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The BOB Happy Hour #28 with Elizabeth Bentley

The BOB Happy Hour #28 with Elizabeth Bentley

May 29, 2020

On this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Elizabeth Bentley, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Kaiser Permanente, saddles up to our virtual bar. Elizabeth shares with us her journey to becoming a pharmacist, the broad range of roles a pharmacist can play throughout the health care system, and her thoughts on the state of Pharmacy in the time of coronavirus.

 

In this episode:

  • A doctor's main role is diagnosis, versus a pharmacist whose role is medication management; Ensuring the right therapy, at the right dosage that is safe and effective for a given patient.
  • Pharmacists work hard behind the scenes, discussing treatments with doctors and medical teams in hospitals
  • Pharmacists are in many ways the most accessible health care professional
  • Pharmacists perform tests and administer vaccines
  • Shared empathy is critical to surviving a crisis; Everyone is feeling loss right now and having empathy for yourself doesn't short change the empathy that you can have for someone else; empathy for anyone adds to our shared pool of empathy and to our shared human experience.   

 

What we're drinking:

McMennamins - Portland, OR

Rubberhead - A COMBINATION OF:

Ruby Ale, Raspberry Fruit Ale, 4.1% ABV, 5 IBU

"An ale that's light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Great Western Premium 2-Row and 42 pounds of Oregon-grown raspberry puree is used to craft every batch. For over 30 years, Ruby has been admired by a devoted fan base and remains as she first was: simple but delicious."

- AND - 

Hammerhead, Pale Ale, 6% ABV, 44 IBU

"Our classic Northwest Pale Ale is a rich chestnut-colored gem, and model of harmony between hops and malted barley. Hammerhead's signature Cascade Hop nose and intense hopped flavor blend nicely with the caramel tones from the Crystal Malt. This beer has a vocal following; to run out is an unforgivable sin." 

 

Bale Breaker Brewing - Yakima, WA

Hazy L, Hazy IPA, 6.2% ABV, 40 IBU

"With an approachable bitterness and a crisp body, this hazy IPA was thoughtfully crafted for everyday drinking. It’s a nod to the ripe East Coast hazies with our own fun West Coast spin."

 

Backwoods Brewing Company - Carson, WA

Gifford Pinchot Pilsner, 5.1% ABV, 40 IBU

"A Czech Pilsner brewed the exact way they do it in Prague. Made with a Czech Saaz hop, this beer has a spicy floral aroma with grassy notes and a clean crisp finish."

 

Breakside Brewery - Portland, OR

Passionfruit Sour, 5% ABV, 31 IBU

"100% sour fermented wheat ale, inspired by German Berliner Weisse and conditioned on passionfruit."

 

Episode Links:

Kaiser Permanente

John Bentley on the Business Over Beer Podcast

National Nurses Week

Emmett's Brewing

Seinfeld on Pharmacists

Centers For Disease Control

World Health Organization

American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

The BOB Happy Hour #27 with Andi Costello

The BOB Happy Hour #27 with Andi Costello

May 22, 2020

Real Estate Broker Andi Costello joins us on The BOB Happy Hour to discuss real estate in the time of Coronavirus, current market conditions, as well as her transition from residential to commercial real estate.

 

In this episode:

  • Home prices are holding strong despite the pandemic and are expected to go up over the next year
  • If you are considering forbearance on your existing mortgage, use caution when talking to your current mortgage lender about forbearance, even an inquiry could be documented on your profile and reported to the credit agencies. 
  • Consider all your options before you go into forbearance; talk to a real estate or mortgage lending professional first
  • Residential Real Estate remains a sellers market due to lack of inventory
  • Challenges bring opportunities; there will be changing dynamics in the economy when we get out of this that could present new opportunities for Real Estate Investing 

 

What we're drinking:

Ascendant Beer Company - Portland, OR

Awesome Sauce Hazy IPA, 6.1% ABV, 42 IBU

"Brewed with oats and wheat for a dense and creamy body. Late-boil hop addition and copious dry hopping of Mosaic, Azacca, and Simcoe for a balanced bitterness and dank profile with juicy notes of tangerine and grapefruit."

