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Ep. 370 – COVID Reopenings (6/1/2020):
More on this Corona Virus craze as it continues to affect our lives and we continue our vigil at Uptown Beer Co., THIS WEEK WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TO SHARE...

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Episode 369

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Ep. 369 – COVID Consumers (5/25/2020)
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Bringing the talk back to our local market, at Uptown Beer Co. to raise a glass with Josh Johnson as we speak candidly about the tough calls and latest innovations that make small business successful. Also joining us is Brian Siegenthaler from local podcast "Some Kind of Show", to lend the consumer/employee perspective. Ryan casts in through Zoom again with a list of opening pubs, Bronwyn sees the logic in her latest beer selection, John jumps in about customer service, and Damian doubles down on an optimistic outlook. Binary Brewing beers, fun with puns, and no nuts, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Uptown Beer Co.

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Episode 368


Ep. 368 – COVID International (5/18/2020)
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What affect has this virus had on International commerce? Red Gillen, a Japanese beer and culture blogger has shifted his tours to online webinars, and gives insight to why Japan loves Portland so much. Tomas from Culmination joins us again as we continue our discussion about how local breweries have adapted. Bronwyn dreams of sushi, John tries Japanese whiskey, and Damian wistfully anticipates a trip to Japan. Cultural crossovers, social bonding, and Uptown deliveries, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Culmination Brewing

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Episode 367


Ep. 367 – COVID Distribution (5/11/2020)
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How can beer get to you, and how does it change the industry? This and other questions, with special guest Drew Worden from Columbia Distributing, and Tomas Sluiter of Culmination Brewing weigh in on the economics. Bronwyn finds it easy to get her favorite beer, Ryan is able to join in this week, John learns about smokey malts from Tom, and Damian relates the generational rift. Agile consumer solutions versus inflexible overhead, and the future of the 3 tier system, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Culmination Brewing

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Episode 366


Ep. 366 – COVID Strategy (5/4/2020)
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What the PPP Loans mean for small businesses, employees, and future implications. What restuaranteur Ben Dyer from Your Restaurant Group, and Financier David Nighawan have to weigh in on strategies being used to mitigate the effects of the COVID pandemic. John is all about the scotch and chicken wings, Tom gets down with PPP, Bronwyn tends to the plants, and Damian switches to a blonde on Nitro. Hard to get meats, interuptions in our supply chains, and other predictions, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Culmination Brewing

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Ep. 365 – Corona Antibodies (4/27/2020)
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Posting up again at Culmination Brewing, we follow up about their delivery service, and their latest news on their PPP Loan. Mark Gillette streams in with another Homebrew Update from F.H. Steinbart and their recent explosion in sales. Ryan is still on lockdown, John joins in with a hefty supply of antibodies and scotch, Bronwyn features a green segment, and Damian handles his brews. We adapt, serenade, and overcome, unplugged, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Culmination Brewing

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Episode 364


Ep. 364 – COVID CO2 Crisis (4/20/2020)
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More breweries are getting liscensed for delivery. The most recent is our friends at Culmination Brewing. Owner and Head Brewer Tomas Sluiter, discusses his latest development in distribution, thoughts on sanitization, and the latest on CO2 strategy. Bronwyn tries a pale stout, Ryan videos in again from quarantine, John Paul is out of quarantine, and Damian delights in the reunion. Culmination delivers and Brew Happy assembles, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Culmination Brewing

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Episode 363


Ep. 363 – Corona Coping (4/13/2020)
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No sign yet that this virus is slowing down, but at least Oregon is keeping cases low, and our community is finding new ways to thrive. In the wake of many closures, the businesses that stay open have had to adapt. Damian and Bronwyn go on a couple of beer runs and describe their experiences remotely with Ryan and special guest, Head Brewer Charles Porter from Little Beast. Ryan has something good and gives up insight to how some are handling the housing cost through this crisis. Lagers, sours, and brewing sanitizer on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Brew Happy Headquarters

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Episode 362


Ep. 362 – COVID Continues (3/30/2020)
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As this virus continues to shutter neighborhoods accross the globe, local businesses continue to suffer. Some evolve and innovate in the wake of this lengthy lockdown. Window service, and deliveries are on the rise, with some jobs creeping back into sight. Ryan rallies from Vancouver, Warren reports from Day One Distribution, Damian and Bronwyn wonder what's next for Portland businesses. Keg sales go down, but package sales continue to rise, on this episode of Brew Happy!
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Brew Happy Headquarters

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Episode 361


Ep. 361 – COVID-19 Craze (3/24/2020)
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Well after a week of the corona virus craze sweeping America, the Brew Happy crew has to change format and adapt to social distancing. We check in with Mark Gillette for a Home Brew Update from F.H. Stienbart, and their new delivery service and surge in online sales. John is out recovering from Europe, Ryan casts in from his Vancouver quarantine, Mark gushes about the latest rush on supplies, and Damian experiments with a new format. Craft beer enjoyed at home, and friends enjoyed from afar, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Brew Happy Headquarters

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Episode 360


Ep. 360 – Bridgetown Beerhouse (3/9/2020)
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A few weeks ago Damian discovered Bridgetown Beerhouse a couple of neighborhoods away. So this week we talk with owner David Flores, as he fills us in on what makes this neighborhood pub so popular that they've just celebrated their 11th anniversary. Clay is back for another long awaited Staley Stance on festival etiquette. Ryan returns for some beer love, while John is off in Europe, Bronwyn follows up on SheBrew, and Damian discovers a discount on a Mother Earth beer. Pooch friendly pub, bottleshares, and a neighborhood nook, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Bridgetown Beerhouse

