The Brew Happy Show

By Damian DeBuiser

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The Brew Happy Show is a weekly show about beer. Hosted by Damian DeBuiser and his happy crew as they interview brewers, beer fans, pub owners, and entrepreneurs, that all come together because of their love of different brews. 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.

Episode Date
Brewing with McPolanders

The Brew Happy Fest Bier is in the works on the McPolanders' brew deck. Hear more about that, and another beer they made with Ninkasi owner Jamie Floyd as we plan more brew fun for the brew year. John proclaims his love for peat, Damian gets excited about the return of the Nutella Porter at Breakside, and Ryan changes up the program. Making beer made fun with hot scotchies right here on this Brew Happy episode!

Jan 19, 2023
The Warren Report

Vancouver gets a taste of the Warren Report at Final Draft Taphouse. Plus the always supportive Cody Gray from Vancouver Brewfest surprises us with a Cloud Shaker and his latest projects. Damian tracks down the long awaited return of the Nutella Porter at Breakside, John plays basketball, and Ryan raps with owner Mike Bolt about the weird weather and the latest keg of Via Beer. Things are getting better and bigger since COVID, and there's plenty to be excited about this year on this Brew Happy Show!

Jan 14, 2023
Bring in the New Year 2023

We bring in the New Year at home with our friends, and you the listener. Ryan gets a new sound effect, John brings the Dramfool, and Damian starts the year Wee Heavy. New beers, new spirits, and new sounds, for the New Year on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 08, 2023
Festivus 2022

McPolanders have us all over for holiday cheers and beers. Damian explains his annual Turkey stuffed with beer, Ryan how long to age a beer, John has a special treat, and John exchanges gifts. Nick offerman and other gems on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 26, 2022
Perfect Pairings with McPolanders

We convene at McPolander private taproom as we gear up for the holiday weather together. Damian talks about head, Bronwyn brightens up Breakside, Ryan realizes not every bottle should opened, and John gets in the spirit. Perfect pairings of spirits, beer, music and cheer on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 25, 2022
Fracture Brewing

New beers are on the rise, at Fracture Brewing's new taproom on SE Stark. We lounge with owners Nee and Darren Provenzano over their new drink menu and expanding seating. Damian is ready for stout season, John storms the field, and Ryan gets geographical. Sure to enjoy the light and the dark this season with spirits and beers to shout and cheer on this Brew Happy Show!

Dec 15, 2022
Catch Up at P-Nut

The crew catches up at Chuckanut's P-Nut location in SE Portland. Some new beers are out and we have to try them. Damian and Bronwyn report in on some new local brew stops, Ryan plans for the Holidays, and John brings gifts. Plenty of festive brews to enjoy on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 09, 2022
Return to Vault 31

A spirited return to Vault 31 Bar, just across the river in Vancouver, WA. We visit with owners and Patreon subscriber David and Chrissy. They are gearing up for more gaming events, beers, cocktails, and a new weird food menu they can't wait to tell you about. John storms the field, Ryan gets all of the blue and leaves the pink at the bottom, and Damian names drinks. Old games, new games, and even Old Gregg on this Brew Happy podcast!

Dec 02, 2022
Thanksgiving Pregame

Well it's that time of year when more seasonals are coming for the feast day we all love. Chill n Fill is a great spot for filling our pregame glasses. John is back from Key West, Bronwyn boasts a dessert beer, Ryan has a new stache, and Damian meets a local fan of Chill n Fill. Plenty of stories, beers and events to talk about, on this Brew Happy Happy Show!

Nov 24, 2022
Pink Boots bring brews

Double trouble this week, as we hop from Chill n Fill with our featured guests Teri Fahrendorf founder of the Pink Boots Society, with board member Sonia Marie Leikam from Leikam Brewing the only Kosher brewery is the U.S. Then back to Level Beer's original Brewpub "Level 1" with Patreon member Ryan Finn, and lush greenery brought to you by Green Goddess Botanic, Bronwyn Landis. We eagerly await new breweries, new beers, and new events! All coming up soon including one on the 27th so check this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 18, 2022
Necktron at Breakside

In the Slabtown District of NW Portland, we gather at Breakside Brewery to hang out with our Patreon subscriber Ryan Finn, and shower him with gifts. Bronwyn joins us as she tends to the lush foliage, Ryan plots more Patreon moments, John discovers someone new to share whiskey with, Ryan mashes it up on the music pairings, and Damian recalls hosting the Oregon Brew Crew's delayed 40th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Award winning breweries and community members to celebrate on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 10, 2022
Halloween 2022

We are having a spooky time at Ben's Bottleshop. All dressed up to  see Halloween out and drinking a little bit of the sweet stuff. New things on the horizon, Ryan wants a new theme song, Bronwyn sees Hocus Pocus at the symphony, John goes to a party, and Damian tells us what he likes about costumes. Plenty of music, mystery and plans ahead on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 04, 2022
Winning with Chuckanut

At the ever blossoming P-Nut Taproom by Chuckanut Brewing we get a taste of award winning beer, while we plan for Halloween. We bump into Warren from Craft Beer Scribe, Ryan takes a music request, John brings a Offerman offering, and Damian enjoys a Japanese lager. Hear about some of the newest changes at this Brew Happy location!