 

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

Venture Forth Hazy IPA, 6.7% ABV, 54 IBU

"The use of Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops make this hazy a citrus bomb. Notes of passionfruit and grapefruit are followed up by a crisp hop bitterness."

 

One Tree Hard Cider - Spokane, WA

Snow Globe, 6.8% ABV

"As the snow falls, get your friends AND gather near, We’re bringing back a bottle of cheer! Full of magic and wonder, shake with gentle care, And watch the cider glitter with flair! It’s going to be hard to keep this one on the shelf, Thanks to the help of our little friend, Tipsy the Elf! Put on your GO-TO holiday tunes and pop open the magic, Trust us, One Tree has delivered yet another classic!"

 

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

Drink at Home Saves Lives, 5.6% ABV

"This beer is brewed for the heroes out there doing what they can to slow the spread - even if that's just cracking a cold one and sedning positive thoughts to the folks fighting COVID-19. Be safe, drink safe and enjoy!"

 

Episode Links

Call or Text Andi: 360-810-9111

Couve Living 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat ReStore

Rotary of Three Creeks

The BOB Happy Hour #26 with Steve Waters

The BOB Happy Hour #26 with Steve Waters

May 15, 2020

On this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Backwoods Brewing Company CEO, Steve Waters, saddles up to our virtual bar to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on his business and shares what he has learned that can help his business thrive now and after the pandemic. 

 

In this episode:

  • Be a community driven business; you may not get immediate acceptance, so pay your dues, understand the needs of your community, and find opportunities to serve them. 
  • Understand that there are resources that have always been available to you, but didn't pursue it because old ways were working well.   
  • Accept that there are core parts of your business that you may not be able to do under the circumstances, therefore, lean real hard into the things that can work.
  • Round table for ideas to find find collective genius
  • Find and celebrate beauty that unexpectedly arises out of crisis.
  • Add the nimbleness that has been learned into the normal course of business.
  • Doing your best is neat and all but unless your nailing it for the customer, you don't deserve people's hard earned money.

 

What we're drinking:

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

River Pig Lager, 4.5% ABV, 10 IBU

"A light bodied lager with a mild malt flavor. Light, easy drinker and refreshing. 
10 IBU 4.5% ABV"

 

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

Drink at Home Saves Lives, 5.6% ABV

"This beer is brewed for the heroes out there doing what they can to slow the spread - even if that's just cracking a cold one and sedning positive thoughts to the folks fighting COVID-19. Be safe, drink safe and enjoy!"

 

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

Tequila Cut, Tequila Barrel Aged Double IPA, 10% ABV, 65 IBU

 

Backwoods Brewing - Carson, WA

Venture Forth Hazy IPA, 6.7% ABV, 54 IBU

"The use of Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops make this hazy a citrus bomb. Notes of passionfruit and grapefruit are followed up byu a crisp hop bitterness."

 

Episode Links:

Backwoods Brewing Company

Backwoods Brewing Blog

Breweries in the Gorge

Northbank Brewers Alliance

Portland Thorns

I'm Not Done Yet Foundation

Moss Adams

Baerlic Brewing

Grains of Wrath Brewery

Brother's Cascasdia Brewing

Crafting A Strategy 

The BOB Happy Hour #25 with James Henderson

The BOB Happy Hour #25 with James Henderson

May 8, 2020

On this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, we once again travel (virtually) down under for a visit with James Henderson of Aych Media in Australia. James shares with us how he is working to Elevate Universal Consciousness, how he built a Podcast Network starting with flagship Hospopreneurs Podcast, and how he turned a Facebook Event into a viral music festival.  We also get our second installment of Aussie Vocabulary Lessons below.  

