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The Brew Happy Show is a weekly show about beer. Hosted by Damian DeBuiser, he interviews brewers, beer fans, pub owners, and entertainers that all come together because of their love of beer. The show is fun, educational, and, above all, pro-beer. Music pairings, cigar pairings, food pairings, and many other things that go great with beer. Now all they need is you! In the United States, you must be over 21 years old to fully enjoy the fruits of the beer lover's labor. Enjoy and Listen Responsibly.

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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!

Publish Date: 7/16/2019


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!

Publish Date: 7/9/2019


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 Shite 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 samme vein as well. So many different beers, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/2/2019


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!

Publish Date: 6/25/2019


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 theiur 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!

Publish Date: 6/11/2019


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!

Publish Date: 6/11/2019


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!

Publish Date: 6/4/2019


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!

Publish Date: 6/4/2019


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!

Publish Date: 5/21/2019


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!

Publish Date: 5/14/2019


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!

Publish Date: 5/7/2019


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!

Publish Date: 4/30/2019


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!

Publish Date: 4/23/2019


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!

Publish Date: 4/16/2019


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!

Publish Date: 4/9/2019


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!

Publish Date: 4/2/2019


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 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!

Publish Date: 3/26/2019


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!

Publish Date: 3/20/2019


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!

Publish Date: 3/12/2019


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!

Publish Date: 3/5/2019


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!

Publish Date: 2/26/2019


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!

Publish Date: 2/19/2019


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!

Publish Date: 2/12/2019


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 Dave, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/5/2019


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!

Publish Date: 1/29/2019


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!

Publish Date: 1/22/2019


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!

Publish Date: 1/15/2019


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 favored highlights, new beer apps, and more beers on tap on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/8/2019


A Brew Happy Christmas at John's Marketplace with Damian and Ryan leading the prost, while Bronwyn and John research what season we're on. We discuss some past years highlights and some things to come. Holiday ales and warm hearths on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/24/2018


Settle into the Rose City Book Pub with Elise Schumock. This introvert friendly bar (new to the Sabin neighborhood of NE Portland) invites you to enjoy a new favorite book with your new favorite beer out of 18 taps. Game nights, weekly entertainment, and late night fare make this a cozy little getaway bar. Ryan is off to the Virgin Islands, John wants to party after Three Mugs' Imperial Red Brut, Bronwyn is grateful for the gardening section, and Damian has a small seat in the children's section. Rocking chairs, book nooks, and sing-a-longs songs on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/18/2018


We return to the beer and wine mecca of Portland, Johns Marketplace. With Rick Nickerson from Merchant du Vin, an amazing importer that brings many of your favorite flavors from across the pond. Rick enlightens us about charitable Trappist ales, rarely found Samuel Smith of draft, multigenerational breweries, Framboise, and more! John has the perfect cigar pairing, Ryan brings a barrel aged rye, Bronwyn discovers a fantastic new blend, and Damian appreciates the new bar at Johns Marketplace. Vincent Van Gogh's spicy yeast, Jacobite revolutions, and a huge selection, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/11/2018


McMenamins Mondays this week warrants the return of The Warren Report with Warren Wills, plus we hear about how he got poached into a new job avenue. Damian bumps into Warren at the media preview of the St. Johns Winter Ale Fest & Record Show, and discover some big reveals (check out our Puff Piece). There has been a lot of holiday festivities to keep up with lately, and so many tasty seasonals to try out. John reports from Holiday Ale Fest, Damian helps out Three Creeks at Brew Lights, earthy rich tones inspire Bronwyn, and Ryan gets some treats from adventures he missed. Octopus ink, sugar plums, spice and everything nice on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/4/2018


We finish out the month strong at one of Portland's newest brewpubs, Ruse Brewing. Founder Shaun Kalis returns to the show to fill us in on all the new changes since his emergence 2 years ago, his new historic location, their collabs on the next 3-Way and other beers, and what lies ahead. Ryan misses out because we had to start early, John is excited to try the new imperial hazy, Damian gets poetic about the oatmeal stout, and Bronwyn loses her mind over a stroopwaffle zwickle pour of Shaun's most recently finished masterpiece. Earthy rich tones, new art and music coming at you on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/27/2018


This BONUS episode of The Brew Happy Show is brought to you by the Portland Podcast Festival and the Funemployment Radio Network. We are joined by returning guest Philip Boyle from Coalition Brewing to talk about their CBD beers, pioneering a new facet of the industry. Phil explains how they are made and why they taste so good. Plus a 4th CBD beer you might not know about yet. We talked about it before, now hear the whole show. CBD beers and Brew Happy cheers at this Portland Podcast Festival!

Publish Date: 11/26/2018


We are at one of our favorite spots and joined by Preston Weesner to give us a heads up on Holiday Ale Fest. Preston tells us about this unique 5 day festival, celebrating some of the best exclusive seasonal ales this region has to offer, how drinking beer at this festival helps children, as well as insider information about what to expect at this family friendly event. Ryan finds out about Ale Fest App, John brings a surprise seasonal to share, Bronwyn looks forward to coconut beers, and Damian finds out about the new crowler cans to go. Exclusive info about the best fest for the holiday season, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/20/2018


Tonight we journey to the Pearl District of Portland at The Big Legrowlski beer bar, music venue, and growler fill station. Head Bartender Alexandra Schmittlein misses her bowling league to talk to us about how they've grown since 2014, trivia, beer, and music pairings coming up by local talent, and what's next. The crew follows up on a successful show at the Portland Podcast Festival. Ryan has a new segment, Damian gets to hear more about beer in Europe, John talks travel with Alex, Bronwyn reveals her planty side. Pendleton sweaters, edelweiss, and anal lice on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/13/2018


McMenamins Another McMenamins Mondays leads us back to our favorite Annex Bar to talk with local artist Jake Giddens about his latest work with the Portland Mercury as well as his recent design work for The Brew Happy Show. Not to mention his passion for cider, beer and helping us with our feature segment at the Portland Podcast Festival coming up this Saturday. Bronwyn bears a brazzberry beret, Ryan is only kidding, John speaks of his trip to London, and Damian talks art. Magazine covers and Mondays right, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/6/2018


McMenamins Mondays come twice this month and this time Edgefield's history provides a spooktacular episode filled with fun stories and some tasty seasonals. The new Head Brewer Nathan Whitney, and returning guest Will Gather tell us about their latest creations, and give us an exclusive private tasting of their next releases, including the Lord Gourd, the new Bottleshop Birthday Beer #3, and the new Lord of Misrule. Damian learns about flaming barrels, Bronwyn gets excited about kettle sours, Ryan emulates Damian, and John pairs a barrel aged cigar with a barrel aged beer. Complex flavors, ghost stories, and beers so good it's scary, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/30/2018


In the Pearl District of Portland we are drawn to recent addition to Portland's Brewery Blocks outer rim, and Backwoods Brewing's newest location. This rustic pub's food menu is as delicious as their draft list, a full bar featuring their very own spirits, handcrafted furnishings, and other crafty things. Tom Waters tells us about his family and recent creations, Jason Ogden reminisces about the first time he met Tom, Ryan reminisces about the first time he met Jason, Damian needs to take better notes, John went to London, and Bronwyn loves Backwoods soap. Log yards and Dreamsicle dreams on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/23/2018


Here we are on Mt. Tabor looking for little folk, at Brewed by Gnomes to discover what magical herbs Shay Hosseinion uses to make beer. Gnomes on Tabor @ Tabor Bread is a magical way to spend your morning. With herbal and medicinal delights carefully curated by the mystical little people themselves. Damian's mind is blown with the Sno-Fo, fo' sho', Bronwyn goes To-Mo Arigato, John has a Huneysuckle Hazy, Ryan becomes a believer with the Hawt of Darkness. Doctor recommended, Gnome approved, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/16/2018


This week you will be enlightened by the humble and unique Leikam Brewing, a community supported brewery where Theo and Sonia Marie Leikam makes the only Kosher brews this side of the country. This darling little nanobrewery has some magnificent Maccabees beers made with love and cardamom available in crowlers. Ryan learns a lot about Judaism, John reports on a bunch of tasty festivals, Bronwyn gets her bonds over plant cuttings with our guests, Damian gets tongue tied over the Mob Barley Imperial Stout. Home sweet home with flame-throwing Rabbis on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/9/2018


Kicking off the 1st we return to 23rd Avenue Bottleshop to chat with 10 Barrel Brewing's award winning Head Brewer, Whitney Burnside, whose instincts for beer came natural to her very early on. With hand picked Belgian beers and great stories to share with her fellow crewmen, Kevin Candelaria, Jared Maroni, and Gabe Lazard bringing up the rear with some knowledge bombs about the Cicerone program, some cocktail fun, and recent GABF wins! Bronwyn has to work, John almost misses the show too, Megan joins us to talk shop and food pairing with Whitney, Clay falls in love with the yeast profile in Orval, Ryan thinks he's Jack Sparrow, and Damian nerds out with Whitney about Belgians. 10 Barrel packs in and packs out with some MFS on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/2/2018


We gather this week at favorite Green Dragon/Rogue East to talk about festivals and other beertastic adventures. Josh Jennings comes out from Three Mugs Brewing out in Hillsboro to talk about what beer fans can expect at this year's Fresh Hops Fest at Oaks Park. Plus we get into some GABF review regarding some of our friends that brought home awards. John has news from his beer travels in the desert, Ryan catches us up on his Hawaiian beercation/honeymoon, Bronwyn spends her birthday chasing Seattle pints and plants, and Damian falls in love with a fresh hopped red ale. Fresh hopped beers, clean water and GABF winners on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/25/2018


In Camas, WA we trek to find Grains of Wrath Brewing. Returning guest Michael Hunsaker leads us on a tour of his brewery, as well as his taplist, and this metalhead doesn't mess around. Fresh Hop IPAs for their Simcoe EGA release, some of your favorite Lager styles, and their barrel aging has only just begun. Ryan is out on his honeymoon, Bronwyn is off at work, John has a mug of hops in his hand, Clay brings beers from the Midwest and Damian gives away a Cantillon. Heavy Metal, Vienna Lagers and friendship on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/18/2018


The Brew Happy Crew takes you across the Columbia River to Washington at Ben's Bottleshop to throw back brews with a full panel of Brewer/Owners to talk about about farmhouse ales, wild yeast, and family brewing; including Justin and Jocelyn Leigh from Dwinell Country Ales, and returning guests Alex Ganum from Upright Brewing, and Charles Porter from Little Beast Brewing. Ashley Jhaveri from Zzoom Media joins us for North Bank Beer Week and Brewing Bridges Collab. John Paul is so excited he forgets his cigar pairing, Ryan runs off to gets a mic cord, Damian geeks out on a Belgian-style Coffee Porter, Bronwyn misses out. Some wild and amazing beers from a table full of talented brewers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/11/2018


For September's McMenamin Monday we are back at the Annex Bar to catch up on all the latest Brew News and events coming up this month, they enjoy a new porter on nitro and a very rare blonde belgian ale! Plus we talk about the upcoming Brew Happy beer being brewed by Funhouse Brews with a little help from our friends. Ryan's getting hitched, Bronwyn gets down with some Brew Happy birthday wishes, John returns from the Festival of Dankness with a full report, and Damian gets a gift beer from John. Nitro beers, upcoming nuptials, and new favorite flavors, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/4/2018


Back at the Upper Lip the crew raises a glass to Bill Murningham, Co-Owner and Beer Buyer for both Bailey's Taproom and The Upper Lip. Bill is leaving with his wife for sunny California. Also present is Fred's Bottleshare, always a fun way to broaden your palate, the Brew Happy Crew chip in a couple of brews. An excited Damian and Bronwyn got to cover the Annual Brewer's Cup Cornhole Tournament in tandem with Funemployment Radio, Ryan raves about a stout, and John slides in at the tail end for some IPA love. Sharing fun new flavors, fond farewells, and Cornholes on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/28/2018


This week at Portland hot spot Deschutes Brewery to talk with Jake Harper and Joey Pleich about some collabs, new sours, Brut IPAs, hazy releases Known for their barrel aging Jake enlightens us on how sours are made and differences between Traditional and Kettle Sours. Bronwyn eyeballs a salmon safe beer, Damian falls in love with a rye maibock, Ryan brings an Alameda beer for Jake, John enjoys a new hazy IPA. Rye Maibocks, Trees of Doom, a new Hazy on the block, Vancouver BrewFest recaps, and so many different beers, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/21/2018


Field trip this week to McMinnville! On the heels of Vancouver BrewFest, the crew goes West, to speak with the best. Heater Allen's, Head Brewer Lisa Allen, and Allegory Brewing's, Charlie Van Meter are here to tell you that small towns can make big beer. Ryan takes a head healing hiatus, John comes back from California, Bronwyn meets a fan, and Damian is surprised by a sour. Collabs, Bruts, and Sandy Paws, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/14/2018


We love hanging at McMenamins Annex Bar, and this week we have some special events coming up to talk about. With Vancouver Brewfest just around the corner, the crew talks about their plans for their booth and invite you to joing in the fun. Ryan gets impromtu interviewed by Damian, John has more adventures to tell, and Damian has some plans to rap about. Amazing music including G Love and Special sauce on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/7/2018


Top of the feckin morning at Feckin Irish Brewing Co. In Oregon City, you won't find many breweries having more fun that this Irish brewpub, with Mark Maher and Marcus Thompson brewing a line of Irish Ales, on Axe-Throwing, Live Music, Irish beer, and an update on their new Smokehouse! John is an expert at axe-throwing, Ryan craves quail with an Irish accent, Damian falls in love with a horchata porter, and Bronwyn boasts about her Welshness. Fun with the water department and fermenting storm drains on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/31/2018


On the heels of the Final Draft Taphouse's 1 Year Anniversary, owners Kimerly Johnson and Mike Bolt reflect and share some of their favorite times and new horizons. Joining us to chat is Michael Perozzo from Zzoom Media and Chris Crabb from CrabSoup to talk about North Bank Beer Week, Vancouver Brewfest, Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF), and more! John, gives out some really long cigars, Ryan gets excited about so many different beer festivals, Bronwyn has Oreos in her beer, Damian declares another Blackout Stout Night!, The Word of the Day is “RAD” on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/23/2018


North Portland gem, Stormbreaker Brewing, at their newest location in St. Johns with award winning brewer Rob Lutz. We learn about what it takes to get second location going, renovations as well as some improvements and new beers along the way. John is away in Vegas, Ryan is interested in axe-throwing, Damian obsesses over the Juicy Lucy again, Bronwyn enjoys the best Van Damn beer on the menu. Reused wood, elbow grease, and Juicy Lucys on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/17/2018


Tonight at The Proper Pint Taproom we catch up with returning guest, Growler Werks owner Shawn Huff about his amazing uKeg and newest additions to his line-up. With a new look and a few new home brew friendly features we learn more about this diverse beer dispenser. John discovers pinball at Portland Craft Beer Festival, Ryan might switch to a new growler, Bronwyn drops blueberries, and Damian does a “uKeg-stand”. New beers, uKegs and uPints on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/10/2018


July's McMenamins Monday kicking off back at Ringlers Annex Bar (McMenamins Crystal Hotel) where the crew talks about Cider Season, Edgefield Inaugural Brewfest, the Portland International Cider Cup Awards, Blues Festival on the Waterfront, Cider Summit, and more. John has a picnic at Edgefield, Ryan wins an award for Best Dressed, Bronwyn has a spicy cider and news to share, Damian works out a new schedule for the month of July. Awards, ciders and road trips planned on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/3/2018


A unique brewery, days from opening it's doors. West Coast Grocery Company Brewery (WCGCoB) a name with history and new beers of mystery. Learn about this fantastic new beer and food location in Central Portland, owner Charlie Hyde, his hot corner spot, and when they are going to open! Clay raves about Wolves & People, Ryan loves a new color scheme and invents a new radio station, Bronwyn gets good shots of a brewery in progress, John has 2 pairings for the price of one, and Damian finds a new watering hole. A nice Grisette and Fuzzy Balls fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/26/2018


At Rogue East we say goodbye to one of our favorite bartenders, Max. Plus we have some news about some of the most hopping events for you beer fans to get hopped up on. Hear about Portland Beer Week, Portland International Beerfest, Homebrew Con, Brewers Choice Awards, GABF, and more. Max gets a gift, Ryan delves deeper into the ciderscape, John joins the Masters of IPAs, Bronwyn is excited about GABF, Damian gets breaking news about the demise of Uptown Market and the rise of Binary Brewing. Beer festivals, bike jousts, and fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/19/2018


Kicking off Craft Beer Week from The Upper Lip we check in with our friends from the New Breweries and Cideries Showcase downstairs at Bailey's Taproom, presented by New School Beer. The Brew Happy Show covering from The Upper Lip and interviewing a few brewers from up and coming breweries popping up in the area; Grains of Wrath Brewing, Allergory Brewing, Von Ebert Brewing, and more. Ezra articulates the distinction between cocoa nibs and cocoa juice, John is excited about axes and sweets, Ryan gets excited about the North Bank line-up at Loyal Legion, Natasha celebrates Cicerone level 2 status, Bronwyn is refreshed by a mystery beer, and Damian doesn't bring enough presents. The newest breweries and cideries for Portland Beer Week on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/12/2018


This is a special bonus episode of Brew Happy. Brought to you by McMenamins, and hosted at their Thompson location just off Liberty Rd in Salem, OR. We are joined by special guests making their first splash on the brew scene, Donny Raisanen Jr. and Jim Weinman from Bine Valley Brewing, Ryan Holt from Old Stand By Brewing, Ratchet Brewery's Brewer/Owner Dan Miletta, and one of McMenamin's best, Jen Kent from Thompson Brewery location. We are at the 21st Annual Barley Cup Brewfest. We have an all star Salem line-up here and lots new breweries and new delicious beers to talk about. We discuss the brewers, the breweries, the challenges, and the beers competing in this yearly competition between local McMenamins locations and non-McMenamins locations alike. We get the scoop on the competitors and their never before seen creations on this episode of Brew Happy !

