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Ep. 346 – Holiday Ale Festival (12/2/2019)
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Every year Holiday Ale Festival brings a new line-up of boundary pushing flavors. This year is no different, as our returning guest Chris Crabb contests, and bearing an exclusive tasting of two of the more exotic brews boasted at the 24th annual selection, for us to taste at UnTapped Fill House. With a veritable cornacopia of 49 delicious delights, and special mentions for Trapdoor's nut tree, Eel River's seltzer, Von Ebert's black lager, and a collab beer by Ecliptic and Russian River, a barrel aged hoppy Belgian Golden. Plus, Beau Bohanan is back with December events to help you with your holiday cheer. Ryan is clearly confused by a blonde stout from Crux, Bronwyn eagerly awaits a new show stopper by Three Mugs Brewing, Damian is intrigued by a complex sour by crooked stave, and John blows the keg on a seasonal CDA. Bodacious brunches, Vertical B-Bombs, and mistletoe fetishes on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Untapped Fill House

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Ep. 345 – Bohemian Rip City (11/25/2019)
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Sometimes making a great beer is easier than coming up with a label that doesn't come under pressure of legal action. It's a hard life as a brewer trying to keep yourself alive, much less create the next beer style breakthru, but as they say, the show must go on. Known for some of the best beers on Portland's West side, Sasquatch Brewing has done it again. With a Bohemian Pilsner that is sure to make you want to sing a rhapsody, there are plenty of other beers and ciders in ther line-up that will make you want to break free. Ryan gets lost in Trap Door sauce, Bronwyn has a waffle crisp that was made in heaven, John John gets Sports Happy, and Damian has a Belgian Sour that will make you want to spread your wings. We will rock you with beer so good you'll want it all on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Sasquatch Brewing in Northwest Portland

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Ep. 344 – The Wrath of George (11/18/2019)
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In the oldest city in the state, Oregon City has many reasons to visit, and we just found one more. At Arch Bridge Taphouse we meet up with returning guest Tim Ensign from Fort George to give us the low down on what's brewing next. The acquisition of some new facilities has given this Astoria based brewery a lot to work with and we can't wait to taste the new releases as well as a collab with Grains of Wrath. Ryan perks up for the Suicide Squeeze, Damian anticipates the next Matryoshka, Bronwyn reports on our friends with Pink Boots, John brings a Stone Cold treat from his latest adventure. Upcoming Magnanimous beers, historic settings, and a vault full of beer on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Arch Bridge Taphouse

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Ep. 343 – Brew News or Brew Sad (11/11/2019)
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With so many breweries closing, many even that are neighborhood institutions, or even more widely known brands, it's hard not to take notice. On the doorstep of the anniversary The Commons sold their last pint (2 years ago), we discuss Modern Times new expamnsion, but it come as little consolation as we discover the buy out of the Craft Brew Alliance by foreign owned AB InBev in the wake of mixed emotions in our little community. Join us as we share some immeadiate reactions, and celebrate our fallen commrades, and the ones still serving up pints, and the Green Dragon Brew crew's 10th anniversary. John is in Texas brewing up some fun, Damian ponders the impact on small independant breweries, Ryan is impressed by the new seasonals, and Bronwyn has more to say on Pumpkin beers. An emotional rollercoaster of bad new and good brews, and Macho Man Randy Savage on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 342 – Crafting A Strategy (11/4/2019)
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This week we drink Kosher brews at Leikam Brewing's new taproom with Sonia Marie and Theo Leikam. They've come a long way since last year, we covered their opening earlier this year, and they are still going. With distribution through High Road, an upcoming build out, a food cart option, and seasonals brewing, all while juggling family. John bring macaroons and news from the Abyss, Ryan has some good news, Damian reflects on Coalition and other closures, Bronwyn loves a Cardamom Stout. In the spirit of community, family, and music on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Leikam Brewing

