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.

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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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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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March 2, 2021 77 min

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...

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February 23, 2021 69 min

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!

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February 16, 2021 78 min

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...

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February 6, 2021 86 min

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!

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January 25, 2021 79 min

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...

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January 24, 2021 79 min

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!

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January 13, 2021 65 min

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!

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January 5, 2021 68 min

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!

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December 29, 2020 75 min

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!

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December 23, 2020 58 min

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!  

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December 15, 2020 61 min

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 ...

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December 8, 2020 81 min

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 prepar...

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