April 28, 2020

Beer University: Ale vs. Lager

Founders Brewing Company: "Our education team is back for another weekly beer education video to help you pass the time and hopefully, help you come out of this with some new beer knowledge.

 Today John and Marklyn are joined by our brewmaster, Jeremy, as they break down the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in the two styles.

Spoiler alert: it's not just the flavor of the beer that's different!"

April 27, 2020

Dedicated to the Craft Ep. 8: Virtual Bottle Share

Ballast Point Brewing Company: "A good old fashioned quarantine bottle share! Grab a brew from your fridge or cellar and join us for a virtual bottle share as Jeff sits down with a few of the talented brewers keeping our Miramar headquarters operational during this time. The boys talk about their good times over the years, rate the most difficult brewery jobs, share some of their favorite beers and tricks of the trade."

April 25, 2020

Wild Little Thing from Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: "It’s alive! Our slightly sour, totally refreshing Wild Little Thing. Its tart smack includes the fruity-sweet depth of guava, hibiscus, and strawberry. Hitting store shelves now!"

April 22, 2020

How To Store And Recycle Your Bottles And Cans

Good stuff from one of my favorite breweries - Kalamzoo, Michigan's Bells Brewery. Pop open a delicious Two-Heated Ale or their new session Light Hearted Ale and enjoy...

"Here is some advice from our sustainability team on how to store or recycle your bottles and cans, since most stores are currently not accepting deposit returns during the COVID pandemic."

For more on how Bell's approaches sustainability, visit bellsbeer.com

April 21, 2020

Dedicated to the Craft Ep 7: Meet the Latchkey Brewing Crew

Ballast Point Brewing: "Jeff sits down with longtime employee, Darren Rudy, and BP alumni Gerald Dollente and Anthony Beech, now the co-founder and head brewer at Latchkey Brewing. The guys reminisce on good times at Ballast Point circa 2014, the beer industry in general, and Gerald’s decision to co-found his own San Diego brewery. Later, the super talented and experienced brewer Anthony talks us through his use of all the “sexy hops”, evolving his process, passing on knowledge to the other brewers in the game and working with his buddy “R2D2” to perfect “The Stranger”, Latchkey’s Imperial Stout. Gerald and Anthony talk us through their epic would-have-been plan to celebrate Latchkey’s second anniversary this month… We heard Kanye was going to be there… Grab a to-go crowler and celebrate virtually with a few “yeah dogs” of your own."

April 20, 2020

Norwegian Pale Ale Homebrew Recipe

Clawhammer Supply:

"Stay at home and join us for a brew day where we make a pale ale with wild yeast that came from a wooden barrel in Norway. This yeast was sent to us by a fan of our channel and we had no idea how it would turn out, but experimenting with wild yeast is always fun because it’s not something you can buy at the store. Even without this weird yeast, this video gives you a great and easy to follow pale ale homebrew recipe that you can use with a regular store-bought yeast like California Ale Yeast from White Labs. A pale ale is a perfect middle ground between a hoppy IPA and a light lager, so they’re perfect for just about anyone to enjoy.

 This is an unintentionally hazy pale ale with a simple grain bill and just enough hops for a medium bitterness. We used Palisade hops from Yakima Chief Hops in this beer which have an apricot and floral aroma to them. This is a great recipe for beginner homebrewers and for people with more experience. If you haven’t already, try harvesting some wild yeast. It’s super fun and you never know what you’ll get. Check out the resources below for a full recipe, brewing equipment, links to our previous wild yeast experiments, and more!"

Recipe: https://www.clawhammersupply.com/blogs/moonshine-still-blog/norwegian-pale-ale-homebrew-recipe

Brewing Equipment Used: https://www.clawhammersupply.com/

Mainiacal Yeast: https://www.mainiacalyeast.com/

April 19, 2020

Dedicated to the Craft Episode 6: Eating, Drinking (and Pairing) in San Diego

Ballast Point Brewing Company: "This week’s episode is all about beer and food. Jeff chats with professional brewer and OG Ballast Point-er Colby Chandler, and professional eater/founder of Eating Drinking San Diego, Edwin Real. The guys discuss beer and food pairings, the eating “experience”, and what makes San Diego such a special culinary and “Liquid City”. Old friends, Edwin and Colby reminisce on Beer Brunches, talk about the culture that Edwin has built within his EDSD community, and discuss the similarities and differences between beer vs. wine pairings. Later, the guys are joined by Ballast Point Sous Chef, Chuy Hernandez, with another amazing recipe to try at home. Can you say Victory at Sea Braised New York steak…? Talk about a mouthwatering pairing."

