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Author: 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.
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Imperial Bottleshop

Imperial Bottleshop

2021-02-1601:18:00

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!
Leikam Brewing

Leikam Brewing

2021-02-0601:26:35

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!
Homebrew Update

Homebrew Update

2021-01-2501:19:46

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!
The Warren Report

The Warren Report

2021-01-2401:19:27

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!
Portland Winds up

Portland Winds up

2021-01-1301:05:26

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!
Brew it Forward

Brew it Forward

2021-01-0501:08:13

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!
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!
Christmas with JP

Christmas with JP

2020-12-2358:34

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!  
Closer to Christmas

Closer to Christmas

2020-12-1501:01:48

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!
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!
Ep. 395 - Canacopia

Ep. 395 - Canacopia

2020-12-0101:00:19

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!
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!
Grains of Wrath PDX

Grains of Wrath PDX

2020-11-1701:27:39

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!
Trap Door

Trap Door

2020-11-1101:33:10

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!
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.  
More Sake with Friends

More Sake with Friends

2020-10-1301:46:33

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.
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.  
Ep. 387 - Fresh Hop

Ep. 387 - Fresh Hop

2020-09-2901:17:53

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.
Montana Beer

Montana Beer

2020-09-2301:22:41

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!
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!
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fun show! the interviews with brewers are my favorite. but each week is a fun listen regardless. my commute no longer sucks. thanks Brew Happy!😂

Sep 14th
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