Ep. 338 – GABF followup

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

Publish Date: 10/8/2019




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Another McMenamin Monday here at Ringler's Annex Bar. One of many historic buildings in Portland, and like many it has haunted past. Plus Damian and Bronwyn are back from Bend and have some brew news to share with the rest of the crew, and you. Damian raves about an IPA, Bronwyn slips into a classic berlinerweisse, Ryan has something good, and John brings treats. Seasonal favoritesm cozy furnishings, and one heck of a bartender on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 10/15/2019


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

Publish Date: 10/1/2019


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

Publish Date: 9/24/2019


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

Publish Date: 9/17/2019


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

Publish Date: 9/10/2019


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

Publish Date: 9/3/2019


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

Publish Date: 9/3/2019


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