Publish Date: 6/10/2018


In June we kick off McMenamins Monday at the McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottleshop on with returning guest Douglas Remington now representing Mother Earth Brew Co. From a brewery spanning the Pacific Northwest and beyond with an unbelievable seasonal line-up that includes beer fans of all tastes. Ryan reports in from the Fruit Beer and Wine Fest media preview, John is off to see a show, Bronwyn experiences peanutbutter bliss Colorful bottles and cans, and soaking wet soundboards on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/5/2018


The Upper Lip expands their menu and gets a new bar! Clay Staley is back with another “Staley Stance” on what food not to pair with your beer, as well as a collab event with the Def Tones. John is off for game seven, Ryan gets excited about pork and it brings out his inner demon, Bronwyn talks about Alesong, Cognitive Surplus, and Marriott commodities, Damian gets pleasantly surprised by a cider. Tacos, pizzas, ciders, and more taps on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/29/2018


This week we talk about some product dynamics. Beer seller and Publican Sean Hiatt of The Proper Pint discusses supply, demand, and personal touch. Beer distributor Kolin Lieshman from Day One Distribution discusses how important relationships are to building a well balanced portfolio. Beer tech talk and catching up with Warren Wills as well as a long overdue “Warren Report”. Damian brings Florida treats from Cigar City, John enjoys some Bridge City Pizza, Ryan releases the Brew Happy playlist on Spotify, and Bronwyn gets more than she bargained for with a Moonraker special release. Chuckanut for your mouth, another dose of Bridge City Pizza, and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/22/2018


Cigar Happy on this episode. John isn't the only cigar slinger that loves beer. This week, Terence Reilly and Jeremy Wolfson from Casa Fernandez Cigars, joins in to enlighten us with surprising parallels between tobacco and hop production. Ryan is astonished by tobacco guardians, John gets the best of both worlds, Bronwyn ciders down, Damian prepares to fly away. Cigar event discounts for Brew Happy promo's, Bridge City Pizza, and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/15/2018


McMenamins Monday in May kicks off with some new awards, new cans, and new locations. Rich with banter the Brew Happy Crew shares in the successes of our local heroes of World Beer Cup, and gets their grub on at McMenamins Annex Bar. John wants to know what's up with Thirsty Sasquatch, Bronwyn is excited about World Beer Cup, Ryan has news from Molten Falls Cidery, Damian is hot for chicken. Hedgehog houses, Live Nudes, Nashville news and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/8/2018


This week is Brew Happy Crew appreciation. Damian brings some tasty treats from work to share with you and the crew, plus some tasters from our Rogue bartender makes for a cornucopia of cans and one bottle. Ryan does trivia, John swoons over eclectic IPAs, Bronwyn becomes Thanos, and Damian tries out Facebook Live. Decadent, Monkless, Barbe, and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/1/2018


Oregon's first CBD beers here at Coalition Brewing, and with a new patio to boot! Pioneering new beers can be hard. Philip Boyle returns to tell us the scoop on their new line up, and the back story on a new creation. Damian finds Waldo, Ryan brings word from Ben's, John's out this week with his back, and Bronwyn is excited about wold and bear. Hop sleep, dog biscuits, Prosts and birthday wishes on this episode of Brew Happy! Drink up.

Publish Date: 4/24/2018


One of the Top 5 trending breweries in Portland Metro, Von Ebert Brewing hits the ground running after a revamp. Owner Tom Cook shares that some tough changes and settles rumors about a new location, while Head Brewer Sean Burke gets excited about which beers to come. Damian comes up with a new podcast, Ryan won't play polka, John loves Vancouver Brewfest, Bronwyn defends man-buns. Golf, beer dispensing sprinklers, and fiiine Corinthian leather on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/17/2018


Oregon Brew Crew is back with Brian Haslip to tell us about some tasteful events, recent brews, and OBC membership perks. Clay Staley is back for another “Staley Stance” on taproom employee etiquette. Ryan is far out with the music selection, John reveals some new beer finds, Bronwyn goes crazy for cookie monster, Clay has the word on hazy hops and Florida hi-jinx, Damian acquires his favorite beer. Lots of Hunahpu and catnip tea on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/10/2018


McMenamin Mondays @ Ringlers Annex Bar with Drew Phillips from Crystal Brewery. Such fantastic samples and exclusive info. Not to mention kettle sours, and Irish enchantments. Drew introduces ancient music ettiquette, John misses out on Sabertooth Kush, Ryan enjoys Lankum, Bronwyn supports Fiso's, Damian discovers new beers, Nitch brings a Monkless Belgian. McMenamin passport stamp secrets and musical mayhem on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/2/2018


We finally get back to Rogue East (Green Dragon) to talk home brew with Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC). Also joining us our usual bartender Max takes the night off to spend some time with us as we find out all the haps on the hops, here in the Pac NW. Mark drops some knowledge about a hoppy yeast and metalt, Bronwyn discoovers the Hop Bank, Max shows us the hand gesture for pretzels, Ryan has a new job, John talks trade agreements, Damian gets a surprise Rogue whiskey tasting. Hop yeast and hand gestures on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/27/2018


After a week off (due to illness) we reconvene at Proper Pint Taproom with Lucas Banks from Running Man Distribution. Lucas gives us his top 5, and what's hot on the distribution docket. We relax in hand made custom furnishings, pizza pairings with beer, and more Brew News. John and Ryan compete for which Juicy IPA is best, Damian loves Special Brownies from Coalition, Nitch shares her art work, Bronwyn discovers Triple Stack by Great Notion. Bridge City Pizza and Baby Metal on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/19/2018


This week McMenamins Monday this month kicks off as the Edgfield's sprawling location invites the crew to hang with talented brewers Will Gather, Matt Bergfield, Dave Kosanke, and Shane Kono in the brewery, and discuss the some barrel aged beers for next year, us other goodies. Matt and the boys enlighten us on the collective efforts of McMenamins brewers as well as unique seasonals, one-offs with a cult following, and the advantages of having on-site bakery, winery, and distillery. Also, Clay joins the Brew News segment with another “Staley Stance”. Damian struggles to remember the Lompoc Blackout Stout fest, Bronwyn gets recovers from SheBrew with a key beer, Ryan wants to do a banana kolsch, and John comments on the Oregon Beer Awards. A brewery chock full of good friends and great beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/6/2018


This week we talk about SheBrew at the McPolanders Taproom & Guesthouse with organizer Jenn McPoland, graphic guru Christine Garcia, and Human Rights Campaign coordinator Shannon Scott. There's a lot of talented ladies making beer, and SheBrew is having a party about it, so don't miss out on these beers. Bronwyn leads a great interview, Ryan picks out some great tunes for a music pairing, John reports on the Hilsdale Brewfest, Clay has a pop-up food event to share, SheBrew shares a Lyft code, and Damian tours the darkest beers on draft. Fantastic females and home brewed ales on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/26/2018


This week in NW Portland, Sasquatch Brewing's newest location in conjunction with New West Ciders. Head Brewer Ryan Nicolai and Assistant Brewer Madeleine McCarthy lead us through their journey making great beer AND cider. Ryan N. has a new member of family, Maddy has a crush on Stevie Nicks, Damian drinks How Now, John wins a new trivia game, Bronwyn anticipates glitter in her beer, Ryan F. gets cancer from purple nurples. Discounts for mentioning us on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/19/2018


This week, we head into SW Portland to John's Marketplace to meet up with Three Creeks Brewing's newest regional sales rep, Felicia Reninger. She brought us a bottle of Frontier Justice, a Rye Whisky Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. Ryan is over whelmed by beer, John wants a tin sign, Damian rebounds from Stout Bout. Dark beers and popular music pairings in this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/12/2018


This week we kick off McMenamin Monday for February. After last week's shocking news, we get our bearings straight for the rest of the month, and prepare for the 5th annual Stout Bout! Ryan laments the loss of a Fraiser cast member, John is bummed about a missing hoppy beer on the taplist, and Damian is excited to bring the crew out to Edgefield. Flp flop beers and Stout Bout near on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/6/2018


This week Clay Staley fights traffic after a particularly disconcerting day working for General Distributors Inc. We are caught aloof by news of this long time champion of craft beer being asimilated by Columbia Distributors. Ryan eats his words and winds up buying Clay's beer after all, John recounts his coverage of the Coffee Beer Invitational, Bronwyn has to work late, and Damian spies Pliny the Elder on the tap list. Corporate takeovers and new delicious beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/29/2018


This week we visit Zoiglhaus and congratulate Alan Taylor on his big win at GABF for his Pils. We learn about yeast blending and water emulation, plus even more about one of Portland's most talented brewers and the 3 breweries he operates. Bronwyn has to work late, John enjoys a German beer, Damian falls for a WeizenDoppleBock. and Ryan can't wait to put a sausage in his mouth. German beers and technical terminology on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/22/2018


This week we head towards the airport to check out Level Beer in East Portland with Shane Watterson. Not only are they close enough to snag a beer before/after a plane flight, you can advance your gaming strategy. Ryan misses the brewery tour, John enjoys the spacious heated patio, Bronwyn explodes over the Chocolate Dynamite, Damian gets to reminisce with one of his favorite brewers. Tasty beers and achievements unlocked on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/15/2018


This week we visit Imperial Bottleshop's new NE Alberta St location with veteran brewer Charles Porter, to talk about his new venture, Little Beast Rare Beers. Known for his ability to harmonize multiple yeast strains, Charles reveals why he's wild about yeast. Ryan falls in love, John favors a dry sour, Bronwyn talks cheese with Brenda, and Damian talks about some new breweries to look out for from NewSchoolBeer.com's list. Sexy sweet and dry sours and happy endings on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/8/2018


This week the crew gets all misty about their New Years plans and resolutions. A brief review on NewSchool.com's list of closing brew locations, and 2018 beer release calendars. Ryan drinks all of his beer, John forgets to bring cigars, Bronwyn avoids spoilers for Star Wars, and Damian is excited about upcoming Stout Bout. New Year celebrations and farewell to some brew destinations on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/1/2018


This week we take a break to be with our families for the holiday season. But we leave you with this short holiday message with one of our most frequent and longest running guests. Holiday wishes and sweet Brew Happy dreams on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/25/2017


This week we head over to the Breakside Brewing's most recent Slabtown location to talk with Head Brewer, Ben Edmunds about award winning beers, and what it's like to run 3 brewery locations at the same time. Brew Happy has been following the success of this fantastic company since the beginning, listen in as Ben takes us from Breakside's inception, to current. Damian remembers the first location fondly, Bronwyn is nuts about the Nuttella Coffee Porter, Ryan is impressed with a grain conveyor, and John drools over all the hoppy beers. Successfully diverse ways and no haze on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/18/2017


This week we hang out with Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) and F.H. Stienbart Co. respectively. Planning out the holidays can be tough, but sometimes the right beer can help you through. With the holidays approaching we discuss our different strategies. Ryan dispenses the lore behind the 'pot luck', Damian voices his support for Old Town Brewing, John gets to find out what's going on with Fat Head's Portland location, Bronwyn can't wait for Christmas beers, and Mark is looking forward to Modern Times in Portland and the 5th annual Stout Bout (or is it the 6th?). Holiday plans and serious beer fans on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/11/2017


This week we kick off McMenamin Mondays at historic Ringlers Annex Bar just West of Zeus Cafe under the Crystal Hotel. Our Special guest this week is Crystal Brewery acolyte Stephen Harper to tell us about some of his favorite varietals and why he loves working for McMenamins. Ryan is grateful for good beer after a rough day at work, Damian gets wistful about Brew Happy times at Al's Den, Bronwyn is excited about a brew tank named Bronwyn, and John is super stoked about the array of samples. Stephenwiessen, and Hammerhead reboots on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/4/2017


This week at Rogue East (Green Dragon), we celebrate craft beer locations passing into obscurity. A fond farewell to Lompoc's Hedge House, and Christopher Walkin recalls Amnesia Brewing memories with the Mayor. A Rogue birthday party for Stephanie, Ryan almost throws down with Christopher Walkin, John finds blueberry beers at Flyboy, Bronwyn seduces Damian with Gigantic's Most Premium. Monkey King and Brew Happy highlights on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/27/2017


This week at Upper Lip with returning guest Trevor Thurston, from Highstreet Homebrew Club, to talk about the St. Johns Ale Trail, Stormbreaker, Brewed Oregon, and more. John brings a trippy can of something special, Ryan gets too much tang, Bronwyn pulls a strong beer from the case, and Damian finds out the back story on Stormbreaker's newest location. Ale trails and new brews on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/20/2017


This week we soar across the river for Flyboy Brewing's Vancouver location, with owners Christina and Jeremy Michalowsky and returning guest Michelle Faubian from Sib Branding. John walks over from his Vancouver store, Ryan discovers a new sour, Damian has a new job, and Bronwyn picks a red for Damian We go to great heights for good food and beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/13/2017


This week we have returning guest Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) is back to talk home brews. If you have ever been curious about how to build a seasonal ale a home brew club is a good place to start. Ryan enjoys a quesadilla pairing, Damian discovers a new seasonal on Nitro, John returns from the World Series of beer adventures, Bronwyn enjoys the penny pitchers, and Mark is totally down for some wings! Find out about Seasonals and homebrews on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/6/2017


This week we have returning guest Nik Sin and Jake Walton from Doomsday Brewing for Halloween. This new brewery is dangerously delicious, and quickly expanding. With a new facility opening in Washougal it's only a matter of time before you start seeing them show up in the shelf. Nik gives us the scoop on Lonesome's Pizza, Ryan falls in love with the food cart, John finds a fresh hop, Damian enjoys a flight of tasters, and Bronwyn gets down with a dark guest tap. Beers and food so good it's scary on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/30/2017


