The Mash Up With Vito Delucchi

Homebrewing / Pro Brewer & Beer Industry Interviews, Craft Beer Culture and More!


Everything You NEED TO KNOW About the BJCP and becoming a Beer Judge!

On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Shadow Puppet Brewing in Livermore, CA to talk to Grand Master Level 1 BJCP Judge Brian Cooper about the Beer Judge Certification Program, and how to become a beer judge. The conversation starts with the benefits of becoming a beer judge, and why you should consider it. 

On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Sidegate Brewery in Concord, CA to talk to owners Paul and Kevin about the journey of opening their brewery. The conversation starts with their decision and inspiration to start Sidegate, then moves into creating a business plan and securing funding before finding their location, then into the construction of the brewery, before discussing their day-to-day life now as brewers and business owners. Of course, we talk about beer and sample a flight at their bar along the way! If you're considering going pro, this is the conversation for you! Enjoy 🍻

Get ready for a wild ride as we give Vito a microphone at the Spring Brews Fest, our local beer festival! Follow along as Vito takes us on a tour of the event, interviewing some of the most talented brewers and breweries who were pouring their creations at the Brewing Netowrks Spring Brews Festical. Experience the excitement and energy of this unforgettable beer festival, and discover what makes it so special. Share with us your own local beer festival experiences and tell us what you love most about attending beer fests. Don't miss out on this fun-filled episode!

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with Chris White and the White Labs team at Side Gate Brewery in Concord, CA to brew a Citra Session Pale on the BrewZilla. We take the homebrewing experience to the next level by using the BrewBuilt X2 Jacketed Conical Fermenter and pitching the new PurePitch Next Generation Yeast. Chris White and our own Chris Graham share their insights on the latest advancements in PurePitch technology and its benefits for homebrewers. Follow along as we take you through the step-by-step process of brewing and fermenting a professional-quality beer, and learn all about the cutting-edge technology that makes it possible. This is an episode you won't want to miss!

Join us on a virtual tour of Epidemic Ales, an awesome brewery in Concord, CA, where we sit down with co-owner Erin and head brewer Shawn to talk about their award-winning American Lager called Lager at World's End. Learn about the brewery's history and their homebrewing roots, as well as the concept behind some of their signature beers. Shawn also shares some valuable tips for brewing lagers, and we wrap up with an insightful discussion on the state of the industry, including trends like brewing and serving seltzers, Cold IPAs, and even beer slushies. Join us for a fun and informative journey through the world of craft beer!

We got to visit Lagunitas Brewing Company, home of the Hoppy Refresher, to learn all of the secrets of making hop water. After brewing an experimental batch of hop water, we sat down with Jeremy Marshall, Mark Hughes, and Brian Donaldson to get all of their tips and secrets of making incredible hop water, and to learn about the history of the beverage. Then, we end the conversation by talking about innovation and the push towards more health consciousness in the beer industry.

In this video, we ask four professional brewers about their very first homebrew batch. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of homebrewing and hear from the pros how they started!

In this video, we sit down with 6 professional brewers to ask them about the beer that changed their lives. Through their stories, we explore the flavors, aromas, and experiences that make beer such a beloved beverage. From hops to malts, from stouts to IPAs, we delve into how a single beer can inspire a lifetime of passion. Whether you're a seasoned beer connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of craft brewing, this video is sure to be a fascinating and inspiring look at the power of beer to shape our lives. So grab a cold one and join us for this exciting conversation with some talented brewers in the craft beer industry!

Looking to up your homebrewing game? In this video, we asked six professional brewers to share their top tips and tricks for new homebrewers. From selecting the right ingredients to mastering the brewing process, these experts have years of experience and valuable insights to help you create delicious, high-quality beer at home. Don't miss out on these must-watch tips for any aspiring homebrewer.

A Tribute to the Classic Mai Tai! Discover the Original 1944 Mai Tai Recipe in this video. Learn the history behind the world-famous Mai Tai cocktail and how it became a Tiki bar staple. Follow along with our step-by-step guide on how to make a perfect Mai Tai using the original recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this iconic tropical drink will transport you to the sunny shores of Hawaii. Watch now and enjoy a taste of paradise!