 

In this episode:

  • If you want better answers, start by asking better questions; that starts with asking questions of yourself.   
  • When a viral opportunity presents itself, have the courage to take a risk; you might be amazed at what you can learn and at the success you can find as a result. 
  • What you do is not a defining characteristic, rather, who you are and why you do what you do are paramount.
  • To survive and thrive during this time of uncertainty, you must lose the ego, push passed pride, and have the humility to question your own ideas. 

 

What We're Drinking:

Trusty Brewing - Vancouver, WA

SR-500 Red Ale, 6.5% ABV, 62 IBU

"In tribute to all those who sit, have sat, or will sit in the quagmire that is SR-500, Trusty offers SR-500 Red Ale, Trusty’s paean to NW red ale.  A subtle blend of American and German malts pair with old school hops (Galena, Centennial, and Amarillo) creating a Trusty favorite served all over Vancouver."

 

Ex Novo Brewing - Portland, OR

Not Too Brite, Hazy IPA, 7% ABV

"Hazy IPA, brewed using German Pilsner malt. Pillowy mouth feel with notes of citrus, and tropical fruits. Double dry-hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic."

 

Collaboration - Mt. Tabor Brewing - Vancouver, WA & Binary Brewing - Portland, OR

Storm Rye'der, Hazy Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV

 

Aussie Vocab Lesson:

Esky - Cooler

Tin / Tinny - Aluminum Beverage Can, i.e. can of beer

Bloke - Man

Doof - Large Outdoor Music Festival

Smashable - A beverage, that is easy drinking, often referring to beer; crushable

Hundo - One Hundred

Uni - University

 

Episode Links:

James Henderson

Aych Media

Jimsesh

Hospopreneurs

Hospopreneurs Podcast with Sky Blackburn

Bar Margaux 

Friends of Jimsesh

The BOB Happy Hour #24 with Kevin Reed

The BOB Happy Hour #24 with Kevin Reed

May 6, 2020

We welcome front line employee and Beer Nerd, Kevin Reed, to The BOB Happy Hour bar. Kevin shares with us his experience as a department manager of a local grocery store on the front lines during this COVID-19 Pandemic. 

 

 

What we're drinking:

Bale Breaker Brewing - Yakima, WA

Clarity Rarity, Hazy IPA, 7% ABV, 45 IBU

"Complex hoppy aromas: mandarin orange, pineapple, mango, herbal."

 

Stoup Brewing - Seattle, WA

Citra Emergency IPA, 5.9% ABV, 50 IBU

"We like to call this one Sunshine In a Glass ... or Sunshine In Your Belly because it won't stay in that glass long. Our Citra® IPA is designed to be light and bright in both color and body. Your first sniff will elicit images of tropical fruit and citrus thanks to a healthy dose of Citra® hops."

 

Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Bold As Love, Pacific Northwest IPA, 7% ABV

"We didn't hold back anywhere with this IPA, especially in the large additions of Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe hops in the boil and the fermenter. Its balanced body sets the perfect stage for this hoppy delicacy."

 

Old Schoolhouse Brewing - Winthrop, WA

Crystal Visions, New England Style IPA, 7% ABV, 55 IBU

"In early 2019, OSB Head Brewer Kyle Koger was finishing up a brew before heading out to lead a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. His last brew would be ready for the public right as he was running the Crystal rapid, an epic section of the Colorado River…thus, Crystal Visions IPA was born, and lives on in this seasonal, commemorative brew."

 

Fortside Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Palisade 3, Wild Farmhouse Ale, 6.2% ABV

"Four stages of fermentation- primary on Kviek farmhouse yeast, extended secondary on Brettanomyces Clausenii, a tertiary fermentation on Willamette Valley grown Viognier grapes, and a final layer of complexity added via natural bottle conditioning."

 

Episode Links:

Beer Nerds

Just when I thought I was out...

Business Over Beer Live from Fortside Brewing

The BOB Happy Hour #23 with Steve Richards

The BOB Happy Hour #23 with Steve Richards

May 4, 2020

On this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Steve Richards, a long time technical director for live music and corporate events, stops by to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the live events business.  

