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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. 258 - The Brew Happy Show

After a week off (due to illness) we reconvene at Proper Pint Taproom with Lucas Banks from Running Man Distribution. Lucas gives us his top 5, and what's hot on the distribution docket. We relax in hand made custom furnishings, pizza pairings with beer, and more Brew News. John and Ryan compete for which Juicy IPA is best, Damian loves Special Brownies from Coalition, Nitch shares her art work, Bronwyn discovers Triple Stack by Great Notion. Bridge City Pizza and Baby Metal on this episode...


Ep, 257 - The Brew Happy Show

This week McMenamins Monday this month kicks off as the Edgfield's sprawling location invites the crew to hang with talented brewers Will Gather, Matt Bergfield, Dave Kosanke, and Shane Kono in the brewery, and discuss the some barrel aged beers for next year, us other goodies. Matt and the boys enlighten us on the collective efforts of McMenamins brewers as well as unique seasonals, one-offs with a cult following, and the advantages of having on-site bakery, winery, and distillery. Also,...


Ep. 256 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we talk about SheBrew at the McPolanders Taproom & Guesthouse with organizer Jenn McPoland, graphic guru Christine Garcia, and Human Rights Campaign coordinator Shannon Scott. There's a lot of talented ladies making beer, and SheBrew is having a party about it, so don't miss out on these beers. Bronwyn leads a great interview, Ryan picks out some great tunes for a music pairing, John reports on the Hilsdale Brewfest, Clay has a pop-up food event to share, SheBrew shares a Lyft...


Ep. 255 - The Brew Happy Show

This week in NW Portland, Sasquatch Brewing's newest location in conjunction with New West Ciders. Head Brewer Ryan Nicolai and Assistant Brewer Madeleine McCarthy lead us through their journey making great beer AND cider. Ryan N. has a new member of family, Maddy has a crush on Stevie Nicks, Damian drinks How Now, John wins a new trivia game, Bronwyn anticipates glitter in her beer, Ryan F. gets cancer from purple nurples. Discounts for mentioning us on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 254 - The Brew Happy Show

This week, we head into SW Portland to John's Marketplace to meet up with Three Creeks Brewing's newest regional sales rep, Felicia Reninger. She brought us a bottle of Frontier Justice, a Rye Whisky Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. Ryan is over whelmed by beer, John wants a tin sign, Damian rebounds from Stout Bout. Dark beers and popular music pairings in this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 253 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we kick off McMenamin Monday for February. After last week's shocking news, we get our bearings straight for the rest of the month, and prepare for the 5th annual Stout Bout! Ryan laments the loss of a Fraiser cast member, John is bummed about a missing hoppy beer on the taplist, and Damian is excited to bring the crew out to Edgefield. Flp flop beers and Stout Bout near on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 252 - The Brew Happy Show

This week Clay Staley fights traffic after a particularly disconcerting day working for General Distributors Inc. We are caught aloof by news of this long time champion of craft beer being asimilated by Columbia Distributors. Ryan eats his words and winds up buying Clay's beer after all, John recounts his coverage of the Coffee Beer Invitational, Bronwyn has to work late, and Damian spies Pliny the Elder on the tap list. Corporate takeovers and new delicious beers on this episode of Brew...


Ep. 251 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we visit Zoiglhaus and congratulate Alan Taylor on his big win at GABF for his Pils. We learn about yeast blending and water emulation, plus even more about one of Portland's most talented brewers and the 3 breweries he operates. Bronwyn has to work late, John enjoys a German beer, Damian falls for a WeizenDoppleBock. and Ryan can't wait to put a sausage in his mouth. German beers and technical terminology on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 250 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we head towards the airport to check out Level Beer in East Portland with Shane Watterson. Not only are they close enough to snag a beer before/after a plane flight, you can advance your gaming strategy. Ryan misses the brewery tour, John enjoys the spacious heated patio, Bronwyn explodes over the Chocolate Dynamite, Damian gets to reminisce with one of his favorite brewers. Tasty beers and achievements unlocked on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 249 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we visit Imperial Bottleshop's new NE Alberta St location with veteran brewer Charles Porter, to talk about his new venture, Little Beast Rare Beers. Known for his ability to harmonize multiple yeast strains, Charles reveals why he's wild about yeast. Ryan falls in love, John favors a dry sour, Bronwyn talks cheese with Brenda, and Damian talks about some new breweries to look out for from's list. Sexy sweet and dry sours and happy endings on this episode of...


