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Only Here Podcast: Craft Beer Born From The Border

A tasting glass from Machete Beer House's Nov. 2, 2019 “Beer Without Borders

Photo by Emily Jankowski

Above: A tasting glass from Machete Beer House's Nov. 2, 2019 “Beer Without Borders" event that only serves Mexican craft beer.

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We've got a story about border-hopping beer. Meet the brothers behind Cerveceria Insurgente in Tijuana, and cross the border with Stephen Walker, a craft-beer lover who's built a business by bringing Mexican craft beer to San Diego. Only here will you find a craft beer scene shaped by both sides of the wall.

Aired: November 6, 2019 | Transcript

Ivan and Damian Morales credit the border for helping build their craft beer business.

The founders of Cerveceria Insurgente in Tijuana say San Diego's booming craft beer scene ignited and continues to drive the growing craft beer scene south of the border.

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Photo by Cervecería Insurgente

Ivan (left) and Damian Morales shop for ingredients for their beer at Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana in this undated photo.

On a new episode of "Only Here," a KPBS podcast about the border, a story about a craft beer scene shaped by both sides of the wall.

Also on the show: How Stephen Walker carved out his own corner of the craft beer market by combining his love of beer with his love of Baja. The San Diegan launched a cross-border distribution business that supplies bars and restaurants with Mexican craft beer. Plus, we drop in on the annual "Beer Without Borders" event at Machete Beer House in National City.

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Kinsee Morlan
Podcast Producer & Project Coordinator

opening quote marksclosing quote marksI’ve lived across the border. I’ve covered art and culture at the border for more than a decade. But I still have so many questions when it comes to how the wall touches people’s lives. I bet you have questions, too. I want to know what you want to know about border culture.

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