 

In this episode you'll learn:

  • The costs of the corona virus on the events industry.
  • The future of the events industry, including virtual events with new VR technology.
  • When the economy opens up, how will the industry manage audience limits, possible event saturation and market pricing.  
  • As the original gig economy, how far reaching the impact is of the events industry shut down.

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What we're drinking:

Standard Brewing - Seattle, WA

Got Damn IPA, 6.2% ABV

"NE IPA dry hopped with heaps of Motueka and Citra with a bright aroma of lemon limey citrus and a creamy body."

 

Caldera Brewing - Ashland, OR

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter, 6.2% ABV, 24 IBU

"Caldera's Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter is a Robust Porter incorporating in house toasted coconut chips and natural liquid chocolate. Super smooth and flavorful, this dark porter is a dessert in a glass."

 

Ghost Runners Brewery - Vancouver, WA

Running Up Pils, Pilsner, 5% ABV, 28 IBU

"Inspired by tradition, this German-style Pilsner is crafted with a mult-step infusion mash with old world pilsen malt. We then lager ferment over three different temperatures until the flavor profile is just right.  This light German Lager is packed full of flavor and is perfect accompaniment to the spring and summer. Cheers, and happy lawn mowing!"

 

 

The BOB Happy Hour #22 with Life Force Chiropractic

The BOB Happy Hour #22 with Life Force Chiropractic

May 1, 2020

We welcome self proclaimed professional kink finders, Dr. Tiffany, Dr. Kyle and Dr. Cody of Life Force Chiropractic to The BOB Happy Hour bar. Their practice has become a true family affair, and not just the blood and marriage relations they share, but with their patients and team as well.  

What you'll learn:

  • Just take things day by day, and even moment by moment if you have to.
  • Small community medical practices like Life Force, help as a front line care to minimize unnecessary ER visits.
  • We are all humans, lets' act like it; Address people where they are in order to best serve their needs. 
  • Air hugging and air high fives a great ways to share intimacy n a world of social distance.
  • Health is not a single faceted thing, and having someone in your corner can not only help your physical health but your mental health as well
  • Mainstream or not, getting out into the community to educate people on your mission vision and values can transcend the hurdles of acceptance in the industry and community. 

 

 

What we're drinking:

Fortside Brewing - Vancouver, WA

T-Shirt Time, Pilsner, 6.3% ABV

"Gym, tan, launder and crush #crispibois. That’s what we do around here. So, when we hosted the radtastic crew from Aslan for a brew, we decided to craft something that truly honors this truthful reality. An Italian Pilsner that’s obnoxiously hopped with muscular American hop varieties, T-shirt Time is a double dry-hopped crusher that combines the loud and brash side of American IPAs with the smoothness of pilsner lager. Yeeeaaah... buddy!"

 

Reuben's Brews - Seattle, WA

Bits & Bobs IPA, 7% ABV, 50 IBU

"Every year we create a new IPA using unique hops, malts or processes we recently discovered. This is our chance to innovate with the “Bits & Bobs” that we are so excited about! It is an expression of the new and innovative IPA profiles we love."

 

Mt Tabor Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Helles in a Handbasket, 5.1% ABV, 25 IBU

"Crisp, clean and malty with a balanced hop presence. German awesomeness in a glass."

 

New Glarus Brewing - New Glarus, WI

Spotted Cow, Farmhouse Ale, 4.8% ABV, 18 IBU

"Cask conditioned ale has been the popular choice among brews since long before prohibition. We continue this pioneer spirit with our Wisconsin farmhouse ale. Brewed with flaked barley and the finest Wisconsin malts. We even give a nod to our farmers."