This week we have the Brew Happy crew back together. Dropping in is former guest Christina Morris from Ep.213. We have Killer Beer Week, McMenamins, Sam Smith's on draft, and more new stuff going on in the brewniverse! Ryan is back and thirsty after fighting off a colossal cold, Damian discovers some new beer locations, Bronwyn falls for another dark beer, and John is eagerly anticipating some Vancouver field trips. New beers and new beer locations on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/23/2017


This week we have Vlogger Nichole of “Tasting Nitch” to talk to us about her beer tasting YouTube channel. She has had some beertastic adventures abroad to share with us Plus we get a surprise visit from Jaspon Rizos of Funhouse brews, and Nick Rivers from Brewed Oregon! Ryan is out with a cold, Jason talks about Nanobeerfest, Nick has beer gear at Brewed Oregon, Damian learns how to raise a toast in French, Bronwyn discovers some oatmeal beers, and John finally tells us where he went off to during GABF 2017! Beer tasting and Vlogging on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/16/2017


This week we return from Great American Beer Festival 2017 (GABF)! The crew is still regrouping from a week of beertastic adventure. Having spanned a lot of terrain and a lot of new breweries, the couple catch up Ryan on what he missed at this year's sabbatical to Denver. John is is still on the road back home, Ryan has gifts and has B-day props to give, Bronwyn falls in love with Beechwood Brewing, and Damian discovers Ratio Brewing. Great cities, great beers, great stories, and Great American Beer Festivals on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/9/2017


This week we are gearing up for Great American Beer Festival (GABF)! We have a lot of invites and a lot of events to choose from, only days away. Where do we even begin? John is to excited about GABF to do a cigar pairing, Ryan is going to live through us vicariously, Bronwyn gives us a tutorial on the GABF app, and Damian brings some hoppy treats from our friends at McMenamins. So many new beers, new adventures, and fun festivals on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/2/2017


This week we go to Tigard to visit with our ole friend Michelle Faubian (formerly of Hop N Cork), as she introduces us all to Mark Becker and Flyboy Brewing. We visit one of his 3 convenient locations and enjoy some delicious drafts, and hear about some upcoming seasonals. John is still excited about Fresh Hop Season, Damian gets nostaligic with Mark about Green Dragon, Ryan brings back his Drink Tank for another fill, and Bronwyn is delighted that pumpkin season is here. Great craft beers are on the up and up on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/25/2017


This week we go to Southeast Portland to local restaurant, Cubo de Cuba to try 5 different beers by gypsy brewery Pono Brewing. We are joined by 2 out of the three Caribbean caballeros returning to the show, Larry Clouser, Erick Russ, and newcomer and media manager, Natalia to talk about Shandytown competitions and Pono parties. Damian tries a tea-bagged beer, Ryan struggles with the soundboard, John does not bring a Cuban cigar, and Bronwyn falls in love with another hot spot. Shandytowns and Cuban food going down on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/18/2017


This week our favorite reoccurring guest, Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewers Collective(PBC). This time representing one of his many hats, F.H. Stienbart Brewing Supplies, with some special announcments. Mark brought some home brewed ciders and beers, Ryan finds out how a hybrid works, we celebrate John Paul's birthday, Damian come to terms with his love of Chech black lagers. Home brew and birthday crew on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/11/2017


This week we visit Natian Brewing's new taproom on 13th and E. Burnside. Nice space, wraparound windows, and Ian McGuiness to tell us what's new and what's coming back. Warren Wills is back with another “Warren Report”, and also talks Soju. Ryan gets excited about Star Wars references, John has a light cigar, Bronwyn reflects fondly on a Natian beer from the past, Damian finds out what's up with Modern Times and The Commons. on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/4/2017


This week Sunil from Hop n Cork in Lake Oswego. Already filling out a great tap list, they are improving on a great food menu. Sandwiches! Some upcoming events help keep you cool, and a single batch IPA coming soon! Ryan mistakes Nick Nolte for Gary Busey, John gets to make up for lost time on this week's cigar pairing, Bronwyn is Kenneth, and Damian can't be more excited to be back at one of his favorite Lake Oswego taprooms. Upcoming Oktoberfest and Chocolate flavored pork ribs on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/28/2017


This week Clay Staley from General Distributors Inc. is back to give us the latest on some new brands hitting the market. Plus another “Staley Stance”! Ryan is stoked about the new banners on the website, John Paul awaits Fresh Hop Season, Damian doesn't do geography, and so much more. Kettle Sours and Staley Stances on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/21/2017


This week we reminisce about all the fun we had at Vancouver Brewfest 2017. The Brew Happy Booth was getting a lot of love and the Wheel of Craft Beer was a great success. So many prizes to give away, so much of our audience was reached. Ryan can't wipe the smile off his face when he announces the winners, John Paul connects with customers but runs out of koozies, Damian falls in love with Heavy Metal Brewing, and Bronwyn gushes over the puppy love. Vancouver Brewfest fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/14/2017


This week Eric Sterling from Digital Pour. Computer Programmer makes craft beer easy for the rest of us, with a simple menu app to know when and where. Getting bigger can be tough, as well as tasty. Ryan can't wait for Vancouver Brewfest, John warms up to a Parabola, Bronwyn finds an Imperial Stout she can't resist, Damian geeks out on tech talk. Finding beers made easy on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/7/2017


This week we welcome back our prodigal former co-host Matt Harhai visiting from Beijing. Special guest Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC), brings a tasty homebrewed treat. Also dropping in, Natasha Godard from the Cicerone Program, Charlie Herrin The Beer Traveler, and Father Gabriel, a visiting monk. Tales from abroad and surprise guests on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/31/2017


This week with Tomas Sluiter back again at Culmination Brewing. Tomas has some great things coming out of his brewery, brewers, beers and more! We're also joined by a couple of surprise guests. Ryan is back from his trip to Bend, OR with gifts, John has some interesting shade of orange for sharing with his pairing, Bronwyn finds out why the crew loves Culmination so much, Damian brings gifts from McMenamins. Old friends, new friends, and great beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/24/2017


This week Casey Workman returns one last time before heading back to Peru. But not before sharing some more imports from his hemisphere for the monthly bottleshare at Upper Lip. Also joining us for a sip is young Belgian Brewer named Joel Galy. He's got some great perspective from afar and has some strong opinions about Portland breweries. John is back from Vegas, again, Ryan misses out on a big Black Jesus, Bronwyn enjoys and favorite standby, and Damian falls in lust for a barleywine. Foreign flavors and fantastic accents on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/17/2017


This week Brian Haslip, Vice President of the Oregon Brew Crew, to talk about the Pure Water Brew Competition coming up on the 12th of August, with his friend Mark Poling from Clean Water Services. Their organizations are teaming up for the 4th Annual Pure Water Brew Competition. Find out how resource recovery can make delicious beers. John is off to Vegas again, Ryan tries to stump everyone who guesses what's going in his Drink Tank, and Damian adds a new toy to the podcast for an added video feature! Tasty clean water beers and new views on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/10/2017


This week Brew Happy fan Rob Litz (from Coalition Brewing) has some Transcendental Brews to share from his big GrowlerWerks dispenser. A delicious Basil Watermelon Blonde is just one of the many you can expect once he gets through some red tape with the OLCC. Also we have a long time fan and previous guest on the show to help co-host. Listen in to find out how long Casey Workman will be in town, and hear all about the craft beer culture in Peru where he tends bar at his Chelawasi Beer Company in Arequipa! Ryan has some important news about Vancouver Brewfest, John is back from 2 Queen concerts in a row, and Damian visits the homeland of his beloved Cavatica Stout. Trancendental and Peruvian brews on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/3/2017


Beer fanatic Kimberly Johnson is opening a taproom with Mike Bolt right next to Paul's Cigars, it's called Final Draft Taproom and it is about to be born. Find out why you should be one of the first people in the doors! We find a former guest there to help, Ryan finds a new place to hang out, John Paul brings Cindercone from his private collection, and Damian has an old friend join the show. Sneak previews and surprises people a plenty on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/26/2017


This week John Paul returns from Vegas. He's got stories to share. Plus Cameron Brown gets sneaks away from the bar for a few minutes to chat. Ryan is rockin' out the sound board, Damian makes it to 3 beers, and Bronwyn brings pasteries. Takin' it easy after a busy Month of events and even more to come, so listen up! Sours, scones, and new hats on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/19/2017


This week is Portland Beer Week. At Bailey's Taproom, they are full of excitement, literally! Up top at the Upper Lip, we chat with some of the important people involved in making Portland Beer Week happen (including returning guests Jason Rizos from Funhouse Brews and Nick Rivers from Brewed Oregon, Ezra from NewSchoolBeer.com, Andi Prewitt editor of the Oregon Beer Growler Magazine, Chris Jennings from The Horn Public House & Brewery, and our favorite bartender Cameron Brown returns from his European research expedition. Lot's to learn! Ryan brings a friend who gets to experience our brand of fun for the first time, John Paul, is packing up for another Vegas trip, Damian and Bronwyn are still reeling from their fun trip in Salem. Plenty of Schwartz and merch on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/12/2017


This Special Edition of Brew Happy, we join Damian and Bronwyn in Salem for the 20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest at McMenamins Thompson Brewpub! With special guests Lin from Vanguard Brewing, McMenamins' very own Ryan Lund from West Linn, and returning guest Jen Kent from Thompson, as well as the event's founder and former McMenamins brewer Chris Oslin. Damian has so many good beers in front him he can barley get the names right. People's Choice determines the win at this fest on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/10/2017


This week, Nicole Kasten and Nick Rivers from Brewed Oregon as well as Geoff Phillips and Bill Murnighan from Bailey's Taproom come to tell us about all the great events and beers to look forward to at Portland's favorite craft beer corner. So many things to looks forward to, drinking good and looking good while doing it, plus other fun goodies. Bottles, drafts, and beer gear a plenty on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/5/2017


This week, The Voice of Beer welcomes his beautiful sister, Devon to the show this week! She journeyed all the way from Florida to check out our sour selection! Tune in to this week's show to find out all about upcoming brew news. Ryan gets stuck in traffic, John has been a busy boy, and Damian finds out his sister is a little shy on the mic, but shy about drinking all his beer. Super siblings and Family fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/29/2017


This week, returning guest Tim Ensign from Ft. George and his lovely wife Jana from Finn River Cider Co. with plenty of samples in tow. They are here to talk about some exciting new flavors coming out this season. With a bottle share going on at Upper Lip and all the bottles on the table, we may need help enjoying all these brews! Ryan falls in love with Finn River, John is back with another light hearted cigar pairing from our sponsor Paul's Cigars, and Damian doesn't get his beloved Cavatica Stout but Tim turns him on to something else. Bunches of bottles and beer tasting fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/22/2017


This week, Portland's favorite Kiwi, John Lovegrove pops in to tell us about his latest adventures. His birthday has been quite the jaunt every year since he came up with the idea to visit every Rogue Ales Pub in one day (#11RoguePubs1Day). John Paul has the score update, Ryan fills his Drink Tank, Damian offers Passport pictures. City of Goses and secret stamps on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/15/2017


This week, beer fan from England, Matthew Edwards enlightens us on his passion for cask ales and the Campaign for Real Ale, and his wife Christina tells about blue cheese ciders. Ryan wants to do a monkey dance, John goes Shakespeare, Damian remains divided about the recent Big Beer acquisitions. Cask conditioned ales on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/8/2017


This week, Brew Happy shoots from the hip. The crew is hangin' out with bartender Cameron Brown, and playing it cool. Ryan examines the menu, John shares pictures of his dog, Damian recovers from the harrowing end of a work day. Kick off your Clown Shoes with new brews, and brew news on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 5/1/2017


This week, Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective comes on the show with Oregon Brew Crew Vice President Brian Haslip to talk about Big Brew Day coming up on May 4th. Imperial Organic Yeast is hosting and still accepting competitors, so sign up! Ryan has to police mic use, Damian gets to have his favorite stout, John chills out about freeze dried hops. Delicious beers and Home Brew fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/24/2017


This week, the gang gets together to talk about some of their adventures at Spring Beer and Wine Festival. Lots of cool stuff coming up from McMenamins, Two Towns Cider, and many more. Also something to do with a beer rebellion of the Barley Beer Barons? Ryan gets into some unfiltered beers, Damian gets defensive about droids, John talks international, and Bronwyn discovers the joy of beer festivals. Lap dogs and sci-fi on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/17/2017


This week, Jason Rizos has invited us to Funhouse Brews, our first Nano-brewery! This place is built for brewing and that's just what it will do. This growing brand is making it's way through North Portland. Ryan gets his mind blown by a Brown Ale, John Paul admires Jason's man-cave, and Damian gets excited about a new Marzen. Home brewed cheers and Nano-beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 4/10/2017


This week, back to the Upper Lip of downtown Portland. Clay Staley visits again, this time with his “Staley Stance” on the importance of glassware. John Paul is off getting his game on, Ryan gets crazy about Wrestlmania, Damian fancies a tasty tart! Specialty bottles in flattering glassware on this episode of Brew Happy

Publish Date: 4/3/2017


This week, the Brew Happy crew goes on a trip to Vancouver to check out The Thirsty Sasquatch and meet up with prolific brewer Bolt Minister from 54°40’ Brewing Co. in Washougal, Washington. We hear about some his best times and collabs. Ryan gets excited about food trucks, Damian calls bullshit on New Belgium, and John gets fired up about a Gorge/Brewery tour. Lots of latitude and longitude on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/27/2017


This week, the Brew Happy crew goes to Oregon's first city to visit returning guest, David Vohden, now wearing his Oregon City Brewing mantle. He's back with more amazing German style beers. With the recent addition of OP Wurst's gourmet hot dogs made to order on site, nearly had to waddle out of there. Plus Ryan discovers how mangos wind up in beer, John tells us about his little pinky, and Damian gets excited about OCB's growing sour barrel collection. Lots of history and delicious pairings on this episode of Brew Happy! !

