The Show

When hobbies become obsessions, we often like to share what we know and love about them with others. Although we have dedicated the most time learning the ins/outs of beer, brewing, and breweries, we have also extended our knowledge on those things that complement it: bourbon, wine, coffee, food, and cooking. Listen in to Evan, Ryan, Mark, and Dan, and with periodic guests, dissect those crafts that we love to imbibe.



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We went big for our 50th episode as we blind tasted, guessed, and ranked some of the biggest, barrel-aged, non-adjunct stouts to come out of St. Louis.  A total of 8 of us tested 6 monster beers from Perennial Artisan Ales, Side Project Brewing, and Main & Mill Brewing to see which ones stood out from an already crowded field of contenders.  Tasted were Side Project's Beer:Barrel:Time Batch 1 & 2, Perennial's Maman '17, '18, and the double barrel version from The Wine and Cheese Place in addition to Main & Mill's Carpathian.  Lots of fun and a little disagreement to determine who was best at determining which beer was which and we also get to see how our total rankings ending up for the 6 beers between all of us. Thanks as always to Pour Bros Craft TapRoom in Peoria Heights for hosting! Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 5/30/2019

Lots of fun stuff here with Evan, Ryan, and Kyle talking first about the now defunct Valiant Brewing Co. and their Russian mega stout, Marshmallow Quantarium.  Seemed like a successful brewery but closed its doors and left a big wake behind it with this white whale which delivered a big vanilla bomb of a stout with a fullness and sweetness like many of the best out there.  So why do some good breweries fail?  We also discuss the reasons collaboration can build a brewery.  Shout outs to New Glarus Brewing and keeping it nostalgic when we travel to Wisconsin, the soon to open Hop Station in Mishawaka, IN, and Mook Meadery, whom we still are looking for samples from.  Ryan also touches on his brief trip up to this years Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds Brewery in Munster, IN.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 5/25/2019

The Fox Pub in Peoria celebrated its 6th annual brewfest where Ryan and Evan headed to enjoy some brews on a cool and rainy midwest day.  We ran down the list of some of our favorites of the day including beers from Lil' Beaver Brewery, Wake Brewing, Triptych Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing Company, and Bent River Brewing Co.  Nick of Bearded Owl Brewing shared some of his highlights of the day and we also spoke with Matt Rixner who continues his pursuit to bringing a great draft beer festival to Peoria.  It was a fun and loud time (pardon the background noise, but we were at a festival!!) with many great local and regional brews and fantastic people to enjoy them with, cheers!!

Publish Date: 5/14/2019

Ryan, Evan, and Mark head down to Pour Bros Taproom in the Heights to challenge each other with some more blind tastings.  Each submitted an interesting entry to put our palates to the test.  Our table beer today was Marionberry Table by Holy Mountain Brewing and various offerings from the Pour Bros Tapwall.  We also got to discuss the drama with the big beer brands and why corn is so important to the Midwest.  Tune in and enjoy, cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 4/26/2019

Hey Provisionists, new episode is ready and its a fun one!  Mark, Evan, and Ryan sat down to educate our palates on bourbon.  We each brought a bottle and taste tested them against each other.  Three very different bourbons with we do our best to describe how they taste against each other.  Lots of fun so tune in to hear us go through them and what we each brought.  Also enjoyed was a great beer from Fonta Flora Brewery called Local Snacks.  Cheers!!

Publish Date: 4/13/2019

Evan and Ryan team up to taste some cherry wild ales, one from OEC Brewing and the other from Fonta Flora Brewery.  Similar style but very different beers, tune in to see how they stack up.  Also tasted was Honolulu from Asling Brewing Co., a barrel aged stout with coconut and coffee.  We did get a chance to go over our favorite match ups and games for the upcoming basketball tournament so see how we are doing with our picks!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/31/2019

Here we go!  Mark and Evan were joined by Kyle to sit down and talk to Rob, co-owner of Pour Bros Craft Taproom in Peoria Heights.  Rob has been hard at work booking music for the upcoming season of Saturday night concerts at Pour Bros.  We got to hear what bands are coming and some exciting events on the schedule.  St. Patrick's Day festivities were on the docket as well in the Heights!  Kyle brought a blind tasting beer for the rest of us and we also popped our first barleywine on the podcast, Perennial's barrel aged Vermillion.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/22/2019

Mark and Evan welcome Bryan back to the podcast to share his experiences at the Southern Grist Brewing 3rd Anniversary.  We sample some beers he and our friend Spartan enjoyed from the festivities and how Nashville represents "the new South" with its elevated cuisine.  Our big props go out to Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.'s lagers and we highlight how their customer service shines when confronted with a cooler full of craft beers.  They graciously provided the amazing lagers we sampled on the recording and we get to tell you why they are the go-to German beer style brewers in the region.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/9/2019

What a topic Mark, Ryan, and Evan discussed surrounding the issue of limited quantities of released beers and how breweries handle it.  Central to this is Floodland Brewing and how they handle keeping their beers out of the secondary market.  You may side with the brewer or with the consumer on this but we find this a great example of the controversy of the secondary market.  We did enjoy a Holy Mountain sour (where the Floodland brewer was before he started his own brewery), 4 Hands Brewing Madagascar Uganda variant, and some blind pours which challenged our palates.  Don't miss this one!  Cheers Provisionists!!

