Business Over Beer
#15. Addressing the elephants in the room with Screen Printer Dave Plaza #HoboSocks

#15. Addressing the elephants in the room with Screen Printer Dave Plaza #HoboSocks

December 6, 2019

It's just screen printing....or is it.  There is so much more to Dave Plaza than meets the eye. We learn about the challenges he overcame early on in his life to become a successful United States Marine, Law Enforcement Officer and now as Owner of Fire Pigs Designs.  

Guest Beer:

Stone Brewing - Escondido, CA 

Arrogant Bastard Ale, 7.2% ABV

"We believe that pandering to the lowest common denominator represents the height of tyranny—a virtual form of keeping the consumer barefoot and stupid. Brought forth upon an unsuspecting public in 1997, Arrogant Bastard Ale openly challenged the tyrannical overlords who were brazenly attempting to keep Americans chained in the shackles of poor taste. Since the very beginning, Arrogant Bastard Ale has reveled in its unprecedented and uncompromising celebration of intensity."

Angie's Mystery Beer:

Stone Brewing - Escondido, CA

Xocoveza, Imperial Stout, 8.1% Abv, 50 IBU

"First introduced as a limited special collaboration release with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker (after his recipe won our annual homebrew competition) and Cerveceria Insurgente, it was an instant hit and fans began clamoring for its return. Seeing as how its amazing flavor profile is evocative of Mexican hot chocolate, featuring coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a generous amount of chocolate, we concluded it was the perfect stout to re-release in celebration of the Holidays and the entire winter season."


Episode Links:

Fire Pigs Designs

Oak Island

War Pigs


The Yellow Pages


#14. Making a difference teaching abroad with John Bentley #RespectTheHat

#14. Making a difference teaching abroad with John Bentley #RespectTheHat

November 29, 2019

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, 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)."

3890 Tigers


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."


Episode Links:

International TEFL Academy

Cairo American College

Harvard University

Animal House


Steve Kerr 

Egypt Guide by John Bentley IV

Medill School of Journalism

Great Falls Tribune

Waterloo Courier

Hubspot Flywheel 

#13. Passion and Angst with Real Estate Investor Mathew Lambright #68WhiskeyPapa3

#13. Passion and Angst with Real Estate Investor Mathew Lambright #68WhiskeyPapa3

November 22, 2019

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."


Angie's Mystery Beer:

Elysian Brewing Co. - Seattle, WA

The Great Pumpkin, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 8.4% ABV, 20 IBU


Episode Links:

Envision Estates

Envision Mold Remediation

Post 9/11 GI Bill



UFC 200

Louis XIII Whiskey

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

My Zone Challenge

Joe Rogan




#12. Uncorked with Photographer Teresa Nunez #BeALoser

#12. Uncorked with Photographer Teresa Nunez #BeALoser

November 15, 2019

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


Episode Links:

Nunez Photography

Fernet Branca 


Wine Bottle Opening Hack

Costanza Boudoir


#11. Developing Your Mindset & Muscles with Barbie & Matt Haven #SuccessIsNotConvenient

#11. Developing Your Mindset & Muscles with Barbie & Matt Haven #SuccessIsNotConvenient

November 8, 2019

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***

Guest Beer:

Blue Moon Brewing Company - Denver, CO

Blue Moon Belgian White, 5.4% ABV, 9 IBU

"A wheat beer brewed with Valencia orange peel for a subtle sweetness and bright, citrus aroma."

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."

Episode Links:

Desired Lives


Shawn T

Morning Meltdown

21 Day Fix

Sara Blakely Interview

Brooke Castillo

#10. The Old Town Road with Joe Sanders Part 2 #PillowfistForTheWorld

#10. The Old Town Road with Joe Sanders Part 2 #PillowfistForTheWorld

November 1, 2019

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


Episode Links:

Old Town Brewing

Old Town Videos

Old Town Road Parody

The Brewters

Stormbreaker Brewing

Sam Adams Utopias

Willamette Week - Fight for the Stag Logo

Rogue Decree - #StandWithOTB


#9. The Old Town Road with Joe Sanders Part 1 #PillowfistForTheWorld

#9. The Old Town Road with Joe Sanders Part 1 #PillowfistForTheWorld

October 25, 2019

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.  


