Ep. 346 - Holiday Ale Festival

Every year Holiday Ale Festival brings a new line-up of boundary pushing flavors. This year is no different, as our returning guest Chris Crabb contests, and bearing an exclusive tasting of two of the more exotic brews boasted at the 24th annual selection, for us to taste at UnTapped Fill House. With a veritable cornacopia of 49 delicious delights, and special mentions for Trapdoor's nut tree, Eel River's seltzer, Von Ebert's black lager, and a collab beer by Ecliptic and Russian River, a barrel aged hoppy Belgian Golden. Plus, Beau is back with December events to help you with your holiday cheer. Ryan is clearly confused by a blonde stout from Crux, Bronwyn eagerly awaits a new show stopper by Three Mugs Brewing, Damian is intrigued by a complex sour by crooked stave, and John blows the keg on a seasonal CDA. Bodacious brunches, Vertical B-Bombs, and mistletoe fetishes on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/3/2019




Recent Episodes
The Brew Happy Crew is back together again. At Baerlic Brewing we meet with Russel Berger and Jon Hall from Portland Brewers Collective to talk about Stout Bout 2020, coming up this Saturday, with entries from all over the country. This event is a favorite for our friends as thay reminisce on beers past, and rave about the People's Choice Awards" Ryan dresses appropriately, John ponders the awards, Damian looks forward announcing the winners at the event, and Bronwyn hears nice things from a psychic. Tales from Florida, Old Gregg, and engagement announcements, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/21/2020


Last week's after party yields this weeks location. At Final Draft taphouse, owner Mike Bolt came on to talk about an event on the 25th of this month, a beach themed barrel aged sour fest, on the same days as the Stout bout and Coffee beer invitational. John is quite the chatterbox as he goes on a scotch kick as he and proposes that 2020 will be the year of low calorie beer, and ponders barrel aged beers. Ryan gets excited about the new T-Shirts, ponders the Winter Ale Fest, challenges taunts John with axe throwing, and we learn about a mountain top brewery that is expanding in the wake of last year's closures. A smoking good time, with good spirits, and more events than you can shake a stick of bacon at, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/15/2020


The crew minus two is at N.W.I.P.A. this week as they interview Andrew "Bert" Hanto and we talk about his hip-hop up brining and love of all things IPA. Ryan commands the helm and reflects on the past year, John looks forward to the new year and new beers. And a familiar face for the show, Clay Staley, returns to talk Belching Beaver seltzer and gets a little fired up about people who don't get out of their own neighborhood for beer. Old friends and new friends in the year year with new beer, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 1/7/2020


Looking forward to the New Year as we reflect about things done and prophesize what is in need of drinking. We discuss the best beers of 2019, and future plans for 2020. John gives a Oregon Beer Awards preview, Bronwyn brings a holiday treat from The Bruery she's been holding onto, Ryan gives gifts as he goes into Dad mode, and Damian has a list of different beers for you to try in the coming year. New beer, new reasons to love, and new changes in the New Year on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/31/2019


The Brew Happy Crew get together at McMenamins Annex Pub again, this time to discuss their plans for the Holiday. Plus a year review as we look fondly upon some of our favorite adventures in the craft beer community. John imagines a white Christmas, Ryan alludes to cookies, Damian cheers everyone up with an Old Scrooge, Bronwyn anticipates a secret Christmas trip. Another Brew Happy season shared with friends, including you on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/24/2019


The Brew Happy Crew get together at McMenamins Annex Pub again, this time to discuss their plans for the Holiday. Plus a year review as we look fondly upon some of our favorite adventures in the craft beer community. John imagines a white Christmas, Ryan alludes to cookies, Damian cheers everyone up with an Old Scrooge, Bronwyn anticipates a secret Christmas trip. Another Brew Happy season shared with friends, including you on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/24/2019


With recent shifts in the Craft Beer community, we thought we'd chat with the Oregon Brewers Guild, and see what thy had to say about the direction this industry is heading. As one of the oldest organizations to champion Craft Beer in the country, the Oregon Brewers Guild has seen a lot of changes as well as growth over the years, we discuss how brands stay current, and keep surviving. Plus a lookback on our favorite flavors at Holiday Ale Fest, and other delicious seasonal delights. Ryan brings a surprise for everyone , John gets excited for Philly, and Damian enjoys a Coffee Cream ale by Vagabond. New breweries, new opportunities, and new beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/17/2019


At McMenamins Annex Bar it's always a good time, especially with one our oldest friends to share in holiday cheer, Mark Gillette from F.H. Stienbart Brewing Supply and Portland Brewers Collective (PBC)! We have some seasonal ales by McMenamins and some special holiday treats as we discuss the hot topics down at the home brew store, as well as preperations being made by PBC for upcoming Stout Bout at the end of next month. Ryan brings a holiday treat, John brings up the rear, Bronwyn enjoys the Stephenweizen, and Damian ponders a Stephenwolf beer. Supply sales (75% off), Holiday cheer with friends and seasonal beer, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 12/17/2019


The Show

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.

Subscribe

                   

Follow Us