About Us

wine country radio 955Brew Ha Ha with Steve Jaxon and Herlinda Heras is a live radio show and podcast all about craft beer and the people who produce it. The show is produced live on Thursday afternoons at 5pm as part of The Drive with Steve Jaxon, now heard on Wine Country Radio 95.5 FM (Mon.-Fri. 3-6pm).

The Drive is Sonoma County’s favorite radio show, with a roster of guests including local officials, journalists and reporters, public officials, artists and performers and more. The show is #1 in its time slot with a stadium full of daily listeners.

With so many large and small craft brewers in the area, Brew Ha Ha is perfectly situated to have access to the most interesting people in the world of craft beer today.

Steve Jaxon

steve jaxonSteve Jaxon is the host of The Drive, weekdays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on 95.5 Wine Country Radio. This daily news and talk show features a regular rotation of guests including local officials, artists and singers, public servants, journalists, winemakers, brewers, anyone who has an interesting story. The Drive has been the unofficial salon of Sonoma County for 16 years, even on its previous station. Steve Jaxon brings more than fifty years of experience and skill as an interviewer and host. He will admit that his middle name is ‘Chardonnay’ but he will enjoy tasting many craft beers, except the hazy.

Herlinda Heras

Herlinda Heras

Herlinda Heras is the co-host of Brew Ha Ha. She is one of the busiest and most well-connected people in the craft brewing world. She regularly travels the world for beer conferences and for judging in brewing competitions. She often calls the show to give insightful and heartfelt live reports from her many destinations.

She brings a wide range of guests to Brew Ha Ha. They range from the most important and influential people in the brewing community to some award-winning individual home brewers with great stories to tell. She also is the host of the feature Brews News with Herlinda and she has her own YouTube channel Beergolfgirltravels, as well.

She is a proud Member of the International Pink Boots Society for women beer professionals. Also, she was the English co-host of the first Chinese Brewers Association Awards 2018 in Shanghai. She has even done Mexican food pop-ups in London.

Herlinda has been a Beer and Food judge in numerous events in Europe, Asia and Latin America, including these: the British Pie Awards, England; World Bread Awards; Quality Food Awards, UK; Birra dell’Anno beer awards, Italy; Kraft Roku beer awards, Poland; Ibeerian Beer Awards, Portugal; Suomen paras Olut & Sahti beer Awards, Finland; USA Beer Ratings and Taste Alliance, USA; Asia Beer Championship in Singapore; Aro Rojo international beer competition, Mexico; National Fish & Chips Awards in London, England.

In addition to her travels, Herlinda is former adjunct faculty & coordinator for Sonoma State University Craft Beer Appreciation Program. She has been a private chef and has been seen cooking on local San Francisco television. She is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Sonoma County, California. She enjoys showing her beautiful home area to visitors. Having been through some bad fires she understands the importance of sharing stories of resilience and recovery.

Harry Duke

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Harry and Steve.

Harry Duke is the host of Theater Thursday on The Drive and he has also been a co-host and guest host on Brew Ha Ha and on The Drive. He has been the Theatre Correspondent for The Drive with Steve Jaxon since 2015 and he was the Drive’s regular co-host in 2021/22.  

Harry has long made it a point to visit a microbrewery in every city where he has lived or traveled, from Siskiyou County, California’s Etna Brewing to Oklahoma City’s Twisted Spike Brewing to Millville, New Jersey’s Glasstown Brewing. Harry is partial to pilsners and Belgian Tripels but he is always willing to try (and frequently enjoys) other beer styles. 

Brew Ha Ha Founding Fathers Steve Jaxon and Mark Carpenter

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The first BHH logo.

In the earliest days of Brew Ha Ha, Steve Jaxon hosted the show featuring Joe Tucker, founder of RateBeer.com, with Herlinda Heras. After Joe moved to another city, it became Brew Ha Ha with Steve Jaxon and Mark Carpenter. You can hear them on the archived podcast editions of this show, beginning with this edition from February 8, 2018.

Steve Jaxon has been the host of The Drive, weekdays from 3 to 6 PM, for more than 15 years, and he celebrated 50 years in radio in 2023.

Mark Carpenter was the brewmaster at Anchor Brewing in San Francisco. Since starting there in 1971, he produced the beer that made Anchor Brewing famous as one of the leaders in craft beer, before that even became a local trend. He shares his extensive knowledge of beer and brewing in every episode he is in.

The Brew Ha Ha Logo

Here are small and large sizes of the BHH logo with the current host names. Guests may download these files and use them to promote their appearance on the show.

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