<![CDATA[BUSINESS OVER BEER! - Blog]]>Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:20:25 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #7 with Therapy Fitness]]>Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-7-with-therapy-fitness
The owners of Therapy Fitness, Savannah Anderson and Karly McCarthy, the doer and the dreamer, respectively, saddle up to the virtual Happy Hour bar with us to discuss how they are managing through the COVID-19 shut down as well as how can people work on their fitness in the face of social distancing.

#RespectTheHair experienced microphone issues for this one, so he was relegated to a listener only for this episode. 

"It's more than physical fitness, it is also fitness for the mind! self development, nutrition, exercise, mind, body AND soul!" -Therapy Fitness Member

What you'll learn:
  • There is more to being healthy than how your body looks.
  • Right now it's more important to focus on your health than on fitness.
  • Eventually things will go back to normal or we'll adjust to a new normal, for now it's OK to chill out and give yourself a little grace.
  • No matter how hard you work you can't control everything, but you can always make the best out of any situation.
  • It's not fun to get to the top if you're at the top by yourself.
  • Best exercises you can do from home: Burpees, manmakers, weighted squat jumps.

What we're drinking:
Hopkins Home Brewing - Camas, WA
The BOB Beer, Oatmeal Amber Ale

Migration Brewing - Portland, OR
Straight Outta Portland IPA, 7.3% ABV, 69 IBU
"West Coast IPA with tropical, juicy aromatics and crisp finish."

Episode Links:
Therapy Fitness
Therapy Fitness App and Virtual Workouts
Highwater Brewing
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #6 with Lynn Sheehan]]>Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-6-with-lynn-sheehan
We welcome Lynn Sheehan of Evolve Strategic Ventures to The BOB Happy Hour bar to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 to his business and what strategic advice he is giving to his clients during this challenging time. 

In this episode you'll learn:
  • This is a crisis - be decisive and ACT NOW
  • Have enough humility to accept help, decisions you make now might make the difference between keeping your business or losing it.
  • Click here for resources put together on Lynn's website
  • In order to grow our collective economy we must leverage the talents of all the people in the community and in order to do that we must be willing to share our talents with each other.
  • Communicate both what you know and what you don't know; clarity of communication is key to helping solidify the base of your business. 
  • Once you stabilize, look for ways to go on the offensive; do not focus on negative but instead say to yourself and your employees to "Create Possibility". 

What we're drinking:
Hopworks Urban Brewery - Portland, OR
Organic Tree Frog Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV
"Hopworks new Pale Ale is bursting with juicy and floral aromas. Balanced maltiness with crisp and delicate bitterness and a full-body hop character. Tree Frog is an easy-drinking Organic Pale Ale."

pFreim Family Brewing - Bend, OR
Mango Pale Ale, 5.5 % ABV, 15 IBU
"A pillow-y whipped foam crowns a hazy yet radiant body of toasted tangerine. A magnificent bouquet of mango, pineapple, white wine, pear, peach, and strawberry precedes a gloriously juicy wallop of tropical fruit. A silky effervescence finally gives way to a lovely, light lingering bitterness. Zing!"

Deschuttes Brewery - Bend, OR 
Fresh Squeezed IPA, 6.4% ABV, 60 IBU
"A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle."

Baerlic Brewing - Portland, OR
Futureisms, Double Hazy IPA,  8% ABV
"In honor of all the great things to come in the New Year, we brewed up a totally tubular Double Hazy with a creamy body poppin of overripe papaya, rock concert cannabis and sweet candy. The Future is NOW!"

Episode Links:
Evolve Strategic Ventures
Sweet Tea Vodka
<![CDATA[#30. The ideas and the execution with Annie & Eric Heironymous #GoCougs]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:40:09 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/30-the-ideas-and-the-execution-with-annie-eric-heironymous-gocougs
The Business Over Beer Podcast travels to Hopkins Home Brewery for a discussion with Annie and Eric Heironymous. We get lessons in Sales & Marketing and in beer making. We were also lucky enough to brew beer with them after the episode, my hunch is, this won't be the last time we collab on some beer here.

