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The BOB Happy Hour #11 with Joey Yourchek

The BOB Happy Hour #11 with Joey Yourchek

April 8, 2020

Joey Yourchek of Elfin Services saddles up to The BOB Happy Hour Bar on this very special birthday celebration episode for The Hair. We once again are raising awareness for patients and care givers of Dementia and Alzheimer's as well as promoting mental health for all, especially important in this time of crisis and uncertainty.   

 

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Keeping up morale and support for front line employees
  • Now is the time for business leaders to show humility, it's OK to not have all the answers.
  • Show support and gratitude for your teams and for all front line employees 
  • Dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in this country; please support mental health in your community.

 

What we're drinking:

54°40' Beer - Washougal, WA

Kascadia Kolsch, 4.8% ABV, 20 IBU

"Looking for an easy drinking beer? You found it. This refreshing Kölsch-style ale drinks crisp with subtle notes of honeysuckle and Riesling. The perfect beer for all of your Northwest adventures."

 

Trap Door Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Glowed Up, New England Style IPA, 6.8% ABV

"Our flagship Hazy IPA, DDH with over 5 lb per barrel of Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo."

 

ColdFire Brewing  - Eugene, OR

Citra Enlightenment, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, 38 IBU

"A tribute beer that simultaneously honors one of our favorite hops and one of our favorite styles. The Citra Enlightenment is bright and refreshing with bold citrus flavor and aroma and an undercurrent of tropical intrigue. Complex enough to enlighten the senses, balanced enough to drink on any occasion."

 

Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen - 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!"

 

Crater Lake Spirits - Bend, OR

Reserve Dry Gin, 90 proof

"We were inspired to make a gin that was completely different from our flagship American Gin. Our Reserve Gin is distilled from corn and is filtered 50 times through charcoal and crushed red lava rock. This extensive filtration gives it a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Hand-picked Central Oregon juniper berries, coriander, seville orange peel (bitter orange), glazed orange peel (sweet orange), grapefruit."

 

Episode Links:

Elfin Services

Sundown Squad

Longest Day Summertime Block Party

Sprecher Brewing

Business Over Beer Holiday Party Video

The BOB Happy Hour #10 with Bill Cohen

The BOB Happy Hour #10 with Bill Cohen

April 6, 2020

On today's episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Bill Cohen stops by to discuss offering support for our seniors and others in isolation as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on his business and the caregiving community.    

Some things you'll learn:

  • As an Encore-preneur, Bill can start drinking whenever he feels like it.
  • Common misconceptions about dementia.
  • Don't procrastinate, be prepared and proactive with your physical health, metal health, and your business.

 

What we're drinking:

Vanguard Brewing - Wilsonville, OR

Piper's Moon, Dark Chocolate Porter, 5% ABV

"Piper’s Moon is a special collaboration with Moonstruck Chocolate using over 1.5# per barrel of both high quality Moonstruck cocoa powder and a rare, single origin, Peruvian cocoa nib called FORTUNATO NO. 4. The result is a delicious, dark chocolate porter that is roasty and smooth with a refined dark chocolate finish."

 

Baerlic Brewing - Portland, OR

Long Story Short, Hazy IPA, 6.6% ABV

"Long story short, we love hops. So we got a bunch and put them in this here Hazy India Pale Ale. Simcoe, Galaxy and Citra if you were wondering. And we could go on and on about the delightful aromas of…"

 

Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen - 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!"

 

Little Beast Brewing - Clackamas, OR

Circle Cutter IPA, 6.5% ABV

"We took a traditional West Coast IPA and added a generous helping of pineapple, tagerine, ad orange citrus to enhance the natural, fruit characteristics of our Trident and El Dorado hops. Citrusy, juicy, and piney with delightful bitterness. It's a delicious tropical twist on a classic style."