Ep. 248 - The Brew Happy Show

This week the crew gets all misty about their New Years plans and resolutions. A brief review on's list of closing brew locations, and 2018 beer release calendars. Ryan drinks all of his beer, John forgets to bring cigars, Bronwyn avoids spoilers for Star Wars, and Damian is excited about upcoming Stout Bout. New Year celebrations and farewell to some brew destinations on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 247 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we take a break to be with our families for the holiday season. But we leave you with this short holiday message with one of our most frequent and longest running guests. Holiday wishes and sweet Brew Happy dreams on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 246 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we head over to the Breakside Brewing's most recent Slabtown location to talk with Head Brewer, Ben Edmunds about award winning beers, and what it's like to run 3 brewery locations at the same time. Brew Happy has been following the success of this fantastic company since the beginning, listen in as Ben takes us from Breakside's inception, to current. Damian remembers the first location fondly, Bronwyn is nuts about the Nuttella Coffee Porter, Ryan is impressed with a grain...


Ep. 245 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we hang out with Mark Gillette from the Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) and F.H. Stienbart Co. respectively. Planning out the holidays can be tough, but sometimes the right beer can help you through. With the holidays approaching we discuss our different strategies. Ryan dispenses the lore behind the 'pot luck', Damian voices his support for Old Town Brewing, John gets to find out what's going on with Fat Head's Portland location, Bronwyn can't wait for Christmas beers, and...


Ep. 244 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we kick off McMenamin Mondays at historic Ringlers Annex Bar just West of Zeus Cafe under the Crystal Hotel. Our Special guest this week is Crystal Brewery acolyte Stephen Harper to tell us about some of his favorite varietals and why he loves working for McMenamins. Ryan is grateful for good beer after a rough day at work, Damian gets wistful about Brew Happy times at Al's Den, Bronwyn is excited about a brew tank named Bronwyn, and John is super stoked about the array of...


Ep. 243 - The Brew Happy Show

This week at Rogue East (Green Dragon), we celebrate craft beer locations passing into obscurity. A fond farewell to Lompoc's Hedge House, and Christopher Walkin recalls Amnesia Brewing memories with the Mayor. A Rogue birthday party for Stephanie, Ryan almost throws down with Christopher Walkin, John finds blueberry beers at Flyboy, Bronwyn seduces Damian with Gigantic's Most Premium. Monkey King and Brew Happy highlights on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 242 - The Brew Happy Show

This week at Upper Lip with returning guest Trevor Thurston, from Highstreet Homebrew Club, to talk about the St. Johns Ale Trail, Stormbreaker, Brewed Oregon, and more. John brings a trippy can of something special, Ryan gets too much tang, Bronwyn pulls a strong beer from the case, and Damian finds out the back story on Stormbreaker's newest location. Ale trails and new brews on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 241 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we soar across the river for Flyboy Brewing's Vancouver location, with owners Christina and Jeremy Michalowsky and returning guest Michelle Faubian from Sib Branding. John walks over from his Vancouver store, Ryan discovers a new sour, Damian has a new job, and Bronwyn picks a red for Damian We go to great heights for good food and beers on this episode of Brew Happy!


Ep. 240 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we have returning guest Mark Gillette from Portland Brewers Collective (PBC) is back to talk home brews. If you have ever been curious about how to build a seasonal ale a home brew club is a good place to start. Ryan enjoys a quesadilla pairing, Damian discovers a new seasonal on Nitro, John returns from the World Series of beer adventures, Bronwyn enjoys the penny pitchers, and Mark is totally down for some wings! Find out about Seasonals and homebrews on this episode of Brew...


Ep. 239 - The Brew Happy Show

This week we have returning guest Nik Sin and Jake Walton from Doomsday Brewing for Halloween. This new brewery is dangerously delicious, and quickly expanding. With a new facility opening in Washougal it's only a matter of time before you start seeing them show up in the shelf. Nik gives us the scoop on Lonesome's Pizza, Ryan falls in love with the food cart, John finds a fresh hop, Damian enjoys a flight of tasters, and Bronwyn gets down with a dark guest tap. Beers and food so good it's...


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