What we're drinking:
Hopkins Home Brewing - Camas, WA 
#1. Pale Ale, 5% ABV, light, flavors of pine hop and a touch of citrus
#2. Hoppy Go Lucky, Northwest Red, 5.7% ABV, 75 IBU, A malty start with a hoppy ending
#3. Eric's Mystery Beer - Imperial Stout, 8.3% ABV, 90 IBU, flavors of coffee and molasses, raisin and plum

Episode Links:
Vivid Reveal
No. 2 Pencil Films 
Loowit Brewing
Great Western Malting
Brene Brown
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #5 with Emily Austin]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:37:33 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-5-with-emily-austin
Welcome to The BOB Happy Hour, today we welcome Emily Austin of Three Sixty Interiors to the bar to talk about how she is adapting her Interior Design business in this time of social distancing.  

In this episode you will learn:
  • Take this time to work on your business, do the things you you always wished you had time to do.
  • In this new virtual world, you may no longer be constrained by local geography, and you can now offer your services across multiple geographies.
  • While working from home, try to set a schedule and stick to it, that will help you maximize productivity.
  • This situation is proving that we can have a successful business and help our community at the same time.

Local Small Business Highlight:
54°40' Beer - Washougal, WA
3801 S. Truman St. #1
Washougal, WA 98671
Tap Room Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Carryout available for Food, growlers, crowlers, 4 packs
Delivery in the Washougal and Camas areas coming soon

What We're Drinking:
54°40' Beer - Washougal, WA
Crushed Velvet IPA, 7.4% ABV
"It has Oatmeal"

Crux Fermentation Project - Bend, OR
Tough Love, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, 11.5% ABV, 70 IBU
"Tough Love is bold but nuanced, an homage of sorts to the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts and the ruling style of Catherine the Great. We construct it with dark roasted malts, malted rye, and oak-smoked wheat, and then banish it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The aging process smooths out the edges on an otherwise bold statement, and bitterness succumbs to tender strokes of vanilla beans, hints of dried cherries, and new layers revealing themselves with each sip."

Trap Door Brewing in collaboration with Ben's Bottle Shop - Vancouver, WA
Tim Time, Oatmeal Stout, 6.5% ABV
"Time waits for no man. Tim waits the bar at Ben’s Bottle Shop. A walking, tick-tocking beer encyclopedia. That thing on his wrist? It’s called a timepiece. It’s been keeping time for 4 years and that’s wht we brewed this collaboration for Ben’s Bottle Shop’s 4th anniversary! It’s an oatmeal stout with toasted hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans."

Worthy Brewing - Bend, OR
Sol Power Pilsner, 4.8% ABV, 19 IBU
"Worthy is proud of its solar powered craft beers, including Sol Power Pilsner. Worthy has 117 rooftop solar panels, and 56 of those are dedicated to heating water used in the brewing process, which helps Worthy operate more responsibly and sustainably. This pilsner gets its local flavor from our use of Mecca Grade malts and concentration of aroma hops. More lemon, citrus and grassy notes gives this pilsner a familiar flavor."

Episode Links:
Three-Sixty Interiors
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #4 with Brian Shields]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:55:19 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-4-with-brian-shields
In the latest edition of The BOB Happy Hour, we welcome back Business Over Beer alumnus Brian Shields of Shields Family Home Loans to talk about the impact of the corona virus to his business and what he is doing to support the small business community.  

In this episode you will learn:
  • Ideas on how to help small business in your community
  • The importance of reviewing your budget, for your business and personally - where you are spending all your money and find small ways to cut back
  • Fight for your business - Be patient, but be persistent, don't give in; do your work on the what options available to help you bridge your finances during this time
  • Build each other up! Give referrals without expectation of anything in return. 
  • Do whatever you can, however small, it makes a difference.
  • Talk to the business owners, find out what people need, and pass it on - maybe others can help if you can't.