Oct 27, 2022
The Beer Mongers new groove

The Beer Mongers, a local favorite beer spot, has officially moved, one block away over to 11th St. After 13 years open over 4,700 days in a row, we couldn't wait to check out the new digs, and owner Sean couldn't wait to tell us all about the new changes, improvements and show off the new space. Come celebrate with The Beer Mongers and get Brew Happy!

Oct 20, 2022
GABF 2022 Part 2

Continuing at McPolanders with our review of GABF and some gift giving. Ryan makes cocktails and tastes a Mountain Toad, John brings the whiskey, and Damian recounts the Sam Adams brunch with  Dogfish Head, the New Belgium tour Many other stops including O'Dell, Strange Brews, Golden City, Snow Bank, High Hops, Left Hand, and more. Interviews from Walking Stick, Von Ebert, Alesong, and Highland Park at the tail end there. Plenty of coverage on this episode of Brew Happy!

Oct 15, 2022
GABF 2022 Part 1

Our trip to GABF 2022 was a huge success! How exciting to see so many new breweries. At McPolanders Brewpub we review and catch up on their recent trip to Greece. Ryan covers the Festival, and Damian recounts his experience, John is just getting started. (Part One) Award winning coverage on this episode of Brew Happy! 

Oct 14, 2022
Pregame for GABF 2022

At Pono Brewing, the crew gets together to pregame before the annual pilgrimage to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival 2022. Plenty of brew news just in, updates on our favorite picks, and the latest beers. Watch out Colorado for this Brew Happy adventure!

Oct 06, 2022
Fresh Hops and GABF

Back at the studio we regroup. Reviewing beers from Breakside, Culmination, and Fort George. Spirits reveal Tobermory and Bunnahabhain. John reveals some things about the beer scene in Reno, Damian reports on Hood River, and Ryan tells us something good. Breweries and Distilleries to talk about and enjoy on this episode of Brew Happy! 

Oct 04, 2022
Zwickle Rick

This week we reexplore Level Beer's original location and production facility (Level 1) on NE 148th.  Joined by Bronwyn The Green Goddess Botanic, as we admire her indoor wilding motif at Level's greenhouse patio. Ryan knows Nick about Brown Ale, Joh

Oct 03, 2022
JP's Behemoth Birthday

For JP's birthday we have a special surprise from a far away land. From New Zealand, the owner/brewer for Behemoth Brewing, Andrew Childs. Also joining us is Portland's favorite Kiwi, John Lovegrove to talk about the tail end of his Pono release. Damian plays some special hits, John reviews the Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria B.C. Plenty of adventure, groovy tunes, and even better beers to learn about on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 16, 2022
Bronwyn at Level 3

Bronwyn the Green Goddess Botanic returns at Level 3, the 3rd location for Level Beer and other fun times. Her indoor wilding continues to spread throughout Portland as she pairs plants with her favorite breweries. John has his fresh hopped beers all picked out, Damian gives midwest brewery Indeed Brewing a try, and Ryan has the onehanded DMB fever. New music pairings, fresh hops, and friends on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 12, 2022
Life and Death at Vice Beer

Back at Vice Beer in Vancouver as we learn about life and death with Mike Perozzo and Cameron Johnson. Ryan revels in a Jeff Goldblum revival, Damian learns about Lukr faucets, and John wants more fresh hops. Nostalgia and Jurassic beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 05, 2022
Final Draft with Mike and Kim

Monday night Bingo with Mike Bolt at Final Draft Taphouse is the latest rage across the river in Vancouver. We continue to celebrate some of our favorite beer styles from their selection and learn more about their collabs. John retires to the studio for a quick spirit segment, Ryan plays matchmaker, and Damian enjoys pizza. Kim croons about her spectacles, and we swoon for their new hats, here on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 30, 2022
GABF prep at McPolanders

The McPolanders are setting a record for hospitality. As we begin winding up for GABF we also discuss some local activities and the latest beers. Damian dreams of a beer series, Ryan reminisces about fallen idols, and John runs off to grab a selection of spirits. Ex Novo recollections, and Great Notion expectations on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 29, 2022
Ex Novo 8th Anniversary

At Ex Novo Brewing's 8 Year Anniversary Brewers Dinner, the crew snags a few moments with Mark Rubio and Aaron Copland. They describe their love of beer and where they make it. To 8 more years with Ex Novo. Prost!

