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The Brew Happy Show
73 minutes | a month ago
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!
78 minutes | a month ago
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!
90 minutes | 2 months ago
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!
63 minutes | 2 months ago
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!
78 minutes | 2 months ago
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!
70 minutes | 3 months ago
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!
78 minutes | 3 months ago
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!
87 minutes | 3 months ago
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!
80 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
79 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
65 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
68 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
75 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
59 minutes | 5 months ago
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!
62 minutes | 5 months ago
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!
82 minutes | 5 months ago
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!
60 minutes | 5 months ago
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!
72 minutes | 6 months ago
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!
88 minutes | 6 months ago
Grains of Wrath PDX
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!
93 minutes | 6 months ago
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!
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