Craft conversation, San Diego Style
High Octane Growler began in 2012 as an extension of the original Stone Beer segment, which Tommy and his colleagues developed with the Stone Brewing Co. in 2007 during the Hansen and Tommy morning show on FM 94/9 in San Diego.
The segment quickly became the talk of San Diego's craft beer community, and was one of the first couplings of craft beer and conversational radio. The segment was later reintroduced as the Rock and Roll Happy Hour when Tommy moved to afternoons.
In the years since, Tommy has worked with Surfrider, Oregon Wild, ReWild Mission Bay, hosted mornings at 91X, served as president and co-founder of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, and now serves as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner.
The rebooted incarnation of High Octane Growler will shift toward the kind of political conversation no longer available on broadcast outlets, but the classic High Octane Growler takes on music, culture, and current events will remain a staple, with a top-shelf assortment of guests and personalities.
High Octane Growler is currently on hiatus as Tommy runs for the San Diego City Council District 6 seat in the 2022 cycle. Find out more here.