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Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and people passionate about what they do bring us their stories...And their favorite beer.

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Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and people passionate about what they do bring us their stories...And their favorite beer.

    #25. Partners in Business and in Life with Abby Spyker & Travis Buck #TravisForPresident

    #25. Partners in Business and in Life with Abby Spyker & Travis Buck #TravisForPresident

    This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Abby Spyker and Travis Buck of Northwest Media Collective join us on the program. A website design project from the county initially brought them together professionally, and while Travis battled and overcame several simultaneous personal challenges, they were able to complete the project and ultimately built a successful business partnership that eventually turned into a life partnership as well.    
    Guest Beer:
    Kona Brewing Company - Kona, HI
    Gold Cliff IPA, 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU
    "At the southern tip of Lanai, not far from the island’s first pineapple fields, lies a cobalt blue inlet rimmed with golden cliffs that welcomes divers of every stripe. This is Kaunolu Cove. Catamarans anchor here beside a blade of black rock known as the Moku Noio, where snorkelers explore a dazzling rainbow of tropical fish below and cliff divers soar from the sun-drenched cliffs above. It has been said that the ancient Hawaiians once proved their courage here by making this electrifying 70-foot jump from the famed keyhole notch at the top. Today, you may still see a fearless adventurer leaping from these rocks into the cool embrace of the Pacific below."
    Angie's Mystery Beer:
    Alaskan Brewing Company - Juneau, AK
    Pilot Series Imperial Bock, 12.5% ABV, 25 IBU
    "This is a stronger version of a Doppelbock, which is often produced by freezing a Doppelbock and removing the ice crystals to intensify flavor and strength. Our Imperial Bock shares the same flavor intensity and strength of an Eisbock, but instead of freezing this beer, we brewed it to high alcohol content and then let it rest on oak chips to enhance the mellow vanilla sweetness."
    Episode Links:
    Northwest Media Collective
    Abby Normal
    Best of Clark County 2018
    Not One Sweet World

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    #24. Be Our Naughty Valentine with Kura Love #PureRomance

    #24. Be Our Naughty Valentine with Kura Love #PureRomance

    This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Business Over Beer throws a LIVE Valentines Podcast Party at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House with our very special guest Kura Love of Pure Romance. Kura talks about the business side of being a Pure Romance consultant and explains that her parties are as much about women's sexual health and wellness as they are about the naughty stuff.
    This is our third live event, we're still figuring out the audio side of live broadcasting. Sorry for the spots of feedback in the recording and to our audience who had trouble hearing the interview, but despite these snafus, we still had a great time. Happy Valentines Day!
    Guest Beer:
    Stickmen Brewing Company - Lake Oswego, OR
    Blackberry Berliner Schwarz, Fruit Sour, 5.7% ABV, 5 IBU, SRM 32
    "A kettle soured Berliner Weiss style beer brewed with debittered black malt and fermented with Oregon blackberry."
    Special Releases:
    Heathen Brewing - Vancouver, WA - Special Release #1:
    Braspberry, Blueberry & Raspberry Sour Ale, 5.1% ABV, 10 IBU
    "Is it a coincidence that a blueberry fits inside a raspberry? We think not! After several experiments seeing if and how many blueberries can fit inside of a raspberry, we determined that was usually only one. Some may find this experiment pointless...we did come to the conclusion on one thing...a blueberry inside of a raspberry tastes great! So we took our hours of research and used it to make a beer. We added raspberry and blueberry puree to our sour base along with some lactose for a hint of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the tartness from the raspberries and sour base."
    Heathen Brewing - Vancouver, WA - Special Release #2:
    The Hop Whisperer, New England IPA, 5.7% ABV, 20 IBU
    "We whispered sweet nothings in order to get our hands on some Sabro, Wakatu, and Galaxy hops which have some awesome lime and coconut aromas. This smooth and creamy Hazy IPA balances a light maltiness with layers of tropical fruits and will have you whispering "Whoaaaa."
    Episode Links:
    Pure Romance by Kura
    Pure Romance
    Brian Shields on Business Over Beer
    Thank Yous:
    A very special THANK YOU to all our sponsors for their support to provide us the space, the services and giveaways to put on this event and produce this episode of the podcast:
    HEATHEN BREWING & THE FERAL PUBLIC HOUSE for the space, the drinks, the food and the great giveaway
    OAK & IVY EVENTS AND DESIGN for your help in coordinating this event
    JAMIE YOUNG SWAG & STRATEGY for providing the Business Over Beer Bottle Openers
    CLM BUSINESS SOLUTIONS for providing the flowers
    SILVER KEYS MEDIA for photographing the event
    And of course, those who were so generous to donate such amazing giveaways:
    Please support these great businesses!

