.We close out our festival interviews with a group of discussions with medal winning breweries that include Port City, Kern River (Brewery Group of the Year on top of 4 medals), Lost Abbey, Kilowatt, Claremont Craft Ales, JAFB Brewery, Two Roots.It's hard to convey how ginormous GABF is but I will say this, if you have a chance to attend, it will blow your mind! Here is one unique episode for you guys! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

66 min

In the Halloween spirit, Pariah Brewing Co. is teaming up with The Good Seed Food Company for a Spooktacular Beer Pairing. It's a self guided pairing of small dishes with taster size beers that will only set you back $20. There was little risk of these entities coming together for something ordinary, and they over delivered. Are you ready for bugs and beer pairings?Chef Chuy worked with Jesse Smith to establish what beers worked with what insects and then they turned that experiential data in to a mini pairing meal, just for you. I have to say, if you're on the fence about eating insects, this is a great way to dip your toe into the creepy pond; Esthela was a champ and ate all 4 dishes! These plate, while featuring different bugs, aren't extremely insect forward, flavor wise. They have done a great job at balancing flavors and textures with these dishes. Think of it as Bugs and Beer 101.I hope you're all adventurous eaters as you listen to us sample this pairing and discuss the strangest other things we've eaten in our lifetime. If you're bored, throw us an Itunes rating!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

101 min

We are super stoked to be celebrating our first anniversary here at TIBS! It wouldn't be possible without you guys, the greatest fans on Earth, so, thank you!The fine folks at North Park Beer Co. were incredibly nice to us and made us one of the freshest kegs of Hop Fu! to ever leave their building. The great people that made the fine decision to join us for our party/live show drained that keg in less than 2 hours! We also grabbed a giant tray of Stupid Wings from The Good Seed Food Company, they were devoured in even less time!Currently, I'm sitting in our hotel room outside of GABF with roughly 45 minutes before we can go into the Friday night session, which gave me just enough time to get you guys this episode! Next week (or so), we'll have an episode from the largest beer festival in America!Enjoy listening to us talk about our first year, Esthela and I had a blast recording this show with a gathering of some of our favorite people laughing and drinking with us! I hope our gratitude for your support comes through, but just in case THANK YOU to every single person that has ever listened to The Indie Beer Show! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

102 min

It's a special time in beer currently, wet hop season! You just asked yourself, "why do we care?" Well, you care because you're the type of indie beer person that loves beers you can only get once, and there are a lot of opportunities for that right now!We collected a handful of currently available wet hop beers, brought in Liz Bauer from Glacier Hops Ranch, and had delightful time talking about them. Did you know that there are a few hop farms, here in San Diego? You do now! If you pay close enough attention, you'll notice that I was off my game and was inaccurate in almost every statement of where certain hops are grown, I have no idea why, but I'm thankful for Liz's patience in correcting all of my mistakes. Have a fun time making fun of me in your head why you listen and once again, thank you to Liz for joining us! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

91 min

The CA Craft Beer Summit is a 2 day educational convention put on by the CCBA. This year celebrated to 30th anniversary of the CCBA! The convention culminates with a giant, California beer festival featuring over 600 breweries and 1800 beers. That happens to be the largest beer festival on the West Coast.We are thankful that we had the chance to attend. I found many of the seminars informative and really enjoyable. In particular, 2 speeches hit home with me, Dr J. Jackson-Beckam's (BA's director of Diversity) session titled “Stop ‘Doing Diversity!’ Build an Inclusive, Equitable, and Just Workplace that Drives Success” and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery on "Reality vs. facsimile" in the American Food Culture and the Implications for Craft Beer.This week's show is focused on standout moments from both of these speakers, I hope you enjoy this unique episode!If you are reading this on release day, 9/23, and can't make our First Anniversary Show Party tomorrow, be sure to leave us a voicemail at 619-698-7038 that tells us your favorite moment from the first year of TIBS! We'll play them all on the anniversary Show! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

32 min

Eppig Brewing is in the middle of an extremely long hitting streak and will be the first company to successfully leave the Brewery Igniter program! With a new 30 BBL production facility nearing completion in Vista, the Oktoberfest season almost upon us, and their third anniversary on the horizon, we thought it was a great time to sit down with Nathan and Clayton, both co-founding brewers and have a discussion about all things Eppig! They have garnered notoriety for their lagers but I'm a fan of their entire portfolio of well executed beers.We dip into the history of the name of their brewery, discuss the Oktoberfest celebrations, get an update on their new location and some possible timelines for debuting in North County, and have a blast hanging out with two seriously authentic brewers that genuinely love their craft.This would be a great episode to listen to while visiting their Waterfront Biergarten, just saying. Hit the play button and enjoy! ** Heads up! We'll be taking a week off next week. Don't worry, we'll be back the following Monday with some interviews from the CCBA conference and festival in Long Beach!** See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

83 min

Did you know that Thorn Brewing (mid sentence shout out to Thorn for using a .beer address, like us!) recently opened a new tasting room in Mission Hills? Well they did and it's a really cool place to hang out, have a tasty beverage and play a little skeeball. We linked up with Tom and Jay from Thorn to have a great discussion about all the things currently going on and enjoy the amenities of the newest addition to their family. They now have 3 locations for your indie beer needs, the OG spot on Thorn St., the newer production facility in Barrio Logan, and the aforementioned new spot in Mission Hills. I hope you have a Relay IPA, Hopster Pot, or any other delicious Thorn beer in your hand as you hit the play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

