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Mobile West Canning
Dec 9 • 108 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…
Live at Obrien’s Pub
Dec 2 • 117 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…
East Village Mega Show
Nov 25 • 101 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…
Are You Smarter Than A Beer Maker?
Nov 18 • 20 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…
Live at Home Brewing Co.
Nov 11 • 66 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.,…
Live at Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill
Nov 4 • 102 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…
San Diego Beer Week Preview
Oct 28 • 74 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…
Great American Beer Festival #GABF
Oct 21 • 65 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…
Spooktacular Beer Pairing Preview at Pariah Brewing
Oct 14 • 100 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…
The Indie Beer Show First Anniversary!
Oct 7 • 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…
Wet Hop Beers San Diego
Sep 30 • 90 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…
CA Craft Beer Summit 2019
Sep 23 • 31 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…
Eppig Brewing & Octoberfest Preview
Sep 9 • 82 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,…
Thorn Brewing: Mission Hills
Sep 2 • 107 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…
San Diego Beer History: A Live Panel
Aug 26 • 106 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…
White Labs, Beer Vocabulary 101
Aug 19 • 119 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…
BNS Brewing and Distilling Co.
Aug 12 • 58 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…
Societe Brewing Celebrates 7th Annniversary!
Aug 5 • 106 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…
Thr3e Punk Ales 2nd Anniversary Preview
Jul 29 • 77 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…
Border X Brewing
Jul 22 • 105 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…
Best of San Diego Collaboration Beers
Jul 15 • 131 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…
Listener Bottle Share Show
Jul 8 • 103 min
We love it when we get a chance to hang out with our listeners, so, every now and again, we plan an event to do just that! Call it a housewarming party for new home at TapCraft Studios, or call it a good ol’ fashioned excuse to drink some indie beers with…
52 East Eatery
Jul 1 • 84 min
If you have been paying attention to the food and beer scene in San Diego you will have heard of Fifty-Two East Eatery before but if you haven’t, we’re here to tell you to recognize this rising star and get yourselves out to Santee, yes Santee, for great…
Goat Patch Brewing Co.
Jun 24 • 67 min
We like to change things up when we get a chance here at TIBS! This week we’re joined by a great indie brewery from Colorado Springs, Goat Patch Brewing Co. We connected through this odd, ancient technology called a telephone. On The Show! we have…
QUAFF Celebrates 30 Years of Homebrewing
Jun 17 • 126 min
The San Diego indie beer industry has a minor league that many overlook; homebrewing, started from a passion for one of the world’s greatest beverages can lead to professional success.QUAFF is the homebrewers’ club in San Diego that is unequaled. More…
Beach Grease BeerCo.
Jun 10 • 92 min
Maybe you haven’t heard about this brewery in Vista that focuses on poundable beers with a beach, hot rod, motorcycle, skateboard vibe, but they’re here and they are making some pretty tasty beer, get to know Beach Grease Beer Co. They’re tasting room is…
Societe Brewing Company
Jun 3 • 96 min
This week is a special one for us, we got to sit down with Doug and Brandon from Societe Brewing Company! Of course that meant Brandon was pulling double duty as both a host of The Show and a guest of The Show!I’m finally back behind the mic, Esthela is…
CCBA Spring 2019 Conference, San Diego
May 27 • 65 min
While I was still under the weather, Esthela and Brandon had the chance to interview several integral members of California Craft Brewers Association at their annual Spring Conference. If you’re not aware, The California Craft Brewers Association is a…
2019 Rhythm and Brews Festival
May 20 • 89 min
Aaaaand we’re back! I’m alive again, thanks for everyone that wished me a speedy recovery, I appreciate it. A big shout out to Esthela and Brandon who soldiered on without me while I was ill!This show was recorded live at the 2019 Rhythm and Brews…
Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival
May 7 • 75 min
The 9th MVCBF happened on April 27th and I hope you were there for all the fun and revelry! Our long touted favorite festival of the year arrived, dominated your taste buds, and left only foot prints on the ole SDCC Stadium practice field. David returns…
Burgeon Beer Co. Part 1
Apr 29 • 58 min
I don’t know if you guys have noticed but we’ve been having a freaking blast over here lately! This week is no exception; we sat down with Matthew and Anthony from Burgeon Beer Co. for a delightful conversation!We discuss the whirlwind the last year has…
Burgeon Beer Co. Part 2
Apr 29 • 38 min
This is the second part of Burgeon Beer Co. episode, make sure you’ve listened to the first part, or don’t, I’m not the boss of you.In this almost half of The Show we dive into the deep pool of news this week has to offer. Among other things, we cover…
Beth Demmon and Bonuses!