 

Episode Links:

Cohen Caregiving Support

Virtual Dementia Support Group with Bill Cohen

Alzheimer's Association

Contact: bill@cohencaregivingsupport.com

The 36 Hour Day

Amy Loudenback on Business Over Beer

McGinty Conference for Caregivers

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The BOB Happy Hour #9 with Corey Stoeckigt

The BOB Happy Hour #9 with Corey Stoeckigt

April 2, 2020

On this edition of The BOB Happy Hour, Corey Stoeckigt drops by our virtual bar to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted his role at an global medical device company as well as his entrepreneurial venture.  

 

What you'll learn:

  • It's OK to fail, success comes from working on getting better.
  • Understand that it's hard to get started on something new, but stick with it, build momentum and you will get passed the initial stage where you're doing the work and not yet seeing results.
  • There will always be ups and downs, but always stay true to what you believe in, and you will be the best version of yourself.

 

Local Brewery Spotlight:

Fortside Brewing Company - Vancouver, WA

Online Ordering and Drive Thru now available
Wednesday - Friday: 4pm - 8pm
Saturday: 2pm - 6pm

 

What we're drinking:

Lakefront Brewery - Milwaukee, WI

Riverwest Stein, Amber Lager, 5.6% ABV, 25 IBU

"Our flagship Amber Lager bears a medium-light body with a dash of caramel malt sweetness that’s quickly curbed by a pleasing hop bite and crisp, lager finish."

 

Fortside Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Orange Whip, Hazy IPA, 5.9% ABV

"No fruit was harmed in the making of this “Juicy” IPA. In fact, there is no “juice” in this IPA. Rather, it is a real IPA that benefits from heaps of El Dorado and Mosaic Hops which give it succulent aromas and flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. We think this IPA predicates Juiciness! Uh, and if you don’t know, now you know."

Pilsner, 5% ABV

"Aromas of refined European pilsner malt and floral and spicy German hops flow effortlessly into the olfactory, wafting through the air like a silky jazz flute riff. Bright and refreshing flavors glide over the tongue, led by the elegant tones of noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh hops and traditional European pilsner malt."

 

Crux Fermentation Project - Bend, OR

Travel Plans, IPA, 5.7% ABV, 50 IBU

"A juicy, tropical wave of flavor with hints of coconut."

 

Double Barrel Taphouse - Vancouver, WA Collaboration with Brothers Cascadia in Vancouver, WA and Hop Capital Brewing in Yakima, WA

Space Cowgirl Hazy IPA, 5.8% ABV

 

Episode Links:

Medtronic

Ketones 10 Day Challenge

Contact Corey: coreystags@gmail.com

The BOB Happy Hour #8 with Kristine Konen

The BOB Happy Hour #8 with Kristine Konen

April 1, 2020

On this episode of THE BOB Happy Hour, we welcome Kristine Konen, President & CEO of NAMI Northern Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness), to talk about the importance of maintaining your mental health during this crisis.

 

What you'll learn:

  • When you start to feel mentally overloaded, a change of state will help, i.e. get up and exercise, walk outside, or use guided meditation or breathing exercises can help your mental state.
  • If you don't have your own mental health you are no good to anybody else; any metal dysfunction will impact your decision making abilities. 
  • Lean on the support systems that you already have; ask for help from experts you know that might be willing to help navigate any new rules and regulations that are impacting your business or industry.
  • Have awareness and empathy for your employees mental health.

 

What we're drinking:

Machine House Brewery - Seattle, WA

Best Bitter English Style Ale, 4.25% ABV

"Our flagship, best-selling English Bitter. A well balanced, copper coloured ale brewed with British Crystal malts and First Gold hops."

 

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!"

 

Brothers Cascadia - Vancouver, WA

Fermentator 2: Judgement Haze, Hazy IPA, 6.2%

"In a future where the hard seltzer’s rule, our own creation of fruity water has nearly wiped out humanity. It seemed harmless, no one thought that a few White Claws at the beach or a case of Trulys on the river was a big deal, but then they took over! Back in the present day, our savior (the outdated, but crowd favorite) is back to save humanity! An aromatic Hazy IPA with all the tropical and dank flavors to show people that beer can be even more fun than this new “low carb” villain."

