Episode 50 is here! For this very special episode we sit down with Derek Gallanosa – Head Brewer and Beer Curator for Abnormal Beer Co. and Cork and Craft and craft beer advocate. Tune in to hear all about Abnormal Beer Co. and Cork and Craft, including some exclusive news and announcements. Don’t miss out on this fascinating San Diego craft beer episode!
We made it to Episode 50! For our 50th Podcast we invite on Derek Gallanosa – Head Brewer for Abnormal Beer Co., Beer Curator for the Cork and Craft and overall craft beer enthusiast. Because the Cork and Craft specializes in both food and craft beer, we are discussing both with Mr. Gallanosa! Hear us discuss many topics with Derek, who’s craft beer and food knowledge runs deep. Together we discuss his ability to pair craft beer with food including some of the pairings that are currently being created at the Cork and Craft as well as how he created a full beer paired menu on the spot for some very intimidating dinner guests. Plus, hear not but one but two of our first ever craft beer and food pairings live on the podcast. Hear about Derek’s “craft beer journey” and learn how he went from a home brewing to a brewer for Karl Strauss up until now as Head Brewer for Abnormal Beer Co. Hear the steps he took and how he learned craft beer and hear exactly how his deep passion developed over time. We sample two of Abnormal Beer Co’s craft beers including their brand new Session IPA and their Mostra Mocha Stout plus hear the brew and thought process for each, which includes a great story about San Diego beer collaboration. Plus, hear EXCLUSIVE news regarding the public release of both of these beers and another upcoming beer from Abnormal Beer Co! We also talk about the Abnormal and Monkey Paw collaboration Labnormal Monkey, and hear just exactly how San Diego brewers “brew the hard way”. Hear more exclusive news about an upcoming craft beer pairing dinner including a beloved California brewery and hear announcements on some of the rare beer that will be available at this event. Plus, before we close out for the evening we sample Blushing Monk from Founder’s Brewing Co. and discuss our thoughts on this craft beer. All of this plus much more beer talk including bottle share discussion and more San Diego craft beer conversation. Thanks again for listening through our first 50 episodes!
Thanks for listening for our first 50 episodes! We can’t thank you enough for sticking with us and we hope you will hang around for the next 50! We owe all of you many high fives!
Opening Track – “Conversations” by Brothers Weiss. From their EP Conversations available now!
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