Publish Date: 3/20/2017


This week, we go to the Kenton District of North Portland to visit Jenn McPoland and Jeremie Landers from McPolanders Taproom! You wouldn't believe how cool it is to have your own bar in your backyard until you meet these folks. Livin' the dream! John wins over Jeremie with a cigar, Ryan confirms a Vancouver visit for a future episode, Damian gushes about the super sweet pad. Lots of good cheer and hospitality on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/13/2017


This week, Clay Staley from General Distributors returns to talk about the Brewers Dinner at Golden Valley Brewer we both attended as well as turn us on to some Modern Times and introduces his own segment, “The Staley Stance”. Damian talks about the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards, Ryan turns his nose up at free beer, John enjoys GVB beer so much he forgets to do his cigar pairing. Lots of great beers and grievances on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/6/2017


This week, the Brew Happy crew finds a new host location above Bailey's Taproom, called the Upper Lip. We get to hang with the hottest new member of their staff, Cameron Brown. He enlightens us on safe words, and safe new beers to try. Ryan talks about his Migration, John Paul really plays up the “Dirty Old Man” card, and Damian falls under the spell of a Love Potion #9. Lots of safe words and brewtastic spells on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/28/2017


This week, Michael Perozzo of Zzoom Media, the masterminds behind Vancouver WA's Brewery Passport. He fills us in on some great Vancouver Brewerys to check off on his Brewcouver Passport. There's more than you may think. Ryan percolates on Vancouver conversation, John surprises us with a special tasting, and Damian finds a new sour! Lots of brews across the river to find out about on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/20/2017


This week, Michael Mathis (aka Big Mike) from Cascade, the Sour Fruit Fest, and some other fun beers. Ryan falls in love with Mike's nickname, John is enjoying IPA's in the sun lately, Amber is at a Blazer's game, and Damian rediscovers an old dark friend and curries a new flavor. Lots of old school spirit and sour fun on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/13/2017


This week, Natalie Baldwin and Tyler Mills from Burnside Brewing discuss some new brews. Tyler has some news about Burnside Brewing's new package bottling line, plus a whiskey collab. Natalie reminisces about some of her favorite experiences as a female brewer coming up in the industry, as well as her transition to Breakside Brewing. Damian discovers a new sour, John's had almost every hoppy beer featured in this week's news, Amber learns something new, Ryan is off watching a wrestling match. Lots of tales and badass brewers to know about on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/6/2017


This week, a blogger named Natasha Goddard from metacookbook.com, and Ben's Bottleshop, is here to talk about food and beer pairings. Also, surprise guest Jerry Larkin from Lewis and Clark Law School with some craft beer history. Ryan confuses cider and beer, Amber gets excited about new releases, John skips his cigar pairing, and Damian brings some treats from the 4th Annual Stout Bout AND McMenamin's 23rd Avenue Bottleshop. Lots of stories and beers to take in on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/30/2017


This week, Mark Gillette and Jon Hall from Portland Brewers Collective join us to tell uas about the 4th annual Sout Bout, to be held at Baerlic Brewing again this year. Damian is excited to MC the Stout Bout again, Ryan is stoked about a certain raffle prize, John Paul is getting pumped up for Vegas! Plenty of Sout to Bout on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/23/2017


This week, Elan Walsky from Coalition Brewing enlightens us about his new,CBD,cannabis beer. You might be surprised at what you learn. Ryan gets exited having found a beer from last week's discussion, John Paul is back and refreshed from his sports sabbatical, and Damian gets a taste of one of his favorites Coalition beers as well as a new one he's been waiting to try. Plenty to learn about cannabis and beer on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/16/2017


This week, Amber is snowed in with the kids, John Paul is off the a college Championship game, Ryan falls in love with a chocolate beer by Rogue Ales, Kate drops some knowledge bombs on us with some inside info about Georgetown, Firestone Walker, and some other friends in the brewing industry, and Damian avoids getting stumped by bartender Levi yet again with a blind tasting! Plenty of new beers and New Year cheer on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/13/2017


This week, we get our crew back! After surviving 2 weeks of sickness Ryan returns on the soundboard, fresh from the fight. Amber also returns from a month of adulting. John Paul had a holiday blowout, at Paul's Cigars. Damian dolls out some holiday cheer, stories are swapped, and new seasonal flavors to try out on the guest taps after Green Dragon's rebranding to Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery. Plus we discuss which seasonals to age and which to drink now. Plenty of refreshed health and Holiday cheer to catch up on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/2/2017


This week, after winning victorious at a regional pool tournament, we get to catch up with Herb Apon, Head Beer Wench at Loyal Legion Beer Hall. We learn about the backstory of a classy new beer bar with more drafts than you can shake a stick at. Ryan is still out sick, beer fan Bronwyn swings by to check us out again, John gets fired up about Ninkasi's new IPA Variety Pack, Damian pulls double duty again, and nearly makes contact with Loyal Legion's historic haunting. Ghosts and plenty of beers to choose from on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/26/2016


This week, after conquering a seasonal bug, we finally get author Lucy Burningham to talk about her new book,My Beer Year. If you've ever considered getting involved in the Cicerone program, than this is the book for you. Hear about this and other things this amazing woman has written! Ryan and Amber are both out sick, Damian takes the reigns again as producer, John enjoys the pot luck Christmas dinner at Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery. Curl up with a good book and some dank holiday beers.

Publish Date: 12/19/2016


This week, Clay Staley returns from General Distributors Inc. to tell us some breaking news about some new beers and new breweries. Listen in as we pump him for insider information. John Paul gets excited about a Yeti, Ryan tries out some Christmas music, and Damian about some exclusive information about a special beer being delivered to McNally's Taproom out in Hillsboro. Plenty of beers to distribute on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/12/2016


This week, Katherine Reyes from TR3S Creative comes on the show to talk about how much fun it is to specialize in brewery branding, as well as food pairings with some tasty treats she brought! Amber has the night off to do some moving, Ryan reels at some new beers, Damian is still shell shocked about the Rogue Ales' plan to rebrand Green Dragon as another Rogue pub, and John Paul is denied the zwickle. Plenty of beers paired with trail mix to taste on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/28/2016


This week, Trevor Thurston from the High Street Home Brew Club comes by to talk about the St. Johns Winter Beer Fest coming up in a few weeks. Ryan delivers bad news about the Green Dragon's demise, Damian avoids getting stumped by Levi on another blind tasting, Amber and John enjoy the Black Widow Porter sent by McMenamins, and more. Plenty of pulled pork and beers to taste on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/21/2016


This week, we get our co-host Amber back, but Ryan is away having adventures out East. Damian pulls double duty hosting and sound production, John reports on some of his weekly adventures in beer, Amber learns the ropes there at the Green Dragon. Plenty or rockin' old tunes and good stories on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/14/2016


This week, Clay Staley from General Distributors Inc. (GDI, the oldest distributor in the country) steps is as co-host. Special guests Abram Goldman-Armstrong and Morgan Miller return to Brew Happy from Cider Riot! The hottest new Cidery has some rare seasonals to share as well as some enlightenment about cider production. John peaks Abrams interest with a cigar/cider pairing, Ryan uncovers the Abram/Moran origin story, Damian is stoked about some rare vintage cider, and Clay comes complete with his own Brew News about some of the newest breweries to check out from GDI's portfolio .Plenty or rockin' new ciders and old friends on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/7/2016


Booooo Happy Halloween Spooktacular! We bring out the old Wheel of Craft Beer to give away some prizes to some very colorful patrons. Damian gets rid of some growlers, John brings tiny cigars, Ryan goes above and beyond with decorations, and new co-host Amber Shizamber brings along Rob, Brew Happy fan and local Portland legend known as Free Throw Guy. You know him from NBA Trailblazer Games where he helps to psych out the opposing team with distractions. Plenty of seasonal to discuss, with and without pumpkins, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/31/2016


This week we have Aiden Currie from Swift Cider to tell us how he came up with the inspiration behind his distinct label and humble beginings. With two of his flagship units and two more very special rare releases, Swift Cider sure shows their A-game. John Paul brings a couple of brew-friends from the cigar realm, Ryan broadens his palate, Damian discovers some new things about cider sourced apples, and guest co-host Nastacia Voisen from Portland Radio Project dips her toes in the brewniverse and enjoys some tasty Swift Ciders. Brew friends a plenty and Swift Ciders to choose

Publish Date: 10/24/2016


Brew Happy has mobilized, again. This week we trek across the Columbia River to Vancouver to visit Ben's Bottleshop. We get to talk with owners, Tim Augustine and Ben Christly about their humble origins and how they've helped revitalize this area of town with their great new spot. John finds a new fresh hop beer, Ryan stumps us with his growler fill pick, and Damian finds out about local craft beer legend that recently passed away, and we honor him with a toast.

Publish Date: 10/17/2016


Well this past week was amazing! The whole crew went out to Denver, CO, for Great American Beer Festival. We got to see some old friends, make some new ones, and we tried so many different beers! Damian and John are seasoned veterans of this event, but how did Amanda and Ryan do? With so many events and so many beers, hear how we managed, which beers stood out, and highlights from the awards ceremony. Follow up with us on this episode for GABF excitement in Denver, Colorado. New beers, popping cherries

Publish Date: 10/10/2016


This week, last minute emergency means Old Town Brewing won't be on, but Warren wills is here to save the day with another 'Warren Report'. Ryan is protective of the soundboard, Damian has a deck of cards, Amanda does stand-up, John Paul is excited about our itinerary. Pregame episode for Great American Beer Festival, in Denver, Colorado. New friends, and GABF

Publish Date: 10/3/2016


This week Nick Greiner from upcoming German Brewery Rosenstadt. Learn why you should check out their Specialty German styled beers, complete with German ingredients. Hear about their new Festbier which will be out next week and their new Altbier coming soon. John brings the perfect cigar, Ryan falls in love with a lager, Damian anticipates a porter, and Amanda doesn't get to hear about the People's Pig. Some German origin stories, and Tar Tar encounters

Publish Date: 9/26/2016


This week Ft. George's Tim Ensign comes to use with some of the sexiest beers this side of the Mississippi. Tim tells us why Ft. George is a must see location for those visiting Astoria. John gets excited about the fresh hopped beer Tim brought, Damian loses his mind about the Cavatica Stout (again!), Amanda has a gentle sweet idea, and Ryan shakes his head about G flavored antics as well as cigar measurements. Some tasty treats and grand plan

Publish Date: 9/19/2016


This week we visit with Jeremy Turner and A.J. From Ancestry Brewing. With their new taproom down in Sellwood opening it's no surprise this self distributing brewery is gaining ground and hitting the taprooms with some delicious new flavors. Ryan is out on the road, Damian finds a pickle beer again, John laments that other new breweries don't have as many beers on tap as Ancestry, and Amanda is stoked about a rare 2 Towns Ciders Damian gifted her! Explosive stories and rare ciders, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/12/2016


This week we visit with Jeremy Turner and A.J. From Ancestry Brewing. With their new taproom down in Sellwood opening it's no surprise this self distributing brewery is gaining ground and hitting the taprooms with some delicious new flavors. Ryan is out on the road, Damian finds a pickle beer again, John laments that other new breweries don't have as many beers on tap as Ancestry, and Amanda is stoked about a rare 2 Towns Ciders Damian gifted her! Explosive stories and rare ciders, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/5/2016


This week Warren Wills, Assistant Editor from American Craft Beer under the (Brewers Association) as well as Orchestra Software (makers of software for breweries), is here to visit and give us a fresh perspective. Ryan has a new game, John is fired up about fresh hops again, Amanda discovers a new cider club, and Damian can't seem to stop making unintentional jokes. The first fresh hopped beers and Wonka friends on each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/30/2016


This week we tie up some loose ends on some things we missed on our Ninkasi trip as well as Vancouver Brewfest. We just can't stop gushing about our wonderful trips. Plus John brings weird foreign beer from the deli, Ryan celebrates his first field report, Damian is exhausted from editing new commercials, Amanda can't stop laughing at these silly boys. Deli beers and Green Dragon cheers

Publish Date: 8/23/2016


We have a special bonus episode of Brew Happy featuring Ryan Fitzgerald as he does some hard hitting field reporting at the 2016 Vancouver Brewfest, a ton of interviews and a lot of great info on some wonderful people in the brewniverse. This is a long one with a lot of info and wonderful people to tell you about what you're missing in Vancouver, Washington. Washington beers and Fitzgerald cheer

Publish Date: 8/22/2016


This week is pretty exciting, Brew Happy goes on the road in an amazing double play as we cover both the Vancouver Brewfest and Ninkasi Brewing's 10th Anniversary! Portland celebrity Nik Sin, owner of the delicious Lonesome's Pizza, comes to rock out with us, plus Brew Happy fan Bacon Dan. John Paul is fired up about all the fantastic beers he had, Ryan does some field reporting on Vancouver beer, Amanda earns the name 'Buzzsaw', Damian is still reeling from his first fantastic adventure to Eugene, OR. Vancouver beers and Ninkasi cheers, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/15/2016


This week We explore the space over at the new Double Mountain Location. We've been talking about it for weeks now, and they can't get rid of us! Amanda gets all dolled up, Ryan talks too much, John has a cornucopia of cigars to pair, and Damian pigs out on pizza, again! Guests Bacon Dan brings a Canadian and Jason Huey tells us what's up with Double Mountain hops. New beers, host locations and pizzas on this episode of Brew Happy

Publish Date: 8/8/2016


This week more news of Double Mountain's newest location opening here in Portland, Oregon's SE Woodstock district, and with so many of our friends from Green Dragon are making the migration, we have the inside scoop! First hand reports from Brew Happy fan Bacon Dan. Plus John is fired up about Oregon Brewers Festival, Amanda is back and excited about cider cocktails, Ryan is stoked about our new '#blackoutstoutnight' t-shirts, plus news from Mark Gillette from Portland Brewer's Collective. New shirts and taprooms on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/1/2016


This week Lee Hedgemon from LOLA (Ladies of Lagers and Ales) comes as a guest co-host with news about Mead Day at F.H. Steinbart's coming up on August 6th and to introduce our special guests, Rebekah Golden from Bee Thinking with returning guest, Brooks Cooper from Stung Fermented to talk about how it's all done when it comes to Mead. Ryan gets turned on about bee keeping, John Paul is out in Vegas sweeping Poker tables, while Amanda works late, Damian gets some tough love about Winnie the Pooh, plus we are joined by former Green Dragon GM Jason Huey and Brew Happy fan Bacon Dan fresh from training at Double Mountain with an exclusive update about the new Woodstock location in SE Portland. You won't hear this stuff anywhere eles, this is an extra educational episode. Queen Bees and marvelous Meads on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/25/2016


This week Will Minderhout and Dewey Weddington comes to us with some news from Boardman Oregon's hottest brewery, Ordnance Brewing. These guys have some beers that will blow you away! Amanda wants to be Buffalo Bill and discovers a blueberry she can drink, Ryan likes where his new mic is positioned, Damian and John get fired up about the upcoming Great American Beer Fest, and another “Pick of the Week from McMenamins 23rd Ave Bottleshop. New brews and explosive new flavors on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/18/2016


This week we return from our 4th of July weekend last week. John Paul gets fired up about something, Amanda and Ryan are back in action, Mark gives us the skinny on the Home Brew club scene, Damian steals truffle fries and introduces new weekly picks from McMenamins new 23rd Avenue Bottleshop. Ryan comes up with some interesting trivia as Amanda suffers from glitter poisoning and some special birthday announcements. New brews and new announcements on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 7/11/2016


This week, This week we have Kolin Lieshman back from NW Cider Brokers to supe up Cider Week. Amanda is out sick with diareticulitis, Ryan gets stuck in traffic, John finds beer in a cidery and Damian is doing double duty on the board. Kolin hooks it up with some amazing brands from his extensive catalog at NW Cider Brokers. Damian finds a new favorite cider, yum! We got ciders to taste and the return of old friends on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/27/2016


This week, it's Portland Cider week so we thought we'd kick things off with a different location. At Bushwhackers Cidery we met up with the very lovely Ashley Sorenson, the Portland sales rep for 2 Towns Ciderhouse! Such delicious flavors, Amanda was beside herself with magnanimous delight, John Paul barely made it to the show, Ryan was satisfied with his selection as he raves about his meat candy, and Damian admires the new can on that Marion Berry. Don't miss this back story on one of cider's best brands.

Publish Date: 6/22/2016


This week, Ken Klus from Redwood Mechanical couldn't make it, but luckily the Green Dragon is always teeming with brew talent! Firestone Walker sent Keenan Delehanty to have a tap release of 10 delicious beers! Plus Damian brings gifts for the crew, Amanda gets excited about ciders, John is fired up about basketball finals, and Ryan brings his own brand of humor. But don't worry, plenty of beers to talk about. We got beers to taste and new friends to make on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/13/2016


This is a special episode of Brew Happy. Brought to you by McMenamins, and hosted at their Thompson location just off Liberty Rd in Salem, OR. We are joined by special guests, Justin ego from SAW, Sean Martin Gilgamesh, Laura Bringelson Calapooia, Jen Kent Mc Menamin's Thompson location. , and surprise guests Josiah from 7 Brides and returning to the show after some adventures in brewing, Jason Rowley from Gilgamesh formely of Uptown Market. We are at the 19th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest.