 

Chuckanut Brewery - Bellingham, WA

Citra Leaf Pilsner, 5% ABV, 38 IBU

"Citra Leaf Pilsner is a new spin on our classic Pilsner recipe. We took our tried and true Pilsner recipe and repalaced some of the classic European noble hops with a good amount of Yakima Cheif’s new American Noble Citra hops. The American noble hops are only the leafy part of the plant not the lupulin glands. The combination of classic old world noble hops and new world American hop leaf melds together to create notes of grapfruit, guava and a spicy bitterness."

 

Dru Bru - Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Kolsch, 5% ABV, 24 IBU

"An award-winning German-style golden ale. German grown pilsner and wheat malts give it a nice bready aroma, subtle honey flavor, and provide for a delicate but complex finish. It’s crisp and refreshing, not hoppy."

 

Episode Links:

Life Fore Chiropractic

Ben's Bottle Shop

Final Draft Taphouse

Jennifer Hoff on The BOB Happy Hour

The BOB Happy Hour #21 with Kaleb Schad

The BOB Happy Hour #21 with Kaleb Schad

April 29, 2020

On The BOB Happy Hour, Kaleb Schad of branding agency Imaginasium, saddles up up to the virtual bar. We talk with Kaleb about his work support small businesses, including his passion projects with local breweries and as a novelist, and the how to look ahead and prepare for life after the pandemic.     

 

What you'll learn:

  • Shore up your digital presence now, you can no linger afford to ignore digital.
  • Use your brand to reinforce why customers should do business with you versus your competition.
  • How has your brand story changed as a result of this pandemic? What is your story now and how will your story change after this; Make sure you are connecting the stories to who you are. 
  • Think about what your customer will want as soon as the shut down ends and create an event and experience for them.
  • Build the anticipation for reopening to drive people to your business.

 

 

What we're drinking:

Backwoods Brewing Company - Carson WA

Mosaic Pale, 4.7% ABV, 50 IBU

"Made with all Mosaic hops, this beer has a delightful floral aroma, and tropical notes of tangerine, papaya and pineapple. Light bodied, and super crushable!"

 

Old Town Brewing - Portland, OR

Haze of our Lives, Hazy IPA, 6.3% ABV, 35 IBU

"A series of unexpected affairs and juicy character embroil the contents of the can. From flowering drama, and bold finishes, to soft revelations of lingering bitterness, this interwoven basket of flavor will leave your palate in its fatal wake, and your loved ones asking…who did it?"

 

Copper State Brewing Co. - Green Bay, WI

Chocolate Coffee Peanut Butter Porter (Nitro), American Porter, 5.9% ABV, 42 IBU

"We have no better words than these. Consider yourself blessed in beer. This porter boasts a creamy nitro head to accentuate a silky peanut butter aroma with a hint of dark chocolate, fading to a fresh coffee finish."

 

Ghost Runners Brewery - Vancouver, WA

Running Up Pils, Pilsner, 5% ABV, 28 IBU

"Inspired by tradition, this German-style Pilsner is crafted with a mult-step infusion mash with old world pilsen malt. We then lager ferment over three different temperatures until the flavor profile is just right.  This light German Lager is packed full of flavor and is perfect accompaniment to the spring and summer. Cheers, and happy lawn mowing!"

 

Episode Links:

Imaginasium

Kaleb Schad Author

Copper State Brewing Co.

Joe Sanders on Business Over Beer

Copper State Stilt Stepper Hazy IPA

Hinterland Brewing

Powers Comics

#ToastPositive

#BizOverBeerChallenge

The BOB Happy Hour #20 with Jennifer Hoff

The BOB Happy Hour #20 with Jennifer Hoff

April 28, 2020

On today's episode of the The BOB Happy Hour, KOIN 6 Portland News Anchor Jenifer Hoff saddles up to the virtual bar. Jennifer shares with us her journey from the University of Minnesota where she started as an Interior Design student, eventually getting her degree in Broadcast Journalism and making her way to the Pacific Northwest with stops in Wisconsin and Kentucky. We discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the News Stations' operations and how she and her colleagues are coping with social distancing while still providing the news of the day. 

