This week, Javi sits down with award winning brewer Evan Price of Green Cheek Beer in Orange, CA. For those not familiar with Evan, he was the head brewer at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim among other well known Southern California craft breweries. We hear about the trials and tribulations on opening a new brewery and all the little details of launching a new brand. This is a fun listen!
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.