April 15, 2020

Rogue Ales & Spirits | Côtes Du Rogue

Can't wait to try this new sour blonde ale from one of America's best breweries!

"Sit down with Rogue Innovation Brewer Danny Connors and hear about how we developed one of our newest brews, Côtes Du Rogue Sour Blonde Ale.

Several years ago we caught a wild yeast strain from the open air of the Yaquina Bay. We cultivated the strain, along with 5 common varieties in 16 barrels, selecting and blending the best of them to form our house mixed culture. With this unique culture we've created a series of limited, foeder aged, sour beers to get your taste buds tingling. This sour blonde is tart, with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla, and apricot."

Learn more at Rogue.com

Beer As Medicine -- Beer History during times of Disease

Interesting stuff from Beer By The Numbers: "This Week Ryan walks through the history of the beer industry during times of disease. Beer has always been there for humanity during the toughest of times, but in the past it was much more medicinal."

Dedicated To The Craft Episode 5

Ballast Point Brewing Company: Host, Jeff Lozano, is once again joined by Jason Carlson from Home Brew Mart for a few virtual beers. They chat about missing going to work, Jason’s man cave, and pairing different beer with music. Later, they are joined by the founder and head brewer of San Diego’s own Deft Brewing Company, Mo. They discuss everything from fantasy football start up careers, Belgian style beers, the entrepreneurial side of brewing, community in the craft beer industry, and Mo’s award winning beers."

April 14, 2020

Dedicated to the Craft Episode 4

Ballast Point Brewing Company: "Meet the Ballast Point Fishing Team! Jeff sits down with team captain, Matt Moyer, and team members Scott Pethtel and Mike Lane. The guys talk about how they got into fishing, good times on the boat, “Frank the Bum”, and how they turned fishing into a family-wide activity. They then discuss some of their favorite Ballast Point beers and Chef Matt offers a Scallop and Sculpin pairing that you can try at home. This was a fun one to say the least! But be warned, don’t ever ask Mike Lane about his ninja costume…"

Beer University: Quarantine Cooking and Beer Pairings

Founders Brewing Company: "Our education team is back for another weekly beer education video to help you pass the time and hopefully, help you come out of this with some new beer knowledge.

In today’s video, John and Marklyn are talking about our second favorite thing, FOOD! Grab a beer, your favorite snack and let them teach you about a few of their favorite beer and snack pairings."

April 8, 2020

Beer University: Proper Glassware

Founders Brewing Company: "Our education team is saddened they can’t host all of you for their famous brewery tours. So, we decided to do the next best thing and start a weekly beer education video series. Starting today, we’ll be releasing weekly beer education videos to help you pass the time and hopefully, help you come out of this with some new beer knowledge.

In today’s video, John and Marklyn are talking about the importance of proper glassware. Grab a beer, pour it into your favorite mug, tumbler or snifter and let the beer education begin. If you enjoy this video feel free to let us know what other topics you would like them to cover in future videos."

Dedicated to the Craft Episode 3

Another episode of Dedicated To The Craft from Ballast Point Brewery Company!

"This week is all about being “Dedicated to the Quality”… Jeff Lozano virtually chats with Ballast Point Vice President of Quality, Lauren Zeidler, about the importance of quality, consistency, and the strides BP has made over the years to ensure both. They then talk to Field Quality Manager, Matt Laibson, who is responsible for making sure the Ballast Point quality standards are preserved long after the beer leaves our brewery. His days consist of visiting bars and tasting beers for quality control… a vital and, frankly, dream job in our book. Later, Ballast Point Sous Chef, Chuy Hernandez, makes his return to the show with a new beer and food pairing recipe to try at home."

April 3, 2020

Those Tastebud Guys Try Budweiser Nitro

Just sharing this fun video of Those Tastebud Guys trying Budweiser Nitro Reserve Gold...

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Ballast Point: An "Eppig" Reunion

More stuff for you beer geeks (like me) to pass the time during your lockdown.

"Jeff is joined by Ballast Point’s Research and Development Director, Aaron (the Truth) Justus, to talk early days of Ballast Point, Aaron’s career change, cross country move, and beer education. Aaron and Jeff are joined by BP alumni Nate Stephens and Clayton LeBlanc, who started Eppig Brewing in 2016. They reminisce on the old days of working together and virtually share Eppig’s latest release, Special Lager."