Publish Date: 6/11/2016


This week, we get a visit from Clay Staley from General Distributors Inc., the oldest beer distribution company in Oregon Since 1933!. These guys love craft beer and Clay tells us why he's a great fit for this historic company, and earns himself a new nick name. Plus John Paul brings a delicious treat for us to sample, Ryan works on his interview skills, and Amanda and Damian work their way through some herbal snacks provided by one of our fans and still manage to do the show! Beer deliveries and magic cookies on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/6/2016


This week, as we await the fate of the Green Dragon's eventual changes, the Brew Happy crew gets a little hang time for their Memorial Day. Amanda cracks herself up doing the Brew News, John Paul is fired up about something, Ryan is poking at some new buttons on the sound board and Damian manages to drink 3 whole beers on the show. Tasty brews and funny news on this episode of Brew Happy.

Publish Date: 5/30/2016


This week, despite some scheduling hiccups, we finally have Jeremie and Jenn Landers to talk about their new spot McPolanders Taproom and Guesthouse! This beautiful couple has teamed up to prove the love of beer is real and here in Portland in May. We'll learn about some of their favorite beers and their brew-mance. Plus, they brought beer! Amanda finishes up her role in The Heidi Chronicles, John puts Amanda's purse in a garbage bag, Barley Brown's becomes a buzz word, and Damian has top secret breaking news about the future of the Green Dragon. Secrets and McPolander home brews a brewing job this episode of Brew Happy.

Publish Date: 5/23/2016


This week, Amanda and John have a Widmer experience, Ryan gets his own mic, and Damian fumbles through the news. We get a visit from special guests, Erik Russ and Josh Huerta from Pono Brewingto tell us about one of Portland's newest gypsy breweries. No one said it was easy opening a brewery, but Pono has been hitting big with great beers through collaborations with their friends. Including a tea beer and Pineapple!

Publish Date: 5/16/2016


This week John Paul from Paul's Cigars is back with a big smile on his face (Blazers won! Playoff season so pretty important.) Amanda's away again for rehearsals for her role on stage. Subbing in for her is the beloved Portland icon, the one and only Unipiper (seriously, Goggle it!), Brian Kidd! He loves unicycles, sci-fi, playing bagpipes (yes, all at once), and he's excited to talk about a beer release in his honor, named after him too. Our featured special guests are Chris and Karl from Hillsdale's very own Boarfish Home Brew Club. This 10 year old club can get pretty competitive, and you'll be amazed at some of the brews these guys delve into!

Publish Date: 5/3/2016


This week Amanda pops the cork on a breaking story about the acquisition of Henry's Tavern, we have Duke Geren from Bison Brewing subbing in for John Paul (while away at a pretty important Blazers game), and this week's Special Guest, the Multi- Award Winning home brewer Rodney Kibzey on the show Rodney has competed in various home brew competitions, but is known best for his 2007 win at the annual Samuel Adams LONGSHOT Home Brew competition.

Publish Date: 4/26/2016


This week we have we have the cheeky and very Irish, Philip Boyle from Coalition Brewing with us to tell us what's new from one of Portland's favorite breweries. Jason Huey pops in with some tasters for Damian to try, right off the bat, Amanda is off doing Theater, Ryan steps in on co-host duties, a little, and John Paul surprises us with a special guest from the cigar world!

Publish Date: 4/19/2016


This week we have returning guest Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) to tell us about some upcoming preparations and events as National Home Brew Day approaches in May. Amanda and Damian struggle with words, Ryan reveals a secret and John Paul is at it again with his shenanigans!

Publish Date: 4/12/2016


This week we have Sales Manager Joe Cohen, and Founder/Head Brewer/Production Supervisor, Matt McClung from Schooner Exact. We learn a little about the history of beer in our neighboring state of Washington, and get to try delicious beverages during a special Meet the Brewer Event at the Green Dragon Double win for us!

Publish Date: 4/5/2016


This week we have Tim Hohl from Oregon City's Coin Toss Brewing, a historically themed brewery. We'll be talking to him about his new line-up and how sometimes when you make a wish, they DO come true. Especially if you're wishing for a glass of delicious beer while you're at Coin Toss. We also forego the usual brew news in lieu of some updates from the field by our Brew Happy crew. Damian returns from Florida bearing gifts, find out what John Paul's been up to, Ryan sports some new suspenders, and Amanda finds a beer she likes!

Publish Date: 3/29/2016


This is a special mobile podcast from Damian St. Patrick's Day Vacation! Damian flies South and travels from Sarasota to Ft. Hollywood, Florida. Find out about Beer legislation in Florida, and why there are some great local beers you might be missing out on. Interviews with Veteran Head Brewer Vincent Pelosi about historic Sarasota Brewing Co.'s brewpub, and rising star of South Florida, Funky Buddha Brewery's Brewer Mike White. Damian tries a few beers at each place. Plus some new custom features to let you know about some of Damian's favorite places to get craft beer when traveling in the panhandle, and local music pick by Zowie Demmon. Sunny skies, and funky brews on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/15/2016


This week we have Mark Gillette and Tim Kimener back from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC). Tim shows off his sweater vest again as he educates us on some of the finer points of dryhopping a home brew. Amanda is out healing up from a sore throat, Producer Ryan takes advantage of some extra mic time, and we have America's favorite Kiwi, John Lovegrove, pop in to give us the down low on all the commotion at the Green Dragon (Russian River, BJCP, and Ordnance Brewing?). Plus we get to try some great home brews!

Publish Date: 3/8/2016


This week we have Jon Reid from Point Blank Distributing to talk about some of the breweries in their portfolio, and some important info about one of their favorite charities to work with! Damian recovers from a head cold, we hear some news from the Oregon Beer Awards, learn about a Brew Happy crew meetup at Ben's Taproom in Vancouver, and Amanda gets flirty with a new flavor. Plus a big secret is revealed at the end. Good people, and fruit fermented brews on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/1/2016


This week we have Kolin Lieshman from NW Cider Brokers to talk about Amanda's favorite beverage with us. You wouldn't believe the number of great ciders these folks have in their portfolio. So many different fruity flavors Amanda might flip her wig! Bartender Jason Huey drops of some delicious brews for Damian, and John Paul has a special box pressed cigar that is perfect for pairing with ciders. Good people, and fruit fermented brews on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/16/2016


This week we have Monty Herron, staff columnist for PQ (Proud Queer) Magazine to talk foodie with us. He really loves writing about food and even loves pairing up ciders and beer with it. You can find him on page 8 as well as the cover of the latest January/February issue, The Singles Edition! That's right, this guy is single and looking for a great guy. But this week we have him all to ourselves as we talk about this past Valentine's Day and catch up with John Paul about his AC/DC concert in Denver! Good people, and foodie critics on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/16/2016


This week we have Brian Morton from BrewCraft with an exclusive announcment about a nifty new invention for home brewers. That's right, it's white, it's light, it's a brand new carboy called the Genesis Fermentor! Amanda has sexy cider selections, Damian shows his gift for gab, and our guest is relieved to have such a great time! Good people, and carboys a brewing on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/9/2016


This week we have Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewer's Collective (PBC) to start us off this month with home brew happenings, and Damian gets filled in on what he missed after MCing the 3rd Annual Stout Bout! Apparently the crew met up and dropped in on a few other events in Portland this past weekend. Amanda talks about her concussion, John preps for another adventure, and Mark shares a delicious home brewed cider that he brought just for Amanda! Good people, and ciders a brewing on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/2/2016


This week we have first time guest Abram Goldman-Armstrong from a local rising cidery, Cider Riot!. Long time local, and friend to the brewing industry, he's a Timbers Army poster boy, and Widmer tour guide, you've probably seen Abram at festivals and event all over town. He is very informative on many things cider, historical, home brew, and punk. We learn why 2 liters are best for the rebellious cider lover and some local hi-jinks will be afoot, and Damian is going to MC the Stout Bout! So much cider this week, so for you cider lover out there, don't miss out. This week's music pick was suggested by our guest: Skimmity Hitchers Good people, and punk rock a brewing on the this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/26/2016


This week we have a jam packed episode! Returning, we have Nikki Ganong, writer of the Field Guide to Drinking in America back on the show, and guess who she bumped into during a surprise Meet The Brewer night at Green Dragon? One of Colorado's best, from Trinity Brewing we have Jason Yester! Plus John Paul brings us a surprise 2015 Abyss tasting from his secret stash of horded beer goods. Lots of discussion on some beer specifics from Trinity and Niki and Jason hash out some of the pitfalls of alcohol laws from state to state and how they affect the ability to bring you good beer! Music pick for this week is called 'A Midget Stole My Motor Scooter' in honor of Kyle Scott former member of local bandmolly BANG! Good people, and music a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/19/2016


Last week with the Portland Brewer's Collective (PBC)we reviewed 3 home brews made exactly the same, but with different yeasts. That yeast was Imperial Organic Yeast. So this week as a special treat we have Andrew Halladay as our guest speaker to tell us about the company he works for and the important role yeast plays in creating beer. Also John Paul returns with news from Vegas, Green Dragon GM, Jason Huey brings us a surprise vertical tasting, and Amanda puts out a desperate call to action from out fans, for some underwear. Good people, and Grow Huts a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/12/2016


This week's featured brew guest is : Dave Hauslein, sales rep for Alebriated Distribution and renowned bartender at Beer Mongers, comes to tell us about the Cascade Region's hottest new distribution company and some of the great locations they bring you beer! We learn about some of the rules that surround how beer gets transported to the place where you buy it. Also turns out Dave is pretty knowledgeable about beer. So listen up all you beer fans, we're gonna keep on truckin' on this episode you won't want to miss! Good people, and good music a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/5/2016


This week's featured brew guest is … missing! Jeremy Frey, known for his savvy when approached about beer, was supposed to be our guest this week. But, is reputed to be slinging sandbags to help preserve his work place, beloved F.H. Steinbart's during a common Portland flood. One of Portland's best resources for the home brewer and our country's oldest. So this week Amanda struggles with the news and dating, as Damian struggles with new additions to the soundboard and Irish accents. Meanwhile our Production Asst, Ryan Fitzgerald gets to chat us up about current events including John and Amanda's Holiday Ale Fest experience and Damian shares a tasty holiday surprise from McMenanmin's. This week's music pick: an Ben Rice and the Ben Rice Trio. So listen up all you beer fans, barrels are a brewing in this episode you won't want to miss! Good people, and good music a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/8/2015


This week we are joined by returning guest Seamus King from King Brewery Consulting Services, this time to talk about his new school, Brewing Sciences Academy of America (BSAA). This is a recently accredited school that includes a 22/wk program, 240/hrs of internship and they even have scholarships available! We even get a few words of encouragement from Green Dragon's beer-buyer (and last week's birthday boy) Jason Huey, about some special releases. So listen up all you beer fans, this is an educational episode you won't want to miss! Good people, and good music a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/24/2015


This week we sit down and speak with CEO Chris Hodge from Worthy Brewing, as he enlightens us on some of the practicalities of growing a brewery brand, as well as sharing some delicious beer. Check out their PreFunk Pale! This week's music pick: an Amanda Richards single 'Angels We Have Heard on High',from her new Christmas Album, 'Bleak Winter'. If you work in the craft beer industry, are a local music artist, or would like to contact us about advertising to our friends and listeners please contact brewhappypdx@gmail.com. Good people, and good music a brewing on the each episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 11/10/2015


This week Carina Rumrill brings culinary delights from a Vegetarian and Vegan friendly expose by Of Roots and Blooms Featuring 4 different Mac n Cheese dishes. I can tell you, they all tasted great and they are going to use Culmination's kitchen every Sunday until further notice! This week's music pick is a recording by Portland local, Rafael Vigilantics with his latest single, PrizeFighter. Great local beer and now with great local music on this new kind of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/27/2015


This week we celebrate a local Portland icon and lover of craft beer. Nik Sin, owner of famed Lonesome's Pizza stationed in the corner kitchen of Dante's in downtown Portland. What else would you be eating during a show there while enjoying a craft beer? Pay attention to their delivery info Portlanders! If you work in the craft beer industry, are a local music artist, or would like to contact us about advertising to our friends and listeners please contact brewhappypdx@gmail.com!

Publish Date: 10/20/2015


This week we get into some of the latest releases by our friends in the industry, plans for festies and other interesting questions. This week's music guest is a live performance by Portland local, Alejandro Lozano Rivas with his latest single, 'I've Seen it All'. Great beer and now with music on this new kind of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/22/2015


This week we speak with Brew Happy regular, Mark Gillette, from the Portland Brewer's Collective (PBC) to speak with us on key factors to consider during recipe selection, and other topics around Culmination's back bar/employee lounge/event space. So exclusive! We also be replaced our final commercial break with a weekly music pick to brew to. This week's music guest is a live performance by Portland local, Jack Morrison. Great beer and now with music on this new kind of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/15/2015


So much on the table this week. Amanda interacts with some of our fans via 'Periscope', a new app the John Paul discovered, we have a few other curious fans wander in to say hello, but mostly we talk about some current events and Tomas the owner of our host location even drops in to help out towards the end. Some announcements about some new changes coming up on the show. Find out, on this week's episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/8/2015


Looks like Culmination Brewing is our new home base. Amanda's out sick this week, but tonight we meet with one of Portland's newest upcoming Ruse Brewing's Shaun Kalis (Formerly of Old Market Pub and Two Kilts). He's been brewing part time at Culmination for some time, and he's finally ready to talk about what he's been up to. Lots to learn from this seasoned brewer. Get the scoop on this week's episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 9/1/2015


This week we return to Culmination Brewing! we shake down Tomas from Culmination as he helps produce the show and give us the skinny on Culmination's latest releases and some new things to come from surprise guest, Assistant Brewer, and Production Manager, Conrad Andrus! We really went off format on this week's episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 8/25/2015


Back at Alberta St Pub right here in the heart NE Portland's art district @ 1036 NE Alberta St. This episode we say goodbye to manager Jimmy during his last week. We also discuss Oregon Brewer's Festival!

Publish Date: 7/21/2015


The Mississippi district of North Portland is a hot spot and often written about. This week we return to Ecliptic Brewing, this time to meet Steven Shomler, author/writer of Portland Beer Stories, among other books. Listen to this week's episode to find out why this writer loves Ecliptic, and other stories about Portland beer.

Publish Date: 6/30/2015


This week we return to Portland hotspot, Culmination Brewing. They recently collaborated with one of our favorite brewers, Charlie Van Meter! We have been following this brewer's career with great interest as he has worked his way through the ranks at U-Brew, Sasquatch, and Logsden, to now be the Head Brewer at freshly commissioned Yachats Brewing in coastal Yachats, Oregon. Hear more from this amazing brewer, on this week's Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 6/23/2015


Finding good beer outside of Portland can sometimes be a challenge. Not in downtown Hillsboro. Meet Jim McNally, owner of McNally's Taproom, a community oriented business helping to revitalize the area. With plenty of eats, and delicious liquid treats, you are sure to find something just right for you at McNally's! I'm sure you can guess what Amanda found on tap that she likes. Hilarious hi-jinx in Hillsboro on this episode of Brew Happy! end.appy.

Publish Date: 6/2/2015


This a week Brew Happy covers another kind of brew. Mead! That's right, we'll be talking about one of the Vikings favorite beverages, and what owner and chief mead maker Brooks Cooper is doing to make an old brew new. His blossoming new location is neighboring last week's location in the Kerns neighborhood, and we'll discuss some challenges in opening a new spot in Portland. This episode will have you crying out for more MEAD at by the end. Check out this episode of Brew Happy! end.

Publish Date: 5/26/2015


Getting Brew Happy in the Kerns neighborhood of lower NE Portland this week. With special guest Owner/Brewer Tomas Sluiter. Join us as we discuss the origins of Culmination Brewing, Amanda's love of Ciders and Mead, and we are joined also by Shawn from ZymoGear, Devin from Brannon's Pub and Brewery, and more.