Aug 16, 2022
OBF 2022 Review

After the Oregon Brewers Festival we gather at headquarters to share with you and Ryan some of our favorite picks. Johns covers the beginning of the festival, while Damian brings up the rear, and Ryan rings in some real rad tunes to pair with. Find out the favorites to pursue from the brewery's best, to a glass held by you, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 04, 2022
Sam Pecoraro from Von Ebert

We return to Von Ebert's Pearl District location in downtown Portland, to meet a well established member of the beer community and Head Brewer, Sam Pecoraro. Just one of 4 locations, of this award winning local brewery, as we try and discuss some of their best creations, and their plans for the future. Ryan stirs up a possible collab, Damian helps name a new pilsner, and John brings the peat. Secret sky lounges, innovations, and damn good beer on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jul 27, 2022
Brew Happy Headquarters

John returns from Vegas in time for Portland's latest cultural event, Fuji to Hood! Damian brings a brings a Buffalo beer that bombs, Ryan revs up some rockin tunes, and John brings the news. Luck be a lager on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jul 20, 2022
Cascadia Heights

The hottest new taphouse in the SW Hills, Cascadia Taphouse's new Heights location. Owners Jesse and Rich want to invite the community to make themselves at home. Ryan gets down with Diamond, Damian harkens back to obscure 90s TV, and John brings a single malt spirit. Celebrating local business, entrepreneurs, and artists on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jul 07, 2022
Summer Fun

Its festival season here in the Pacific NW and JP is not messing around. He is out there getting valuable experience to report back to us on a recent A1A BBQ event and the last day of Hair of the Dog. Bronwyn is back, Ryan brings us back to the 80s, Damian breaks the news, John plans an ambush. Tropical, berry, and dessert beers are of interest on this episode of Brew Happy! 

Jun 30, 2022
Great Scot!

John Paul is back from Scotland, on the first say of Summer, with some treats to show off. At Chuckanut's P-Nut location we talk beer and share stories from afar. Damian learns about a new way of eating oysters, Ryan gets news on Beer Mongers, and Brian Cox pops in for a cameo. Drams full of fun and Scottish delights, here on this Brew Happy episode!

Jun 23, 2022
Vice Beer
Jun 16, 2022
Post Memorial at McPolanders

Revisiting the McPolanders Taproom is always a good idea, especially after Memorial Weekend and a beer adventure in San Francisco. A SheBrew follow up and future festivals from our friends, Ryan is amazed by an Amaro, and Damian delivers a tale of brews and buffoonery. Remembering the past and raising a glass to Pride and Patreon subscribers, as we plan the Fluffernuffagus on this Star Wars themed episode of Brew Happy!

Jun 08, 2022
Steeplejack Brewing

This week we nestle in to the Whiskey Room at Steeplejack Brewing, to enjoy some of their best beers. For our Spirits segment, we learn about Whiskey Wednesdays, Fernets, Pisco Sours and other tales from Ian McLachlan, the Most Interesting Bartender in Portland. Ryan plans for OBF, and Damian gladly glugs another Grodziskie, and much more on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 26, 2022
John's off to Scotland

After a weekend of Fredfest and other tasty brews, the crew gets together to see John off before he goes to Scotland again. Damian falls in love with another beer style, John agrees about the best Alt, and Ryan reports a Kiwi beer by Pono. Plenty of new beers, old beers, and birthday wishes on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 18, 2022
Back at Backwoods

As downtown Portland continues to open up, we return to Backwoods Brewing, one of our favorite hotspots. John gets started early, Ryan plugs Shirts on Tap, and Damian gets to enjoy one of his favorite stouts. Trips to be planned and Streetcars nearby on this Brew Happy podcast!

May 11, 2022
Instagram interrupted

So many trains go by, here at the P-Nut Room at Chuckanut Brewing's SE Portland location, we secure the private event room once again for your enjoyment. Ryan goes golf again, John does the whiskey segment early, Damian has news about Kings and Daughters Brewing. Tavour and other promo codes, as we anticipate a fest or two on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 04, 2022
Rick Rolled again

The crew reunites at Chill N Fill to trade stories and recent discoveries. The Reverend Damian is back from the East with a peek at the craft beer presence there. Ryan declares the anniversary of the the Rick Roll, Damian has worn off the jetlag, and John joins in with some sweet treats and Belmont Station tribute beers. Music, travel, cigars, and other reasons to mark the calendar, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 27, 2022
Oregon Beer Awards are back 2022!

The long awaited return of the Oregon Beer Awards ceremony at Revolution Hall! Great turnout and personally covered by Damian, we discuss some of the winners and beers that make them famous. Ryan regulates the latest happenings, and John classes it up with Johnny Walker Green Label, and Pipe Dreams, the latest from the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. We celebrate our friends and neighbors here on this Brew Happy episode!

Apr 13, 2022
Tropic Chronic and Vaping Beers?

