John Bentley, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing for The International TEFL Academy stops by this week to talk about how growing up overseas paved the way for a life and profession of international travel and how his company helps others achieve their dream of living abroad by teaching English as a foreign language all over the world.
Guest Beer: Tiger Brewery – Singapore
Tiger Asian Lager, 3890 Tigers, 5% ABV, 18 IBU
“Brewed in Singapore since 1932, Tiger Beer is a full-flavored, pilsner-style golden lager with a slightly sweet note and amazingly clean finish. 2010 World Beer Cup Gold Medal (international style lager).”
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) – Portland, OR Ace of Spades, Imperial IPA, 8.6% ABV – The Sequel
“NW hops added at every stage of the brewing process: mash tun, first wort, kettle, hop back and dry-hop. Big citrus and resinous hop aromas and flavors. Clean, crisp bitter finish.”
Real Estate investor Matthew Lambright joins us on the Pacific Northwest’s second biggest podcast and talk to us about his journey from a small town in Indiana, his stint in the military and ultimately landing in Portland where he has built several unique real estate related businesses.
Guest Beer: Ninkasi Brewing Co. – Eugene, OR Total Domination Northwest IPA, 6.7% ABV, 81 IBU
“The Willamette National Forest, our brewery’s backyard, is notorious for Bigfoot sightings. We’ve yet to see one, but if we did we’d offer it a Total Dom, a wild IPA that hits you like a mountain thunderstorm. It’s a sweet, piney hops encounter you won’t forget. Real or not, it’s good to know that if Bigfoot does exist, this is where it would call home.
Total Domination IPA has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, and big hop flavor balanced with a richness imparted by Carahell and Munich malts. This beer is a big, flavorful Northwest IPA that maintains its drinkability, and as such, has garnered great admiration from the novice craft drinker and the seasoned hop-head alike.”
On the podcast this week, Teresa Nunez of Nunez Photography stops by. We learned that being a pro photographer is way more than just taking beautiful pictures. It’s just as much about understanding your clients core values and being able to effectively tell their story through visuals.
Just like most industries, Teresa is in the people business: “No matter what the business is, there’s people that run it.”
We had some technical difficulties with the guest beer, it had a cork and unfortunately we were short a corkscrew. The good thing was Jonathan came through with a hack to get that cork out of there. The bad thing was, despite Knopp telling him to stop, he went a skosh too far and cause a “little” spill. (Yeah and Mt. Vesuvius was a “little” eruption.)
Guest Beer: Lindemans – Belgium Frambois, 2.5% ABV
“The appearance of this exceptional beer is matched only by its taste! To make our Framboise, we add raspberry juice to our lambic. That gives it a delicate fruity aroma and a beautiful dark pink colour. Framboise is served as an aperitif, but also is used in cooking. Powerful raspberry aromas with a hint of caramel and a slightly sour finish characteristic of lambic beers.”
P.S. And it stains furniture….
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Hop Valley Brewing – Eugene, OR Alpha Centauri, 9% ABV, 100 IBU
“Big flavor, intense pine and citrus aromas dominate this brew. We keep the malt profile clean in this Imperial IPA to let the love lights shine on the fine NW hops.” Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra, Amaril Malts: 2 Row, Munich
Certified Life Coach Barbie Haven from Desired Lives stops by the podcast this week with her husband Matt to talk about the challenges of starting her own business and the importance of never giving up.
***And make sure you listen all the way to the end for a special bonus clip***
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Coldfire Brewing – Eugene, OR Tangle of Tigers IPA, 7.5% ABV
“A blend of our favorite hops woven into a canvas of sunlight and unicorn tears. Not created for the faint-hearted IPA lover; but for those who love the journey. Aromas of Guava, passion fruit and sweet lemon burst from the glass. A unique expression of juicy tropical flavors tangles your taste buds in an embrace both fierce and beautiful. Our Tangle is a pallet bender unlike any other.”
In part 2 of our exclusive interview with Joe Sanders from Old Town Brewing, we learn about the vision of the Old Town Brand, including the evolution of their labeling and the role of video in their marketing strategy. Joe recalls Old Town’s trademark fight with the City of Portland to keep their “Stag” logo. We also discuss the current state beer industry and Joe gives us his take on big beer consolidation.
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Silver City Brewing – Seattle, WA Ripe ‘N Juicy, Double IPA, 8% ABV, 75 IBU
“Like cutting into a fresh cantaloupe… if it were filled with a metric sh*t-ton of ripe, fragrant hops soaked in pineapple juice. Ripe ‘N Juicy gains its signature dense, hazy body from the reaction of a specialized yeast strain with a hearty dose of flaked wheat. A massive canvas for a brilliantly fruity hop experience.” HOPS: Citra, Amarillo, Azacca MALTS: Pilsner Malt, Flaked Wheat
Joe Sanders, Director of Sales for Old Town Brewing in Portland, OR stops by the podcast. In part one of this 2 part interview exclusive, Joe shares with us his journey that started in his hometown of Nashville TN, going to Boulder, CO to play football for the University of Colorado and ultimately finding a home in Portland at Old Town. As with any great success story, there are plenty of ups and downs along the way and life lessons that we can all relate to.
Guest Beer: Old Town Brewing – Portland, OR Pillowfist, Hazy IPA, 6.8% ABV, 68 IBU
“This NE style IPA is packed full of luscious hoppy goodness, paired with a mouthwateringly juicy character. With over 4 POUNDS of hops per barrel, it delivers an incredibly complex and aromatic brew. Pillowfist is unfiltered, unprocessed, and unapologetic offering waves of tropical flavors followed by a gentle hop bitterness.”