Sometimes making a great beer is easier than coming up with a label that doesn't come under pressure of legal action. It's a hard life as a brewer trying to keep yourself alive, much less create the next beer style breakthru, but as they say, the show must go on. Known for some of the best beers on Portland's West side, Sasquatch Brewing has done it again. With a Bohemian Pilsner that is sure to make you want to sing a rhapsody, there are plenty of other beers and ciders in ther line-up that will make you want to break free. Ryan gets lost in Trap Door sauce, Bronwyn has a waffle crisp that was made in heaven, John John gets Sports Happy, and Damian has a Belgian Sour that will make you want to spread your wings. We will rock you with beer so good you'll want it all on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 11/26/2019
Bringing the talk back to our local market, at Uptown Beer Co. to raise a glass with Josh Johnson as we speak candidly about the tough calls and latest innovations that make small business successful. Also joining us is Brian Siegenthaler from local podcast "Some Kind of Show", to lend the consumer/employee perspective. Ryan casts in through Zoom again with a list of opening pubs, Bronwyn sees the logic in her latest beer selection, John jumps in about customer service, and Damian doubles down on an optimistic outlook. Binary Brewing beers, fun with puns, and no nuts, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/26/2020
What affect has this virus had on International commerce? Red Gillen, a Japanese beer and culture blogger has shifted his tours to online webinars, and gives insight to why Japan loves Portland so much. Tomas from Culmination joins us again as we continue our discussion about how local breweries have adapted. Bronwyn dreams of sushi, John tries Japanese whiskey, and Damian wistfully anticipates a trip to Japan. Cultural crossovers, social bonding, and Uptown deliveries, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/19/2020
How can beer get to you, and how does it change the industry? This and other questions, with special guest Drew Worden from Columbia Distributing, and Tomas Sluiter of Culmination Brewing weigh in on the economics. Bronwyn finds it easy to get her favorite beer, Ryan is able to join in this week, John learns about smokey malts from Tom, and Damian relates the generational rift. Agile consumer solutions versus inflexible overhead, and the future of the 3 tier system, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/12/2020
What the PPP Loans mean for small businesses, employees, and future implications. What restuaranteur Ben Dyer from Your Restaurant Group, and Financier David Nighawan have to weigh in on strategies being used to mitigate the effects of the COVID pandemic. John is all about the scotch and chicken wings, Tom gets down with PPP, Bronwyn tends to the plants, and Damian switches to a blonde on Nitro. Hard to get meats, interuptions in our supply chains, and other predictions, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/5/2020
Posting up again at Culmination Brewing, we follow up about their delivery service, and their latest news on their PPP Loan. Mark Gillette streams in with another Homebrew Update from F.H. Steinbart and their recent explosion in sales. Ryan is still on lockdown, John joins in with a hefty supply of antibodies and scotch, Bronwyn features a green segment, and Damian handles his brews. We adapt, serenade, and overcome, unplugged, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 4/28/2020
More breweries are getting liscensed for delivery. The most recent is our friends at Culmination Brewing. Owner and Head Brewer Tomas Sluiter, discusses his latest development in distribution, thoughts on sanitization, and the latest gossip on CO2 strategy. Bronwyn tries a pale stout, Ryan videos in again from quarantine, John Paul is out of quarantine, and Damian delights in the reunion. Culmination delivers and Brew Happy assembles, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 4/21/2020
No sign yet that this virus is slowing down, but at least Oregon is keeping cases low, and our community is finding new ways to thrive. In the wake of many closures, the businesses that stay open have had to adapt. Damian and Bronwyn go on a couple of beer runs and describe their experiences remotely with Ryan and special guest, Head Brewer Charles Porter from Little Beast. Ryan has something good and gives up insight to how some are handling the housing cost through this crisis. Lagers, sours, and brewing sanitizer on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 4/14/2020
As this virus continues to shutter neighborhoods accross the globe, local businesses continue to suffer. Some evolve and innovate in the wake of this lengthy lockdown. Window service, and deliveries are on the rise, with some jobs creeping back into sight. Ryan rallies from Vancouver, Warren reports from Day One Distribution, Damian and Bronwyn wonder what's next for Portland businesses. Keg sales go down, but package sales continue to rise, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 3/31/2020
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.