Getting their fill at Chill n Fill is easy but not while livestreaming apparently. Learn how to win a Playstation 5 with Tropic Chronic, and don't forget to to party with Pono Brewing party at The Golden Cat Lounge while you wait for the Oregon Beers Awards. Level Beer's patio goes green, Damian gets an Xbox, and Ryan wants to start a Wrestling podcast. Em Sauter's new book, vaping beers, and Stoup Distro on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 06, 2022
Post Low at Vault 31

In Vancouver is a haven for game nerds, called Vault 31. Relive the nostalgia while you explore various platforms and beverages! Also joining us is Sean from Post Low apparel encouraging you to look good on the links before getting your game on. Damian discovers a patio behind door #1, Ryan has words with his brother, and John inspires a new drink. Community, and good sportsmanship are fashionable on this episode of Brew Happy! 

Mar 30, 2022
John Williams pairings

We are back in the basement of Just Paid Rent Studios, with some spirits, beers, and news from above. Ryan celebrates John Williams birthday a month late, Bronwyn gets rewarded with beer, John has Red Breasted Whiskey again, and Damian discusses the closing of one of Imperial Bottleshops (NE) locations. Lots of theatrical music pairings on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 23, 2022
Goodbye Hales Ales

Just a bunch of nuts here at Chuckanut's P-Nut Taproom. This week we say good bye to another popular brewpub. Hale's Ales will be closing up their doors, simply due to retirement. Bronwyn is back to tell us about her latest plant care in our favorite taprooms. Ryan reels in some appropriate music pairings, John has some spirits, and Damian enjoys one of his favorite stouts. More hilarious hijinx, and a Green Goddess on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 16, 2022
West Coast Grocery

In the Bodega Cellar at West Coast Grocery Brewing Co. we are tucked away with Charlie Hyde and his barrels. We learn about his latest news as we get Rick-Rolled by Ryan, John brings the Bowmore, and Damian enjoys Dragon's Milk. Peat, collabs ,and other brews on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 09, 2022
Post Valentine

The gang is back together again. In the snow! We gather at Chill N Fill to say goodbye to Modern Times and Hair of The Dog. Ryan and Damian learn to pronounce Parabella, debate the best chocolate beers, and learn about Ganesh. Dragon's Milk barrels, Love Potions, and Sexual Chocolate and Collabruary to discuss on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 23, 2022
Mashing Barriers

Women in Beer is a fun February topic that includes a new program called Mashing barriers. Here to tell you about it is Madeleine McCarthy from host site Von Ebert, Casey Helwig from sponsor Imperial Yeast, and Sonia-Marie Leikam from Oregon Brewers Guild. All returning guests joining us at Leikam Brewing for some beers and informative conversation. Diversity and opportunity on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 13, 2022
A Tasting for Two

Back at Brew Happy Headquarters, the boys are playing in the basement again and this they are unsupervised! They crack and old Deschutes Abyss from 2017, and a Rogue XS Imp YSB, and treats from the only American beer brewed by monks. News of whiskey peaches from Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Spirits to share. Ryan learns the difference between a pagota and a bodega. Damian delves into his cellar. John goes to see Cheap Trick in Vegas. Good friends, holy places, old beers, and a smelly Dingle, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 02, 2022
Stouts, Sweets, and Sherry

The P-Nut is the place for meeting friends over drinks and we came to play. Ruby Jammin collab by Great Notion and McMenamin's, the Stuffed by Claim 52, plus some secret spirits. John breaks out a super sherry, Ryan pops in and out via Zoom, Mark pops in at the end sporting a new F.H. Steinbart hoodie, and Damian wants one. Plenty of 80's music pairings and movie trivia here on Brew Happy!

Feb 02, 2022
New Drinks and Great Places!

This week we are back at Chill N Fill, to relax, reflect, and check out what's on tap. This week we talk about some of Seattle's favorite beers. Damian is excited about a new Patreon subscriber, Ryan is still remote viewing the show, and John celebrates poet Robert Bird with a peated sherry cask whiskey. Key Lime Pie at the Tiny Bubble Room and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 26, 2022
Bull Run Cider at P-Nut

This week we talk apples to apples with Kolin Leishman from Bull Run Cider. Posted up at Chuckanut Brewing's P-Nut taproom it's on draft and Bryant is back to tell what else is pouring. Ryan regales us with his cider savvy, John brings Bruichladdich, Kuleana, and a peated Scotch surprise, and Damian sips a stout. Plenty of ciders, spirits, and stouts on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 19, 2022
SheBrew is back at McPolanders

SheBrew is back at McPolander's Taproom. With over a month away from this exciting event, Shannon Scott and Christine Garcia fill us in with Jenn and Jeremie hosting the fun. John brings a strong selection of spirits, including an Italian Whiskey, Damian remembers Henhouse at Function PDX. Barley wines, exotic spirits, and working women on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 12, 2022
New Year New Season