Publish Date: 2/23/2019

Daniel and Evan discuss the recent release of RateBeer's Top 50 Brewers.  It's a fun list to go through but there is a lot more, especially with big beers full acquisition of RateBeer, to discuss about the rating sites methods and results.  We both sip on a beer from a top 50 brewery including ones from Half Acre Beer Co. and Maine Beer Co. and dive into the pros and cons of RateBeer and what it tells us about craft beer.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 2/9/2019

Ryan and Evan discuss their first craft beer introductions and the breweries that first influenced their passion for craft beer.  We also discuss the beers we drink during these bleak winter months and sip on some of the beers we are most excited about which include some sours, lambics, and spontaneous fermented country beers.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 1/26/2019

Part 2 of our first anniversary episode explores the "provisions" side of our passions.  First up are our favorite dishes or foods and how they are prepared from sous vide to reverse searing alongside our best sides enjoyed.  Then we debate our best non-beer drinks of the year with great bourbons such as the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bourbons and the Jefferson's Reserve 16 Year but not forgetting wines and cocktails.  Enjoy this all provisions episode sharing our best of 2018!!

Publish Date: 1/15/2019

We celebrated our birthday in this episode by reviewing our favorite beers and breweries of 2018.  While sipping on some Framboise Du Fermier by Side Project Brewing and Mornin' Delight by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. we see how each of us ranks the best beers we had in 2018.  Then we move on to discuss those breweries and brewers who made waves and impressed us in 2018.  It was great to be back recording at Pour Bros Craft Tap Room and sharing pints with friends while we celebrated the last year of recording!  Stay tuned for part 2 to be released soon!!

Publish Date: 1/8/2019

Mark, Evan, and Ryan are joined by Andy (and other friends!) to dig in to the Abbott Annual Christmas Share.  We start off by a couple of vanilla bombs by 3 Floyds Brewing and Forager Brewery.  We are sure to test our palates with a couple of blind tastings but also wreck our palates on one of the more interesting beers of the night.  Lots of other big beers from Perennial Artisian Ales, Toppling Goliath Brewery, Side Project Brewing, Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, J Wakefield Brewing, Funk Factory Geuzeria, and Shared Brewing.  No great beer was left untested as we enjoyed this special holiday gathering to share our best beers, cheers!!!

Publish Date: 12/28/2018

Midwest beers and specifically Chicago beers are getting a lot of buzz lately so we asked fellow Chicago beer enthusiast Rick to join us.  We dive in head first on some Side Project Brewing Beer:Barrel:Time, one of the best non-adjunct stouts we have all ever tasted.  Then we get into how and why Chicago is THE destination for craft beer; offerings tasted come from Hop Butcher For The World and Hailstorm Brewing Co.  It was great to have Rick join us for this all out love affair for Midwest and Chicago beers.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 12/22/2018

Ryan and Evan are joined by lambic fanatic Bryan for some talk about the traditional Belgian style of Lambics.  Like tart, dry, funky, and rustic beers?  What's a coolship and spontaneous fermentation?  Some of the traditional Lambic breweries have been around since before the First World War and their techniques are steeped in tradition.  We discuss what makes these beers unique and why you can't call it a Lambic unless brewed under specific guidelines.  On the docket are beers from Cantillon, Side Project, and Boon Brewery.  Cheers!!

Publish Date: 12/7/2018

Happy Black Friday everyone!  Ryan, Evan, Brett, and Michael share thoughts on the annual Thanksgiving share hosted by Ryan.  We blind taste different years of WeldWerks Brewing's Medianoche barrel aged stout, enjoy some Open Spaces by Side Project Brewing, and discuss how we are out to get our allotments of Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.  Chicago's FOBAB (Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers) also just finished and we review winners and how great it is for the city.  Cheers!!

