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A podcast about the craft brewing industry. If you like beer, cider, meads, or any other kind of tasty beverage, chances are you'll love this! Join us each week, as we meet with someone from the industry and discuss their passion.

A podcast about the craft brewing industry. If you like beer, cider, meads, or any other kind of tasty beverage, chances are you'll love this! Join us each week, as we meet with someone from the industry and discuss their passion.
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A podcast about the craft brewing industry. If you like beer, cider, meads, or any other kind of tasty beverage, chances are you'll love this! Join us each week, as we meet with someone from the industry and discuss their passion.








Ep. 334 – True Terpenes

What is a terpene? How is it used? These answers in deep rich tones by Ross Hunsinger from True Terpenes. Plus Rob Litz from Xylem Cider Works is looking forward to a big harvest and what berry good ciders it will bring. Ryan gives us the run down on North Bank Beer Week, John lays out a plan for Hop Season, Bronwyn is broadened by a botanical connection, and Damian sinks into a really grape cider. Compelling conversation, awesome applications, and terriffic tie-ins on this episode of Brew...


Ep. 333 – Mikkeller Portland popup

Mikkeller, the Danish sensation, has been a gypsy brewery since their inception in 2006. With a keen knack for interesting recipes, and provacative flavors, Mikkeller has planted their flag in multiple spots all over the globe. Sought out by many, we now have an outpost of our own here in Portland, and the fanbase just keeps growing. Manager Alex Schmittlein enlightens us on the latest pairings from their Japanese inspired kitchen, and her encounter with the artist behind Mikkeller's iconic...


Ep. 332 – The Beer Mongers turning 10

One of our favorite bottle shops is turning 10! The Beer Mongers is throwing their annual anniversary party to celebrate a decade of dedication to hundreds of beer fans, near and far. Owner Sean, joins us to explain what he loves about his community and why he wants this year's party to even bigger than ever! With a week of fun filled taste buds, and something different each day of the week, we are each looking forward to piece of the action next week. John shares about the latest Hazy Fest...


Ep. 331 – West Coast Grocery Co.

Following up with West Coast Grocery Co. It's been a little over a year since their opening and there are now barrels aging, awards, new beers, and food pairings. Owner Charlie Hyde IV talks with us about their cellaring as well as a new venture, "Bodega Beer", 3 upcoming fresh hopped beers (including a saison), watermelon wheat, and more! Damian can't wait to dive into the new $5 burger, Ryan reaches for a reserve line, Bronwyn falls in love with a new stout, John raises an eyebrow for some...


Ep. 330 – Country Malt Group

Malted barley is one of the 4 main ingredients in beer, and we have some of the best available here in the Pacific NW. Country Malt Group distributes brands like Great Western Malt and Brewcraft, to bring flavor to professional brewers and home brewers far and wide. Sales Specialist, Brittany Sturtz joins us to talk about diversity in the industry, her favorite malts, and some new flavors you might not know about. Also plenty to talk about from Vancouver Brewfest. Ryan plays with effects...


Ep. 329 – Function PDX

Pop-up events have been becoming more common, an exclusive venue of intrigue, dedicated to craft beer, and other kinds of pop-up events, Function PDX is a turnkey experience from branding, marketing, and promotion. With an appreciation for networking, Casey Armstrong carved out his own place to give brands a space to showcase their products or have closed events, like their recent "Double Tap", and upcoming event with Modern Times this Thursday. Damian talks beer clubs and bottleshares, Ryan...


Ep. 328 – Oregon Brewers Fest Untapped

Great show at Untapped Fill House after a week of beer events. Reflecting on Little Beast release, Maletis’ Fest on the the Edge, OBF from the brewers brunch, parade, and the rest. Our indepth review will give you a well rounded idea of the fun you may have missed, and definitely want to look out for on tap or at the store. We have some updates on more fun summer stuff at Uptapped, including trivia, game nights, and upcoming Barky event this Sunday. John talks about his 28 beers, Ryan gushes...


Ep. 327 – Lodge at Cascade Brewing

Art Larrance is one of the seven founding fathers of the Oregon craft beer industry. He's helped the brewpub law get passed, found Portland Brewing, the Oregon Brewers Festival (OFB), Cascade Brewing and the sour beer movement, as well as introducing the NW Sour Ale. Today we hear about the history of the man himself, his journeys accross the globe, his tribulation through untried waters against all odds, and rise of one of the most complex and misunderstood styles of beer. Last week we...


Ep. 326 – House of Sour/News from China

The House of Sour is a great name for a place where the best of Cascade Brewing's Barrel House is yours for the taking. Joined by "Big Mike" Mathis and Grant Richie to enlighten us about their bright tangy treats, their work with Surfrider PDX (non-profit), their Coral Horizon unveiling at this month's OBF, and their upcoming Raid the Cellar event. You'll be learning about the complexities of sour making, the time and patience it takes, and how certain radical ingredients require delicate...


Ep. 325 – Montavilla Brew Works

Montavilla Brew Works in east Portland may be small, but they are packing a variety of flavors. Returning guest Felicia Renniger gives us the low down on the rotating seasonals, new releases, 16oz cans, and enlightens us on their Belgian styles. Brewer/Owner Michael Kora recalls fondly his first crush brewed, his fondness for his neighborhood, and Peter Frampton. Ryan has theories about Floridians, John learns about an Alt, Damian finds a new Kolsch, and Bronwyn covets a Kettle Sour. Pastry...