The New Year is here at Chill n Fill, we are saying goodbye to some of our friends that didn't make it, and hello to new friends making their debut while we enjoy fudge. Damian learns the difference between the Highlands and the Lowlands. John is confused by "Dry January", Ryan reviews some new releases. Glengoyne and other treats form afar and comfy onesies, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 05, 2022
New Year plans at Chuckanut

Bryant Cox at Chuckanut's P-Nut Taproom, is helping us bring in the New Year. We have new plans, new beers, and even new spirits to try. John hints at Scotch Fudge, Ryan does away with an old segment in favor of a new one, Damian relates to a fellow transplant, Bryant enjoys Edradour straight for the cask. We know where good beer is on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 29, 2021
Holiday Festivus 2021

Just in time for Holiday fun, the crew gets together at Chill n Fill again, this time for more Holiday fun. John laments working through the holiday, Ryan reaches for a reserve beer, and Damian dives right into some seriously succulent seasonals. Revision, Chuckanut Brewing, Alesmith, Baerlic, Firestone Walker, and more. Expecting snow as we warm our hearts with cheer on this Brew Happy podcast!

Dec 22, 2021
Chill n Fill is big!

We last brought the show to a tiny space in April of 2015 to welcome them to the neighborhood. Now, they have survived and thrived. The only thing bigger than their selection is the room you'll have to stretch out while you quench your thirst. John isn't done with Hazy's for the year, Damian looks forward to Ruse Brewing opening nearby, and Ryan gets some new tunes to pair with your next favorite beer. Join our gift exchange on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 15, 2021
Back at Ben's

Damian is back from Florida, after carefully documenting his journey on the Instagram, with brewpubs, before coming back for a 3 level tour at Level Beer! John laughs at the boys, Ryan has a broken adapter, Damian brings back gifts from Florida. We focus on Florida flavors like Big Top Brewing, Cooper Point Brewing, Pareidolia Brewing, Mash Monkey Brewing on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 15, 2021
Final Draft with Mike and Kim

After hours in Vancouver at Final Draft Taphouse, owners Mike and Kimberly always prepare a perfectly curated draft list. Curb your thirst and hear about the latest in popular beers, and Mike's obsession with humming birds. Ryan and JP ruminate about cigar pairing pitfalls, and Seawolf whiskey. Resurrected distilleries, and mushroom confessions on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 02, 2021
Thanksgiving 2021

This week Ryan and JP prepare for Turkey days ahead. Posting up at Ben's Bottleshop in Vancouver, you know there will be plenty of beers to talk about. The new Baerlic location is popping off, and spirits to be had on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 23, 2021
Rev Nat and Nitch

Rev Nat invites us over to his new big production space, and treats us to a veritable cornucopia of fruit ciders. From cherries to pineapple, collabs with Westward Whiskey, seasonal releases like Abbey Spice and his Tent Show features. Ryan nerds out about cider, John brings Bas Armangnac, and Damian gets Tepache, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 16, 2021
The Warren Report

Warren Wills returns with another Warren Report. Checking in on businesses, industry changes, and how the last few months have panned out for our favorite brands. Damian explains a dongle, Ryan has a Tavour code, John brings in the Octomore, Artful Dodger, and a Peruvian surprise. Talk of Steeplejack, Hopworks, Chuckanut, Binary Brewing, Ecliptic, Alvardo St, Humble Sea. All to the tune of Streisand and The Boss, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 10, 2021
Full Throttle Bottles

When South Seattle needs something tasty, they go Full Throttle Bottles, and publican, Jon Olken is here to tell you all about it. Ryan steps it up with the tunes, Damian has fun with his Northern friend, John brings Funkano Japanese whiskey from sherry cask barrels, Guyanan rum, and cask strength Edradour, to try on the show. Plus, brew news on Hopworks, cider relocations, collabs, and more on this Brew Happy podcast!

Nov 01, 2021
Level 3

This week we ascend to Level 3 with Level Beer owners Shane Watterson and Jason Barbee. Their 3rd location has just opened and we share the fun. We hear about their cask engine, talk biscuits and Scotch Ales, as we are joined by brewer Matt Lawson. Hear about fuzzy releases and burgundy alike. Mustaches and video games among aromatic and substantial selections on this Brew Happy podcast!

Oct 26, 2021
Full Moon Rising

At Culmination Brewing the crew gets together for another tasting. John is excited about some sherry cask Clynelish, Ryan has some interesting choices for music, Damian talks about some of his latest beer adventures. Beers by Culmination and spirits by the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Oct 19, 2021
Homebrew Update

Mark Gillette returns with another Homebrew Update, helps the crew with some tasting, and hints at some brew sessions coming up at the store. Bronwyn brings a pumpkin kerfuffle, Ryan stores things in his head, Damian reviews the new Skagit/Block 15 collab, John adds peat to a sour beer, again.  Vilanova, Prairie Brewing, 450 North Brewing, and secret selection from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, on this Brew Happy podcast!

Oct 12, 2021
Birthday Bonanza!