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Ep. 341 – Day One Distribution (10/28/2019)
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To follow up last week's logistical discussion, it's time to get the beer oout the door. Day One Distribution is here to help! Owner Robby Roda, and our very own Warren Wills are here to talk about how relationships are formed in the industry, nurtured by growth, and the kind of quality you can expect from a more dicerning distributor. Also more brewpub closures and better things to come on another Warren Report, and upcoming events at Untapped by Beau. John brings a dark tasty surprise from Deschutes, Ryan has too much Halloween fun, Damian write a rap song, and Bronwyn finds an impressive imperial stout. Freshness, quality, and rewarding relationships on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Untapped Fill House

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Ep. 340 – Crafting A Strategy (10/21/2019)
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Crafting A Strategy is a small consulting firm, helmed by returning guest Sam Holloway, a part owner at Oakshire Brewing. He's bringing some much needed updates to the standard craft beer business model, whether you already have a business or are thinking about a start up, we have some compelling points you may want to consider. John is off on another adventure, Ryan realizes something about Denver Brewings's Graham Cracker Stout, Bronwyn brings a pumpkin beer to the table, and Damian gets schooled on an industry's new horizon. Economics, Oakshire, Anniversaries, and pumkin spice and everything nice on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Labrewatory

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Ep. 339 – Ghost stories @ Annex Bar (10/14/2019)
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Another McMenamin Monday here at Ringler's Annex Bar. One of many historic buildings in Portland, and like many it has haunted past. Plus Damian and Bronwyn are back from Bend and have some brew news to share with the rest of the crew, and you. Damian raves about an IPA, Bronwyn slips into a classic berlinerweisse, Ryan has something good, and John brings treats. Seasonal favoritesm cozy furnishings, and one heck of a bartender on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Ringlers Annex & Zeus Cafe Bar

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Ep. 338 – GABF followup (10/7/2019)
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With so many of our friends winning at GABF this year we couldn't be happier. A lot of familiar names we've come to expect good things from, but also some new breweries making waves in this year's competition during this year's review. Mark Gillette returns to the show to give us home brew news from F.H. Steinbart as well as the Portland Brewers Collective, plus he brought some home made treats for Ryan's birthday. Bronwyn missed out due to work, John keeps score on who's winning, Damian goes crazy for a gose, and Ryan has more than one birthday surprise. Busted corks, curd burgers, and Brew Happy Birthdays on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Rogue Eastside

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Ep. 337 – Brew from Peru (9/30/2019)
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Up from Peru is our favorite fan, Casey Workman to give us an update on the craft beer scene in the Southern Hemispere as we meet up at Baerlic Brewing. Plus he brought friends, Fernando and Sebastian from Cerveceria Invictus, an award winning brewery that has been trailblazing their way in the industry. They have are enjoying a whirlwind tour of the some of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer including their very first fresh hopped beers! Also John is back from Europe and he has stories from his favorite countrties, with news of a changing scene in England, Germany, and France. With surprise visits from Baerlic owner/brewer Rik Hall to give us the low down on the latest, and Mark Gilette from the Portland Brewers Collective, our local homebrew club. Ryan brings a recently released fresh hopped beer, John points out some cultural distinctions, Bronwyn hangs back with an Oktoberfest bier by Baerlic, and Damian updates the website. International news, enlightening Black Jesus on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Baerlic Brewing in SE

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Ep. 336 – Bronwyn's Birthday (9/23/2019)
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Untapped Fill House has a lot of cool coming up to finish off Autumn as well as celebrating their anniversary. In people birthdays, Bronwyn turns another year older, and Damian secretly invited all of her friends to join her. Which includes Jason from Funhouse Brews to talk a bit about his big nano line-up, including his snowcone as well as bringing back a Brew Happy favorite, by popular demand. Ryan commentates on our growing community, Bronwyn gets a cake, Damian does some impromtu trivia. Loose format, birthday surprises, fresh hops, and corn bread on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Untapped Fill House

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Ep. 335 – Indie Hops and Danodan (9/16/2019)
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New adventures in beer with Indie Hops and Danodan. With science from OSU, and partners with local growers like Goshie Farms, it's no wonder co-owner Jim Solberg has had such success with strains like Meridian and Strata hops. In other innovations, Brandon Holmes reveals how Danodan's hemp flower CBD extracts are adding herbal flavor and botanical appeal to beers and whatever beverage you like. Ryan is back from the coast, Bronwyn gets the last of the The Beer Mongers Biscottie Imperial Stout by Alesong, Damian is piqued by a pickle predicament. Magnanamous mouthfeels, floral notes, and plant infused shots on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
The Beer Mongers Taproom

