Welcome to the latest installment of Thirsty Thursday with The BOB!
With social distancing being part of the “new normal”, it’s easy for businesses and their employees to fall victim to SDDD (Social Distanced Disconnection Disorder.) If you’ve never heard of SDDD, that’s ok because I just made it up. Basically, it’s how I try to explain how we behave with one another now that Social Distancing is a current fixture of our lives. A good example of SDDD is how I feel when I meet someone new and I don’t know whether or not to shake that person’s hand, give them a fist or elbow bump, high five, or just nod and smile. The unfair thing about SDDD, is that it might make us look or feel as if we’re being rude or standoffish, when in reality, we’re just trying to figure it out like everyone else.
SDDD is brutal, and that must be double for those who work or navigate in the service industry. Keeping all of that in mind, it’s refreshing to walk into a Brewery or Tap House that keeps SDDD in check. I’ve been lucky enough to have great experiences lately, like last week’s Thirsty Thursday at Victor 23 Craft Brewery.
We had another great experience at this week’s Highlight, Trusty Brewing Company, located in downtown Vancouver.
This week on Business Over Beer, we welcome Katie Augsburger back to the program. Katie started her business around the same time that she got divorced, which can be a tricky thing, especially for women whose feelings of security are built up in their relationship, combined with the narrative we have about what a woman’s role is. But Katie took the leap, she broke those feelings apart and realized that she could do big bold things. Now she is a successful employee experience strategist and Partner at Future Work Design, helping organizations to design a better workplace for all.
Welcome the first installment of Thirsty Thursday with The BOB!
Every Thursday we will be highlighting a beer, brewery, or tap house in the Vancouver area, along with a previous BOB podcast episode that corresponds with it. The goal of The BOB Thirsty Thursday is to spread some positive vibes and light to the people in the community, and sharing a couple of things things that make Vancouver great, particularly Craft Beer and Small Businesses. We can’t wait to share our experiences.
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only The Sasquatch Hunters, we welcome back esteemed Business Over Beer alumni, Bill Cohen of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants, and Joey Yourchek of Elfin Services. Bill provides support to family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and Elfin Services is a professional caregiving service offering, among other things, in home care to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease remains a top 5 cause of death in the United States with no cure and no treatment, and mental health is becoming an increasingly more important issue for our overall health and wellness, especially in the time of COVID-19.
The goal of this Business Over Beer episode is to increase awareness of the seriousness of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and to keep mental health at the the forefront of health and wellness conversations. But we still manage to have a good time, even talking about heavy topics like this, and with Bill and Joey, it’s hard not to have a good time.
Business Over Beer will be donating a portion of our October Patreon proceeds to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
I know some of you are thinking “why are you soliciting my money for Patreon, what could be so tough about making a podcast”, or “podcasting sure looks like a fun hobby”, or specifically in our case, “isn’t it just 3 guys sitting around drinking and shooting the bull with your friends”.
After doing Business Over Beer for more than a year, I am here to tell there is way more that goes into producing a podcast that you may realize.
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only the Sasquatch Hunters, we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary, recorded at Hopworks Urban Brewery, the Birthplace of The BOB, with Founder and Head Brewmaster, Christian Ettinger.
Christian has been brewing beer for over 25 years and first experienced the brewpub as the center of the community while living abroad in Cologne Germany. Upon returning to the U.S., as the craft beer scene was exploding here in the Pacific Northwest, Christian knew by the age of 19 that he wanted to start this business. Combining the European style brewpub experience with the more modern craft brewing approach, Hopworks Urban Brewery opened in Portland, OR in 2007. We already knew going into this episode that we loved Hopworks, and we were pleasantly surprised that Christian shares our love of quoting Seinfeld and movies, hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.