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 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.

Episode Date
JP's Behemoth Birthday
01:08:19

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
01:04:26

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
01:29:08

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
01:19:53

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
01:27:42

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
04:41

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
01:16:29

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
01:05:52

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
01:19:02

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
01:33:43

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
01:19:27

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!
01:31:16

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
01:30:23
Jun 16, 2022
Post Memorial at McPolanders
01:30:01

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
01:14:53

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
01:01:46

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
53:51

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
01:22:26

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
01:16:44

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!
01:20:39

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?
01:07:21

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
01:29:37

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
01:08:12

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
01:01:42

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
01:31:32

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
01:12:29

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
01:14:16

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
01:21:23

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
01:11:15

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!
01:09:26

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
01:14:10

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
01:20:24

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
01:02:42

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
01:03:24

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
01:12:15

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!
01:08:43

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
01:00:59

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
01:22:25

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
01:14:59

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
01:38:16

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
01:15:34

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
01:25:41

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
01:18:56

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
01:10:57

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
01:11:09

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!
01:06:29

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
36:14

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
01:18:56

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
01:30:57

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
01:11:17

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!
50:08

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
01:16:24

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
01:10:32

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
01:29:11

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
43:38

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!
01:23:21

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
01:00:42

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
01:14:32

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
51:10

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
01:22:03

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
01:25:32

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
01:12:57

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
01:31:17

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
01:13:06

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
01:18:24

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
01:30:02

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
01:03:29

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
01:17:34

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
01:09:54

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
01:18:00

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
01:26:35

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
01:19:46

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
01:19:27

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
01:05:26

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
01:08:13

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
01:15:02

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
58:34

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
01:01:48

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
01:21:35

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
01:00:19

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
01:11:54

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
Grains of Wrath PDX
01:27:39

With avid interest, we follow the careers of certain brewers that stand out in a sea of hops and barley.  Returning guest, Michael Hunsaker has definitely had our attention.  His long journey from East to the West will work up your thirst, but don't worry their newest location will yield more beer, to help your holiday cheer.  Damian also returns, shaking off a somber stretch on the opposite coast with some of his favorite beer styles, Ryan learns to rock a bit harder, and Mike attenuates a new brew deck. Focused distribution straddles two sides of the Columbia River, this week, on Brew Happy!

Nov 17, 2020
Trap Door
01:33:10

At Trap Door Brewing the crew met with Brian Shull, owner and founder. Hear about his solar origins, lineage to Great Western Malting, and other members of his generational beer community. Michael Perozzo returns to chat about the events and releases, head brewer, Kyle Larsen weighs in, formerly of Double Mountain and Siren in the UK. John and Ryan lap a literary drink, and even try getting pickled again! Hard seltzer, Nut Tree beers, Pearl Jam, the Rolling Stones, and the rise of dark beers, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 11, 2020
Warren Returns
01:16:28

In Vancouver at Ben's Bottleshop, the crew gets together with Warren Wills the Craft Beer Scribe to talk shop.  Warren reminisces his summer travels, John tells us what he thinks of Stifler's Mom, Ryan gets Cider Happy.  Kviek beers, German beers, Polish beers, sherry, and even Pickle Rick beers on this episode of Brew Happy!

Nov 03, 2020
Ep. - Coin Toss Brewing
54:20

History is sometimes made with a coin toss.  At least that's what Tim Hohl at Coin Toss Brewing will tell you.  He and his taproom manager Melissa Meinz have been hard at work on making more room for patrons as the new season unfolds.  Damian desires a a new berry in his beer, John discovers the last of the fresh hop beers, Bronwyn is plum delighted to return to the show.  New windows, innovations, and more for beer on this episode of Brew Happy.  

Oct 20, 2020
More Sake with Friends
01:46:33

Jake Lien from Momokawa is back with more sake and Darren Provenzano has some mid-west sake to share.  Last visit we focused more on pairings, so this time we learn more about etiquette, culture, and different styles and schools of thought.  Ryan rocks out to some new jams, John brings Pickle Rick, Tomas beat boxes, and Damian learns more about the afterlife.  Good questions, better backstory, and breaking down stigmas, on this episode of Brew Happy.

Oct 13, 2020
Ep. 388 - North Bank Beer Week
01:16:37

What other place to better celebrate North Bank Beer Week, than Ben's Bottleshop?  The Vancouver beer scene has been stepping up over the years to rival Portland, and it shows.  We have quite the array of fresh-hopped beers and some other tasty treats.  Damian doesn't chug, Ryan dresses everyone alike, and John brings up the rear with handcrafted Swedish spirits.  Birthday boys ahead, and plenty of praises for new hoppy beers, on this episode of Brew Happy.  

Oct 06, 2020
Ep. 387 - Fresh Hop
01:17:53

Tomas Sluiter talks about his new heated patio space being installed, and Darren Provenzano returns with Sante Adarius Rustic Ales from his Californian cellar.  Ryan learns about Teitons, Damian brings fresh hopped beers from Untapped Beer House, and Bronwyn sets out to make the patio space green for Culmination Brewing.  The freshest of hops, rare gifts shared, and sexy trees, on this episode of Brew Happy.