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Ep. 334 – Terpenes (9/9/2019)
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What is a terpene? How is it used? These answers in deep rich tones by Ross Hunsinger from True Terpenes. Plus Rob Litz from Xylem Cider Works is looking forward to a big harvest and what berry good ciders it will bring. Ryan gives us the run down on North Bank Beer Week, John lays out a plan for Hop Season, Bronwyn is broadened by a botanical connection, and Damian sinks into a really grape cider. Compelling conversation, awesome applications, and terriffic tie-ins on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Upper Lip of Bailey's Taproom

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Ep. 333 – Mikkeller (9/2/2019)
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Mikkeller, the Danish sensation, has been a gypsy brewery since their inception in 2006. With a keen knack for interesting recipes, and provacative flavors, Mikkeller has planted their flag in multiple spots all over the globe. Sought out by many, we now have an outpost of our own here in Portland, and the fanbase just keeps growing. Manager Alex Schmittlein enlightens us on the latest pairings from their Japanese inspired kitchen, and her encounter with the artist behind Mikkeller's iconic branding. John sprinkles his beers with fresh hops, Damian is back on a Kolsch kick, Ryan relishes the wings, and Bronwyn gushes over the puppy pool. Some great event announcments, illiteration, and pronunciation practice on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Mikkeller

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Ep. 332 – The Beer Mongers (8/26/2019)
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One of our favorite bottle shops is turning 10! The Beer Mongers is throwing their annual anniversary party to celebrate a decade of dedication to hundreds of beer fans, near and far. Owner Sean, joins us to explain what he loves about his community and why he wants this year's party to even bigger than ever! With a week of fun filled taste buds, and something different each day of the week, we are each looking forward to piece of the action next week. John shares about the latest Hazy Fest he went to, Damian brings some aged beers for a bottleshare, Ryan can't wait for high stakes cribbage next Tuesday, and Bronwyn spies some of her favorite stouts in the cooler from Beachwood Brewing. Juicy aromatics, Spinal Tap, and cellared beers revealed on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
The Beer Mongers Taproom

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Ep. 331 – West Coast Grocery Co. (8/19/2019)
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Following up with West Coast Grocery Co. It's been a little over a year since their opening and there are now barrels aging, awards, new beers, and food pairings. Owner Charlie Hyde IV talks with us about their cellaring as well as a new venture, "Bodega Beer", 3 upcoming fresh hopped beers (including a saison), watermelon wheat, and more! Damian can't wait to dive into the new $5 burger, Ryan reaches for a reserve line, Bronwyn falls in love with a new stout, John raises an eyebrow for some fresh hopped beers. Gangster chickens, cupcakes, collabs, and Brainstorm Brunches on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
West Coast Grocery Co. Brewery

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Ep. 330 – Country Malt Group (8/12/2019)
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Malted barley is one of the 4 main ingredients in beer, and we have some of the best available here in the Pacific NW. Country Malt Group distributes brands like Great Western Malt and Brewcraft, to bring flavor to professional brewers and home brewers far and wide. Sales Specialist, Brittany Sturtz joins us to talk about diversity in the industry, her favorite malts, and some new flavors you might not know about. Also plenty to talk about from Vancouver Brewfest. Ryan plays with effects knobs, John brings blueberries again, and Damian makes a new commercial for Beer Mongers. Great malt, special sauce , and Washington love, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Rogue Eastside

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Ep. 329 – Function PDX (8/5/2019)
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Pop-up events have been becoming more common, an exclusive venue of intrigue, dedicated to craft beer, and other kinds of pop-up events, Function PDX is a turnkey experience from branding, marketing, and promotion. With an appreciation for networking, Casey Armstrong carved out his own place to give brands a space to showcase their products or have closed events, like their recent "Double Tap", and upcoming event with Modern Times this Thursday. Damian talks beer clubs and bottleshares, Ryan anticipates future events, Bronwyn raves about their vacation to Cape Kiwanda. Pet peeves, callbacks to Amnesia Brewing, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Function PDX