Local highlighted business:
Heathen Brewing Feral Public House - Vancouver, WA
1109 Washington St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Food and Beer available for carry out.
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

What we're drinking:
Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen - Vancouver, WA
Boston, Double American Red, 6.8% ABV, 40 IBU
"Our tribute to the historic Boston Marathon. This dark ale goes the distance with a slightly malty taste, dash of chocolate flavor, and incredible notes of Chinook hops that keep pace from start to finish."

Heathen Brewing - Vancouver, WA
Pom Yum, Fruited Sour, 6.4% ABV, 12 IBU
"Got a lil' bit of Blueberry Pom Yum, and I never would of thought that it could taste this good. Thank God for the brewer who put it in my hood. Our newest kettle sour with loads of blueberry and nice accenting pomegranate!"

Reindeer Tears 2017, Barleywine, 12% ABV, 94 IBU

Root Beer of the Gods - Non Alcoholic goodness for the Little Heathens....and Knopp.

Episode links:
Shields Family Home Loans
Business Over Beer Episode #17 with Brian Shields 
Be Well Juice Bar
Taberna NW
Blind Athletes Association
Battle Buddies
Community Roots Collaborative
Final Draft Taphouse
Nom Nom
Philly Bilmos
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #3 with Dave Plaza]]>Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:08:44 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-4-with-dave-plaza
In this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Dave Plaza of Fire Pigs Designs saddles up to the bar with us to talk about how he is coping with the current state of business and how he is planning for life after the shut down.  

In this episode you will learn:
  • Fire Pigs Designs can make medical Face Masks with free shipping, contact Dave at dave@firepigs.com or 360-270-1287.
  • It's called the Service Industry for a reason, not to serve ourselves but find a need during challenging times and SERVE OTHERS.
  • Use this downtime to review your mission statement, strategic plan, and review and improve processes - think about how you can be more efficient and where you want to focus your company for the long term; use this time to do the things you are normally too busy to think about.
  • Work with your suppliers to place future order NOW. When things get back to normal there will be a massive influx of demand that will create supply chain bottlenecks, help your suppliers and their suppliers plan for the aftermath now.

Local Business Highlight:
Double Barrel Taphouse
8308 NE Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98685
Buy a gift card

​What we're drinking:

Double Barrel Taphouse - Vancouver, WA Collaboration with Brothers Cascadia in Vancouver, WA and Hop Capital Brewing in Yakima, WA
Space Cowgirl Hazy IPA, 5.8% ABV

Grains of Wrath Brewing - Camas, WA
Chainsaws 'n Broomsticks, Double IPA, 9% ABV
"West Coast Double IPA with flavors and aromas of pineapple, lychee and papaya."

Fortside Brewing Company - Vancouver, WA
Orange Whip IPA, 5.9% ABV, 60 IBU
“Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!” No fruit was harmed in the making of this “Juicy” IPA. In fact, there is no “juice” in this IPA. Rather, it is a real IPA that benefits from heaps of El Dorado and Mosaic Hops which give it it’s succulent aromas and flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. We think this IPA predicates Juiciness! Uh, and if you don’t know, now you know."

Episode Links:
Fire Pigs Designs
Business Over Beer Episode #15 with Dave Plaza
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #2 with Michael Perozzo]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-2-with-michael-perozzo
In our second virtual happy hour, Business Over Beer welcomes Michael Perozzo of Zzepelin Marketing. Michael's agency works closely with local breweries and tap houses and has seen first hand the impact the current situation is having on the great local businesses.  

