Beer Night in San Diego! Episode 203 – Burgeon Beer Co

Beer Night in San Diego is back with our first show of 2019! This week we are stoked to sit down with 2 of the Founders of Burgeon Beer Co, Matthew Zirpolo and Derek Van Leeuwen. Tune in to hear whats new with Burgeon Beer in 2019 and all the info for their upcoming 2nd Anniversary Party! Also, hear Matthew’s thoughts as he becomes President of the Brewers Guild, and TONS more! Tune in!


Beer Night in San Diego is back with our first episode of 2019! This week to ring in a brand new year of great local beer podcasts, we are joined by 2 of the Founders of Burgeon Beer Co – Matthew Zirpolo and Derek Van Leeuwen! Also, Matthew is 2019’s President of the San Diego Brewers Guild. Tune in as we hear all about what is new with the great folks at Burgeon Beer since the last time they were guests on our show. While we sample some of their brand new beer offerings, we dive into their growth through year 2 including new tank additions as well as the addition of a bottling and canning line for their beers. Hear their motivation to own their own canning line and their thoughts on can distribution. We also get an inside look at Burgeon winning their first GABF medal in 2018 for their Nobel Miner. Also, we break down all the exciting info around their upcoming 2nd Anniversary Party! Tune in to hear all about this amazing festival with over 30 breweries participating, and also learn about the 3 beers being released at the party, including BBA Glazed, a DDH Collab IPA and a brand new NE style IPA. Plus, we dive into some questions with San Diego’s new President and discuss his priorities as President of the Guild, what he sees as threats to local, indie beer success and his approach and passion for education and knowledge in local, independent beer. Plus, hear about some of their upcoming collaborations in 2019 and their approach to the juggernaut style – Hazy IPAs. All this plus much more including discussion on the Government shutdown and how it is affecting local breweries, the possibility of a hazy mexican lager, blasting Flo Rida in delivery vans, how to submit beers to which categories at competitions, thoughts on quality in San Diego beer, how becoming competitive becomes poisonous, flying in small planes, we have a very special and exclusive day one canned beer and so, so much more! Don’t miss this one folks, and head over to buy tickets to the anniversary party before they sell out.

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