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Ep. 328 – OBF Untappped (7/29/2019)
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Great show at Untapped Fill House after a week of beer events. Reflecting on Little Beast release, Maletis– Fest on the the Edge, OBF from the brewers brunch, parade, and the rest. Our indepth review will give you a well rounded idea of the fun you may have missed, and definitely want to look out for on tap or at the store. We have some updates on more fun summer stuff at Uptapped, including trivia, game nights, and upcoming Barky event this Sunday. John talks about his 28 beers, Ryan gushes about his first Brewer's Brunch, Damian reveals the return of Dean's Scene on the horizon. Oud Bruins, surprising sours, and a barbershop social, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Untapped Fill House

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Ep. 327 – Lodge at Cascade Brewing (7/22/2019)
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Art Larrance is one of the seven founding fathers of the Oregon craft beer industry. He's helped the brewpub law get passed, found Portland Brewing, the Oregon Brewers Festival (OFB), Cascade Brewing and the sour beer movement, as well as introducing the NW Sour Ale. Today we hear about the history of the man himself, his journeys accross the globe, his tribulation through untried waters against all odds, and rise of one of the most complex and misunderstood styles of beer. Last week we brought you to the House of Sour. This week, travel West to a place where it all began, The Lodge at Cascade Brewing. John is back to tell his tales from Bend and Eugene, Ryan gets excited about OBF, Bronwyn gets planty with our guest, and Damian gose Primordial. Proving that time and experience, is a key ingredient of the best sours this side of the Willamette River, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
The Lodge at Cascade Brewing

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Ep. 326 – House of Sour/News from China (7/15/2019)
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The House of Sour is a great name for a place where the best of Cascade Brewing's Barrel House is yours for the taking. Joined by "Big Mike" Mathis and Grant Richie to enlighten us about their bright tangy treats, their work with Surfrider PDX (non-profit), their Coral Horizon unveiling at this month's OBF, and their upcoming Raid the Cellar event. You'll be learning about the complexities of sour making, the time and patience it takes, and how certain radical ingredients require delicate balance. As a bonus we have Brew News from afar brought to us by our very own Matthew Harhai back from China, and our guest Jim Sullens from the Oregon Brew Crew and the Beijing Homebrew Society. These two have some inside knowledge about how thigs are done in another land. Damian learns about Paw Paw fruit, Ryan reveals his passion for peaches, Bronwyn fondly recalls her reunion with a Strupe Waffle Stout. Sour power, barrels of fun, fresh air, and brewing at unusual altitudes, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Cascade Brewing and Barrel House

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Ep. 325 – Montavilla Brew Works (7/8/2019)
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Montavilla Brew Works in east Portland may be small, but they are packing a variety of flavors. Returning guest Felicia Renniger gives us the low down on the rotating seasonals, new releases, 16oz cans, and enlightens us on their Belgian styles. Brewer/Owner Michael Kora recalls fondly his first crush brewed, his fondness for his neighborhood, and Peter Frampton. Ryan has theories about Floridians, John learns about an Alt, Damian finds a new Kolsch, and Bronwyn covets a Kettle Sour. Pastry pairings, Barleywines, smellivision, and lime crimes, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Montavilla Brew Works

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Ep. 324 – Hidden Gems (7/1/2019)
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One of Portland's best kept secrets, is Upright Brewing, and if you can find it, you will be introduced to one of the city's most interesting and coveted brands. Having just expanded their hours, we are invited to a private Bottleshare Meetup by our friend from Tasting Nitch (Video Blog), featuring some of her favorite picks smuggled in from accross the pond (Arbor Ales, Pressure Drop Brewing, and Trappisten Abtei-Tropfen). Speaking with Head Brewer and Upright Brewing's founder Alex Ganum about his latest hits and departure from conventional ideas, as the landscape of his lineup becomes more deliciously daring. Also Warren Wills recounts about his recent escapades and beer commentary on his favorite picks, Beer enthusiast Don Scheidt brings a 'Rare Barrel' pick from A Sour Beer Co., as Other picks include Buriel Beer Co., Hill Farmstead, Upland Sour Ales, Bibine Red grape Ale, a wine from Liten Buffel in Buffalo NY, and Cellarmaker's Chronic Juice Hog. There were others but you'll have to listen or check out Instagram to find out. Damian goes North to meet a long lost brother, Bronwyn is overwhelmed by the reception of beers upon her return, and Ryan has an announcement in the same vein as well. So many different beers, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Upright Brewing

