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 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.

Episodes

September 21, 2021 78 min

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!

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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.

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September 7, 2021 71 min

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!

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August 31, 2021 50 min

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!

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August 24, 2021 76 min

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...

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August 17, 2021 70 min

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!

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August 10, 2021 89 min

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!

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August 3, 2021 43 min

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

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July 27, 2021 83 min

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

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June 8, 2021 60 min

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!

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May 25, 2021 74 min

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 ...

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May 18, 2021 51 min

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 f...

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May 10, 2021 82 min

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", Dam...

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May 4, 2021 85 min

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!

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April 26, 2021 72 min

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!

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April 20, 2021 91 min

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!

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April 13, 2021 73 min

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 cle...

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April 6, 2021 78 min

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...

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March 15, 2021 90 min

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!

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March 9, 2021 63 min

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...

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