Ep. 320 – MadCow Brewing and Portland Beer Week

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




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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


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Publish Date: 5/21/2019


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Publish Date: 5/14/2019


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Publish Date: 5/7/2019


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Publish Date: 4/30/2019


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Publish Date: 4/23/2019


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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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