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Ep. 323 – The Unipiper and Portland Brewing (6/24/2019)
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This week the Untapped Fill House recieves us as the Unipiper joins in with his friends from Portland Brewing Bruce Kehe and Eric Steen, to talk about his latest release again, this time in collage covered cans. Bruce tells us about how you can find Portland Brewing beer including the Unipiper release, through their BeerFinder app, as the Unipiper considers a career in Pro-Wrestling. You can still join the Unipiper by becoming a member of his non-profit, Weird Portland United and support his work in the community. Ryan gushes about the cider awards, Damian discovers more family members, and John scores with the new hazy. One wheeled Hazy IPAs, Trivia, happy hours, and dog days, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Untapped Fill House

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Ep. 322 – Cider Summit 2019 (6/17/2019)
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Cider Summit is upon us! Event wrangler, Chris Crabb joins us to talk about Cider Summit with Jeff Parrish from Portland Cider as we meet in NW Portland at New West Cider and Sasquatch Brewing's with Ryan Nicolai. Cider Summit has a phenolically phenomenal time in store for cider fans coming up this week for this year's dog friendly event. We are enlightened to discuss some of the technical processes, regulations, politics, and other elements of cider making, and later we reveal some of the dry and sweet treats that await consumers at this year's event, including a tasting for us to share with you. Damian throws in with some JDubs out of Florida, Ryan gets to nerd out, and John enjoys a delicious change of pace. Tropically terrific theories, Arnold Palmers, sweet reveals, and other fantastic flavors on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Sasquatch Brewing

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Ep. 321 – Portland Beer Week meets MadCow Brewing (6/10/2019)
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Imperial Yeast's Casey Helwig is back to propagate more brew news during Portland Beer Week, and we have some great new breweries to check out. We get to meet Matt White from Beachcrest Brewing out on the coast, and Nate Ross from Bevel Brewing out of Bend. Theses fledgling brands are turning some heads in their local markets, and they are here to tell you their story. Warren Wills joins us to share his Portland Beer Week experience, plus Nicole from Tasting Nitch drops in on us as well. Ryan gets so excited his voice cracks, Damian gets to learn about future roadtrips, John hears the soothing sounds of IPAs. Lagers, Farmhouse beers, Belgians, more upcoming events for Beer Week, and yeast naming ceremonies, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Upper Lip of Bailey's Taproom

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Ep. 320 – Portland Beer Week meets MadCow Brewing (6/3/2019)
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Portland Beer Week is upon us, and MadCow Brewing is ready. NewSchoolBeer.com founder and event organizer Ezra Johnson-Greenough has had a busy time wrangling up some fantastic events for this year's lineup, and you get to cherry pick along with us. Plus East Portland/Gresham brewery is ready to roll out their new canning line, and owner/founder Jason Blair has brought us all a sneak peek for us to share with you. John is gone to find beer in Seattle, Bronwyn is off to Florida, Damian gets a sour cherry surprise from MadCow, Ryan gets hyped for the Brewer's Burger Brawl, and they both map out their best laid plans for Portland Beer Week. Food pairing, fantastic flights, and various styles from some of Portland's best brands for making event plans, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 319 – McPolanders (5/20/2019)
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Returning to the McPolanders Taproom and Guesthouse to check out their new Blichman homebrew system. This couple loves to home brew and collect delicious beers, we get to talk about some of their new brew gear while we try some of their best tap handles and bottles from their very full cooler. Funhouse Brews' Jason Rizos drops in on his neighbors to share events, beer releases and other things to know about coming up soon, as we roll with the season. Ryan recalls the raspberry bomb, Damian enjoys the ever evolving Zombier, John gets engrossed in the Blazers game, and Bronwyn swoons over Jenn's homemade Vanilla infused bourbon. The last of Burnside Brewing's Permafrost and Patreon rewards delivered, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
McPolanders Taproom & Guesthouse