Ep. 324 – Hidden Gems

One of Portland's best kept secrets, is Upright Brewing, and if you can find it, you will be introduced to one of the city's most interesting and coveted brands. Having just expanded their hours, we are invited to a private Bottleshare Meetup by our friend from Tasting Nitch (Video Blog), featuring some of her favorite picks smuggled in from accross the pond (Arbor Ales, Pressure Drop Brewing, and Trappisten Abtei-Tropfen). Speaking with Head Brewer and Upright Brewing's founder Alex Ganum...


Ep. 323 – Unipiper Untapped

This week the Untapped Fill House recieves us as the Unipiper joins in with his friends from Portland Brewing Bruce Kehe and Eric Steen, to talk about his latest release again, this time in collage covered cans. Bruce tells us about how you can find Portland Brewing beer including the Unipiper release, through their BeerFinder app, as the Unipiper considers a career in Pro-Wrestling. You can still join the Unipiper by becoming a member of his non-profit, Weird Portland United and support his...


Ep. 322 – Cider Summit 2019

Cider Summit is upon us! Event wrangler, Chris Crabb joins us to talk about Cider Summit with Jeff Parrish from Portland Cider as we meet in NW Portland at New West Cider and Sasquatch Brewing's with Ryan Nicolai. Cider Summit has a phenolically phenomenal time in store for cider fans coming up this week for this year's dog friendly event. We are enlightened to discuss some of the technical processes, regulations, politics, and other elements of cider making, and later we reveal some of the...


Ep. 321 – Portland Beer Week and Imperial Yeast

Imperial Yeast's Casey Helwig is back to propagate more brew news during Portland Beer Week, and we have some great new breweries to check out. We get to meet Matt White from Beachcrest Brewing out on the coast, and Nate Ross from Bevel Brewing out of Bend. Theses fledgling brands are turning some heads in their local markets, and they are here to tell you theiur story. Warren Wills joins us to share his Portland Beer Week experience, plus Nicole from Tasting Nitch drops in on us as well....


Ep. 320 – MadCow Brewing and Portland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is upon us, and MadCow Brewing is ready. founder and event organizer Ezra Johnson-Greenough has had a busy time wrangling up some fantastic events for this year's lineup, and you get to cherry pick along with us. Plus East Portland/Gresham brewery is ready to roll out their new canning line, and owner/founder Jason Blair has brought us all a sneak peek for us to share with you. John is gone to find beer in Seattle, Bronwyn is off to Florida, Damian gets a...


Ep. 319 – McPolanders

Returning to the McPolanders Taproom and Guesthouse to check out their new Blichman homebrew system. This couple loves to home brew and collect delicious beers, we get to talk about some of their new brew gear while we try some of their best tap handles and bottles from their very full cooler. Funhouse Brews' Jason Rizos drops in on his neighbors to share events, beer releases and other things to know about coming up soon, as we roll with the season. Ryan recalls the raspberry bomb, Damian...


Ep. 318 – Headquarters

We decided to do the bottleshare at Brew Happy Headquarters this week while and invite some of our friends over for some Brew Happy times with Jason Rizos of Funhouse Brews. Jason enlightens us about a new distributor in town called High Road Distrbution, and give us some insight into his process. John brings a surprise from Great Notion Brewing, Damian stumbles through some production hurdles, Ryan wants to turn his garage into a brewery, Bronwyn gets excited about a certain collab beer by...


Ep. 317 – The Warren Report

McMenamins Mondays are back! Ringlers Annex Bar is one of our favorite spots, Jose is one of our favorite bartenders, and Warren Wills is one of our favorite guests, and he's back to give us another "Warren Report". He's got updates for us about Mad Cow Brewing, Leikam Brewing, Dirty Pretty Brewing, Back Pedal Brewing, Culmination Brewing, and Upper Lip and Tin Bucket Taproom have a joint anniversary. We also get to enjoy McMenamins Berlinerweisses traditionally presented by Jose with fruit...


Ep. 316 – The Labrewatory of Portland Kettle Works

Tank fabricators are essential to a growing industry, but not many have their own experimental brewhouse. Labrewatory is the playground that showcases what brewers can do when they buy from Portland Kettle Works. Owner, Thad Fisco met a need almost ten years ago and still loves making new systems and learning more way to innovate new designs. Head Brewer, Dr. Nick Herrera may be the new guy, but he is bringing keen insight and experience to the table, with his balanced Belgian styles and...


Ep. 315 – The Staley Stance

We return to Rogue East, and get the crew together for a recap. Also back by popular demand, Belching Beaver beer, tales of Omaha's craft beer goodness, and another Staley Stance by Clay Staley, this time on pub food. Ryan talks about his juicy goodness, Clay likes to bathe in yeast, John jumps at the Rogue's Rolling Thunder Whiskey, Bronwyn gets wistful about Backwoods' salmon spread, and Damian says farewell to his favorite Rogue cook. Nebraska love, peanut butter, pairings, and daring...