On the eve of LA Beer Week 9, Javi hosts an LA Beer round table with Frances Lopez aka Franny Fullpint, Sarah Bennett and John Verive.
Frances Lopez is the executive director of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild, Sarah Bennett is a veteran freelance beer writer who writes for LA Weekly, and John Verive who is another veteran freelance beer writer who writes for the LA Times.
Topics covered include the history of LA beer from the the past 9 years, the challenges, trend changes and more. Whether you are familiar with the scene or not, this is a must listen episode.
Our long time friends Brian Herbertson (Herbie Homebrew) and Greg Bechtel have combined forces and talent to launch a brewery for the wildly popular pub chain Simmzy's. We hear of both men's tales of how they got into the industry and what it was like to construct a small brewery from the ground up.
Hear a wonderful tale of a husband and wife who started one of Los Angeles' most popular craft breweries. Javi sits down with Jonathan (Porter) and Laurie Porter to discuss their beginnings, the challenges in starting a brewery and subsequent satellite tasting room. We can't forget, we also talk about one of their most popular beers, BA OE, because quite frankly, barleywine is life.
We are joined by a craft beer national treasure known as Bobby Mathews. Bobby shares his strong feelings on the current landscape of the SD Beer scene, his journey around the globe. Bobby is a former member of the Alpine/Green Flash family and has lots on his mind.
Javi catches up with Head Brewer of Abnormal Beer Co, Derek Gallanosa. Derek just got back from Mikkeller Beer Celebration in Copenhagen, and shares his tale of his beginnings at Karl Strauss. Other topics include Abnormal's approach and the current landscape of the San Diego beer community.
We have an action packed episode with Danny and Javi. Items of discussion include the recent Wicked Weed Brewing news, the South African Hops story, Beachwood's run-in with FAKE NEWS, The Full Pint 10th Anniversary and more.
Javi sits down with one of the most fun and interesting characters in all of craft beer, Jeremy Danner of Boulevard Brewing. Jeremy works on the marketing side of Boulevard, with the job title of Ambassador Brewer. Items of discussion include the breaking news about Wicked Weed Brewing's sale, Boulevard's integration into the Duvel Moortgat family of breweries.
We are joined by Kelly Green Brewing's Founder Justin Flemming and Ed Coffee, who has headed up their barrel program. Kelly Green Brewing is a small startup brewery in South Jersey, right near Philadelphia. While Philadelphia is a rather mature craft beer scene, South Jersey is just now joining in on the fun.
This week, Javi sits down with Andy Black of Yorkshire Square Brewery. For those not familiar, Andy has made his mark on the Los Angeles beer scene by brewing to style English style ales served via cask engine. Hear Andy's journey from studying British ales to opening his very own UK themed brewery.
In the back of Highland Park Brewery, on #SaisonDay, Dan and Javi sit down with craft beer legend Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing. We talk about many topics including Allagash's laser focus in the always volatile market, stories of Allagash's beginnings, fun times with the Brett pack and much much more.
Javi sits down with the face that runs this place, Danny Fullpint. We sip on the finest beer and talk about recent hot topics such as recent brewery closures, brewers hating on hazy IPA, Firestone Invitational and much much more.
Javi sits down with owner and brewer of Hawthorne, CA's Los Angeles Ale Works, Kip Barnes. Kip shares his Cinderella story of going from a crowd sourced startup gypsy brewer to a full fledged brick and mortar craft brewery in the latest craft beer hot bed, the South Bay.
We are joined by our friend Jason Brewer of Listermann Brewing / Triple Digit Brewing. Jason wears many hats, and explains his journey from craft beer fanatic to deep in the trenches of one of Cincinnati's coolest breweries. This is a fun listen.
We are joined today by Kate Lee and Kevin Storm of Richmond Virginia's Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Virginia is in the middle of a craft beer boom, and these guys break it down for us. Topics include their beginnings in the industry, current trends, and the magic coming out of their barrel program.
Posted a little late, we are joined this past week with Simon Brown of Claremont Craft Ales. Claremont Craft Ales is in the often overlooked Inland Empire of Southern California. Simon and Javi talk about the current climate of the craft beer community, Claremont's beginnings and lots more shop talk.
This week, we are joined by Cigar City Brewing's Brewmaster Wayne Wambles. Wayne takes us through his journey as a homebrewer in the 90's, all the way up to his prestigious position at Florida's most popular craft brewery.
Javi sits down with the fun, talented crew over at Three Weavers Brewing in Inglewoods, CA. Hear about Three Weaver's beginnings, the fun they have in the brewhouse and other spirited industry banter.
We are joined this week Ted Whitney, veteran craft beer slanger and current National Sales Director of Melvin Brewing in Wyoming. Topics of discussion include San Francisco Beer Week, Melvin Brewing and much much more.
You asked for it, we listened! Phil Thomas of Clown Shoes Beers was one of our most listened to guests of 2016, so we brought back this interesting fella for round two. Listen to Javi and Phil cut it up about the current 'scene', what's going on at Clown Shoes and much much more.
We are joined this week by longtime friend, current writer and certified Cicerone Alex P. Davis of Los Angeles. Alex takes us through his journey into craft beer, studying for the bar exam and his strong opinions on the 'scene.
We are joined by the one and only Frances Lopez aka Franny Fullpint of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild. We get a bit of a background into how Frances got into the beer industry, what her current role is in the LABG, her thoughts on the budding local scene and much much more.
Javier treks out to Huntington Beach, CA, where he talks with Trevor Walls of Riip Brewing. Riip Brewing is a very young brewery that has made that NOOOOISE by winning a GABF medal for their IPA. Learn about his journey and plans for the future.
Javi shares the second part of his long conversation with Bottle Logic Brewing of Anaheim, CA. Bottle Logic also just won our Best Craft Beer of 2016 poll, so congrats to them for that.