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Ep. 318 – Headquarters (5/13/2019)
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We decided to do the bottleshare at Brew Happy Headquarters this week while and invite some of our friends over for some Brew Happy times with Jason Rizos of Funhouse Brews. Jason enlightens us about a new distributor in town called High Road Distrbution, and give us some insight into his process. John brings a surprise from Great Notion Brewing, Damian stumbles through some production hurdles, Ryan wants to turn his garage into a brewery, Bronwyn gets excited about a certain collab beer by Ruse/Moksa. Small scale batches and Marionberry madness on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Brew Happy Headquarters

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br>Ep. 317 – The Warren Report (5/6/2019)
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McMenamins Mondays are back! Ringlers Annex Bar is one of our favorite spots, Jose is one of our favorite bartenders, and Warren Wills is one of our favorite guests, and he's back to give us another "Warren Report". He's got updates for us about Mad Cow Brewing, Leikam Brewing, Dirty Pretty Brewing, Back Pedal Brewing, Culmination Brewing, and Upper Lip and Tin Bucket Taproom have a joint anniversary. We also get to enjoy McMenamins Berlinerweisses traditionally presented by Jose with fruit flavors "a la carte". Ryan is interested in an evening milking, John brings a cigar/eggroll hybrid, and Damian answers a question from our audience. Brew News, ambulance drive-bys, a good fortune surprise, and special sauce on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Ringlers Annex & Zeus Cafe Bar

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Ep. 316 – The Labrewatory of Portland Kettle Works (4/29/2019)
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Tank fabricators are essential to a growing industry, but not many have their own experimental brewhouse. Labrewatory is the playground that showcases what brewers can do when they buy from Portland Kettle Works. Owner, Thad Fisco met a need almost ten years ago and still loves making new systems and learning more way to innovate new designs. Head Brewer, Dr. Nick Herrera may be the new guy, but he is bringing keen insight and experience to the table, with his balanced Belgian styles and love of IPAs, he's pretty sure there is still room for more variety. Ryan apparently loved the new Avengers movie, John swipes right to smash an IPA, Bronwyn drops the Burnside bomb about the Mikkeler move, and Damian brings a treat from Grains of Wrath that he bought during Nano Fest. Custom made tanks, experimental ideas, and well defined beers, on this episode of Brew Happy!
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Labrewatory

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Ep. 315 – Staley Stance (4/22/2019)
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We return to Rogue East, and get the crew together for a recap. Also back by popular demand, Belching Beaver beer, tales of Omaha's craft beer goodness, and another Staley Stance by Clay Staley, this time on pub food. Ryan talks about his juicy goodness, Clay likes to bathe in yeast, John jumps at the Rogue's Rolling Thunder Whiskey, Bronwyn gets wistful about Backwoods' salmon spread, and Damian says farewell to his favorite Rogue cook. Nebraska love, peanut butter, pairings, and daring food requests, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 314 – Von Ebert Brewing Eastside (4/15/2019)
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On the Eastside of Portland we head out to Von Ebert Brewing's Glendoveer location. Joined by Owner Tom Cook and brewers Sean Burke, Sam Pecoraro, and Cameron Murphy we discuss a reemrgence of lagers, steadfast interest in innovative IPAs, and differences in consumer demand on a local scale can tell us about beer. John is back with news from Vancouver Brewfest, Bronwyn has a sour for dessert, Ryan brings a Wayward treat, and Damian goes gaga for Grisettes. Dog treats, Lagers, and Llamas, oh my, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Von Ebert Brewing in Glendoveer

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Ep. 313 – Portland U-Brew and Unicorn Brewing (4/8/2019)
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In the Sellwood district we return to Portland U-Brew and Unicorn Brewing to visit with new owner/brewer Zach Vestle. Joined by Civic Taproom's GM Peter Gordon, and our old friend Lenny Hoffman for some discussion on local impact of neighborhood pubs and changing beer styles. These guys discuss how interactions, events and finely curated selections are just the begining of how to stay ahead of the curve with local consumers and growing beers trends. John is working late, Ryan feels musically nostalgic, Bronwyn enjoys an old school beer, and Damian is further inspired to homebrew again. Testing the fence and challenging customers at ground zero for brewers on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Portland U-Brew and Unicorn Brewing