Publish Date: 5/19/2015


This week on Brew Happy, we go out to Hillsboro, OR to ABV Public House. Located right next to Main Brew Home Brew Supply Shop. Located right off Hwy26. The crew meets up with Sales Rep Brian Issacson from No-Li and Douglas Remmington from ABV and Main Brew. Brian tells us about the latest releases from No-Li, and Doug reveals his brew prowess. Exclusive and hard to find beers at this location, including Doug's very own Hop Nut, a big beer. Tune in to know more on this episode of Brew Happy.

Publish Date: 5/12/2015


The Brew Happy crew heads to one of it's favorite home base hot spots, the Green Dragon. We talk about some upcoming events and Amanda gets tongue tied. Producer Dave Cole gets to play with some new toys. Barkeep Jason Huey leads us all on a tasty journey of deliciousness!

Publish Date: 5/5/2015


For the first time in many years Brew Happy has crossed the river into Washinton State, this time to check out the downtown beer scene at Loowit Brewing. Join us as we speak with Brewer Matt Freeland as we discuss some of their origins and hear the latest about their bottling line and small batch barrel aging program. Fermented delights in donwotn Vancouver, WA on this episode of Brew Happy

Publish Date: 4/28/2015


Fun times at the surprisingly cozy St. Johns Beer Porch. This week we get to explore cross culture between two of Portland's most renowned and widely spreading trends, craft beer and food carts! Ending our NOPO tour with deliciousness from Bruce Sausage and Meats featuring owner Jerrod Knight, and craft beer delights provided by the Captured by Porches Beer Bus and bartender Jackie McGrory. The best food cart cluster in Portland has great food, couches, warm fire, and cold beer. What's not to like?

Publish Date: 4/21/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Chill N Fill in North Portland. Damianand Charlie Herrin interview Devereux Taylor of Tanasbourne Whole Foods. John Paul pairs a cigar, the gang enjoys great craft beer on tap, they pregame the CBC 2015, and Christopher Neil Young produces the show. Prost to all! Special Thanks to Chill n Fill owners Paul and Steve!

Publish Date: 4/14/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Plew’s Brew in Portland. Damian and Amanda interview Ron Rich of the High Street Home Brew Club. John Paul pairs a cigar with on of Plew’s Brews. They enjoy some great non-commercial breaks, special beers, all the fun, and more. Plus Ron gives the gang his technique in homebrewing. Cheers and Beers!

Publish Date: 4/7/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Old Town Brewing in Northeast Portland. Damian and Amanda interview the crew from Old Town, Owner Adam Milne, Brewer Andrew Lamont and Marketer Jordan Wilson. We hear the story of Old Town including its history as the downtown pizza place and its current expanding brewery. John Paul pairs a cigar and Mikkel produces his last show before moving to Seattle. Cheers!

Publish Date: 3/31/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Kennedy School. Damian and Amanda interview Matt and Dave from Concordia Brew House in the Kennedy School. We talk about their selection for the McMenamins ISA competition, the upcoming cider and brewery events, Amanda's trip to the Cider Rite of Spring, and John Paul pairs a cigar. We have some great ales and lagers from the McMenamins profile, and plenty of prosts!

Publish Date: 3/24/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Velocult in NE Portland. Damian and Amanda interview Phil from Coalition Brewing, Jenna and Emily from Hop Hands, and Jason from West Daily Apparel. John Paul pairs a bold cigar with a stout, We learn about bicycle ready growler bags, and the gang makes tons of Prosts!

Publish Date: 3/17/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Untapped Taphouse in North Portland off Interstate Ave. Damian and Amanda interview Dan "Corky" Corcoran an avid homebrewer employee at 10 Barrel Brewing's new brewpub in Portland's Pearl District. Amanda keeps Damian's grammer in check, John Paul pairs a shocking cigar, Justin the bartender serves us up some great ales and ciders, and Mikkel returns to produce the show. Get Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 3/10/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from 1856 Beer, Wine, Cider in Southeast Portland. Damian interviews Reverend Nat of his Reverend Nat Ciders. The gang enjoys the great ciders and beers on tap. John Paul pairs a cigar, games are played and a good time is had. CNY produces the show for Gnawledge Multimedia.

Publish Date: 3/3/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Growler Guys in SE Portland on SE 8th and SE Morrison. Damian interviews Brendan Cox co-owner of The Growler Guys! Matt Harhai returns as co-host to bring us up to speed on Peru Brew. John Paul pairs a light bodied cigar for the coming spring. The Beer Growler's Will Oberst stops by. Christopher Neil Young on production for Gnawledge Multimedia. Cheers and Beers!

Publish Date: 2/24/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues in East Moreland Neighborhood. Damian interviews Justin Craft of Craft Beer Cards, John Paul pairs a cigar, they talk brew news, working the zwicklemania, and Christopher Neil Young produces the show!

Publish Date: 2/17/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon in SE Portland. Damian starts off the show without a guest, and then we are joined by Beer Growler's Will Oberst. John Paul pairs a nice mild Maduro cigar with some of the taps at Green Dragon. Kenneth takes some photos, and we learn all the ins and outs of the craft beer industry. Also we prepare for Oregon's favorite beer holiday: ZWICKLEMANIA!!

Publish Date: 2/10/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stickmen Brewing in Lake Oswego. Damian interviews owners Tim and JT about Stickmen Brewing's line of fine ales and their new 'Crowler' 32oz cans they'll be filling. John Paul is here to pair a cigar and talk sports, Mikkel mourns the big loss by the Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX, Damian introduces a new game and hints at whats happening on Tap 19 at the Green Dragon. We get to enjoy some great beer from along the shores of Lake Oswego, so listen up! Cheers!

Publish Date: 2/3/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Hi-Wheel Wine and Mead Co. Damian interviews Ken Bonin Jr., owner and brewmaster of Hi-Wheel. Ken specializes in a fizzy flavored light fruit and spices wine product as well as a robust series of mead. John Paul enjoys some of the 13 available taps here and pairs a nice mild to medium bodied cigar for the occassion. We got some big beer news for the Northwest and beyond including the "E"-normous story out of Seattle this week. So pour yourself a glass and get Brew Happy, Cheers!

Publish Date: 1/27/2015


The Brew Happy SHow records live from Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop on SW 19th and Burnside( Near Providence Park home of the MLS Timbers). Damian interviews, well David the bartender about some of the beers on tap here, but for the most part its a three man crew. John Paul pairs a cigar and talks the taps at Civic, Damian catches us up on the Brew Industry news and where to find your next growler, and Mikkel keeps the ship afloat. Enjoy and sorry for the background music during the recording. Cheers and Congrats to 2015 Seahawks on their Superbowl return trip. Go Hawks! Go Blazers! And of course, Go Timbers,PTFC! Grab your next prematch beer at the Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop.

Publish Date: 1/20/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from N.W.I.P.A. on Foster Rd and 63rd Ave in SE Portland where Damian interviews the Co-Owner of the shop. We start the show as a three man crew with Damian, Matt Harhai and Mikkel the producer. The Show takes on the IPA driven taps at N.W.I.P.A., debates a Sour IPA style (possibly Sour Pale Ale), talks about brew news, preview some Brewvana info. and even drink some great Craft Ales. Prost!!

Publish Date: 1/13/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from Rogue's Green Dragon in SE Portland off Belmont. The gang gets together with special guest and Brew Happy Alum: Asha Sawyer, an apperance by Beer Growler Newspaper owner Will Oberst, Matt Harhai of Peru trip fame describes a light beer to the delight of Big Storm Warner John Paul and his cigar pairing. Oh yeah and the voice of beer Damian DeBuiser comes along for the ride as well! Hey 100 episodes, we are the George Burns of Beer related podcasts. So raise a pint and lets cheers everyone that creates, sells, enjoys, looked at once, or knows about Craft Beer!

Publish Date: 1/6/2015


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Damian interviews Shawn Lewis about the growing Portland brewery scene, new growlers, and the latest brew news. John Paul pairs a special cigar with a special beer from Christmas 2009! Matt Harhai gets ready to go South for the Winter, and Lenny stops by with Alister. Cheers!! See you in 2015!

Publish Date: 12/30/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon during their annual Customer Appreciation Dinner. Chris Jennings of Three Mugs Brewing stops by to talk Home Brew shop and Prost with the Crew. Shaun Lewis of Zymogear brings in a Growler, Damian fills one, John Paul pairs a cigar, and Kenneth takes photos. Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Publish Date: 12/16/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer on SE Stark in Portland. Damian interviews Skipp from Balast Point Brewing and Distillery. We talk all the news about the Holiday Ale Season, changes in the Portland brewing landscape, the success of Balast Point's forray into making fine spirits, and taste some great beers available on tap at Beer. John Paul pairs a cigar, Damian fills a growler, Sean brings the latest in vessal technology, and Charlie Herrin (The Beer Traveller) comes along for the ride. Salud!

Publish Date: 12/9/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Bottles on NE Fremont and 51st Ave in Portland. Damian and Matt Harhai interview Vasili Gletsos formally of Laurelwood Pub, Pyramid Ales, and Rockbottom Brewery. Vasili talks about his time at some of Portland's most iconic breweries, being selected to judge beers at festivals, and his big move to Vermont's Hill Farmstead Brewery to become a Brewery Production Manager. Portland is losing a brewery star, so you're welcome eastcoast! John Paul pairs a cigar that may be familar if you're 'crazy' about our show, Shawn Lewis rolls in a growler that would make any greasemonkey happy, and Mikkel keeps the Prost! Bell ringing. CHEERS and BEERS!

Publish Date: 12/2/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Alberta Street Pub, Damian interviews Shawn Lewis of Zymogear and has a Brew Happy Crew episode at a great taphouse in Northeast Portland. John Paul pairs a cigar, Damian gets the news done and fills a growler, and Matt Harhai keeps us focused on the beer game.

Publish Date: 11/25/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottleshop and taproom on SE 31st and Division in Portland. Damian interviews New School Beer contributor and author Brian Yaeger. Brian just finished his comprehensive book 'Oregon Breweries' which is up to date with everything Oregon craft beer. Matt is here to talk about Belgium styles and open fermintation, John Paul pairs a cigar, and we Prost the night away. grab a beer, Brian's book, and listen to a great episode

Publish Date: 11/18/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Montavilla Social Club in Northeast Portland. Damian invites John Paul and Ezra from NewSchoolBeer.com to discuss the 10 Barrel buyout by AB/INBEV last week. The debate touches on the economic impact, the cultural landscape changes, and of course the beer. Shawn Lewis of Zymogear brings in a cool red growler, Matt Harhai keeps track of time, and we prost the good things. CHEERS!

Publish Date: 11/11/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Steinhaus on 82nd Ave and Division in Southeast Portland. Damian interviews Melinda from Marks Designs and Metalcraft of Vancouver Washington. They design and make some great vessals to produce wonderful beer for brewers all over (mostly California). We Discuss all the great German beer styles at Steinhaus, and continually prost the good things in life. Its a fun filled episode sadly with no John Paul or cigar talk. So light up what you got from last weeks pairing and enjoy a nice Dopplebock.

Publish Date: 11/4/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Mashtun Brewing in Northeast Porttland. Damian interviews Shawn Lewis of Zymogear and artist Kenneth Fuller hangs out and has a beer. John Paul pairs a cigar with one of Mashtun's (or your favorite) IPA, Mikkel mentions some important Old Town Brewing news about a great charity and popular TV show, and of course Damian reads all the brew news fit to print and even brings back Vincent Price from the dead, sort of. Go to Alberta street and to the Mashtun and drink folks, CHEERS!

Publish Date: 10/28/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Breakside Brewery. Damian and Lenny interview Shawn Huff of GrowlerWerks, and Larry Coulser of Pono Brewing. The gang includes Shawn Lewis of Zymogear, John Paul from Paul's Cigars and Breakside's finest ales and lagers. The Conversation includes more kudos for Gold winning IPA, an Barrel Aged Octoberfest and Lots of PROSTS!

Publish Date: 10/21/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from GABF 2014 in Denver Colorado. Damian interviews several people from Lagunitas Brewing, Ian of Ex Novo Brewing, Aaron of Silver Moon Brewing, Will Oberst of Beer Growler Stops by, and Draft Magazine's marketing reprentative Erica explains the history of Draft Magazine and their support for the GABF with their Draft Magazine Lounge. Cheers, and Thanks DENVER!

Publish Date: 10/17/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from PINTS Brewing in Old Town Portland Oregon. Damian interviews Natlalie from Pints about the home brew pro am competition along with friend of the show Leigh Hedgmon who also discusses her experience at the competition. We taste some delightful beers from the first brewery opened in Old Town neighborhood since the late 1800's. Cheers and Beers!

Publish Date: 10/14/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from the GABF Silver Medal winner for Weizenbock Style, 13 Virtues Brewery in the Sellwood/West Morland neighborhood of Portland. The gang does a commercial free winner's circle interview with David Vohden. The gang discusses the way to get a beer at GABF, the different levels of participation, the judging, and finally the future of 13 Virtues. PROST to all our friends at 13 Virtues!

Publish Date: 10/7/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from McMenamin's Kennedy School in NE Portland. Damian interviews brewer Matt Carter who tells the gang what it's like to brew for such a large institution as McMenamins. We learn that each brewery has its own style and creativity afforded to the brewer's, and despite small batches the Kennedy School pumps out alot of great craft beer. Matt Harhai is around to update us on his Brewvana tours, Casey Workman in possibly his last episode before returning to Peru, and a cigar from John Paul. We're going back to school! Ring the BELL!

Publish Date: 9/23/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Coalition Brewing in Southeast Portland. Damian interviews Philip Boyle and Kiley Hoyt about brewing at the new Coalition Brewery. We try all their new ales and lagers, fill Damian's growler, pair a Paul's Cigar from John Paul with a surprising beer. Lots of fun and games, several prosts, and even a background on the Brew Happy intro song. Cheers!

Publish Date: 9/16/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Alberta Street Pub. Damian interviews Matt Harhai our resident home brew expert. We get some great craft ales from all over America in this one with 3 hand picked flights of beers. John Paul, Damian and Mikkel each select 4 from the over 20 craft beer taps at Alberta Street Pub. Later on John Paul pairs a cigar with one of the fine ales, Damian fills a growler, and Matt drops some Brewvana news. Hold up a glass for the family, Cheers!

Publish Date: 9/9/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Ex Novo Brewing in North Portland. Damian and the gang interview Casey Workman and Joel Gregory stops by to update us on Ex Novo's beer list and the Brewer's Pro/Am competition next month. John Paul pairs a cigar, we Prost the fallen comrades, Matt is excited about the Pro/Am, and we drink plenty of delicious craft ales. Cheers!

Publish Date: 9/2/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stein Haus on 82nd Ave and Division St. in SE Portland. Damian interviews Eric Willard of 2 Beers and Seattle Cider Company. The gang discuss the ins and outs of the cider movement, try some delicious samples of both 2 Beers Brews and Seattle Cider Company's array of apple goodness. We also drink and prost with Stein Haus favorites in the Bock, Ale, Lager, and Hefe variety. John Paul brings by a chillin' moose of a cigar to pair with 2 Beers' Fresh Hop ale (the first of the season) Shawn Lewis brings us up to speed on Zymogear and their upcoming products. Get pumped cuz its Hops time! CHEERS!

Publish Date: 8/26/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stein Haus on 82nd Ave and Division St. in SE Portland. Damian interviews Casey Workman about his final months of preperation before returning to Peru to start Grateful Brewing and Jeremy Lewis owner of Roscoe's and Stein Haus stops by to talk shop with the gang. John Paul pairs a cigar designed to enjoy a short story while smoking (maybe a podcast), we play a new game while Damian gets a T-Shirt, Matt Harhai brings us a wedding brew, and a field report from Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, PA with Heather (our PA). Cheers and Beers!