In this episode you will learn:
  • Support local charities who in part rely on proceeds from events that have been cancelled.
  • Survival in highly competitive industries requires businesses to adapt to change under normal conditions. Now more than ever it is critical for companies to never rest on your laurels and for the beer industry, you must look fresh as well as taste fresh.
  • It can be healthy for businesses within the same industry to engage in friendly competition, specifically for breweries in SW Washington, we see that they challenge each others creativity and supporting each other is good for all businesses and the community.  
  • Showing IS making a difference for these small businesses.

Local Business Highlight:
Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen
4216 NE Minnehaha St., #108
Vancouver, WA 98661
Beer and Food available for carry out - Walk in, call ahead, order online
Hours: 11:30am - 7:00pm
Current Special: 10% off all 4 packs, OK to mix and match 

What we're drinking:
Ghost Runners Brewery - Vancouver, WA
Chasing Fluffly Pink Unicorns, Raspberry Gose, 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU
"Delightful and refreshing, this unique raspberry Gose style ale is full of powder plush fluffiness.  Brewed with rosehips, corriander, pink peppercorns,  a 4-blend lactobacillus, sea salt, and dry-hopped with 3lbs of hibiscuss gives CFPU an amazing light fruit and tart flavor.  We promise, no unicorns were harmed in the making of this beer.  We harness their magic humanely."

Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Vancouver, WA
Helles Lager, 4.5% ABV
"A traditional light lager hailing from Munich Germany, we were inspired to tackle this particularly complex beer. From the highest quality ingredients to the extended lagering time, we made every effort to create a crushable lager that is as exciting as it is drinkable"

Deschuttes Brewery - Bend, OR 
Fresh Squeezed IPA, 6.4% ABV, 60 IBU
"A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle."

Modern Times Beer - San Diego, CA
Mythic Worlds, Hazy IPA, 7.5% ABV, 50 IBU
"Brewed with mountainous heaps of Galaxy, Motueka, Mosaic, and Sultana hops, this staggeringly delicious IPA sports big, beautiful notes of peach, passionfruit, and tropical radness over a backbone of ripe citrus. It’s a jaw-dropping spectacle of liquid wizardry that ensorcels the tastebuds and warms even the darkest corners of the soul."

Episode Links:
Final Draft Taphouse
54 40 Brewing
Ben's Bottle Shop
Mount St. Helens Institute
Second Chance Companions
The National Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE)
Beer Nerds
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour #1 with Jamie Young]]>Sun, 22 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/the-bob-happy-hour-1-with-jamie-young
In our first LIVE Virtual Happy Hour, we welcome Jamie Young, of Jamie Young Swag & Strategy and also Event Director for the Portland Women's Expo.
In this episode you will learn:
  • During times of crisis, it's critical that you show up and be a leader for the community, don't sit back and let things fall by the wayside.
  • Embrace new opportunities, for example the PDX Women's Expo has wanted to find a way to be a semi-annual event, and this cancellation has given them the chance to do that. 
  • In the long run, as more businesses learn to shift to virtual, it will create more efficiency for companies and employees.
  • This is an unprecedented time so don't be afraid to ask for help, raise your hand and lean on your network and your community.
  • In this time of confusion and challenge, go back to your mission statement and let that be your guide

Local Business Highlight:
Final Draft Taphouse
11504 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Carry out available daily from 3pm-8pm

What we're drinking:
Modern Times Beer - San Diego, CA
Proxima Hazy IPA, 7.5% ABV, 4 IBU
"Monstrous quantities of Mosaic, Comet, and Chinook hops to craft this incredibly tasty IPA, yielding vibrant notes of mango, grapefruit, and pineapple that will be virtually impossible to consume without issuing forth sighs of delight and contentment."

New Belguim Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
Trippel Belgian Style Ale, 8.5% ABV, 43 IBU
"Our Trippel has always been a big, beautiful Belgian-style ale. This golden beer opens with a bold blast of spicy Noble hops, courtesy of Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh, and gives way to the fruity aromas offered by our traditional Belgian yeast. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts, Trippel is classically smooth and complex, and sings with a high-note of sweet citrus before a pleasantly dry finish delivers a warm, strong boozy bite. Give Trippel a sip to get you smiling."

