Brewing Oral Histories
Beer industry--Oral history
Oral histories recorded in a variety of venues from individuals on their participation in, and memories of, San Diego area brewing. Some videorecordings will be available. The recordings are being processed at this time. Contact the Brewchive(r) at firstname.lastname@example.org to record your history.
California State University San Marcos
Judith A. Downie, Special Collections & History Librarian
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Currently in process. Arthur, previously of Cerverceria Cruda and Pizza Port, owns Lost Abbey Brewing Company, San Marcos, CA. Lost Abbey operates in the original Stone Brewing location. Lost Abbey is one entity under the Port Brewing banner as well…
Currently in process. Oral history by Jeff and Dande Bagby recorded 2018-02-21 at Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside, CA. Jeff has worked in various capacities at Stone Brewing, Stuft Pizza, White Labs and Pizza Port and continues to judge brewing…
Currently in process. Recorded with Rich Link and Greg Lorton at Burning Beard Brewery, El Cajon, CA. Bixby is a homebrewer and long-time member of the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF.)
Currently in process. Blair is owner and founder of South Park Brewing in San Diego, CA. He also founded a number of other businesses in San Diego among them Monkey Paw and Hamilton's Tavern.
Currently in process. Oral history by Lynda Cull recorded 2017-05-11 at Stone World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA. Cull is a homebrewer and financial consultant specializing in the beer industry.
Currently in process. Samantha (Sam) Dufau is head brewer, co-founder, and co-owner of 2 Kids Brewing, San Diego with her husband Robert Dufau.
Currently in process. Oral history by Stephanie Eppig recorded 2017-06-27 at J&L Eppig Brewing. Eppig is the co-founder and co-owner of the brewery, named after family members who brewed during Prohibition.
Currently in process. Fischer and Kozcyk, co-founders and owners of Kilowatt Brewing, San Diego (CA) Kozcyk is also head brewer. They discuss starting the brewery and their satellite tasting room in Ocean Beach. Since this interview, they have opened…
Currently in process. Recorded at Intergalactic Brewing, San Diego, CA. Harold is considered the historian for the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) based on his 20+ years of membership. JoAnne contributed details and recalled 'Brother'…
Currently in process. Jensen is Head Brewer at Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, CA. He discusses his career in the San Diego brewing industry including work at Karl Strauss and Green Flash beers.
Currently in process. Oral history by Alec Johnson recorded 2017-07-05 at Shirts on Tap, San Diego. Johnson is the co-founder and co-owner of Shirts on Tap, a shirt-of-the-month subscription service.
Currently in process, Recorded 2017-07-09 with Mary Anne Bixby and Greg Lorton at Burning Beard Brewery in El Cajon. Link is a long-time homebrewer, early member and past-President of the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) in San Diego.…
Currently in process. Oral history by Greg Lorton recorded 2017-05-30 at California State University San Marcos. Lorton is a homebrewer and former president of QUAFF.
Currently being processed. Oral history recorded 2017-07-09 with Mary Anne Bixby and Rich Link at Burning Beard Brewery in El Cajon, CA. Lorton served as QUAFF President and newsletter editor and homebrews.
Currently in process. Lynette is taproom and hospitality manager for Burning Beard Brewing Company, El Cajon, CA. Became part owner in 2019 after this interview.
Currently in process. Oral history by Pat and Val McIllhenney recorded 2017-07-07 at Alpine Tavern in Alpine, CA. They founded Alpine Beer Company and Pat started with homebrewing and was a member of QUAFF.
Currently in process. Recorded at Ocean Beach Brewery [AKA OB Brewery], San Diego, CA. Jim is the head brewer at OB Brewery and had just returned from Denver, CO after the brewery won the GABF Best Small Brewery award for 2018. Jim recounts his…
Currently being processed. Oral history recorded 2017-03-08 at The Craft Beer Attorney office in San Diego. Moon is founder of The Craft Beer Attorney, specializing in beer law and member of the Pink Boots Society.
Currently being processed. Oral history recorded 2017-08-01 at offices of Moore & Skilijan in Carlsbad, CA. Moore is member and general counsel for the San Diego Brewers Guild.
Currently in process. Oral history by Virginia Morrison recorded 2017-03-17 at Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Morrison is the co-founder and co-owner of Second Chance Beer Company with her husband/brewer Marty Mendiola.
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