The Full Pint Podcast

A fun beer podcast from the nation's best craft beer news, review and event info site. Whether it be shop talk or an interview with an important member of the beer industry, you will enjoy this show.
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Apr 10, 2018

Derek Gallanosa returns to the show to talk about his latest venture as the head brewer of Moksa Brewing in Rocklin, CA. We talk about many things including:

- Derek's transition from Abnormal Beer Co. to Moksa Brewing.

- Why Derek's stouts are the cornerstone of his portfolio.

- The trend of quick turn pilsners and pliner-style ales.

- The underserved Sacramento market and the shift from old guard to new.

- The H-Word.

- Debate on secondary and trade markets.

- Balancing a stout so it's not deemed 'Beetus.'

- Strong relationship with Wakefield and Mostra Coffee.

- Collaborating around the country.

- Approach to IPAs.

And much more.

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Apr 3, 2018

This week, we are joined by well known pub owner and brewery owner from San Diego county, Grant Tondro. Grant is the owner of Urge Gastropub, Brother's Provisions, Mason AleWorks and much more.

We talk about the following:

- Balancing dad life while being in the beer industry.

- The rundown of all of Grant's restaurants and breweries.

- Starting out in the unchartered territory of North County San Diego.

- How Stone and Lost Abbey helped Grant grow his businesses.

- The change in gastropub landscape over the years.

- Has Sculpin changed?

- The birth of Mason Ale Works.

- The Mexican Lager trend.

- A look at San Diego beer culture.

- A look at the Green Flash situation.

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Mar 27, 2018

We are joined by legendary, awarding winning brewer and owner of Bagby Beer Company, Jeff Bagby. Items of discussion include:

- Jeff working his way up the ranks in San Diego Beer.

- Brewing every classic style in the English and Belgian beer book.

- Thoughts on the recent news of Green Flash shutting down the new Virginia location.

- The current health of San Diego beer.

- Competition being tougher for GABF.

And much more!

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Feb 6, 2018

This week, we are joined by owner / brewer Matt Garcia of Homage Brewing. Homage is a very young brewery out of Pomona California, brewing hoppy ales, mixed fermentation and barrel aged sour ales. We talk about the following items:

- Homage's beginnings

- Decision to open up in Pomona of all places

- The choice to do crowdfunding at the beginning. 

- Being blessed by Chris Quiroga

- The synergy with brewer Jeremiah

- Keeping bugs out of the clean beer

- Recent and future collab projects

- Pressure to expand

- And much more!

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Jan 3, 2018

This week we are joined by longtime friend of the show, Conor Hunter. Conor of 2nd Craft Brewing, who takes us on his journey from quitting alcohol to being knee deep in the middle of the Southern California craft beer scene where he roasts coffee specific beer and designs for breweries.

Items of discussion include:

- Starting a micro coffee roasting company

- Popular and classic coffee beers on the market

- Craft Beer x Craft Coffee collaborations

- Mikkeller Raspberry Blush

- Off flavors in coffee beers

- Freelance art design for craft beer

- The current labeling and design trends

- Treating beer as a collectible

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Nov 14, 2017

Danny Fullpint fills in for Javi this week. Danny runs down his trip with The Full Pint team down to San Diego to finish out San Diego Beer Week 2017. Items of discussion include:

- Checking Wild Barrel Brewing

- Eppig Brewing in North Park

- North Park Beer Co.

- The Legendary Woodshop Tasting

- And many stops in between.


Oct 31, 2017

We catch up with one of craft beer media's pioneers, Todd Alström of and BeerAdvocate magazine. We asking him about their infamous message board, balancing print and online publications, beer trading, trolling, thoughts on the RateBeer transaction earlier this year as well as being newly welcomed into the LA beer scene.

Oct 6, 2017

This week, we are joined by one of the unsung heroes of Stone Brewing, Kris Ketcham. Kris is the Sr. Manager of Brewing and Innovation at the Liberty Station San Diego location, where he is responsible for the pilot program at Stone. We talk about Kris' beginnings at Stone, some of the cool stuff he has gotten to do, and what he thinks of the current craft beer scene in San Diego.

Sep 26, 2017

Our most requested guest returns, our very own Franny Fullpint. Franny discusses this month's CA Craft Beer Summit, happenings over at The Los Angeles Brewers Guild, and some pro tips on the upcoming Great American Beer Festival.

Sep 19, 2017

This week, we are joined by Dusty Howe from Upland Brewing Co.'s Sour Ale program. We talk about Upland's huge year of market expansion, the ups and downs of their sour and barrel aged beer program, dealing with fickle beer geeks and much more. For all the latest craft beer news, reviews and opinion articles, make sure to head on over to

Sep 1, 2017

Javi sits down with an up and coming barrel aged beer rockstar, Kyle Harrop from Horus Aged Ales out of Oceanside. We learn about Kyle's transition from MAJOR beer geek to an owner and brewer of his own brewery. Hear about his collaborations and plans for the future.


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Aug 25, 2017

We are joined this week by one of the most legendary brewers in the world, Mitch Steele. Mitch goes down memory lane, sharing his experiences at AB in the 90's, his time as Brewmaster at Stone Brewing and his upcoming new brewery, New Realm Brewing.

Aug 10, 2017

We sit down with the crew over at Noble Ale Works. We talk about the transitioned team, the current beer they make, what's going on in the line up for IPA scene and just overall Tom Foolery. You will think you are in the room with these guys, you won't want to miss this.

Jul 24, 2017

Javi sits down with CEO/ Co-Founder of Creature Comforts Brewing, Chris Herron. Items of discussion include what it's like opening a craft brewery in Georgia, what it was like opening a small brewery in the backyards of SweetWater and Terrapin Beer, the overall climate of the beer industry and much much more.

Jul 14, 2017

This week, Javi sits down with Tony Lawrence of Boneyard Beer in Portland Oregon. Items of discussion include starting up Boneyard, their inclusion into the beer heavy market of Portland. Other topics include how Boneyard may or may not be affected by AB-InBev's 10 Barrel Brewing and the current climate of the craft beer industry. Tony is a very energetic dude and makes for a great listen.

Jul 7, 2017

Javi talks with Julia Herz of The Brewers Association and We hear about Julia's journey into the beer world from her start as a young homebrewer all the way to her current role at BA. Topics include the current landscape of the industry as well as the current Independent Craft Beer seal issue everyone is talking about.

Jun 30, 2017

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!

May 26, 2017

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.

May 19, 2017

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. 

May 15, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

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.

Apr 13, 2017

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.