Heathen Brewing - Vancouver, WA
Promiscuous Blond Ale, 5.5% ABV, 19 IBU
Pilsner malts shape this delicate bodied ale that climaxes with a refreshing wheat undertone. Seductive Saaz hops flirt with spicy notes while a floral aroma from the Cascade satisfies a modest hop fantasy.

Rueben's Brews - Seattle, WA
Hazealicious IPA, 6% ABV, 45 IBU
Tropical fruit notes, in particular passion fruit, sit on a soft & pillowy body. The stars of the show are the big, bright hops with restrained bitterness providing balance.

Episode Links:
Portland Women's Expo
Jamie Young Swag & Strategy
Dill Ward
Small Business Association Resources
Youtility by Jay Baer
<![CDATA[#29. To Build and Protect with Business Strategist Tracie Grant #TMoney]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/29-to-build-and-protect-with-business-strategist-tracie-grant-tmoney
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Business Strategist Tracie Grant, aka T Money, stops by to take us to church. In addition to the amazing spread of Samuel Smith Beers and freshly baked beer cupcakes (yep you read that right!), Tracie shares with us why she is so driven to succeed as a mom, a wife and businesswoman.

Guest Beer:
Samuel Smith Brewery, North Yorkshire, UK
Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer, 5.1% ABV
"Handcrafted at the tiny All Saints Brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. Finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a  complex ale which, having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith’s small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic cherry, strawberry, raspberry or apricot fruit juices and more organic beer to create fruit beers of considerable strength and flavour. The smooth distinctive character of the matured beer serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice."

Organic Chocolate Stout, 5% ABV
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish – this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.

Angie's Mystery Beer brought to you by Ben's Bottle Shop:
Gilgamesh Brewing - Salem, OR
DOUG FIRocious, Double IPA, 8.7% ABV, 87 IBU
"Bold, resinious double IPA, not for the faint of heart!"

Episode Links:
Score Small Biz Association
Our City Cares
Storm City Rollers
Bishop Briggs - Champion
Roller Derby Queen

Angie's Mystery Beer is brought to you by Ben's Bottle Shop:
Mention Angie’s Mystery Beer and get a 15% discount on your first to go purchase of 6 items or more. 
Ben’s Bottle Shop is centrally located at 8052 East Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver. Or Visit Ben’s Bottle Shop dot com for more information. 
And be sure to tell them business over beer sent you. 
Ben’s Bottle Shop, where beers live their best lives.
<![CDATA[The BOB Happy Hour Preview]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2020 04:22:40 GMThttp://bizoverbeer.com/blog/march-18th-2020
Welcome to the Business Over Beer Happy Hour.  
The BOB Happy Hour is a support group to help us all come together and navigate these unprecedented and very uncertain times.  
In this Podcast Series, we will be interviewing Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals and People who are passionate about what they do, to discuss:
  • How the Social Distancing has impacted them and their business
  • How they are dealing with the Change
  • What others can do to help them and other locally owned Businesses
  • Tips and ideas about coping, physically and mentally
And much much more.
To Listen Follow these steps To Listen:
1. Poor yourself a pint or your favorite beverage
2. Download the Podbean App on your Phone
3. Search for Business Over Beer and follow us
4. Click on the link on the LIVE SHOW to listen to us live

Highlighted Beer:
Brothers Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Safety Dank IPA, 7% ABV
“We can dank if we want to, we can leave your friends behind. Cause your friends don't dank and if they don't dank, well they're no friends of mine.” We like dank, traditional IPAs. There I said it. It may not be as catchy and viral as it used to be but we think that sometimes there’s nothing better than a classic. Throw one of these in the mix and we think you’ll agree."
Stop by for carry out or inquire about their new delivery service from 1pm-8pm