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Ep. 312 – Exo Bus Tours Vancouver (4/1/2019)
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We kick off April in Vancouver, on the ExoBus touring Washington has to offer, from Final Draft to Grains of Wrath, joining us is Mike Bolt from Final Draft Taphouse, Michael Perozzo from Zzoom Media, Ben Davenport from Thirsty Sasquatch, Michael Hunsaker from Grains of Wrath, and driven by Ben Luca from ExoBus. We travel from Final Draft to Grains of Wrath on this intoxicating adventure of delicious delights. Learn about these fantastic folks and what their businesses are bringing ot the table. Damian learns about Bavarian mis-marketing, John gets reacquainted with some of his favorite IPAs, Bronwyn posts up behind the camera for our upcoming video, and Ryan gets to ride on his friend's new bus. Scenic beer tours, poutine, and Washington beer on this episode of Brew Happy!
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Exo Bus Tour

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Ep. 311 – The Unipiper and Tasting Nitch (3/25/2019)
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At Loyal Legion Beer Hall there is more to drink than you can imagine. The Unipiper brought a little something he made with his friends at Portland Brewing, and it's not his first collab. He's founded an organization of weirdos called Portland Weird United, to help Portland, and you can join him! Also joining us from her vlog 'Tasting Nitch' is Nichole and she brought some treats from Buffalo, NY and stories from abroad. Plus John is back from Scotland, Bronwyn admires the plants, Ryan is out sick, and Damian reveals the origin of buffalo wings. Keeping Portland weird with brews and bottleshares to plan as we leave behind our dirty laundry, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Loyal Legion Beer Hall

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Ep. 310 – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) (3/19/2019)
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In SE Portland, Hopworks Urban Brewery has been sustainable for over 10 years. We meet with visionary Christian Ettinger and Head Brewer Justin Miller to find out what that means, and the organic road they took to get there, and what being a B Corp means. Clay has a Staley Stance about employment. John is still in Scotland, Bronwyn is working late, Damian perks up with a Double Coffee Stout, and Ryan is triggered by milk. Reducing our carbon footprint with every whiskey and beer pairing, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Ep. 309 – Second Profession Brewing (3/11/2019)
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We visit a thriving new spot, Second Profession from Charlie Goman to learn about his love of Saisons, German style pub and grub, and the challenges of growing a dream. This family friendly brewpub is waking up this sleepy neighborhood, one pint at a time. John is away in Scotland, Bronwyn admires the plant life, Ryan wants to be a cop, and Damian finds a new stout. Japanese Lagers with flaked rice and tea steeped ales coming soon, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Second Profession Brewing

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Ep. 308 – Breakside Brewery in Slabtown (3/4/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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Back at Breakside Brewing's Slabtown location with Head Brewer/Owner Ben Edmunds from Breakside Brewing to discuss their distribution with Delta Pacific in Cali, and their 9 medals won at Oregon Brewer Awards. Ben tells you how to compete and how to stay relevant. Plus we speak with bonus guests, Ezra from NewSchoolBeer.com talks about the changing market trends and how beers are judged, Portland's favortie Kiwi, John Lovegrove shares his lates beer odessey, and Clay Staley throws down the gauntlet with another Staley Stance. Damian adores some dark lagers, Bronwyn is out sick, John Paul is happy with hops, and Ryan admires Ezra's nachos. Yeast strains of success, style guidelines, and other secrets to winning on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Breakside Brewing Slabtown

