The Full Pint Podcast

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.... Show More
February 4, 2020

We are joined by San Diego Beer royalty, head brewer of the up-and-coming Tap Room Beer Co. in San Diego, CA, Bill Batten. We discuss many things with Bill including:

- Our long history with Bill.

- How Bill got into brewing.

- Him joining AleSmith and growing it with the team.

- Moving AleSmith out and moving Mikkeller in.

- Becoming a free agent.

- Consulting for SD startups.

- PB TapRoom.

- Tap Room Beer Co.

- What beers will Bill brew.

- Philosophy on San Diego IPA.

- Old school vs Modern West Coast IPA.

- Thoughts on today's hazy IPA.

- Approach to fitting in to today's market.

- Thoughts on Toronado San Diego closing.

And much much more!

We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at

• Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander. 

• El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint.

• Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, 100 Calorie Hazy IPA Low Cal, High Haze.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at

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