Publish Date: 11/23/2018

Daniel and Evan talk Thanksgiving and how best to enjoy the day, especially if you are a craft beer enthusiast.  We discuss our favorite dishes and how we best enjoy the day with libations whether it wine, cocktails, or beer.  Thanksgiving is about getting together and enjoying great food, drink with a little fun with the family.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 11/17/2018

Ryan, Evan, and Mark sit down with Brian Buss, head brewer of Industry Brewing Co. located in Peoria, IL.  We learned more about his transition from seasoned home brewer to his position at Industry where he crafts his own twists on classic styles.  His crushable beers are a reflection of his approach to craft beer which focuses as much on the beer as the conversations and people he drinks them with.  This was highlighted by the beers we sampled including his saison, double IPA, red ale, and porter.  Tune in for our time with Brian and hear him construct his "Ideal 4-pack"!  Cheers!!

Publish Date: 11/5/2018

Evan, Mark, and Daniel are joined by guests Tim and Phil for a fun filled episode of beer trivia!  We recorded at Daniel's house in Lombard where we may have successfully indoctrinated Phil into the depths of craft beer geek-dom.  Although we strayed way off topic at times to discuss the economics of big beer and how growing craft breweries are able to deliver a consistent product, we still managed to stay humbled by our trivia questions.  Did we mention we cracked some really awesome beers?  Tune in wherever you get your podcasts!!

Publish Date: 10/31/2018

Ryan and Evan, along with guest host Luke, talk to the brewers of Bearded Owl Brewing, Nick and PJ, about our collaboration brew "Did We Just Become Best Friends?"  This tasty NEIPA turned out to be a melon forward, full bodied, hazy IPA so go get some before it's gone!  We also talked about Bearded Owl's experience at the Great American Beer Festival.  Finally, we sample some great beers from Henry and Fran Brewing and Weldwerks to celebrate stout season.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 10/12/2018

Kyle joins Ryan and Evan for our second installment of reviewing classic styles called Beer 102. Evan gives a little background on the annual Oktoberfest event and its origins while discussing amber marzen style lagers with the one that started it all.  Ryan shares a special lambic geuze he recieved from a friend in Belgium and how unique the style really is.  Finally, Kyle gets to crack the OG saison that everyone should try and why it's universally adored.  Thanks for tuning in!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 9/21/2018

We are joined with special guest Daniel, who shares with us his love of Chicago beers and we help him push his palate a bit with a big stout from J. Wakefield Brewing and a sour from DeGarde Brewing.  As we sip across the Pour Bros. tap wall, disucssions include the Peoria Beer Mile, our Labor Day adventures, and even avocado toast.  Thanks to Daniel for joining us, cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 9/8/2018

Evan, Ryan, and Mark spend a fair amount of time tasting all that gracious listeners have sent us including beers from Henry and Fran Brewing Co. and Scofflaw Brewing amongst others.  Then we dissect why vanilla is such a great adjunct for beers and why it is costly and challenging to brew with.  Finally someone in the group nails the blind taste test and we do some quick beer trivia.  A lot packed into one episode but a fun one for us to share with you!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 9/1/2018

Evan, Mark, and Dan welcome you back for a list of our favorite beer bars from around the country.  From east coast to west coast and in between, we give you the places you should go for great craft beer if you are traveling in the US.  Mark and Evan sip on some fresh Bearded Owl Brewing beers while we break down this list and Dan enjoys some Dogfish Head beer all the way from Chicagoland.  Finally Dan gives us a taste of an upcoming episode where we all sit down and compete in beer trivia, an episode that will certainly show how much we still have to learn!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 8/25/2018

We welcome Kyle to the podcast to talk a couple basic styles of beer.  While we sip on some vintage 3 Floyds beers, we discuss a couple classic German stlyle beers you should check out and harken back to when IPAs were actually bitter.  Our beers today come from Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and Bear Republic Brewing Co. in addition to a great sour from Fonta Flora Brewing outta North Carolina.  Our beers of the week come from The Veil Brewing Co., Saugatuck Brewing, and Side Project Brewing.  This is an episode that certainly paid hommage to those beers that have paved the way!!

Publish Date: 8/18/2018

Evan and Dan discuss summer and why its such a great time for beer!  Our favorites for the week come from Pipeworks Brewing Co. and Short's Brewing Co.  We talk about our favorite beers for summer which include pale ales, session IPAs, and Kolsch style which pair with the best of summer acitivities.  Listen in to why we all head towards Michigan for our summertime fun and how their inviting culture of beer and summertime fun is perfect!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 8/11/2018

Evan and Ryan sit down to talk about Ryan's recent trip to the Boston area and sip on some fresh Treehouse Curiosity 50.  We also discuss listener questions and have fun with another blind tasting.  Finally, we get the privilege to sample a special beer from a very special's about meow time!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 7/28/2018

You like meat?  Then this is the episode for you!  Mark, Bryan, and Evan collaborate on a meal for the meat lovers.  As we crack some great beers from Bearded Owl Brewing and Bearded Iris Brewing, we get down to how we constructed a BBQ and smoke centric dinner including smoked chicken wings, pork belly burnt ends, and smoked beef ribs (wow they are huge!).  We share our personal tips on BBQ and smoking, what kind of sides we love the most (the pimento cheese dip is tops), and also discuss what brews we like to pair with our offerings.  Enjoy our first huge dive into the provisions side of our obsessions, cheers!!