Sep 29, 2020
Montana Beer
01:22:41

After a smokey week in Portland half the crew escapes across the Rocky Mountains to find beer in another region of the States.  Our favorite couple can't stop gushing about her Montana trip and the tasty beer they had.  Ryan brings his passion for cider, John throws down with espresso to the fourth power, Damian learns what a tamarack is, and Bronwyn get into fresh hopped beers.  Puppies, gifts, and new Patreon members, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 23, 2020
John Paul's Smokin' Birthday
01:25:09

This week at Brew Happy Headquarters, the crew gets together to hide from the wild fire smoke and drink some fresh hopped beers.  John Paul is no slouch when it comes to Hop Season, and this year is no different, he even brought the Brew Happy Mystery Hops from his garden.  Ryan shares a dark aged treat from Golden Valley, Damian has a guest appearance on the Fat Josh show, and John celebrates another youthful holiday.  Birthdays, fresh hops, and iconic glassware, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 15, 2020
Hot Sauce and Stories from Vietnam
01:30:05

Darren Provenzano may be one of Portland's newest brewers, but he's been around a brew deck before.  This week he brings some hot sauce and Beachwood beers he picked out.  Tomas provides some logistical insight and musical ambiance.  Ryan is shy with his guitar, Damian bring goodies from Beer Mongers too.  Unusual pairings, new beers and fresh tunes, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Sep 09, 2020
Fresh Hops and New Songs
01:20:43

Another stop at our local bottle shop, The Beer Mongers reveals some fresh flavors.  Tomas and Darren regale us with tales of their latest projects within the Craft Beverage Consortium, the search for fresh hops.  Damian unveils the new theme song, Ryan loves Level Beer, John investigates the latest fresh hopped treats.  New terminology, book pairings, artist props, and fresh hops, on this episode of Brew Happy.

Sep 01, 2020
Ep. 382 - Rad Pop and Jamaican Rum
01:16:18

We continue exploring more brews this week with some local love for the Rad Pop, some surprise sours from one of our favorite local shops, and some more spirits from John's club.  Damian brings the dog, Ryan loves off-mic cookies, John supplies the strong stuff. Plenty of rhymes,  and Prosts of appreciation, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Aug 25, 2020
Ep. 381 - Whiskey Tribe
01:32:45
More crossover fun with spirits! John brings it every week, but this time we are going to focus on a few of his favorite things from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Tomas joins in with some beer and a surprise food pairing from Rob's Pretzels, that wasn't pretzels. Ryan loves nuts, Bronwyn has an eye opening experience, and Damian finds a beer he'd rather not talk about. Super spirits, fried rice, and finely aged Rainier beer, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 380 - Landmass Wines
01:22:39
Crossovers are fun, especially witn Melanie Schmidt from Landmass Wines, and Faye from Dimos Pizza. Two local businesses that orbit the brewing industry, and bring delicious treats to your table. Tomas and Darren bring cheese and something smoked to pair with our wine tasting. Ryan likes hoppy Battleground beers, Damian brings a Trapdoor treat, and John has spirits. Exclusive location and the search for someone to take over Ross Island Brewing, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 379 - Craft Brew Consortium
01:32:17
Simmering beneath the heat of a Portland summer are some cold treats brewing at the new Craft Brew Consortium (former Mikkeller pop-up, and Burnside Brewing). Brewer Darren Provenzano makes his debute as they roll out the Juliett brand, featuring their newest preview of their Blonde, alongside their Hazy IPA. Both sessionable and marking their reliance on tried and true hops like Crystal, Cascade, Meridian and a simple well balanced grain build. Ryan loses his teeth, Damian finds a blonde. International trade discussion as well as Classic rock, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Aug 06, 2020
Ep. 378 - Orox Leather
01:16:16
At Orox Leather we explore the artisinal parallels of products that orbit beer culture. Beyond coasters, wine and beer holsters, tote bags, bar aprons, but the fanciest beer koozies you've ever seen, and so much more! Plus beer adventures at Topwire Hop Project, and a beer release from Ruse Brewing you might want after dinner. Bronwyn admires the plant hangers, Damian dons a cap, John brings a rare spirit, and Ryan auctions a table. Hoppy treats, history, and heritage, on this crossover episode of Brew Happy!
Jul 29, 2020
Ep. 377 - Final Draft survives
01:25:15
Always nice to cath up with the crew and hear about recent adventures. Final Draft Taphouse is a perfect place to do that. Kimberly and Mike Bolt will tell you all about the best collabs on draft and how they've been turning the tide for their little community as they keep churning out those crowlers and other recent releases. Bronwyn is back from Sauvie Island, Damian brings some sour fun from Modern Times, John is relieved not to have to drive far, and it's Ryan's turn to bring some spirits. Good comedy, close friends, and tasting etiquette, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 376 - Threshold Brewing
01:28:29
From Threshold Brewing, the ever articulate Sara Syzmanski let's us in on the latest "Black is Beautiful" beers, as well as more of their lineup, and their Brewer, Jarek pops in at the end, to tell us all how it started. Tomas Sluiter nestles us into the new spot for his latest project, and his wife April is reintroduced. Damian finds a grissette, Ryan is cheesy, John craves pecan coconut pancakes, and Bronwyn wants to make ring tones. Enunciating difficult names, drinking easy beers, and Happier Meals with prizes, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Jul 15, 2020
Ep. 375 - New School Beer
01:27:10
Ezra Johnson-Greenough from New School Beer blog, visits with us to give perspective and insight to the changing landscape of our beer community and how some of our favorite businesses have managed to thrive. Tomas Sluiter reveals the destiny for the old Burnside Brewing location, and the Craft Brew Consortium that will follow, a home for creative professional brewers to create their brand. Ryan returns with Road Beers, Damian agrees to clean draft lines, John brings something special. Shared moments, beer deliveries, and hope emerging on our horizon, on this episode of Brew Happy!
Jul 08, 2020