Apr 22 • 82 min
This week on The Show we are joined by freelance writer and local beer journalist, Beth Demmon! We dive right into her monthly feature in West Coaster, called Prohibitchin’, that focuses on women in the San Diego indie beer industry. We also have an…
Black Plague Brewing
Apr 15 • 74 min
This week on TIBS! we sat down with the fine gentlemen of Black Plague Brewing. We had a blast hanging out with Jordan Hoffart, Jared Doss, and Aeryk Heeg. We hit it off instantly and now we’re all buddies.While the show progresses, and sampling of their…
Duck Duck Gooze and The Lost Abbey Part 2
Apr 8 • 38 min
**Duck Duck Gooze goes on sale at noon on Monday, April 15th**Our current fortuitous reality continues! This week we are joined by Tomme Arthur and Adam Martinez from The Lost Abbey–Port Brewing – The Hop Concept, to discuss the upcoming release of 2019…
Duck Duck Gooze and The Lost Abbey Part 1
Apr 8 • 75 min
**Duck Duck Gooze goes on sale at noon on Monday, April 15th**Our current fortuitous reality continues! This week we are joined by Tomme Arthur and Adam Martinez from The Lost Abbey – Port Brewing – The Hop Concept, to discuss the upcoming release of 2019…
Rye’d The Dragon at Savagewood
Apr 1 • 65 min
Over here at TIBS!, we’ve been on a tremendous streak of good fortune! This week, well last month actually, we got the chance to collaborate with Savagewood Brewing on a fine crafted beverage.The malts break down like this, 80% 2 row, 12% rye malt, and 8%…
Jawing, Drinking, Drink and Jaw
Mar 25 • 83 min
This week’s episode finds Esthela, Brandon and myself discussing some current beer happenings while drinking some amazing beers! This is what most of the craft beer / indie beer podcast world does and we love to do the same when we get the opportunity.We…
Bitter Brothers Goes Low with Pacesetter
Mar 18 • 69 min
Bitter Brothers Brewery is the first San Diego , independent, brewery to produce a low calorie beer. This trend is picking up steam and BB has a well timed innovation with Pacesetter that leverages the enzymes that are used in producing brut IPAs, to make…
The Women’s Show
Mar 8 • 73 min
This is Esthela’s annual Womens’ Show where we give some of the coolest humans in the San Diego craft beer industry the opportunity to be on The Show together! She takes the wheel to discuss current issues from the female perspective, enjoy a bunch of…
San Diego Distillery
Mar 2 • 74 min
You’re about to listen to Episode 22! We’re getting rid of episode numbers in our show titles, so, moving forward, our titles will only focus on our guests or topic of The Show!Trent and Maria were great hosts; they had Esthela and me out on a night they…
Episode 21: Gravity Heights
Feb 25 • 65 min
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…
Episode 20: Miralani Maker’s District MEGA Show Part 2
Feb 18 • 51 min
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…
Episode 20: Miralani Maker’s District MEGA Show Part 1
Feb 18 • 74 min
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…
Episode 19: My Yard Live Preview
Feb 12 • 99 min
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.Thanks to…
Episode 19: Brooklyn Brewery
Feb 4 • 60 min
Episode 18: Brooklyn Brewery Arrives in CAThis 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,…
Episode 17: Gordon Biersch
Jan 28 • 109 min
What a pleasure it was to sit down with long time friend of The Show, Doug Hasker, Brewmaster of Gordon Biersch San Diego! The SD lager king did not disappoint; we had a terrific time hanging out with this extremely pleasant gentleman and drinking the…
Episode 16: The Indie Beer Show For Breakfast!
Jan 21 • 81 min
Sometimes the universe sees fit to allow an opening in the dynamic schedules of our colleges to coalesce with ours, at the exact moment in time for greatness to happen! I’m very grateful the infinite wisdom of the powers that be graced us with such an…
Episode 15: Brandon Hernandez, Mainly
Jan 14 • 104 min
New year, who dis? Welcome to the first of 2019! Thanks to Shirts on Tap , you have a two chances to win one of 6 The Indie Beer Show t shirts we’re giving away in this episode. Listen to hear how to enter!A big thank you goes out to Latchkey Brewing for…
Episode 14: 2018, It’s Over!
