This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Business Over Beer throws a LIVE Valentines Podcast Party at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House with our very special guest Kura Love of Pure Romance. Kura talks about the business side of being a Pure Romance consultant and explains that her parties are as much about women’s sexual health and wellness as they are about the naughty stuff.
This is our third live event, we’re still figuring out the audio side of live broadcasting. Sorry for the spots of feedback in the recording and to our audience who had trouble hearing the interview, but despite these snafus, we still had a great time. Happy Valentines Day!
Special Releases: Heathen Brewing – Vancouver, WA – Special Release #1: Braspberry, Blueberry & Raspberry Sour Ale, 5.1% ABV, 10 IBU
“Is it a coincidence that a blueberry fits inside a raspberry? We think not! After several experiments seeing if and how many blueberries can fit inside of a raspberry, we determined that was usually only one. Some may find this experiment pointless…we did come to the conclusion on one thing…a blueberry inside of a raspberry tastes great! So we took our hours of research and used it to make a beer. We added raspberry and blueberry puree to our sour base along with some lactose for a hint of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the tartness from the raspberries and sour base.” Heathen Brewing – Vancouver, WA – Special Release #2: The Hop Whisperer, New England IPA, 5.7% ABV, 20 IBU
“We whispered sweet nothings in order to get our hands on some Sabro, Wakatu, and Galaxy hops which have some awesome lime and coconut aromas. This smooth and creamy Hazy IPA balances a light maltiness with layers of tropical fruits and will have you whispering “Whoaaaa.”
Calling all Marketing Nerds and those small business owners mystified by the marketing in general. Valerie Hooks, founder of BlueVale Writing stops by Business Over Beer this week to shed some light on what Branding truly is and the roles copywriting plays in your marketing plan. Valerie also offers the first gluten free guest beer that we’ve had on the show and talk a little about her gluten allergy and how she has had to adjust her lifestyle as a result. With such amazing information and tips you can utilize right away for your business, we can’t believe we’re still only the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy the show!
Guest Beer: Ground Breaker Brewing – Portland, OR Olallie Ale, 4.5% ABV, 30 IBU
“Olallie is brewed with blackberries and rose hips and then finished with copious amounts of Crystal hops for a classic Northwest aroma. Olallie is made light and dry with only a hint of bitterness.”
Angie’s Mystery Beer: North Coast Brewing Co. – Fort Bragg, CA PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale – 7.6% ABV, 20 IBUs
“Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.
PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish.”
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, we welcome Elizabeth and Jessica from Foray Business Group. We thought that Liz’s full time job was following us at Business Over Beer. It turns out that a year ago she started this wonderful firm with her business partner offering Accounting, Advising and Bookkeeping services. They focus solely on small businesses so the small businesses can focus on succeeding at what they do best. Guest Beer: Ace Premium Craft Ciders – Sebastopol, CA Hazy Hop, 6% ABV
Oft thought to be polarizing quaffs, many of us enjoy both cider and beer. Introduced at the intersection of bitter and sweet, this is an unfiltered dry cider with Mosaic Hops, making for a juicy and tropical concert featuring fruit and flower.
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Fremont Brewing – Seattle, WA Imperial Winter Ale, 8% ABV, 60 IBU
This is a tasty Winter Ale to snuggle up to, released for the winter months when snow blankets the terrain of the mind and the body craves warmth and, let’s be honest, it’s dark and wet most of the time so your beer better be damn good. Winter Ale is dark like the weather with roast chocolate and warm malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Because Beer Matters!
This week, Business Over Beer remains the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only the Sasquatch Hunters. Someday we’ll be #1, and to help us get there we welcome Lidio Cardoso of Southwest Office Supply and Interiors to the program. Lidio has built a successful career in sales and shares with us some of his thoughts that have helped get him where he is today. We also get to hear from Mairin Moore Cane of Oak & Ivy events who was visiting as a spectator (she was checking us out to see if we were worthy enough to have her on the show…stay tuned to see what she decided). We also were lucky enough to have Ben’s mother in law Patty on hand to take some photos for us, so the camera clicking you her in the background is just Patty lurking about, and she did an awesome job.
Guest Beer: Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Belgium Gulden Draak Classic, 10.5% ABV
“The name ‘Gulden Draak’ refers to the gilded dragon statue at the top of the Ghent Belfry. Legend has it that the dragon graced the bow of the ship used by Norwegian Sigurd Magnusson on his crusade in 1111. The statue still stands guard on top of the Ghent Belfry today as a symbol for the city’s freedom and power.”
Angie’s Mystery Beer: pFriem Family Brewers – Hood River, OR Belgian Strong Dark, 10% ABV, 38 IBU
“Belgians say, “Op uw gezondheid’” when toasting, but you don’t have to speak Flemish to appreciate the bold, complex flavors of fig dipped in dark chocolate, ripe fruit and toffee in this immense Ale. Op uw gezondheid!”
This week on the second biggest podcast in the pacific northwest, we welcome golfer and wealth strategist Derek Baade to the program. We also welcome Mom Kaylor who traveled cross country as a spectator. Derek shares with us his journey from St Joseph, Missouri to New Mexico for college. And after three attempts at the PGA Tour’s Qualifying School and giving up on his lifelong dream of becoming a professional golfer, he ultimately landed in Vancouver WA where he became a financial planner and still uses Golf to pay the bills…albeit not the way he envisioned.
Guest Beer: Boulevard Brewing – Kansas City, MO Tank 7, American Saison, 8.5% ABV, 38 IBU
“When our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in fermenter number seven. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.”
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Claim 52 – Eugene, OR Fluffier, Double IPA, 8% ABV, 75 IBU
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Business Over Beer welcomes Amy Loudenback of Visiting Angels Vancouver, WA. Amy shares with us her journey into becoming a franchisee in the business of Home Health Care. A great businesswoman and an even better person. No Bad Days indeed!
Guest Beer: Barrel Mountain Brewing – Battle Ground, WA No Bad Days IPA, 6.3% ABV, 55 IBU
“Citrus, pine, and tropical notes with a moderate bitterness level and a light malt base.”
MALTS 2 – row/carapils/munich
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Ridgeway Brewing – UK Lump Of Coal Strong Stout, 8% ABV
“Yet another bummed-out holiday? Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout is liquid consolation. It’s a deep, rich, sweetly rewarding stout to take the edge off of that grim family gathering, that cheerless annual festival of alienation. This brew is as dark as it gets, as black as the lump of coal you’ll be getting for Christmas. Because, let’s face it, you’ve been pretty bad this year.”