Ep. 344 - The Wrath of George

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

Publish Date: 11/19/2019




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