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Episode 359


Ep. 359 – Baldwin at Breakside (3/2/2020)
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This week the Brew Happy Crew heads to Breakside Brewery’s Production Facility in SE Portland's Milwaukie district to drink some delicious brews with Natalie Baldwin R&D Brewer and Anne Aviles Production Brewer! These innovative women are trailblazing their way through the industry with scholarships through Pink Boots, Breakside Brewery, competing in SheBrew, and even cross training in wine at Archery Summit. Damian delights in a new sour, Bronwyn switches styles, and John brings up the rear with new adventures, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Breakside Brewing

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Episode 358


Ep. 358 – McCarthy Migration (2/24/2020)
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Our Female Focus for February sums up with one of our favorites as we follow-up on Madeleine McCarthy's move to Migration Brewing nearly one year ago. The shift to a larger brewery's production line comes with new challenges as well as new rewards as Maddy enlightens us on her mentorship role, new canning skills, and overseas opportunities that will surely yield saisonal delights. Bronwyn shares something dark and ambitious, Damian drinks a peachy collab cream ale, and John brings a can of chocolate IPA. Lloyd Cneter Burgers, puppies, scholarships, and Belgian adventures on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Migration Brewing

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Episode 357


Ep. 357 – McMenamins Kennedy & Hillsdale (2/17/2020)
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Far too long since our last show at McMenamins Kennedy School. Hear what's brewing in the Boiler Room with first time guests Conrcodia Brewer Brian Riley and Hillsdale Brewer Jenni Aguello tell us all about latest and greatest from this iconic string of locations throughout the Pacific NW. Ryan leaves to have a baby, John descends upon Zwicklemania once again, Damian catches up with an old friend, and Bronwyn wants to take care of all of McMenamins' plants. Unique beers, old favorites, and passports on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
McMenamins Kennedy School

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Episode 356


Ep. 356 – SheBrew 2020 (2/10/2020)
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At McPolanders Taproom, the SheBrew crew returns to promote their 6th annual event, coming up in March, with Jenn McPoland, Shannon Scott, and Christine Garcia, updating us with the latest improvements. SheBrew's dual event includes a homebrew competition, followed by the popular public event. Complete with a larger new venue, for the same great price, plus an early bird special. This event is hard to beat, with great sponsors making it all happen, and some of the most talented female brewers this region has to offer. Bronwyn misses out due to work, Damian tours the tap list, Johnny Scotch is at it again, and Ryan prepares to recede for paternity leave. National Women's Day approaching, homebrew competitions brewing, and cajun tot teasers, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
McPolanders Taproom & Guesthouse

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Episode 355


Ep. 355 – Pink Boots Begins (2/3/2020)
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February's "Female Focus" starts with one of brewing's most enigmatic trailblazers, Teri Fahrendorf, as well as one of our favorites, Sonia Liekam. Learn about the Pink Boots Society, from it's inception to cementing a legacy for future females in this industry, and beyond. Loaded with travel, adventure, new recipes, ancient history, and even a brewing nun, this episode explores a unique organization that offers scholarships, training, and other support for females that yearn to ferment. A global movement with over 2,600 members, all starts with an artist's soul, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Leikam Brewing

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Episode 354


Ep. 354 – Stout Bout 2020 (1/27/2020)
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A fledgling new brewery emerges in the wake of one of many closures. Gorges Beer Co. is days away from final approvals and renovations, and already they have beers being served merely yards away. At Tap and Table Taproom, we talk at length with owner Travis Preece about his latest venture with our old friend, brewer Bryan Keilty about their other partners and plans. With collab beers from some of our favorite breweries on the table, and grand plans for the future, a small start is only the beginning. Ryan stays home with a cold, Damian reviews Stout Bout 2020, Browyn is enlightened about the brewering business, and John reflects on the weekend. Roof hatch beers imagined, Gorges Parkview plans come to light, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Gorges Brewing

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Ep. 353 – Stout Bout 2020 (1/20/2020)
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The Brew Happy Crew is back together again. At Baerlic Brewing we meet with Russel Berger and Jon Hall from Portland Brewers Collective to talk about Stout Bout 2020, coming up this Saturday, with entries from all over the country. This event is a favorite for our friends as thay reminisce on beers past, and rave about the People's Choice Awards" Ryan dresses appropriately, John ponders the awards, Damian looks forward announcing the winners at the event, and Bronwyn hears nice things from a psychic. Tales from Florida, Old Gregg, and engagement announcements, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Baerlic Brewing

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Episode 352


Ep. 352 – Southeast IPA Sensation (1/14/2020)
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Last week's after party yields this weeks location. At Final Draft taphouse, owner Mike Bolt came on to talk about an event on the 25th of this month, a beach themed barrel aged sour fest, on the same days as the Stout bout and Coffee beer invitational. John is quite the chatterbox as he goes on a scotch kick as he and proposes that 2020 will be the year of low calorie beer, and ponders barrel aged beers. Ryan gets excited about the new T-Shirts, ponders the Winter Ale Fest, challenges taunts John with axe throwing, and we learn about a mountain top brewery that is expanding in the wake of last year's closures. A smoking good time, with good spirits, and more events than you can shake a stick of bacon at, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Final Draft Taphouse

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Episode 351


Ep. 351 – Southeast IPA Sensation (1/6/2020)
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The crew minus two is at N.W.I.P.A. this week as they interview Andrew "Bert" Hanto and we talk about his hip-hop up brining and love of all things IPA. Ryan commands the helm and reflects on the past year, John looks forward to the new year and new beers. And a familiar face for the show, Clay Staley, returns to talk Belching Beaver seltzer and gets a little fired up about people who don't get out of their own neighborhood for beer. Old friends and new friends in the year year with new beer, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
NWIPA




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