108 min

We often discuss many aspects of San Diego beer history on TIBS!, but to hear it directly from integral members of the industry and those documenting it live was truly a special occasion! August 14th, at Latchkey Brewing, located in the original Mission Brewery Plaza, that was built in 1913, we were honored to host 50+ people for a night of learning and fun!We began The Show with Matt West, Co-founder of Latchkey Brewing, to discuss what attracted them to the location and some of the difficulties improving a historical structure.Then we take a deep dive into the history of San Diego beer, starting in the 1800s and working our way up to some current trends. We have amassed a super star panel for your listening pleasure; Judith Downie, Curator of the Brewchive™ at Cal State San Marcos, Bruce Glassman, Long-time editor, writer, and publisher who has been covering the San Diego beer scene for nearly a decade and is a team partner working on creating the Museum of Beer , Sheldon Kaplan, beer author and producer of Suds County, Gina Marsaglia - Co-Founder of Pizza Port, and Chris Cramer, CEO & Co-founder of Karl Strauss.With roughly 100 years of cumulative San Diego beer knowledge, the panel offers you may insights to the what lead to and is currently driving the gigantic success of the SD beer industry. Get comfortable, grab a Red Trolley or a Swami's IPA to honor our panel, and hit the play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

107 min

Beyond being one of the preeminent yeast manufactures in the country, San Diego's own, White Labs has an entire educational training series to help your brewery's staff increase their knowledge. Their classes cover a wide variety of beer and yeast topics that will develop anyone's proficiency in the wonderful beverage we call indie beer! In this episode, we sit down with Erik Fowler, Education & Engagement Manager, to take a toe dip into the pool of beer vocabulary.We also discuss some of what makes White Labs' tasting room so unique, they take the same base beer and ferment it with different yeasts so you can taste the significant differences presented by using distinct strains. Hitting the play button will improve you day, so do it! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

120 min

Sometimes when revisiting a brewery we haven't been to recently we find their beer quality has improved. This is certainly the case with BNS Brewing and Distilling Co. Not only that, they have a great community following, the tasting room was packed for Taco Tuesday!A first for TIBS!, we got to taste through an entire flight of GABF medal winning beers!Get comfortable and hit the play button friends! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

59 min

When invited to do a live recording at the 7th anniversary party for Societe Brewing we accepted with complete disregard for any other opportunities that would come up; we dig them that much! Why do you think we recruited Brandon to be on The Show?Lovingly dubbed SoSiete by pun master Ben Raymond, this party was incredibly fun to attend! 11 restaurants joined in on the fun to feed the masses, beer flowed without limit, awesome stemless glassware and t-shirts were received by all, and the celebration was one for the ages!Hit the play button and may all your beers be #indiebeer ! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

107 min

Call them punks, call them the spark that started an indie beer invasion of 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, or call them some of the nicest people in #sdbeer; it really doesn't matter because all of that is true!Thr3e Punk Ales is celebrating the completion of their 2nd year in business with a month long party! Check out their events page in FB, they will be updating it with all the options to get your celebrating in before it all ends.As you can see from the kill shot, we had a great night hanging out with one of the punks! Hit the play button and hear all about them! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

78 min

Border X does things in a unique way, and we respect that here at TIBS! They focus on flavor profiles that other breweries wouldn't consider. I'm here to tell you that their beer quality is also steadily improving, give them a visit if you haven't lately!We had a great discussion about their current state of affairs, got to enjoy several of their beers, and really enjoyed The Show! Enough reading, hit the play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

106 min

San Diego Magazine is an institution here in our hometown, discussing local issues and topics since 1948, yes, you read that right. One of their biggest events each year is the Best of San Diego Party! The Best of San Diego Party presented by Valley View Casino & Hotel is the ultimate summer celebration. The event brings together the top local restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and businesses as featured in San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants and Best of San Diego issues.Guests can expect unlimited bites and sips from more than 100 vendors along with live bands and entertainment, interactive art installations, lounges, aerialist acrobats, fire performers, pop-up shops, dancing and more. Get your tickets to this amazing event here. On this show, we are joined by the Digital Media Director of SD Mag, David Martin, who you will recognize as the former producer of TIBS! We also have Larry from Fall and Mark from Coronado on to discuss something amazing, San Diego Magazine has made 3 Best Of San Diego collaboration beers to celebrate this year's Best Of! We can't remember the last time there was a 3 brewery collaboration for an event, hit us up if you do.I straight up ripped the images of the cans from Instagram, so, it the image quality doesn't stand up to your screen resolution, you know who to blame.It was really cool to have David back for another episode, we had a blast discussing the collaborations and some other fun things about his life, including his current albums recordings. All that's well and good Brian, but where can I get the beers? Well, you can get Eppig's at Eppig right now, here's where you can get the rest: The big collective public debut will be on July 19 when Coronado introduces the three canned beers—with can design spearheaded by Fall’s Dave Lively—at a special event hosted at the tasting room in Bay Park. On July 20, Fall will be pouring the Watermelon Berliner Weisse at its North Park tasting room. All three beers will be poured at San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego party on August 16 at Liberty Station. Cans of all three varieties will be released to retail outlets throughout San Diego on July 19.Grab yourself a favorite #sdbeer, or if it's after 7/19, a Best of San Diego Beer and hit the play button! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

132 min

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