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.”
The Business Over Beer Co-Hosts all interview each other for this Special Holiday Episode. A secret Santa brings new Business Over Beer T Shirts and we learn more about the origin stories of the hosts as well as the origins of The BOB.
Thanks to all our listeners, guests and supporters for an incredible 2019. We wish you all the happiest of Holidays and all the best for the New Year.
– Ben, Jonathan, & Knopp
Jonathan’s Guest Beer: Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Paso Robles, CA Double Barrel Ale (DBA), British Pale Ale, 5% ABV, 30 IBU
“DBA—a.k.a. Double Barrel Ale—is the trailblazing ﬂagship beer that started it all for us back in 1996. Partially fermented in our patented Firestone Union oak-‐barrel brewing system, DBA quickly took the Central Coast by storm and set the pace for future beers to come. Today, DBA is regarded as a California classic, and stands as an iconic tribute to traditional cask-‐fermented English ales. Pale malts create a smooth middle with ribbons of caramel, English toﬀee and toasted oak.”
Ben’s Guest Beer: Everybody’s Brewing – White Salmon, WA Country Boy IPA, 6.2% ABV, 80 IBU
“Dry, Clean and crisp with great citrus character. This beer is made for the hop lover. Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops provide a wonderful aroma and flavor. Golden in color with grapefruit and lemongrass notes in the finish.”
Knopp’s Guest Beer: Ninkasi Brewing Co. – Eugene, OR Pilsner Cold Fermented Lager, 4.7% ABV, 30 IBU
“A drop of rain at the top of the Cascades takes seven years to filter down into the McKenzie River and arrive at our brewery. It takes another 52 days to brew a batch of Pilsner. It’s a tedious job, but one sip of this sweet and light, crisp and complex Pils and you’ll know why it’s worth the wait.”