We end February here at Pono Brew Labs, but even if Stout Month comes to an end, we just can't put them down. On the heels of the SheBrew ProAm and the Festival and other events coming up, we are already filling up our March calendar. Ryan has musical mash-ups, Damian admires some glassware, John has to prioritize. So much to plan for including our own anniversary party, coming up on this Brew Happy podcast.
Publish Date: 3/3/2023
Back at our exclusive home bar the McPolanders Taproom, we catch up with Jenn and Jeremie after their field trip to a magical place called Tahiti. Jeremie brings Rum while John is gone, Jenn moderates for females in the industry, Ryan rolls out the classics, Damian gets the last of the Nutella Porter. Apparently fresh fish go great with beer, Czech-cifico is the new flavor on the block this season, on Brew Happy.
Publish Date: 6/1/2023
At Level Beer in Multnomah Village we talk shop once again with owner Jason Barbee and Brewer Matt Lawson. With 3 bustling locations, new yeast, more beers and other fun on the way. John is still searching for more scotch, Ryan picks a random tattoo from a gumball machine, and Damian learns about their Staff Brews Program. Leveling up with great ideas for more great beers on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/25/2023
An inviting time at Living Haus Beer with owners Mat Sandoval and returning guest Conrad Andrus. From the abrupt end of Modern Times to contract brewing for startups with Gavin Lord and Hetty Alice Brewing, brings life to this new brew house. John is on a scotch safari in Europe, Ryan presents the Brew Happy Fest Bier, Damian opens the last Flemish Kiss. With crisp seasonals, origin stories, Grodziskie styles, and well named cans, we learn about the people behind the beer on this Brew Happy Show!
Publish Date: 5/17/2023
Brothers Cascadia Brewing is coming to downtown Vancouver, very soon! Exclusive information on that, their newest can release, and more. Ryan gets excited about a new cidery, John previews his next rare Scotch and Whisky tour, Damian gets busy over the weekend and announces a Patreon winner. Local business growth and new brews on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/10/2023
We found ourselves in Natalie Baldwin's new office at Wayfinder Beer as she settles into her new role. Celebrating her career from early beginnings at Burnside Brewing, her bittersweet break from Breakside Brewing, to her plans at her new post, and Beef. John educates us on Portland toponymy, Ryan is really into Star Wars music this week, Damian learns about French Pilsners, and Bronwyn recounts their trip to Bend. Find your way to a Wayfinder Beer on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 5/3/2023
Back at Ben's Bottleshop in Vancouver we are able to explore our various options. This week we review the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies list by the Brewers Association. We revisit non-alcoholic beer as John puts Damian to the test, Ryan goes to the zoo, and other fun things this past week. Saving salmon and waterways on this environmentally friendly episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 4/26/2023
for over 100 years FH Steinbart has been faithfully serving the homebrew community. All kinds of brews from beer to kombucha, brew kits to draft accessories, they have it all. Joining us is returning guest Brian Haslip from the Oregon Brew Crew to catch us up on events, classes, and talk shop. Ryan catches us up on some geographic history, John has some rare spirits to share, and Damian is a reacquainted with a classic as well as a coolship.
Publish Date: 4/19/2023
At the historic Hair of the Dog Brewing location as it transitions to Labyrinth Forge Brewing. We sit down and discuss the past and the future with Alan Sprints, and Dylan VanDetta. John brings a Waterford Whiskey, Ryan reviews the results of Oregon Beer Awards, Damian enjoys a new stout, and Bronwyn the Green Goddess of Portland stops by to brighten our day. A tasteful nod to accomplishment and some fun times with old friends on this episode of Brew Happy!
Publish Date: 4/12/2023
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.