The fourth installment of the Brewbound Learning Curve documentary series, which profiles winners of the biannual Startup Brewery Challenge, is now available.
Shot on location in San Diego and Portland, Ore., the latest episode of Learning Curve follows the founders of Border X Brewing as they learn from multiple Craft Brew Alliance executives and brew a collaboration beer in the recently built Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewery.
Border X is a small craft beer company based in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood. The company, which recently expanded its brewhouse and constructed an outdoor patio, draws its brand inspiration from traditional Mexican culture. Many Border X beers include ingredients such as hibiscus, agave and Mexican chocolate, and the company’s tasting room features traditional Mexican chalkboard art, live music and street tacos.
In this episode, Border X founders David, Martin and Marcel Favela share the story of Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, explore the PDX beer scene and brew a Dunkelweizen with Mazapan.
Winners of Startup Brewery Challenge 7, Border X, along with three other winners of the pitch competition – Braxton Brewing, Wynwood Brewing and Hopewell Brewing – will be profiled in a feature-length documentary to be released later this year.
Additional episodes of Learning Curve featuring Braxton Brewing, Wynwood Brewing and Hopewell are available on the Brewbound YouTube Channel.
The Brewbound Startup Brewery Challenge, sponsored by Craft Brew Alliance and held biannually during the Brewbound Session business conference, gives new beer company owners a chance to pitch their brands and sample a core product to a panel of expert judges. The brewery owner with the best overall pitch and product receives $5,000 to fuel the growth of their emerging business. The winning brand also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Portland, Ore.