 

Episode Links:

NAMI Northern VA

NAMI WA

Susan David Ted Talk - The gift and power of emotional courage

The BOB Happy Hour #7 with Therapy Fitness

The BOB Happy Hour #7 with Therapy Fitness

March 31, 2020

The owners of Therapy Fitness, Savannah Anderson and Karly McCarthy, the doer and the dreamer, respectively, saddle up to the virtual Happy Hour bar with us to discuss how they are managing through the COVID-19 shut down as well as how can people work on their fitness in the face of social distancing.

#RespectTheHair experienced microphone issues for this one, so he was relegated to a listener only for this episode. 

"It's more than physical fitness, it is also fitness for the mind! self development, nutrition, exercise, mind, body AND soul!" -Therapy Fitness Member

 

What you'll learn:

  • There is more to being healthy than how your body looks.
  • Right now it's more important to focus on your health than on fitness.
  • Eventually things will go back to normal or we'll adjust to a new normal, for now it's OK to chill out and give yourself a little grace.
  • No matter how hard you work you can't control everything, but you can always make the best out of any situation.
  • It's not fun to get to the top if you're at the top by yourself.
  • Best exercises you can do from home: Burpees, manmakers, weighted squat jumps.

 

What we're drinking:

Hopkins Home Brewing - Camas, WA

The BOB Beer, Oatmeal Amber Ale

 

Migration Brewing - Portland, OR

Straight Outta Portland IPA, 7.3% ABV, 69 IBU

"West Coast IPA with tropical, juicy aromatics and crisp finish."

 

Episode Links:

Therapy Fitness

Therapy Fitness App and Virtual Workouts

info@therapyfitnesspnw.com

Highwater Brewing

The BOB Happy Hour #6 with Lynn Sheehan

The BOB Happy Hour #6 with Lynn Sheehan

March 30, 2020

We welcome Lynn Sheehan of Evolve Strategic Ventures to The BOB Happy Hour bar to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 to his business and what strategic advice he is giving to his clients during this challenging time. 

 

In this episode you'll learn:

  • This is a crisis - be decisive and ACT NOW
  • Have enough humility to accept help, decisions you make now might make the difference between keeping your business or losing it.
  • Click here for resources put together on Lynn's website
  • In order to grow our collective economy we must leverage the talents of all the people in the community and in order to do that we must be willing to share our talents with each other.
  • Communicate both what you know and what you don't know; clarity of communication is key to helping solidify the base of your business. 
  • Once you stabilize, look for ways to go on the offensive; do not focus on negative but instead say to yourself and your employees to "Create Possibility". 

 

What we're drinking:

Hopworks Urban Brewery - Portland, OR

Organic Tree Frog Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV

"Hopworks new Pale Ale is bursting with juicy and floral aromas. Balanced maltiness with crisp and delicate bitterness and a full-body hop character. Tree Frog is an easy-drinking Organic Pale Ale."

 

pFreim Family Brewing - Bend, OR

Mango Pale Ale, 5.5 % ABV, 15 IBU

"A pillow-y whipped foam crowns a hazy yet radiant body of toasted tangerine. A magnificent bouquet of mango, pineapple, white wine, pear, peach, and strawberry precedes a gloriously juicy wallop of tropical fruit. A silky effervescence finally gives way to a lovely, light lingering bitterness. Zing!"

 

Deschuttes Brewery - Bend, OR 

Fresh Squeezed IPA, 6.4% ABV, 60 IBU

"A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle."

 

Baerlic Brewing - Portland, OR

Futureisms, Double Hazy IPA,  8% ABV

"In honor of all the great things to come in the New Year, we brewed up a totally tubular Double Hazy with a creamy body poppin of overripe papaya, rock concert cannabis and sweet candy. The Future is NOW!"