Please join us next week for Part 2 of this amazing interview.  

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."

Episode Links:

Old Town Brewing Videos

University of Colorado Boulder

Dal Ward Athletic Center

The Sundown Saloon

Love Struck at nine years old

Ambrosia Restaurant

Maletis Beverage

#8. The Armed & Frugal Insurance Agent with Rhiana Cameron #DegenerativePalate

#8. The Armed & Frugal Insurance Agent with Rhiana Cameron #DegenerativePalate

October 18, 2019

Rhiana Cameron of Country Financial is our guest this week. Despite Rhiana's love of good beer, we found out that she suffers from Degenerative Palate Syndrome - #DPS - which causes her to prefer and enjoy Miller Lite as her go to. She is also a dedicated financial professional, her agency specializes in financial planning and insurance for people of all ages and income levels.  

Guest Beer:

Miller Brewing Company - Milwaukee, WI

Miller Lite, A Fine Pilsner Beer, 4.2% ABV

"Miller Lite is the original light beer. Introduced in 1975, Miller Lite was brewed to be a great tasting beer that just happened to be light, not some lesser version of a full-calorie beer. The Miller Lite recipe uses a unique blend of choice Saaz and Pacific Northwest hops and a significant amount of caramel malt. In addition, we are still proud to use the same strain of brewer’s yeast that Frederick Miller brought with him from Germany in the 1850’s."


Angie's Mystery Beer:

Rogue - Newport, OR

8 Hop IPA, 8.88% ABV, 80 IBU

"In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, Ore. We also string, stake, train, test, trim, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 8 varieties of our aroma hops to create the brash and burly flavors of our 8 Hop IPA, the boss of our IPA family."


Episode Links:

Rhiana Cameron on Facebook

Country Financial

Spartan Race

The Pacific Crest Trail

Cuddling Cats

#7. Firing up the core with Brittany Ellingsen #MoreKettleBell

#7. Firing up the core with Brittany Ellingsen #MoreKettleBell

October 11, 2019

Personal trainer Brittany Ellingsen stops by this week to give the boys a lesson in fitness with her 70 lb. Darth Vader Kettle Bell.  



Guest Beer:

Brother Cascadia Brewing - Vancouver, WA

You Like 'A Da Juice, New England Style IPA, 6.5% ABV

"Cloudy, lush, and extremely refreshing, it starts off with a massive punch of juicy, citrusy hops. Bold aromas of orange, tangerine, and tropical stone fruits envelope the senses, leading into a soft palate that is fruity and balanced. Very low bitterness keeps this beer extremely sessionable, allowing all of its other bold characteristics to stand out."


Angie's Mystery Beer:

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) - Portland, OR

Ace of Spades, Imperial IPA, 8.6% ABV

"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."

Episode Links:

Brittany Ellingsen Strength

Puff to Buff

Therapy Fitness

Evolve Fitness Lab


#6. A smorgasbord of beer and experience with Sam Simms

#6. A smorgasbord of beer and experience with Sam Simms

October 4, 2019

Today we welcome long time brewer, professional wrestling promoter and stay at home dad Sam Simms to the show.

Sam was nice enough to bring 4 beers that he personally brewed for us to try, so today's program will exclusively feature guest beers.


Guest Beer #1:

Adapted from Michael's Brown Porter, brewed in 2006, no carbonation, 10-15% ABV and aged in Jameson honey whiskey barrels

Guest Beer #2: 

Sparkling Raspberry Ale, made with 50 lbs of raspberries, 3.2% ABV, a refreshing all day summer sipper

Guest Beer #3:

A beer that's not a beer - brewed to harvest yeast for a future beer, referred to as the "bottom of the barrel", would be perfect in a can merely labeled "BEER"

Guest Beer #4: Sam's Mystery Beer

Heavy Metal Brewing Co. - Vancouver, WA

Rock Hard Session IPA - 4.9% ABV


Episode Links:

Heavy Metal Brewing Co.

World Underground Wrestling America

Explorer Brewing Co.

Juilanos Pizzeria

Great American Beer Festival

10 Barrel wins big at 2019 Oregon Beer Awards