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    #23. Rocking Your Brand Super Power with Copywriter Valerie Hooks #GlutenFree

    #23. Rocking Your Brand Super Power with Copywriter Valerie Hooks #GlutenFree

    Calling all Marketing Nerds and those small business owners mystified by the marketing in general.  Valerie Hooks, founder of BlueVale Writing stops by Business Over Beer this week to shed some light on what Branding truly is and the roles copywriting plays in your marketing plan. Valerie also offers the first gluten free guest beer that we've had on the show and talk a little about her gluten allergy and how she has had to adjust her lifestyle as a result. With such amazing information and tips you can utilize right away for your business, we can't believe we're still only the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy the show!
    Guest Beer:
    Ground Breaker Brewing - Portland, OR
    Olallie Ale, 4.5% ABV, 30 IBU
    "Olallie is brewed with blackberries and rose hips and then finished with copious amounts of Crystal hops for a classic Northwest aroma.  Olallie is made light and dry with only a hint of bitterness."
    Angie's Mystery Beer:
    North Coast Brewing Co. - Fort Bragg, CA
    PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale - 7.6% ABV, 20 IBUs
    "Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.
    PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish."
    Episode Links:
    BlueVale Writing
    Dog Paw Off Leash Dog Park
    New Seasons
    Bamboo Sushi 

    • 57 min
    #22. Impacting Family & Legacy of Small Businesses with Elizabeth Bergen & Jessica Farmer #3rdInningStretch

    #22. Impacting Family & Legacy of Small Businesses with Elizabeth Bergen & Jessica Farmer #3rdInningStretch

    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!
    Episode Links:
    Foray Business Group
    Word of the Day
    Episode #13 with Matthew Lambright

    • 58 min
    #21. Sell Local & Shop Local with Office Supply Salesman Lidio Cardoso #Wantrepreneur

    #21. Sell Local & Shop Local with Office Supply Salesman Lidio Cardoso #Wantrepreneur

    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!"
    Episode Links:
    Previously on Business Over Beer
    Lidio Cardoso
    Southwest Office Supply and Interiors
    L Idiot from LA Story

    • 55 min
    #20. Building a Business Through Golf with Derek Baade #NotAnA$$hole

    #20. Building a Business Through Golf with Derek Baade #NotAnA$$hole

    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
    Episode Links:
    De La Torre Wealth Strategies
    The Harvard of the Southwest
    Q School
    Taps Growler House
    Alister MacKenzie
    Pinehurst #2
    Pasa Tiempo Golf Club
    Scottish Links
    Bandon Dunes
    2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
    David Goggins

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

BC Powers ,

My Favorite Podcast!!!

I have quite a few podcasts in my library, but Business Over Beer is by far my favorite! Jonathan, Ben and Jason are fun and care about people’s stories. The stories are touching, funny and sometimes a little sad, but always triumphant! I love getting to learn about and connect with the people behind the business. I also like hearing about the beer and Angie’s Mystery Beer! Check out their Business Over Beer Holiday Spectacular! 2019 video on YouTube - it’s hilarious!!!

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