The youngsters are getting older, but Damian and Ryan have yet to mature. But the beer has. John is late to the party but has a lot of Birthday spirits to help celebrate, from the ever elusive Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. Hear about what they got into, see it on social media. Washington beer rview, more adventures in beer, and a Facebook meltdown, on this Brew Happy podcast!

Oct 05, 2021
Brew Happy Couple in Washington

This week, Damian and Bronwyn share their latest adventures in Washington beers during her birthday week! Impressive new locations, and popular staples alike are celebrated. Revisiting Freeland Spirits, The Beer Mongers ESB, and Culmination Brewing, and some of Washington's coolest beer spots. Plenty of travels tips and Fresh Hops on this Brew Happy podcast!

Oct 01, 2021
North Bank Beer Week

It's North Bank Beer Week, and we are excited for our friends across the river, Brewing Bridges and other events.  John enjoys some Freeland and Lindores spirits, Damian and Ryan compete in feats of strength, and fresh hops for all. Beers from Culmination, Paradox, Little Beast, and a Beer Mongers ESB here on this Brew Happy Show!

Sep 21, 2021
McPolanders with Jeremie

This week we visit the McPolanders Taproom, where some new things are brewing. We celebrate GABF winners as we review Ryan gets sentimental, John has another Fresh Hop Outbreak, Jeremie gets a gift, Damian gets a new hoodie. John's birthday adventure, lagers, and award winning beers on the episode of Brew Happy.

Sep 14, 2021
Brian Collins comes to town

This week we introduce Damian's brother, Brian Collins. Visiting from SoCal, on a whirlwind tour of the PacNW. Share their adventures from Centralia to Hood River to Astoria and more. Brian broadens his beer palate, Damian wins at corn hole, John has sad news, and Ryan learns about the Honey Beer Festival. Juice Box, Gorges, pFriem, Solera, and Fort George Brewing, all on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 07, 2021
Fresh Hops for JP and Me!

Fresh Hopped beers are coming! We have news, with events, beer and cider releases, and more places to go get them. Plus a clip about Great Notion. Ryan is out sick, John wants fresh hop reds and pale ryes, and Damian has two whiskeys wrestle on his tongue. Orange wine barrels, whiskeys, and fresh hops on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 31, 2021
Summer Second Wind

A lot of new breweries popping up on the horizon, and we are excited! We have a tasting featuring some really great beers by Ex Novo, Mountains Walking, Flatland, Backwoods, and more! John brings a speyside whiskey and something from Bull Run, Damian hints at some collabs coming around the corner, Ryan goes on a classic rock bender with Foreigner. Whiskey gets paired with a beer again, and beer stops are coming back on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 24, 2021
National Rum Day

Well it's National Rum Day, and you know JP has brought the sauce, the man has a subscription for his spirits, find out what he brought! We learn how Angels get their share, as we prepare for Burger Week in Portland. Damian has SEATAC stories, Ryan spreads misinformation about Brandon Lee's wife, and John explains the world to us all. Garlic IPAs, Boysenberries, vocab, and movies, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 17, 2021
Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth joins us again at Culmination Brewing, to talk about some of his favorite beer spots, and discuss big business impact in craft beer markets. Also, joined by Tomas Sluiter who tells it like it is when it comes to beer. Damian gets nostalgic, Ryan gets excited about collabs and expansions, and John does whiskey 7 days a week. Wonder twins, Sake Slushees, and creme brulee, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 10, 2021
Crew Talk

The crew enjoys trading beers back and forth and this week is no different.  This time Ryan is home with a sick baby, so Damian and John dangles special spirits in front of him.  Damian hits up a beerhouse for the first time in a while, John brings some smokey spirits from Vegas Ryan goes Rad Pop.  Sales experience, babysitting, and pastry stouts, not all in that order, on this episode of Brew Happy

Aug 03, 2021
Downtown Portland is Back!

Downtown is officially open in Portland! Check out some things the crew is excited about as they venture out, and Steeplejack is on the short list for this week. Damian checks out some of his local spots, John is after the freshest of beers, and Ryan reports in on seltzer. Saisons, Rice Lagers, Seltzers, and Dixie dedications on this episode of Brew Happy

Jul 27, 2021
Culmination Cans

After a nice long Memorial vacation the crew reunites to celebrate the Culmination canning line kick-off.  John returns from Denver with news of beers.  Then John and Damian team up for a 3-Way with Fort George at the Tiny Bubble Room, and Ryan phones it in so he can hear awesome 80's tunes while he talks cider and community.  Plenty of adventures, goats, carrot cake, and hoppy beverages to share on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jun 08, 2021
Oreogn Beer Awards 2021

The Oregon Beer Awards kicked off in a very unusual way this year.  We also celebrate some more women in brewing that are getting a long over due recognition.  Plus some of the juicy beers are getting more appealing.  Damian tries to get "un-serious", John starts tapping into the fresh hops, Ryan has fun with some new buttons on the board.  Spirits, new beer releases, celebrated beers, and celebrated women, on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 25, 2021
House Spirits goes Westward