 

A few things you'll learn:

  • In the face of hardship, know your purpose and focus on getting your job done.
  • Just do your best everyday, knowing that your best will be better some days than on others.
  • Success comes from a strong core business.   

 

What we're drinking:

Gigantic Brewing Company - Portland, OR

Smackdab Hazy IPA, 6.3% ABV

"Taking inspiration from both New England and West Coast IPA, Smackdab is a hazy beer with a bit of hop bite in the finish, while Citra and Mosaic hops impart juicy tropical flavors."

 

Hopworks Urban Brewery - Portland, OR

Upstream Salmon Safe IPA, 7% ABV

"Brewed with Salmon-Safe barley and hops from Mainstem and Roy Farms, this PNW IPA has notes of fruit and spice with pine, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors."

 

Fort George Brewing - Astoria, OR

City of Dreams, Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV

"Juice yeast, for a juicy quality. Plenty of wheat for a hazy mouthfeel. Tropical and citrus on the hops. As hoppy as an IPA, with the ABV of a Pale Ale."

 

Mt Tabor Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Lamp Post Lager, 4.5% ABV, 14 IBU

"Light, crisp and full of malt flavor. Slight tropical citrus aroma. Clean and refreshing."

 

Episode Links:

Follow Jennifer Hoff on Facebook

Follow Jennifer Hoff on Twitter

KOIN 6

Women Crush Wednesday

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Sunshine Division

GuideStar

Badger Honor Flight 2013 covered by Jennifer Hoff

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Dayton Flyers

Wisconsin Badgers

Minneapolis Miracle

Don Shelby

The BOB Happy Hour #19 with Danae Deppiesse

The BOB Happy Hour #19 with Danae Deppiesse

April 27, 2020

Today on the BOB Happy Hour we welcome Instructional Support Teacher, Danae Deppiesse, to our virtual bar. With 20 years in education, Danae is now providing support for elementary school students and teachers as well as to the school districts. She shares with us her first hand experience how schools, teachers implementing emergency remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Schools are demonstrating many of the lessons for small businesses that we've learned on our Happy Hour Episodes

  • Act fast and decisively - The school district had to come up with an initial plan in in about 4 hours for remote learning
  • Be agile, flexible - teachers had to learn new technologies and new ways of teaching
  • Be responsive to your key personas - The schools are in constant communication with students, parents and families
  • Innovate for the future - The tools and processes developed for remote learning can be used when more normal school resumes

 

What we're drinking:

Monkless Belgian Ales - Bend, OR

Capitulation, Dry Hop Belgian Trippel, 8.1% ABV, 36 IBU

"What do you do when customers say "I love hoppy beers"? Well, if you're any other brewery you might brew 6 different IPA's for them to choose from, but if you're Monkless, you capitulate, and dry hop your classic Belgian Tripel. We took one of our favorite beers, The Trinity, and dry hopped it to add a blast of flowery, citrusy hop aroma."

 

Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Vancouver, WA

The Chromatic Series - Resonance, Batch #5, Sour Golden Ale, 6% ABV

"3 pounds of peaches per gallon of beer. After a vigorous re-fermentation that consumed the sugars from the peach, we were left with massive amounts of peach flavor and a fun, complex acidity that lingers from the first whiff until long after it’s gone.”

 

Ghost Runners Brewery - Vancouver, WA

Running Up Pils, Pilsner, 5% ABV, 28 IBU

"Inspired by tradition, this German-style Pilsner is crafted with a mult-step infusion mash with old world pilsen malt. We then lager ferment over three different temperatures until the flavor profile is just right.  This light German Lager is packed full of flavor and is perfect accompaniment to the spring and summer. Cheers, and happy lawn mowing!"

 

Maryhill Winery - Goldendale, WA

Pinot Gris

"Rich nectarine and pear notes mingled with honey. Crisp fruit flavor is delivered at the front of the palate, while a slight creamy texture fills in the finish."

 

Episode Links:

Wisconsin Jumps Around

#BizOverBeerChallenge

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