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The Brew Happy Show

100 EpisodesProduced by Damian DeBuiserWebsite

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 pairin… read more

100 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Summer Fun

June 30th, 2022

1:19:27

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, …

Great Scot!

June 23rd, 2022

1:31:16

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 …

Post Memorial at McPolanders

June 8th, 2022

1:30:01

Revisiting the McPolanders Taproom is always a good idea, especially after Memorial Weekend and a beer adventure in San Francisco. A SheBrew follow …

Steeplejack Brewing

May 26th, 2022

1:14:53

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, …

John's off to Scotland

May 18th, 2022

1:01:46

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 …

Back at Backwoods

May 11th, 2022

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 …

Instagram interrupted

May 4th, 2022

1:22:26

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 …

Rick Rolled again

April 27th, 2022

1:16:44

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 …

Oregon Beer Awards are back 2022!

April 13th, 2022

1:20:39

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 …

Tropic Chronic and Vaping Beers?

April 6th, 2022

1:07:21

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 …

Post Low at Vault 31

March 30th, 2022

1:29:37

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 …

John Williams pairings

March 23rd, 2022

1:08:12

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 …

Goodbye Hales Ales

March 16th, 2022

1:01:42

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 …

West Coast Grocery

March 9th, 2022

1:31:32

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 …

Post Valentine

February 23rd, 2022

1:12:29

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 …

Mashing Barriers

February 13th, 2022

1:14:16

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 …

Stouts, Sweets, and Sherry

February 2nd, 2022

1:11:15

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 …

A Tasting for Two

February 2nd, 2022

1:21:23

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 …

New Drinks and Great Places!

January 26th, 2022

1:09:26

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 …

Bull Run Cider at P-Nut

January 19th, 2022

1:14:10

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 …

SheBrew is back at McPolanders

January 12th, 2022

1:20:24

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 …

New Year New Season

January 5th, 2022

1:02:42

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 …

New Year plans at Chuckanut

December 29th, 2021

1:03:24

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 …

Holiday Festivus 2021

December 22nd, 2021

1:12:15

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, …

Back at Ben's

December 15th, 2021

1:00:59

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 …

Chill n Fill is big!

December 15th, 2021

1:08:43

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 …

Final Draft with Mike and Kim

December 2nd, 2021

1:22:25

After hours in Vancouver at Final Draft Taphouse, owners Mike and Kimberly always prepare a perfectly curated draft list. Curb your thirst and hear …

Thanksgiving 2021

November 23rd, 2021

1:14:59

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 …

Rev Nat and Nitch

November 16th, 2021

1:38:16

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 …

The Warren Report

November 10th, 2021

1:15:34

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 …

Full Throttle Bottles

November 1st, 2021

1:25:41

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 …

Level 3

October 26th, 2021

1:18:56

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 …

Full Moon Rising

October 19th, 2021

1:10:57

At Culmination Brewing the crew gets together for another tasting. John is excited about some sherry cask Clynelish, Ryan has some interesting …

Homebrew Update

October 12th, 2021

1:11:09

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 …

Birthday Bonanza!

October 5th, 2021

1:06:29

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 …

Brew Happy Couple in Washington

October 1st, 2021

36:14

This week, Damian and Bronwyn share their latest adventures in Washington beers during her birthday week! Impressive new locations, and popular …

North Bank Beer Week

September 21st, 2021

1:18:56

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 …

McPolanders with Jeremie

September 14th, 2021

1:30:57

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 …

Brian Collins comes to town

September 7th, 2021

1:11:17

This week we introduce Damian's brother, Brian Collins. Visiting from SoCal, on a whirlwind tour of the PacNW. Share their adventures from Centralia …

Fresh Hops for JP and Me!

August 31st, 2021

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 …

Summer Second Wind

August 24th, 2021

1:16:24

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 …

National Rum Day

August 17th, 2021

1:10:32

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. …

Jeff Alworth

August 10th, 2021

1:29:11

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 …

Crew Talk

August 3rd, 2021

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 …

Downtown Portland is Back!

July 27th, 2021

1:23:21

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 …

Culmination Cans

June 8th, 2021

1:00:42

After a nice long Memorial vacation the crew reunites to celebrate the Culmination canning line kick-off.  John returns from Denver with news of …

Oreogn Beer Awards 2021

May 25th, 2021

1:14:32

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.  …

House Spirits goes Westward

May 18th, 2021

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 …

The End for COVID

May 10th, 2021

1:22:03

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, …

Bull Run Cider

May 4th, 2021

1:25:32

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.  …

Culmination Brewing

April 26th, 2021

1:12:57

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 …

Homebrew Update

April 20th, 2021

1:31:17

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 …

Beer Goddess of Portland

April 13th, 2021

1:13:06

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 …

The Warren Report

April 6th, 2021

1:18:24

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 …

Saint Patrick's Day

March 15th, 2021

1:30:02

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 …

West Coast Grocery

March 9th, 2021

1:03:29

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 …

SheBrew 2021

March 2nd, 2021

1:17:34

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 …

Door Drops by JP

February 23rd, 2021

1:09:54

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 …

Imperial Bottleshop

February 16th, 2021

1:18:00

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 …

Leikam Brewing

February 6th, 2021

1:26:35

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 …

Homebrew Update

January 25th, 2021

1:19:46

Check out these latest in homebrewing with returning guest Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) and faithful employee of F.H. …