In this video, we talk to Stacey & Homer at Oak Barrel Winecraft and explain why supporting your local homebrew store is crucial for both the brewing community and the economy. From providing essential supplies and equipment to offering invaluable advice and fostering a sense of community, local homebrew stores are the beating heart of the brewing world. Join us as we explore the many reasons why you should prioritize shopping at your nearest homebrew store, and discover the unique benefits they can offer to help you brew your best beer. Whether you're a seasoned brewer or just starting out, this video is a must-watch for anyone who wants to support the local brewing industry and take their homebrewing to the next level.

Are you looking to learn about large-scale brewing and the processes behind producing 4,000 gallons of beer at a time? Look no further than this video, which takes you behind the scenes at Heretic Brewing. In addition to exploring the production of their flagship Hazy IPAs, you'll also get an inside look at their seltzer-making process and other unique brews. Learn about the ingredients and techniques used to produce such large quantities of beer, and get an idea of what it takes to run a successful brewery. Join us for a deep dive into the world of brewing and discover the secrets behind some of your favorite beers!

If you're looking to improve your brewing skills and create an award-winning Imperial IPA, you've come to the right place. In this video, we'll be sharing tips and tricks from Ghost Town Brewing, a GABF Gold Medal-winning brewery, to help you perfect your brew.
We'll cover everything from selecting the right ingredients and adjusting your recipe to achieve the perfect flavor profile, to maximizing hop utilization and achieving optimal fermentation conditions. By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to brewing an exceptional Imperial IPA that will impress even the most discerning beer drinkers.
So if you're ready to take your brewing skills to the next level and learn More! from one the best, be sure to tune in and take notes. Let's get started!

In this video, we take you behind the scenes at Wondrous Brewing as they brew traditional German style lagers. Join us as we explore the history and characteristics of these classic beers, and learn how to brew them yourself at home. From selecting the right ingredients to mastering the fermentation and spunding process, So sit back, grab a cold one, and let's dive into the world of German lager brewing!

Looking for an inside look at the brewing process for barleywines? Join us in the barrel room at Wondrous Brewing for a chat about this unique and delicious beer style. Wynns will take you through his process, from selecting the finest ingredients to aging the beer in barrels for the perfect flavor and aroma. So grab a pint and join us for a journey into the world of barleywines! Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for More! great beer content.

Learn how to brew an amazing West Coast IPA with Wondrous Brewing! In this video, we'll guide you through the entire brewing process, from selecting the right ingredients to fermentation and condtioning. You'll discover the secrets behind the bold, hoppy flavor and crisp finish that make West Coast IPAs so popular. Whether you're a seasoned homebrewer or a newbie, you'll find plenty of tips and tricks to help you brew a fantastic IPA that will impress your friends and family. So grab a cold one and join us for this exciting brewing adventure!

Join us as we take you on a journey and discuss roasting coffee at Barebottle Brewing in San Francisco with owner Lester Koga. Learn about the art and science of coffee roasting, the process that goes into creating the perfect roast, and the tools and techniques used by the experts. From sourcing the best beans to achieving the ideal roast profile, we'll cover everything you need to know about roasting coffee. So sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of coffee roasting!

Discover the fascinating world of natural winemaking at Barebottle Brewing in San Francisco! Join us on a journey through the techniques and philosophy behind creating wines that are true to nature. From the importance of the unique fermentation process to tasting some of thier offerings, we'll show you how Barebottle is redefining the art of winemaking. Watch now to learn more about this innovative approach and experience the flavors of natural wines like never before!

Looking to brew a delicious Mexican Lager at home? Look no further than this informative video featuring tips and tricks from GABF Gold Winners Barebottle Brewing! In this video, you'll learn all about the best ingredients, brewing techniques, and equipment needed to create a perfect Mexican Lager every time. From selecting the right yeast strains to achieving the perfect balance of malt and hops, this video is packed with expert insights and practical advice for homebrewers of all skill levels. So if you're ready to take your brewing game to the next level and impress your friends and family with a perfectly crafted Mexican Lager, be sure to check out this must-see video today!

Looking to learn how to brew a delicious Double IPA? Look no further than this video featuring tips from GABF Award Winners, Danville Brewing! In this video, you'll learn the ins and outs of brewing a perfect DIPA, from hop selection to mash temperatures and everything in between. With the expertise of Matt Sager frp, Danville Brewing, you'll be able to create a brew that stands out from the rest. Whether you're a seasoned brewer or a beginner, these tips will help you take your DIPA game to the next level. So sit back, relax, and get ready to brew the best Double IPA you've ever tasted!

The Mash Up with Vito Delucchi