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Ep. 307 – The Warren Report (2/25/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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At Rogue East (the old Green Dragon pub) the crew meets up with Warren Wills for another Warren Report on the latest closures, and rising stars on the recent taplist. Warren and John compare notes from their latest beer odesseys, fresh from a Pliny find. Plus a follow up on Stout Bout, a preamble on upcoming SheBrew, Oregon Beer Awards, and more. Ryan's milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, Damian responds to a question from our audience, John sounds like a velociraptor, and some Q & A with Bronwyn. New jobs, new beers, and a pair of Pliny pallets in play, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 306 – Laurelwood Brewing and Public House (2/18/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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In NE Portland at Laurelwood Brewing & Public House we bask in the Brewer's Skylounge with Head Brewer Eric Ebel about their recent collab with Ninkasi Brewing. We talk about some of the recent closures, revivals, and where the market is heading. Ryan thinks Eric is registering on the board, Bronwyn enjoys a coffee stout, John recounts his latest beer odessey, and Damian learns about Monkey Shoulders. Corny pasties, speculations, and mic fails on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Laurelwood Brewing

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Ep. 305 – Golden Valley Brewery (2/11/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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The crew hits the road again, this time to Beaverton to Golden Valley Brewery to hang with sales rep and coordinator, Dave Hauslein. Also an accomplished screenwriter, he clues us in on his latest projects, as well as some of the tastiest stouts this side of Portland. Ryan brings a Sasquatch plum, John misses out, Damian memorializes publican Jim Parker, and Bronwyn brings balance to the crew. Dark sexy panthers, a Nacho Mountain, and Tempura chicken wings on this episode of Brew Happy!
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Golden Valley Brewery

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Ep. 304 – SheBrew talk @ The Growler House (2/4/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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We go out to Sherwood to The Growler House to talk with Roy about his carefully currated cache of exclusives and find out what's pouring lately. SheBrew is gearing up for their 5th year, and Shannon Scott and Jenn McPoland are here to tell you about all the upgrades to this bodacious block party celebrating our sisters in craft beer. Ryan finds a cider to be fond of, Damian enjoys a Peruvian wood stout, and John Paul might make it. Girl power and testimonials from patron Dave, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Growler House Sherwood

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Ep. 303 – Imperial Yeast (1/28/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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We tie up January with Casey Helwig from Imperial Yeast to find out how they help make brews organic. Their passion and dedication to quality is only rivalled by their cell counts. Imperial Yeast dares pro brewers to select their best in house strains to be refined by their lab as a new "Thor" strain to compliment their already popular "Loki" strain. Also returning guest Felicia Renniger pops in with the latest brew news about the Oregon Brew Crew. Ryan has a lot to say, John alludes to parties and coffee beer invitationals, Bronwyn is excited about the Green Dragon Brew Crew's latest release, and Damian might get a new sweatshirt. Board meetings in the back and Rolling Thunder in the front on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 302 – PDX Beer Girl (1/21/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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At The Upper Lip we meet up with the PDX Beer Girl, Holly Amlin to find out she has her very own collab with our local hidden gem Upright Brewing, teases about Cool Ships, upcoming Nano Beer Fest, and talks about some of her favorite beers, and breweries. Ryan gets excited about the Unipiper, Bronwyn informs you how to Getaround, John enlightens us about honeybush tea beer, and Damian shares his Sucaba. We celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and dark beers on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Upper Lip of Bailey's Taproom

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Ep. 301 – Upcoming Annual Stout Bout (1/14/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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The Stout Bout is on the way and Mark Gillette and Jordan Folk from the Portland Brewers Collective are here to give you the low down. One of our favorite events, and it gets bigger every time, we can't wait for you to hear all about it home brewers! John's annual new beer tally is hard to beat, Ryan delves deeper into the Passport on Tap app, Bronwyn brings back the birthday wishes or some of our friends, and Damian can't wait to give the new commercial a shot. New Sponsors and the best upcoming events on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Green Dragon Taphouse & Bistro

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Ep. 300 – The Warren Report (1/7/2019) The Brew Happy Show
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The Brew Happy crew is back! Well half of them anyways. Warren Wills spotlights some of the underdog brewerys in the Portland Metro area. You may not hear much about them or see them on every beer list, but they have good beer worth drinking. Don't miss these gems! Bronwyn and John are out sick, Ryan enjoys a reflective recap of the past year, and Damian speaks out against sexual harrassment in the workplace. Check out new beer apps and more beers on tap on this episode of Brew Happy!
Recorded Live at:
Ringlers Annex & Zeus Cafe Bar




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