This week we crossover into spirits with our guest Andrew Tice from Westward Whiskey. You know some of their work as House Spirits Distillery, the makers of Aviation Gin. But with a new focus on Whiskey, the crew enjoys learning about cooperage, sour dough whiskey, and how to tell when it's ready for consumption. Tomas Sluiter joins to talk about their recent collaboration, John is back from Vegas, Ryan appreciates kind words from afar, and Damian enjoys a 9 year cask. Belgian trips, new seltzers, whiskey clubs, and more, on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 18, 2021
The End for COVID

We enjoy some Away Days Beer, as we celebrate the unboxing of  Culmination Brewing's new canning line as the concrete dries on the new trench drain, and the kitchen is reopening as "Miami Nice", with Vegan Cuban cuisine.  Seating is opening up across the country, and more beers are cranking out.  Let's dish about some new spots opening, as we enjoy some more beers, and spirits.  John brings "the Dragon", Damian enjoys some BBL-aged Goose Island beer, and Ryan imagines a bar in his future garage.  Penguin mascots, Cider Summit preppers, and All American beer week, here on Brew Happy!

May 10, 2021
Bull Run Cider

Kolin Leishman, returns from Bull Run Cider to tell us about how the cider industry has been doing in Forest Grove, after their latest bottling run.  Ryan plays a guessing game, John brings the cask strength, Damian gets down with some strawberry rhubarb.  Jonah Gold, 7 Seeds, Easy Orchards, low and slow on this episode of Brew Happy!

May 04, 2021
Culmination Brewing

We catch up with Tomas Sluiter from Culmination Brewing about his new canning line, new staff, new beers, and some of his latest projects.  Ryan smells an old woman's feet, John brings some more whiskey to share, and Damian tries eucalyptus whiskey.  More local beers, some abroad, and future kolsch promises, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 26, 2021
Homebrew Update

The homebrew scene has had a significant uptick, with sunny weather here and new products, Mark Gillette returns to tell us all about it.  Plus we dip into Ravi's SW Stash again to see what surprises come from the our western friends.  John brings Gaelic and cask spirits, Damian nearly sings a musical, and Ryan rickrolls us... a lot!  Seltzer shop talk, extracts, and other ideas, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 20, 2021
Beer Goddess of Portland

The Beer Goddess of Portland, and Publican, Lisa Morrison joins this week's show.  Belmont Station has long been one of SE Portland's hotspots for beer, Lisa says they haven't missed a beat.  With creative ways to accommodate their loyal following Belmont can breath easy.  Bronwyn sits in for John this week, Damian picks from  Ravi's SW Stash, Ryan has a Top 50 list of places to check out now that the weather is clearing up.  Goddesses, great beers, and COVID clearing way for Spring out here in Portland, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 13, 2021
The Warren Report

Warren Wills the Craft Beer Scribe takes some time away from Day One Distribution for another Warren Report.  As places begin to open, we muster at the home base with some treats for Damian, the crew and you!  John wants to put beer in the bongwater, Ryan steps out for Dad duty, and Damian hints at the fate of the old Rogue Flanders Pub.  Ravi's SW Stash, ecofocused beers, Dingle and other spirits, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Apr 06, 2021
Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is a fun day with a lot of history.  Like many, we are preoccupied with beer.  Matthew Harhai returns to the show from afar, to enlighten us on the East Coast beer scene, as well as reminisce about some familiar brands.  Plus we review some new beers, Ryan learns a new word, John is bringing celebration in a bottle, and Damian wraps up a fantastic 3 weeks with his family, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 15, 2021
West Coast Grocery

West Coast Grocery has been cranking out some serious beer love to their neighborhood, and we've taken notice.  Just stroll up to their special beer window the past year and you are greeted warmly with a special curated selection.  We are recording once again from their secret Bodega Barrel Room where all the best beers are hiding and waiting for your glass.  Charlie Hyde IV brings brewers Christian Angstrom and Brian Detweiler-Bedell to nerd out with us on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 09, 2021
SheBrew 2021

The women of SheBrew are back again this year and COVID isn't going to stop them.  Another round of fun filled female fermented brews are eagerly anticipated.  With a little support from Ecliptic Brewing's John Harris and others in the industry, these women have it handled.  Hear how here at the McPolanders Taproom, an exclusive look into how to get these delicious drinks.  SheBrew shows us what brewing is all about on this episode of Brew Happy!