 

Episode Links:

Evolve Strategic Ventures

Sweet Tea Vodka

#30. The ideas and the execution with Annie & Eric Heironymous #GoCougs

#30. The ideas and the execution with Annie & Eric Heironymous #GoCougs

March 27, 2020

The Business Over Beer Podcast travels to Hopkins Home Brewery for a discussion with Annie and Eric Heironymous. We get lessons in Sales & Marketing and in beer making. We were also lucky enough to brew beer with them after the episode, my hunch is, this won't be the last time we collab on some beer here.

 

What we're drinking:

Hopkins Home Brewing - Camas, WA 

#1. Pale Ale, 5% ABV, light, flavors of pine hop and a touch of citrus

#2. Hoppy Go Lucky, Northwest Red, 5.7% ABV, 75 IBU, A malty start with a hoppy ending

#3. Eric's Mystery Beer - Imperial Stout, 8.3% ABV, 90 IBU, flavors of coffee and molasses, raisin and plum

 

Episode Links:

Vivid Reveal

No. 2 Pencil Films 

Mashfest

Loowit Brewing

Great Western Malting

Brene Brown

The BOB Happy Hour #5 with Emily Austin

The BOB Happy Hour #5 with Emily Austin

March 26, 2020

Welcome to The BOB Happy Hour, today we welcome Emily Austin of Three Sixty Interiors to the bar to talk about how she is adapting her Interior Design business in this time of social distancing.  

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Take this time to work on your business, do the things you you always wished you had time to do.
  • In this new virtual world, you may no longer be constrained by local geography, and you can now offer your services across multiple geographies.
  • While working from home, try to set a schedule and stick to it, that will help you maximize productivity.
  • This situation is proving that we can have a successful business and help our community at the same time.

 

Local Small Business Highlight:

54°40' Beer - Washougal, WA

3801 S. Truman St. #1

Washougal, WA 98671

360-844-5932

Tap Room Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Carryout available for Food, growlers, crowlers, 4 packs

Delivery in the Washougal and Camas areas coming soon

 

 

What We're Drinking:

54°40' Beer - Washougal, WA

Crushed Velvet IPA, 7.4% ABV

"It has Oatmeal"

 

Crux Fermentation Project - Bend, OR

Tough Love, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, 11.5% ABV, 70 IBU

"Tough Love is bold but nuanced, an homage of sorts to the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts and the ruling style of Catherine the Great. We construct it with dark roasted malts, malted rye, and oak-smoked wheat, and then banish it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The aging process smooths out the edges on an otherwise bold statement, and bitterness succumbs to tender strokes of vanilla beans, hints of dried cherries, and new layers revealing themselves with each sip."

 

Trap Door Brewing in collaboration with Ben's Bottle Shop - Vancouver, WA

Tim Time, Oatmeal Stout, 6.5% ABV

"Time waits for no man. Tim waits the bar at Ben’s Bottle Shop. A walking, tick-tocking beer encyclopedia. That thing on his wrist? It’s called a timepiece. It’s been keeping time for 4 years and that’s wht we brewed this collaboration for Ben’s Bottle Shop’s 4th anniversary! It’s an oatmeal stout with toasted hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans."

 

Worthy Brewing - Bend, OR

Sol Power Pilsner, 4.8% ABV, 19 IBU

"Worthy is proud of its solar powered craft beers, including Sol Power Pilsner. Worthy has 117 rooftop solar panels, and 56 of those are dedicated to heating water used in the brewing process, which helps Worthy operate more responsibly and sustainably. This pilsner gets its local flavor from our use of Mecca Grade malts and concentration of aroma hops. More lemon, citrus and grassy notes gives this pilsner a familiar flavor."

 

Episode Links:

Three-Sixty Interiors

 

The BOB Happy Hour #4 with Brian Shields

The BOB Happy Hour #4 with Brian Shields

March 25, 2020

In the latest edition of The BOB Happy Hour, we welcome back Business Over Beer alumnus Brian Shields of Shields Family Home Loans to talk about the impact of the corona virus to his business and what he is doing to support the small business community.  

