Ep. 235 - Prepare for GABF

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




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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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