Publish Date: 8/19/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Fire on The Mountain in NE Portland. Damian interviews FOTM Brewers Ben Nahrling and Kevin Lee. The gang eats wings, drinks some great pitchers of Fire on the Mountain ales and lagers, and discuss the direction FOTM is heading. John Paul pairs a world champion styled cigar with a special FOTM brew. We enjoy the pleasures of pairing amazing food with great beer. Prost to ALL!

Publish Date: 8/12/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Mashtun Brewing in North East Portland Alberta Arts District. Damian interviews Shawn Lewis of Zymogear about moving on from Beer Bones Marketing and developing marketing connections with all the new breweries. John Paul is here to pair a cigar with one of Mashtun's delicious ales, Matt Harhai comes running in to tell us about his brew experiences the last two weeks, and the gang does plenty of PROSTS!

Publish Date: 8/5/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Baerlic Brewing in Southeast Portland. Damian interviews Ben Parsons and Rik Hall of Baerlic Brewing one of Portland's newest breweries. From the depths of the brewhouse we bring information about the recent Oregon Brewer's Festival, upcoming beer events, drink plenty of Baerlic Beer (and Cider), and find any reason to prost. John Paul is back to pair a cigar. Casey and Zeke hang out with the beer gang. Cheers!

Publish Date: 7/29/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing in Northeast Portland. Damian interviews Casey Workman about launching a brewery in Peru and using the time in Portland to gleem some Brewvana. We enjoy some great ales and lagers from the friendly folks at Columbia River Brewing. Lenny Hoffman helps cohost and Zeke adds some commentary about beer. We discuss the upcoming Oregon Brewer's Festival as well as the brew news.

Publish Date: 7/22/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Ex Nova Brewing in North Portland. Damian interviews Joel from Ex Nova Brewing on their third official day of business. Matt Harhai talks homebrewing, Casey Workman enjoys some pints, John Paul pairs a cigar with a soon to be released stout. We learn how a non-profit brewery will work in Portland.

Publish Date: 7/15/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Laurelwood Brewing in Northeast Portland. Damian interviews Casey Workman about opening his brewery in Peru and the progress recruiting people and supplies for his dream. Matt Harhai is here to help lend Phish fans a beer voice on an upcoming tour the Brewvana will be shuttling for, John Paul pairs a cigar with a Pilsner and Mikkel prosts away. Enjoy all the good beer talk and pleasant setting

Publish Date: 7/8/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottleshop and Damian interviews Aaron Hofferber and Josh from Silver Moon Brewing Company. The gang discuss the upcoming beer festivals, the North American Organic Brew Festival, pair cigars from Paul's Cigars, Matt Harhai helps us prost, and Mikkel keeps the sound recording on. Cheers!

Publish Date: 7/1/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Ecliptic Brewing and Damian interviews John Harris Brewmaster and CEO of our host location this week. John Paul pairs a cigar with the Ecliptic Wheat IPA. We enjoy all the great astronomical references, the prosts to friends and good brewers, great beer, and good conversation. Matt Harhai helps us taste beer, Casey Workman of Peru helps pass some beers around, and Lenny Hoffman keeps the cameras rolling.

Publish Date: 6/24/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom in Southeast Portland. Damian and the gang interview Shawn Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing and Homebrewer Matt Harhai (also Brewvana Tour Bus Driver). We enjoy some great summer ales including strong stouts, sours, light citrus wheat, and even an IPA. We talk about the fun of Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Imperial's upcoming Weird Beer Bonanza on June 12th 2014 at 6pm. John Paul pairs a cigar and Lenny Prosts some Ghosts. Cheers Listeners!

Publish Date: 6/10/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues in the West Moreland Neighborhood of Portland. Damian interviews Sean Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing, and Zeke Barrera one of Brew Happy's resident homebrewers stops by. We get to fill Damian's growler with one of the fine 13 Virtues' Ales, John Paul pairs a cigar, we debrief our fun adventures at Cheers to Belgium Beers. Lenny hangs out to chat beer and we all Prost the good things in life. Stay tuned for coverage of Portland Fruit Beer Festival, and the ongoing Portland Craft Beer Week. Cheers.

Publish Date: 6/3/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Base Camp Brewing in Southeast Portland. Damian and the gang talk to Seamus king from the science themed Bunsen Brewing in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. We try a couple of the Base Camp lagers, a stout, a session ale, and more. We discuss the latest brew news, gear up for Cheers to Belgian Beers at Metal Craft, and drink some great beer. Matt Harhai talks brewing, Casey Workman updates us about his recon mission here in Oregon to bring craft beer to Peru, and Lenny keeps us all on task. And as always a cigar pairing from John Paul himself.Prost! Prost to listening!

Publish Date: 5/27/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues Brewing near the Milwaukie Neighborhood of Portland. Damian interviews Adam Amato and Matt Shelby of Red Ox Brewing in Tigard, OR. The Red Ox guys tell us about their home brewing college days, setting up shop in a detached garage, and all the paperwork it takes to launch one of Oregon's newest brew crews. We have John Paul back to pair a cigar with one of 13 Virtues ales, and Shawn Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing comes in to talk promo gear, upcoming beer festivals, and all the latest in Beer Schwag. Prost to listening!

Publish Date: 5/20/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Company in the Hollywood District of Portland during American Craft Beer Week. Damian interviews Matt Harhai about homebrewing here in Portland. We are also joined by his roommate and fellow homebrewer Zeke (a Spurs fan but we don't hold it against him). While the Blazers try and battle back from a 3 game deficit in the NBA playoffs, we enjoy great Craft Beer from brewmaster Rick. The main drinks for today are the Stumbler's Stout, The War Elephant Double-IPA, Hop Heaven IPA, and a taste of Blazer victory. Cheers!

Publish Date: 5/13/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Widmer Brothers Brewing in North Portland. Damian and Lenny interview Matt Licklider of Widmer Brewing Company. Matt discusses his time with Budweiser, living in Fort Collins Colorado, and making great craft beer in Portland. We celebrate different beer industry birthdays with a celebrity guest, and try many of the taps at the Gasthaus Pub. Cheers!

Publish Date: 5/6/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Alberta Street. Damian and Asha interview Charlie Herrin of Beer Traveler, and Casey Scott from Greatful Brewing in Peru. We are also joined by Shawn Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing. We talk about the upcoming beer festivals this summer, creating a beer experience in Peru, we pair a cigar called Psyco, and launch the national version of the show. Funtimes for all, PROST!

Publish Date: 4/29/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Company in the Hollywood District of Portland. Damian and Asha interview resident home brewing expert Matt Harhai. The gang talks about all the great ales and lagers available at Columbia River Brewing, including their new barley wine selections. We price Growlers to go, pair a cigar from John Paul of Paul's Cigars, learn about all the alliterations used in describing hop related taphouses, upcoming beer events, and getting ready for the busy craft beer summer. Cheers, Prost, and Enjoy!

Publish Date: 4/22/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Growlerie in Beaverton, Oregon. Damian and Matt Harhai interview Uptown Market Brewer Jason Rowley and Sasquatch brewer Charlie Van Meter and The Growlerie GM Molly. The gang discusses all the great beer availble here and listed using Digital Pour on flat screens with how much is left of every beer on tap. We talk about their selection of Spiegelau glassware, Charlie updates on the results of the Craft Brewer's Conference in Denver, Mikkel mentions Old Town Pizza's 40th Anniversary, and John Paul pairs a new cigar.Enjoying a glass of fine craft beer on a patio overlooking a lake, nice setting!

Publish Date: 4/15/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Uptown Market and Brewing Company in Southwest Portland. Damian and Asha interview Uptown Market Brewer Jason Rowley and Sasquatch brewer Charlie Van Meter. The gang beer geeks out over several stouts including a Chocolate Milk Stout, a Wheat Ale, and an Imperial Red Ale. We talk mashin' with fashion, upcoming Craft Brewer's Conference in Denver, and how to get your ad on Brew Happy. It's a fun episode and we fly by the seat of our pants or kilt (or even chaps). Cheers and Beers!

Publish Date: 4/8/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stormbreaker Brewing Company in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Stormbreaker owners Rob and Dan about making it through the first 2 months of business and tackling the tasks at hand for the future. We try ALL of the available beers from the taps here, and even one that isn't quite ready for sale yet. We catch up on the Brew News, pair a cigar with John Paul with the Double IPA, and here some quotes by Lenny.

Publish Date: 4/1/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stormbreaker Brewing Company in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Marcus Reed, a lawyer for several local craft beer providers. We talk the logistics of opening a brewery, setting up distrubution contracts, and making a profit. We also enjoy some of Stormbreaker's great ales including the Kettle Breaker Pale and the Savage Nimbus Double IPA. We prost a couple lost comrades in Ross and Portland street-musician and beer fan Lefty. Cheers and Prost to those you love!

Publish Date: 3/25/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stormbreaker Brewing Company in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Leigh from LOLA (Ladies of Lagers and Ales) and u-Brew Supply store in Sellwood. The gang enjoys a festive St. Patrick's Day episode with a green cigar pairing by John Paul, news from Ezra at NewSchoolBeer.com and Damian's growler gets filled. As usual there are many prosts, and we record outside so even a bus or two goes by. Drink up for good luck!

Publish Date: 3/18/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stormbreaker Brewing Company in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Shawn from Beer Bones Marketing, Zeke and Brandon stop by to talk beer. We switch around the format to fit a new radio program. We talk great Stormbreaker beers including the Cloud Ripper IPA, and Mississippi Red. We update the upcoming beer festivals and releases, and John Paul pairs a cigar with a stout. The gang has fun, and Lenny smooth talks us through it all. Prost!

Publish Date: 3/11/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Stormbreaker Brewing Company in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Shawn and Leroy from Beer Bones Marketing, Stormbreaker owner Dan and bartender Patrick about running Portland's newest brewpub. We drink several beers, enjoy wonderful food, talk about Firkin Fest and Prost all along the way. Lenny stops by to chat about beer, and John Paul pairs another one of his cigars with the Stormbreaker ales. Funtimes were had by all, CHEERS!

Publish Date: 3/4/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues Brewing in the West Moreland neighborhood of Portland. Damian and Asha interview Shawn Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing, Ezra visits from NewSchoolBeer, David Vohden 13Virtues Brewmaster treats us to some pints, and Matt Harhai stops by with some samples from StormBreaker (finally open). We talk about upcoming events, pair a cigar from John Paul, Prost all things, and get soem storytime with Lenny Hoffman.

Publish Date: 2/25/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues Brewing in the West Moreland neighborhood of Portland. Damian and Asha interview Matt Harhai about home brewing, and David Vohden talks about his Zwicklemania experience. The brew crew discusses their experiences during Zwicklemania 2013, Damian fills a growler, we hear a video about Good Life and an Aussie Beer Company looks to name their home brew. John Paul pairs a cigar and Lenny talks more about the European history of beer, PROST!

Publish Date: 2/18/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues Brewing in the West Moreland neighborhood of Portland. Damian and Lenny Hoffman interview Beau Evers of Crosby Hop Farms. David Vohden stops back by to talk 13 Virtues Beer, and their beer sales manager Adam Sivits also sits in. The show discusses upcoming Zwicklemania, Hop growing, on farm pelletization, and Lenny discourages using extra hops from a historical religious connotation. It's a fun time and we also enjoy some BEER!

Publish Date: 2/11/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from 13 Virtues Brewing in the West Moreland neighborhood of Portland. Damian and Asha interview David Vohden head brewer of 13 Virtues. We talk about the expansion from the original Philadelphia's Brewing to today. We discuss filling growlers, cask ales, a cigar pairing with John Paul, and preview the upcoming Zwicklemania on Feb. 16, 2014 all throughout Oregon.

Publish Date: 2/4/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottleshop and Taproom on SE 30th and Division. Damian interviews Ben Edmunds from Breakside Brewing about winning at GABF and his successful attempt to brew over 100 beers in one year. Asha shows up a little late but still makes the show. John Paul pairs a cigar with a Baltic Porter, Shawn lewis updates us on Beer Bones Marketing, and Ezra helps with the news. We also have a new intern, Jen.

Publish Date: 1/21/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from New School Beer World Headquarters with Ezra (samuraiartist). Damian and Asha interview Dave Selden of 33Books.com a great series of do-it-yourself food and drink tasing journals to better keep track of your beer journeys. He also brings a great Beer Map of the USA for tasting 50 beers from 50 states. John Paul pairs a new type of cigar, Ezra reads the news. We drink, We laugh, We share good times.

Publish Date: 1/14/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from New School Beer World Headquarters with Ezra (samuraiartist). Damian and Asha interview Rob Lutz of Stormbreakers Brewing which is taking over the brewing space from Amnesia's former North Portland location. Shawn Lewis of Beer Bones Marketing also stops by to discuss new breweries and their keg growlers. We cheers, we drink beers, and Florida State wins the BCS.

Publish Date: 1/5/2014


The Brew Happy Show records live from Tin Bucket on N. Williams in North Portland. Damian and John Paul of Paul's Cigars and Mikkel of Gnawledge Multimedia are joined by Ezra "SamauriArtist" of NewSchoolBeer.com and we end the year on a great note. We cheers often, talk with friends, identify the year in beer, and enjoy company of beer fans! To Tin Bucket and almost a year of podcasts! 50!!!!!

Publish Date: 12/31/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Tin Bucket on N. Williams in North Portland. Damian and John Asha are joined by John Paul of Paul's Cigars and Mikkel of Gnawledge Multimedia to discuss the year in Beer, talk about the upcoming Ed Forman Show, and celebrate the holidays. There is plenty of great beer, information, and fun. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Publish Date: 12/24/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Tin Bucket on N. Williams in North Portland. Damian and John Paul interview McKean from Migration Brewing and Angela of Eat Adventures. We enjoy great Migration ales, talk about traveling with Eat Adventures bus tours, and drink great craft beer from Tin Bucket's taps. All is well in the Portland Food and Drink Scene! Prost!

Publish Date: 12/17/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Tin Bucket on N. Williams in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Shawn Lewis from Beer Bones Marketing and Bobby Marcum from Ale Ways Bus tours in Salem, OR. The gang discuss all the beers they've selected from the Tin Bucket taps, Shawn brings us all up to speed on Brew News, the exploding cider industry, and resident home brewer Zeke gives us insight into making your own beer. Bobby even brings in a Rye Ale he made at home. Join Tin Bucket on December 14, 2013 - Agrarian Ales Fest 10 TAP TAKEOVER.

Publish Date: 12/10/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Tin Bucket on N. Williams in North Portland. Damian and Asha interview Matt Harhai of Brewvana, Greg the customer from Bottles, and John Paul of Paul's Cigars. We enjoy the great football games on the flat screens, some delicious beers on tap, fill Damian's growler, and promote the apperance at The Ed Forman Show. Winter Ale fest is happening now, and Brewvana has some great events coming up in December.

Publish Date: 12/6/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Bottles on NE Fremont and NE 51st Ave in Portland. Damian and Asha interview Sean and Leroy from Beer Bones Marketing about branding and selling growlers. The are the makers of Damian's favorite beer container and the official growler of the What Will Damian put in hid Growler gameshow. We discuss all the upcoming beers are joined by local beer and Blazer fan Greg, and JP pairs more cigars. PROST!

Publish Date: 11/28/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Bottles on NE Fremont and NE 51st Ave in Portland. Damian and Matt Harhai interview Tracy Mattner of Base Camp Brewing about their new In 2 Tents Double IPL, and the news of their stout coming to bottle shelves near you. We digest alot of good beer in this one, pair some great special cigars from John Paul of Paul's Cigars, fill some growlers, and prost good times.