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Ideas on how to help small business in your community
  • The importance of reviewing your budget, for your business and personally - where you are spending all your money and find small ways to cut back
  • Fight for your business - Be patient, but be persistent, don't give in; do your work on the what options available to help you bridge your finances during this time
  • Build each other up! Give referrals without expectation of anything in return. 
  • Do whatever you can, however small, it makes a difference.
  • Talk to the business owners, find out what people need, and pass it on - maybe others can help if you can't.

 

Local highlighted business:

Heathen Brewing Feral Public House - Vancouver, WA

1109 Washington St.

Vancouver, WA 98660

960-836-5255

Food and Beer available for carry out.

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

 

What we're drinking:

Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen - Vancouver, WA

Boston, Double American Red, 6.8% ABV, 40 IBU

"Our tribute to the historic Boston Marathon. This dark ale goes the distance with a slightly malty taste, dash of chocolate flavor, and incredible notes of Chinook hops that keep pace from start to finish."

 

Heathen Brewing - Vancouver, WA

Pom Yum, Fruited Sour, 6.4% ABV, 12 IBU

"Got a lil' bit of Blueberry Pom Yum, and I never would of thought that it could taste this good. Thank God for the brewer who put it in my hood. Our newest kettle sour with loads of blueberry and nice accenting pomegranate!"

 

Reindeer Tears 2017, Barleywine, 12% ABV, 94 IBU

 

Root Beer of the Gods - Non Alcoholic goodness for the Little Heathens....and Knopp.

 

Episode links:

Shields Family Home Loans

Business Over Beer Episode #17 with Brian Shields 

Be Well Juice Bar

Brickhouse

Taberna NW

Blind Athletes Association

Battle Buddies

Community Roots Collaborative

Final Draft Taphouse

Nom Nom

Philly Bilmos

The BOB Happy Hour #3 with Dave Plaza

The BOB Happy Hour #3 with Dave Plaza

March 24, 2020

In this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Dave Plaza of Fire Pigs Designs saddles up to the bar with us to talk about how he is coping with the current state of business and how he is planning for life after the shut down.  

In this episode you will learn:

  • Fire Pigs Designs can make medical Face Masks with free shipping, contact Dave at dave@firepigs.com or 360-270-1287.
  • It's called the Service Industry for a reason, not to serve ourselves but find a need during challenging times and SERVE OTHERS.
  • Use this downtime to review your mission statement, strategic plan, and review and improve processes - think about how you can be more efficient and where you want to focus your company for the long term; use this time to do the things you are normally too busy to think about.
  • Work with your suppliers to place future order NOW. When things get back to normal there will be a massive influx of demand that will create supply chain bottlenecks, help your suppliers and their suppliers plan for the aftermath now.

 

Local Business Highlight:

Double Barrel Taphouse

8308 NE Highway 99

Vancouver, WA 98685

360-433-9867

Buy a gift card

 

What we're drinking:

Double Barrel Taphouse - Vancouver, WA Collaboration with Brothers Cascadia in Vancouver, WA and Hop Capital Brewing in Yakima, WA

Space Cowgirl Hazy IPA, 5.8% ABV

 

Grains of Wrath Brewing - Camas, WA

Chainsaws 'n Broomsticks, Double IPA, 9% ABV

"West Coast Double IPA with flavors and aromas of pineapple, lychee and papaya."

 

Fortside Brewing Company - Vancouver, WA

Orange Whip IPA, 5.9% ABV, 60 IBU

“Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!” No fruit was harmed in the making of this “Juicy” IPA. In fact, there is no “juice” in this IPA. Rather, it is a real IPA that benefits from heaps of El Dorado and Mosaic Hops which give it it’s succulent aromas and flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. We think this IPA predicates Juiciness! Uh, and if you don’t know, now you know."

 

 

Episode Links:

Fire Pigs Designs

Business Over Beer Episode #15 with Dave Plaza