Mar 02, 2021
Door Drops by JP

If you've been following the show than you know JP likes to drop off beer and other goodies at Ryan's house.  This has become such a regular thing it's become a topic of interest on the show.  Plus more places are opening up!  Stemma, Stoup, and other new breweries have been popping up on our radar.  The beer scene is starting to get it's groove back on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 23, 2021
Imperial Bottleshop

This week Imperial Bottleshop and Taproom's owner Alex Kurnellas tells us about the lengths he's gone to keep his 2 locations alive.  It takes a lot more than just diversity, and hard work to keep his community coming through the door.  John brings Damian delivers the last of the Patreon gifts, Ryan talks Tom Brady memes, and John brings more from the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society.  Matchless, Belgians, and Peat Fire, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 16, 2021
Leikam Brewing

This week for our Small Business Spotlight segment we revisit Leikam Brewing.  Sonia-Marie and Theo have weathered the storm and still have plans to expand, and we can't wait to share how they did it!  John is happy daydreaming, Ryan is confused by a sour stout, and Damian hits up Migration Brewing in Gresham.  Pulled pork, exceptional stouts, and rare sherry casked spirits, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Feb 06, 2021
Homebrew Update

Check out these latest in homebrewing with returning guest Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) and faithful employee of F.H. Steinbart Co., the oldest homebrew supply store in the U.S.  Hear about the grains, the hops, and the yeast that will make your latest quarantine concoction quenchable.  John brings another rare gift from Whiskey Tribe, Ryan paces us with his latest front door find, and Damian mails out a special surprise for our Patreon subscribers.  The latest deals and approaching good feels on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 25, 2021
The Warren Report

Another Warren Report to bring in a new season of beer releases, and innovations to the industry, with Warren Wills from Craft Beer Scribe.  John reviews another Peat Week selection, Ryan snorts with excitement over an ESB, Damian gets excited about new beer stops emerging.  Multiple Matryoshkas, Cheesecake beers, Open-air seating in Vancouver, and weathering the storm for beer, on this week's episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 24, 2021
Portland Winds up

Some new and interesting things are percolating in Portland.  Things are slowly waking up and we know where to go!  Ryan intersperses different things, Damian brings Ryan's potatoes from John, and John enlightens us on the world of Sherry (...and Ice Cream?).  Peat Week, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Holiday Candy Cane beer tastings, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 13, 2021
Brew it Forward

A New Year means a new season and new segment called "Brew it Forward".  Our chain of gratitude begins with our very own Ben Edmunds from local sensation Breakside Brewery.  Ryan gets excited about his collection of calendar releases, John looks forward to dark seasonals and red ales, and Damian launches a new segment with an old friend.  So begins this chain of gratitude, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Jan 05, 2021
Ep. 399 - End of Year Round up

Well 2020 is done.  Celebrating, with John, Bronwyn, and a remote Ryan, with more beverages than we can handle seemed a good a way as any to send off this year.  Christmas gifts revealed, as well as the new format for the coming year.  Brew it forward, into the New Year, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 29, 2020
Christmas with JP

Christmas beverage challenge this week.  Umami Scotch from a butt.  John finds a Cindercone successor in Sure Man, Ryan can't make the show, and Damian reveals a sneak peek at an old friend on the other coast.  Just add water for holiday cheer, on this episode of Brew Happy!  

Dec 23, 2020
Closer to Christmas

Every year the holidays come around and we get a little excited about the seasonal brews.  We talk future plans and positive thinking, and the whiskey movement, coast to coast.  Damian paces himself on the dark beer and liquor, John finally cracks the 2017 Bourban County, Bronwyn gets "schticky", and Ryan has potato candy named after himself.  This year ESBs, CDAs, other dark favorites, and new born babies, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 15, 2020
Bozeman, Birthdays, and Beer Bonds

Moving towards the next holiday at Backpedal Brewery and Lounge.  With brewer (and birthday boy) Darren Provenzano from fledgling Fracture Brewing, and newcomer Bryson king, Operations Manager at Culmination Brewing, and Owner Tomas Sluiter.  We follow up with them on the latest ventures, for our small business spotlight.  John brings a flight of whiskey, Ryan ruminates in his craft room with rum, Bronwyn is back, and Damian prepares to change up the show again.  Backstories, Brewery Bonds, Bozeman boasts, and "zoomies", on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 08, 2020
Ep. 395 - Canacopia

Our residence of "ghost" taproom Ross Island Brewing continues as our recording hot spot, while we prep for Christmas, talk turkey about our Thanksgiving feasts, drink some strange brews, and edge towards reopenings.  Ryan patches in from quarantine, John gets excited about peat again, and Damian finds a beer he doesn't like.  Brew News, Crafts, Publican dreams, infusions, and new recipes, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Dec 01, 2020
Ep. 394 - Quarantine Returns

With the lockdown back in effect here in Portland, there aren't many places left to do a beer podcast from.  Shuttered Ross Island Brewing seemed an appropriate spot for John and Damian to review some of their latest brew finds.  Including a new whisky pick from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  Ryan calls in from quarantine, John tries a New Jersey beer, Damian does last call on a recently reviewed pickle beer.  Some different fun, for a different feel, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 24, 2020