Jan 2 • 124 min
It’s the end of 2018! Whether you’re on the woo or boo side of this yearc oming to its inevitable conclusion, there’s nothing you can do to stop it!We brought on some friends of the show, Travis Hudson, Beth Demmon, and IanC heesman to discuss the main…
Episode 13: Brewery Startup Financials 101
Dec 24, 2018 • 98 min
In this episode of TIBS! we are discussing a lot of the costs of opening a brewery in San Diego. We are joined by the Finance teacher from the SDSU Business of Craft Beer Certification program, Debra Druther, future 15 BBL North Park brewpub owner, Steve…
Episode 12: Live at Deft Brewing Industry Night
Dec 17, 2018 • 74 min
We were excited to be invited out to Deft Brewing for industry night! It’s always fun when we get to hang out with members of the #SDBeer world that make all the delicious beer we obsess over!Also, here’s some giant news from TIBS! central; Brandon…
Episode 11: Visiting GABF Winner, Ocean Beach Brewery
Dec 10, 2018 • 95 min
Fresh off their gold medal and being awarded Small Brewpub of the year atGABF, we got to sit down with Jim Millea, the head brewer of Ocean BeachBrewery.Imagine, if you will, that you had just come off 10 full days of #SDBEERweek but were still obligated…
Episode 10: Live at Stone Company Store - On Kettner’s 5th Anniversary Party
Nov 28, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode of TIBS! we are kicking off #SDBW (San Diego Beer Week) with a live show at one of Stone Brewing’s satellite locations. This was a great way to celebrate the commencement of the eleven days of beer week we set our selves up for!The Stone…
Episode #9 - Blend-O-Matic with Second Chance Brewing
Nov 15, 2018 • 60 min
Sometimes we’re lucky and get invited to some fun stuff, this was not an exception! The amazing people over at Second Chance had us come out for the release of Blend-O-Matic, a new, revolutionary collaboration with the juggernaut, AleSmith. In an…
Episode #8 - All Things Stouts!
Nov 8, 2018 • 102 min
We had so much fun recording #6 in a construction site that we decided we should do it again! A big thank you to Steve at U31 for letting us this space once again. We invited over some friends of The Show, Morgan Tenwick, Jen Mann, and of course Travis…
Episode #7 - Rabbit Hole
Oct 29, 2018 • 97 min
Here at TIBS!, we love to mix it up with our fans and record our shows live when possible! The good folks at The Rabbit Hole invited us out for a night of fun on the back patio; you know, in the corner, where we belong!Twenty or so of the finest…
Episode #6 - We Talk With Award Winning Beer Author Bruce Glassman
Oct 22, 2018 • 106 min
In a complicated string of events, much too boring to type here, we ended up recording this episode in a very nontraditional location. Thankfully the indie beer gods saw it wise to provide us an under construction brewery to use for our own shenanigans. I…
Episode #5 - A Day Trip to Sin Fronteras Brewing
Oct 18, 2018 • 92 min
It’s a terrific day here at TIBS, we’re finally sharing the day we got down to Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) for a day long visit and recorded a show for you! If you have not had a chance to check out the burgeoning craft beer scene in Mexico, we…
Episode #4 -GABF
Oct 13, 2018 • 71 min
GABF is a special time of year for the independent brewers/breweries in our country. With the promise of recognition for greatness, representatives of the entire craft brewing industry descend on Denver with a thirst like a they were lost in the Sahara…
Episode #3 - It’s Time for Nacho!
Oct 5, 2018 • 93 min
In this episode we are joined by Ignacio Cervantes (Nacho), the head brewer from The Bellmarker! We returned to one of our favorite spots, The Project Bar and Grill for this recording. We get to try some of his beers, including one that is a collaboration…
The Indie Beer Show – Episode #2 – Our First Bottle Share
Sep 28, 2018 • 74 min
One of the greatest things for us is actually hanging with our fans, in person. For TIBS #2 we threw a bottle share at Project Bar & Grill to get back to the best part of this show, fun! We got to introduce David to many of our hard core fans in person,…
The Indie Beer Show – Episode #1 – We’re Baaaack!
Sep 28, 2018 • 91 min
I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much we missed you! We’re smack dab in the middle of our friends and family soft opening!We cannot emphasize how appreciative we are for the incredible support the San Diego independent beer industry and community…