Publish Date: 11/21/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Bottles on NE Fremont and NE 51st Ave in Portland. Damian and Asha interview Robin aka Brock Sampson and Ben Kehs of Deschutes Brewery of Bend and Portland respectively. The gang drink a pantheon of samplers from the taps here at Bottles, a growlette of Deschutes Scotch Ale to be released on Monday. We also listen to some craft beer videos, decide Damian's growler fill and enjoy some Nintendo game titles available to play.

Publish Date: 11/14/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Bottles on NE Fremont and NE 51st Ave in Portland. Damian and Asha are joined by producer Mikkel and sponsor John Paul of Paul's cigars at their new podcast location. They enjoy the comforts of couches, nintendo video games, and great beer selection at Bottles. The gang drinks 2 flights of samplers from the taps, and includes a few too sour for JP.

Publish Date: 11/7/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Damian and Asha interview Charlie Herrin of The Beer Traveler, his producer Nate, Matt Harhai from Brewvana, John Paul pairs some cigars from Paul's Cigars, Brooke of Portland stops by to discuss her love of beer and food. We summarize the fun of GABF, move towards the new Fall ale season, and talk Killer Beer Week. PROST!

Publish Date: 10/31/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Damian and Asha interview Charlie Herrin of The Beer Traveler, his producer Nate, Matt Harhai from Brewvana, John Paul pairs some cigars from Paul's Cigars, Brooke of Portland stops by to discuss her love of beer and food. We summarize the fun of GABF, move towards the new Fall ale season, and talk Killer Beer Week. PROST!

Publish Date: 10/24/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Damian and Asha return from GABF in Denver, CO with John Paul and talk about all the fun throughout Colorado, the winners, and drinking with brewing stars everywhere. Matt Harhai from Brewvana bus tours comes in to discuss beer, announce his birthday plans, and eat popcorn. And Director Lenny Hoffman quietly enjoys all the happenings.

Publish Date: 10/17/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Asha Stewart and Matt Harhai of Brewvana interview BrewPublic.com blogger Angelo DeIeso, and Mark Gillette of The Portland Brewer's Collective. We drink lots of fresh hop beers from Green Flash, Breakside, and a IPA beta from Fort George. We talk to Damian in Denver via a bad phone connection, and just enjoy life in the brewniverse!

Publish Date: 10/10/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from NW Growlers at 6141 SW Macadam in Portland. Damian and Asha interview Elan Walsky of Coalition Brewing, Mark Gillette of The Brewer's Collective, and Brewvana's Matt Harhai stops by to drop off his newest homebrew. We discuss the the upcoming GABF, the remaining days of fresh hop selections, and our great new location. Plus FREE popcorn!

Publish Date: 9/26/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom on SE 31st and Division. Damian and Asha interview well nobody but themselves, sponsor and hop lover John Paul, director Lenny Hoffman, and producer Mikkel Nielsen. The show goes through a few of the Fort George Fresh Hop Take-Over Taps of the Imperial lineup, a delicious Oatmeal pale (OPA), and discuss the upcoming festivities of the coveted Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. There may even be a GABF rap song, ok there is one.

Publish Date: 9/26/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom on SE 31st and Division. Damian and Asha interview Adam Gaylord of HopStories.com an online beer television series. The gang is joined again by John Paul of Paul's Cigars, Matt Harhai of Brewvana, and Ashley Rose owner of Brewvana comes on to discuss the new kickstarter program for a Brewvana tour bus. We try a specially bottled ale by Full Sail, an ESB made by Matt, Mazama IPA, and kickstart the fresh hop season. Prost!

Publish Date: 9/20/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom on SE 31st and Division. Damian and Asha interview Sunny Parsons and Rodney from Heathen Brewing of Vancouver, WA, also joined by Matt Harhai of Brewvana Tours. The show discusses the different Heathen Brewing growlers the guests brought, the GABF in Denver fast approaching, a new beer cookbook, Hop Stories online beer show, and a Prost to our friend of the show and beer Ross Glaser, who sadly passed this month. Hug a loved one, and listen to beer talk.

Publish Date: 9/12/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom on SE 31st and Division. Damian and Asha interview Justin Craft of Craft Beer Cards a local trading card company of the brew hereos in the Northwest, and soon beyond. The gang is also joined by John Paul of Paul's Cigars and Matt Harhai of Brewvana tours, and Brew Happy director Lenny Hoffman. Cheers to a great new location!! Actually very new, only a month old!

Publish Date: 9/5/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer, Damian and Asha interview Ben Engler from Occidental Brewing and Ezra returns form NewSchoolBeer.com. The conversation moves from discussing John Paul's recent trip to Lager fest, Matt Harhai from brewvana returns with a dopple home brew to try, we discuss the ins and outs of Schwartzbeir and all things Occidental Brewing. It's a full show and a fun one.

Publish Date: 8/28/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer, Damian and Asha interview Steve from Cheese Bar on SE 61st and SE Belmont in Portland about pairing beers with great cheese as selected by host bartender Stephanie. It's a pretty funny episode and the gang recorded early so as to make a live appearance at Dante's for Unedited Portland. PROST!

Publish Date: 8/22/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer, Damian and Asha interview Ezra Johnson-Greenrough of NewSchoolBeer.com and Hank Fristoe of Forever Young Dyes (Beer coozy makers). We talk about all the remaining summer beer festivals, homebrewing, pairing beers with cigars, and the miracle of coozies on beer pint glasses. You can follow Ezra on twitter at @samuraiartist and Hank on Facebook at Forever Young Dyes. Matt Harhai joins us again from Brewvana Beer Tours. Check Brew Happy live with Unedited Portland at Dantes Aug. 20, 2013 @9pm. CHEERS!

Publish Date: 8/14/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer, Damian and Asha interview Nick Reely and Doug Rehberg from Widmer Brewery, and Matt Harhai form Brevana tours. We talk about the success of OBF, Oregon Craft Beer Month, and Widmer's coalition beers with Cigar City Brewing from Tampa Bay. Special thanks to John and Stephanie from Beer for being great hosts! Cheers!

Publish Date: 8/7/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Co. Damian and Asha interview Matt Oberst from The Growler beer blog and Beer Champion, as well as Matt Wiater of PortlandBeer.org, and Caren Goldsmith of Beer Babes a bottlecap art and jewelry. The Columbia River Brewing Company also hosted simultaneously their pairing of their Hollywood Heffeweizen which included blueberry stuffed elk sausage, Dungeoness crab tomato soup, and more. So much show, so much beer, so much fun. Thanks CBR for the great Oregon Craft Beer Month hosting of our show! PROST!

Publish Date: 7/31/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Co. Damian and Asha interview Alan Taylor the brewer from Pints Brewing Company in downtown Portland. The conversation discusses the upcoming OBF, why pellitized hops can produce a more consistent project, and try his Mini Triple Whammy Ale. Also we try the 2 year aged Barley Wine from Columbia Brewing.

Publish Date: 7/24/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Co. Damian and Asha interview John Foyston, beer writer for the Oregonian, avid cyclist, and beer lover. We promote and discuss the Oregon Brewer's Festival that John Foyston is the Grand Marshall this year. John Paul is in Las Vegas winning money so a special prost to him. We also discuss Damian's presentation of the Wheel of Craft Brews on the Ed Forman Show (Thurs-Saturday 10:30pm @ Al's Den). Cheers to great beers!

Publish Date: 7/17/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Co. Damian and Asha interview Matt Harhai local home brewer and tour guide for Brewvana tours. We try the new Hefeweizen from Rick at Columbia River Brewing Company that he brewed special for Oregon Brewer's Fest. We also discuss Damian's latest apperance on the Ed Forman Show (Thurs-Saturday 10:30pm @ Al's Den). Cheers to great beers!

Publish Date: 7/10/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Columbia River Brewing Co. Damian and Asha interview Rick Burkhardt, Head Brewer and owner of Columbia River Brewing Co. about learning to brew in England, establishing a great craft brewery and what to avoid when home brewing. John Paul and Damian tell the gang about their tour of breweries in Seattle, WA and how many pictures Damian likes to take. It's summer and the beer is flowing, enjoy the show!

Publish Date: 7/3/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Saraveza Damian and Asha interview Ryan Pappe from Portland Brewing and Matt Harhai from Brewvana. We talk about Hop Valley's new business ventures, great Saraveza beers, and a pre-recorded interviw with owner Sara Peterson. We Prost the location that hosted us for the first month of summer. Cheers, Listeners.

Publish Date: 7/2/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Saraveza Damian and Asha interview the Mayor of Rainer Oregon Jerry Cole about Home Brewing. John Paul pairs cigars with some of our beers, and we talk about the exciting beer fest during Portland Beer Week, and what's coming up in the brewniverse. Cheers!

Publish Date: 6/19/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Saraveza Damian and Asha interview Chris Jennings of Brew Brothers, David Chappell of Elysian Brewing, and Morgan Miller and Alison Wood of Ninkasi. The show has a few hilarious hangups, but is really informative episode for Portland Beer Week. Get out and support all the great summer ales and lagers hitting shelves this month!

Publish Date: 6/12/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Saraveza Damian and Asha interview John Paul, Mary Kelly and are joined by Ross and Lenny. The show takes many ups and downs, but involves great beer at our new host location as we face the realities of life. So Prost to life, living, and drinking great beer.

Publish Date: 6/5/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon. Damian and John Paul interview Craig Gulla former owner of Beer Mongers- Benyamin Fard with Jaragua Do Sul, Brazil. We talk about the beer industry and distribution in Portland, as well as Portland possibly becoming the sister city to Jaragua Do Sul. Mary Kelly also stops by with information about Epilepsy awareness and fundraisers more information at www.nwrunwalk.org

Publish Date: 5/29/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon. Damian and John Paul interview Mary Kelly with information about Epilepsy awareness and fundraisers more information at www.nwrunwalk.org. We also talk beer news, new releases, try several taps, and try and name a good beer for summer.

Publish Date: 5/22/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon. Damian and John Paul interview Morgan Miller of Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, OR and Marin & Brandon of Schmoltz Brewing and SpeakEasy respectively. The show includes some great prosts, beers from Ninkasi, information about Epilepsy awareness and fundraisers from Mary Kelly, and great times. Listen twice!!

Publish Date: 5/15/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from The Green Dragon. Damian and John Paul interview Shawn Holt of Planet 357 and heavy metal band fame, also big beer enthusiast. We Discuss the ins and outs of upcoming summer beer fests and releases and talk about certain Seattle beer festival names not to be repeated in this description. Enjoy all the puns, great prosts, and history of the Green Dragon.

Publish Date: 5/8/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer Mongers. Damian and Asha interview Nick Fillis of Portland Loves Pints. We debut the audio recording of their first web series video available on Youtube. We discuss Gigantic brewing's latest releases, the Portland Timbers and Lompoc Kick Axe IPA, and Fred Fest 2013. Enjoy the fun, the banter, and best of all the beer.

Publish Date: 5/4/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer Mongers. Damian and Asha interview Mashinda of LOLA and John Paul of Paul's Cigars. We prost, we talk beer and cigars, and Mashinda gives info on Ladies of Lagers and Ales (LOLA) and contact her at lee.hedgmon@oregonbrewcrew.org. Otherwise we enjoy our hosts, The Beer Mongers and their ample selection. Some audio difficulty but Damian doesn't fire Mikkel.

Publish Date: 4/24/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer Mongers. Damian and Asha interview Duke Geren of PDX Beer Geeks and Steinbart's, and John Paul returns again for a segment on beer pairing with cigars. There is prosts, hosts, and mosts BEER! Drink and Listen for a fun time!

Publish Date: 4/18/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer Mongers. Damian and Asha interview Van Havig of Gigantic Brewing Company, and John Paul of Paul's Cigars returns. We discuss the latest releases by Gigantic, brew news, and we promote our friends at Beer Mongers!

Publish Date: 4/12/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from Beer Mongers. we talk to John Paul of Paul's Cigars, Charlie Herrin with Nate from the beer traveler, and Mark Gillette of Brewer's Collective. We compare favorite IPA's, we talk all about making beer media, enjoy many prosts, and maybe Damian does a Christopher Walken.

Publish Date: 4/9/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from U-Brew and Pub in Sellwood, Oregon. Damian and Asha interview Kerry Finsand of Taplister.com and Aaron Ross (Ed Forman Show), the gang gets right to business and discuss cider month at Hop House (Saturday March 30th is Cider Fest at their NE 15th and Brazee Location), as well as wrapping up Stout month with some delicious stouts. Aaron keeps the show lively with great call backs to the Brew Happy appearance on his show, and why drinking beer is just plain fun, and jittery if it has coffee in it! CNY is back at the controls, and Mikkel is around for the first half.

Publish Date: 3/28/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from U-Brew and Pub in Sellwood, Oregon. Damian and Asha interview Charlie Van Meter from Sasquatch Brewing who schools the public on Cascadian Dark Ales or CDA's vs Black IPA's. The gang is also joined by Cliff Webb bartender and owner of U-Brew.The show is produced by Christopher Neil Young, and there's some interjections by Lenny Hoffman, director from the Brew Happy TV show. Drink Up, and Listen!

Publish Date: 3/21/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from U-Brew and Pub in Sellwood, Oregon. Damian and Asha interview Ian McGuinness of Natian Brewing and Portland Bottling Co, along with director Lenny Hoffman from the Brew Happy TV show, and special guest John Foyston stops by. Sorry to bartender and U-Brew owner Cliff Webb, we'll get to you soon!

Publish Date: 3/21/2013


The Brew Happy Show records live from U-Brew and Pub in Sellwood, Oregon. Damian and Asha interview Jason the head brewer at U-Brew, along with director Lenny from the Brew Happy TV show. It's a fun time for all. Listen and ENJOY!

Publish Date: 3/8/2013


Damian invites the owner of Low Bar Keith and Bartender Michael to the Brew Happy Studio for an hour long conversation about growlers from Brewed and having fun in Vancouver. The show takes many turns and is a great time. Check out the Low Bar in Vancouver, WA for great beers anytime on Washington St between 8th and 9th ave. Enjoy! Next to Tommy O's..haha nice. Check out Low Bar Online at: LowBarLounge.com 809 Washington St Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 718-8378

Publish Date: 3/4/2013


Damian , Christopher Neil Young, Asha Stewart and Mikkel talk beer for a full hour!We disuss Zwicklemania, 10 Barrel ISA, and Widmer's spring speciality. The show takes many turns and has a lot of fun. Enjoy

Publish Date: 2/22/2013


The Brew Happy Show has a new studio! Yeah! Damian welcomes back housemate and guest Christopher Neil Young to christen the new Brew Happy Studio and enjoy a new Smooth Ryed Ale from Bridgeport and is joined again by co-host Asha Sawyer. We disuss the Brew Happy Field Trip to Zwiklemania on 2-16-2013. Cheers!

Publish Date: 2/16/2013


The Brew Happy Show invites Christopher Neil Young in to discuss Widmer's new Rotator IPA, Blue Moon's latest, beer news and more. Damian is joined by Asha for a third consecutive podcast. Enjoy

Publish Date: 2/16/2013


The Brew Happy Show tries out BlogTalkRadio for a call-in beer related show, the audio is muffled in parts due to a rushed recording and setup for a radio broadcast deadline. Despite the difficulties it was a good show. We Talk about Multiple delicious beers and beer spots so tune in and keep an eye out for LIVE Brew Happy shows. Cheers.

Publish Date: 1/31/2013


The Brew Happy Show is now on the Gnawledge Multimedia Podcast Network.; This is Damian's first podcast with new co-host Asha Sawyer. The show includes trying a jug of Mississippi Black and Tan as well as a delicious sixer of the Ninkasi ReNEW Ale. Updates on beer news, location changes, a Prost! to Off The Rails, and more...grab a beer. and Enjoy!

Publish Date: 1/23/2013