The Brew Happy Show

The Brew Happy Show

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.


March 29, 2023 89 min

Many blessings from the new Reverend Nat's Hard Cider House on SE 35th & Division. Classic decor, food carts nearby, and a perfect location for a locally celebrated cidery. Ryan recommends the citrus, Damian, and John brings a buttery Scotch. New digs, new ciders, an upcoming Night of a thousand Tepaches and more on this episode of Brew Happy!

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Returning guest and master of sales, Tim Ensign, and Production Manager Kevin Haney hosting us this week from Steeplejack Brewing's first of 3 locations. Plenty of new beers and events coming your way this season. John talks winning strategy, Ryan hints at a gift, and Damian enjoys aromatics. Stouts, lagers, and Rye IPAs with Grand Fir tips on this episode of Brew Happy.

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March 16, 2023 87 min

This week we celebrate our home brewing community with our special guest Mark Gillette from F.H. Steinbart home brew supply.  Portland Brewers Collective is organizing competitions and events for you home brewers our there. Ryan reports on a drag show at Heathen Brewing, John layers up for some chill beers, and Damian delights in a Scarlet Ale. So much banter and fun facts, on this Brew Happy episode!

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March 9, 2023 81 min

Now with over 500 episodes under our belt, the best place to celebrate is The Beer Mongers new location on SE 11th Ave. We are joined by beer fan Don Shite, Craft Beer Scribe Warren Wills, and the OG Beer Monger himself, Sean Campbell. Ryan nearly gets through the Brew News, Damian enjoys the best cellared cider of all time, and John gives away one of his rare beers. With special thanks to Rob's Pretzel Palace for the tasty pretzel...

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March 3, 2023 75 min

We end February here at Pono Brew Labs, but even if Stout Month comes to an end, we just can't put them down. On the heels of the SheBrew ProAm and the Festival and other events coming up, we are already filling up our March calendar. Ryan has musical mash-ups, Damian admires some glassware, John has to prioritize. So much to plan for including our own anniversary party, coming up on this Brew Happy podcast.

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February 28, 2023 58 min

Well Stout month is going well for Damian as his fridge fills with more stouts than he can drink. But the crew arrives to help, and review some of these fine libations. Ryan adds botanicals, John reveals his favorite whiskey, Damian deals with some interesting flavors. Nothing short on taste when it comes to this stout hearted episode of Brew Happy!

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February 14, 2023 81 min

It's Stout Month that we love for Valentine's Day. To celebrate Stout Month (February) a pick of two from an all star line-up. We each have 7 different Abyss Series as well as an Oud Bruin from Ecliptic, Tough Love from Crux, a holiday beer and others to choose from. John raves about the latest at Function PDX, Ryan is feeling the love, and Damian has to decide which stout is loveliest of all. Pairing up with your favorite brew has...

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February 7, 2023 72 min

With events like SheBrew, Stout Bout, Zwicklemania, Dark Arts, and others coming up, it's impossible to make them all. John gets excited about zwickles, Damian savors Stout Month, and Ryan goes from sour to stout in 2 beers. Stout Month is kicking off in Brew Happy style on this week episode!

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February 6, 2023 85 min

Vice Beer is the place to go in Vancouver. Owner Mike Perozzo tells us about the latest collabs and local lore with Pizza Schmizza, Jim & Patty's Coffee, Stemma Brewing, Kings and Daughters, Threshold, and more. Damian is holding on to stout season, Ryan has a real estate realization, and John loves downtown Vancouver. Come North of the river for all sorts of Brew Happy fun on this week's episode.

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January 26, 2023 70 min

John and Ryan travel to Chuckanut to drink the new Italian Pilsner and barley wine while Damian is away. Lots of excitement over the news segment as a show favorite steps back into the brewing spotlight. John gears up for the Super Bowl while Ryan awaits the Brew Happy fest beer to be done, on this episode of Brew Happy!

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January 19, 2023 93 min

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!

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January 14, 2023 86 min

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 ...

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January 8, 2023 90 min

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!

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December 26, 2022 39 min

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!

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December 25, 2022 69 min

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!

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December 15, 2022 76 min

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!

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December 9, 2022 74 min

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!

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December 2, 2022 80 min

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 podca...

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November 24, 2022 68 min

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!

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November 18, 2022 90 min

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 ev...

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