The Warren Report

January 24th, 2021

1:19:27

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 …

Portland Winds up

January 13th, 2021

1:05:26

Some new and interesting things are percolating in Portland.  Things are slowly waking up and we know where to go!  Ryan intersperses different …

Brew it Forward

January 5th, 2021

1:08:13

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 …

Ep. 399 - End of Year Round up

December 29th, 2020

1:15:02

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 …

Christmas with JP

December 23rd, 2020

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 …

Closer to Christmas

December 15th, 2020

1:01:48

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 …

Bozeman, Birthdays, and Beer Bonds

December 8th, 2020

1:21:35

Moving towards the next holiday at Backpedal Brewery and Lounge.  With brewer (and birthday boy) Darren Provenzano from fledgling Fracture Brewing, …

Ep. 395 - Canacopia

December 1st, 2020

1:00:19

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.  …

Ep. 394 - Quarantine Returns

November 24th, 2020

1:11:54

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 …

Grains of Wrath PDX

November 17th, 2020

1:27:39

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 …

Trap Door

November 11th, 2020

1:33:10

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 …

Warren Returns

November 3rd, 2020

1:16:28

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 …

Ep. - Coin Toss Brewing

October 20th, 2020

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 …

More Sake with Friends

October 13th, 2020

1:46:33

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 …

Ep. 388 - North Bank Beer Week

October 6th, 2020

1:16:37

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 …

Ep. 387 - Fresh Hop

September 29th, 2020

1:17:53

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 …

Montana Beer

September 23rd, 2020

1:22:41

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.  …

John Paul's Smokin' Birthday

September 15th, 2020

1:25:09

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 …

Hot Sauce and Stories from Vietnam

September 9th, 2020

1:30:05

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 …

Fresh Hops and New Songs

September 1st, 2020

1:20:43

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.  …

Ep. 382 - Rad Pop and Jamaican Rum

August 25th, 2020

1:16:18

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 …

Ep. 381 - Whiskey Tribe

August 17th, 2020

1:32:45

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 …

Ep. 380 - Landmass Wines

August 11th, 2020

1:22:39

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 …

Ep. 379 - Craft Brew Consortium

August 6th, 2020

1:32:17

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 …

Ep. 378 - Orox Leather

July 29th, 2020

1:16:16

At Orox Leather we explore the artisinal parallels of products that orbit beer culture. Beyond coasters, wine and beer holsters, tote bags, bar …

Ep. 377 - Final Draft survives

July 22nd, 2020

1:25:15

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 …

Ep. 376 - Threshold Brewing

July 15th, 2020

1:28:29

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 …

Ep. 375 - New School Beer

July 8th, 2020

1:27:10

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 …

Ep. 374 - Staley Stance is back

June 30th, 2020

1:28:37

Our community has been affected by so much lately. It's been tough, with a pandemic, global protests, tent cities, murder hornets, yet we continue to …

Ep. 373 - Rob's Pretzels

June 23rd, 2020

1:14:26

Thirsty people get hungry, and hungry people need pretzels. At least that's what Rob Brown, thinks. This lawyer turned baker has a passion for food, good beer and feeding people. He's partnering up with small pubs to …

Ep. 372 - Jeff Alworth

June 16th, 2020

1:22:40

Jeff Alworth walks over to Culmination Brewing this week to regale us with his worldly journeys, and lend some perspective on the ebb and flow of …

Ep. 371 - COVID Survivors

June 9th, 2020

1:13:25

Some of our favorite businesses won't be around any longer, but some have survived this crisis. This week entreprenuer Andrea Lins, owner of Brewcycle Tours, Backpedal Brewing, BrewBarge, and Brew Stop shop. Luckily she …

Ep. 370 - COVID Reopenings

June 2nd, 2020

1:22:19

As businesses begin to welcome back employees and customers we've celebrated with some food pairings. Tomas fires up the smoker at Culmination …

Ep. 369 - COVID Consumers

May 26th, 2020

1:18:17

Bringing the talk back to our local market, at Uptown Beer Co. to raise a glass with Josh Johnson as we speak candidly about the tough calls and …

Ep. 368 - COVID International

May 19th, 2020

1:17:25

What affect has this virus had on International commerce? Red Gillen, a Japanese beer and culture blogger has shifted his tours to online webinars, …

Ep. 367 - COVID Distribution

May 12th, 2020

1:10:39

How can beer get to you, and how does it change the industry? This and other questions, with special guest Drew Worden from Columbia Distributing, …

Ep. 366 - COVID Strategy

May 5th, 2020

58:22

What the PPP Loans mean for small businesses, employees, and future implications. What restuaranteur Ben Dyer from Your Restaurant Group, and Financier David Nighawan have to weigh in on strategies being used to …

Ep. 365 - COVID Antibodies

April 28th, 2020

58:42

Posting up again at Culmination Brewing, we follow up about their delivery service, and their latest news on their PPP Loan. Mark Gillette streams in …

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