Publish Date: 7/21/2018

We sit down at Pour Bros. Taproom to listen to Chris of Dagz, a recreational dice game, tell us why his invention is taking over local drinking establishments!  He shares his story how he came up with the addictive game and how his brand has grown to fill breweries and taprooms.  We share beers of the week, sip on some fresh Henry and Fran Brewing Co. beers, and get stumped on a blind taste test once again. Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 7/14/2018

This one's for the wood workers!!  We sit down with Steve and Caroline with Rocket Wood Studio in Pekin, IL, and learn about how they can turn a milled piece of specialty wood into beautiful and striking bars, table-tops, and custom pieces.  They also tour us through their shop where old, vintage tools are hard at work next to some cutting edge technology.  And don't forget we sip on some great beers while listening!  Then we talk to Tom West of West Dublin Pub, a newly opened Irish style pub in the downtown district of Pekin where their passion is creating a space for the community to gather.  Don't forget the incredible hand-crafted bar and tables built by Rocket Wood Studio!  We truly enjoyed listening to their stories and sharing a beer!

Publish Date: 7/7/2018

Cheers Provisionists!  Evan, Mark, and Ryan explore both the deserved and non-deserved hype in craft beer today and why we need to just enjoy what we are drinking!  The conversation was sparked by discussing and sharing what our best beers of 2018 have been thus far and what the latest hype is in the craft beer industry.  We also get a little "meaty" talking about how we spent our Father's Days (mostly relaxing and smoking meat) and what we tried that really stood out over the past week.  There was even time for a little blind tasting - tune in to find out what it was!  

Publish Date: 6/25/2018

Pour Bros. Taproom is a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience located in Peoria Heights, IL.  We learn from Nate and Jason how this unique craft beer bar got started and where it's heading next.  It was the first in the state of Illinois to bring craft beer enthusiasts a pour-your-own tap wall allowing drinkers to sample from their exceptionally diverse menu of drafts.  Pour Bros. Taproom also attracts patrons by offering Saturday live music in their courtyard and have teamed up to offer a much anticipated locally sourced wood fired BBQ called Slow Hand Craft BBQ.  Listen in to learn more about why we will be spending more time here than we already do!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/16/2018

Brewers Nick Babcock and PJ Hoehne of Bearded Owl Brewing sit down with us to talk about their evolution from homebrewing to running a successful craft brewery in the eager market of Peoria.  They aren’t shy to try new styles and push the envelope to get craft beer drinkers in central Illinois excited for what’s next.  Nick and PJ are looking to forge a new enthusiasm for craft beer locally and they talk about Bearded Owl’s future.  Listen in to this episode to learn all about this great new brewery plus celebrations of Dan’s birthday, Phish references and discussions of beer in gas stations. Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/9/2018

It's great to have everyone together again...Evan, Ryan, and Mark talk to Dan while sampling and reviewing Flagler Village Brewery's Barrel Aged S'Mores Stout and More Brewing's Henna Batch #2 Cinnamon Babka.  Dan and Mark catch up with Ryan and Evan's time at Dark Lord Day and Ryan decides to suprise us with a blind taste test beer.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/1/2018

Evan and Ryan take you through 3 Floyds Brewing Co.'s Dark Lord Day 2018.  First, along with their friends, they share some amazing beers on the eve of the festival with the highlight being Modern Times' Monster Tones.  They also talk about Prairie Artisan Ales' Prairie Dawgs program and sample some their members beers.  Then it's off to the festival on Saturday with highlights being the variants, the food, and the camaraderie between festival goers.  What was the overall favorite of the day?  Listen to find out!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 5/22/2018

We talk to John McGarry, Captain and Founder, of Brink Brewing Co. in Cinncinati, OH, on how the brewery got started and how their community focused vision made them one of the most interesting stories in craft beer.  John, along with his founding team of Sarah (his wife), Kelly (his brother), Mark (brother-in-law), and Andrew (long time family friend) have not only brought home well deserved hardware for their fantastic beers but built a brewery centered on the neighborhood of College Hill which has embraced them with open arms.  Listen in to John tell the story on how it all started with Brink while Mark and Evan sip on a few of their incredible offerings.

Publish Date: 5/12/2018

Evan, Ryan, and Mark venture into new territory where we each take a turn with a blind tasting of beers we each brought.  Let's just say, we learned a lot about our palates!  Ryan also shares a very special bottle in celebration of his trip to Nashville which included a stop at Bearded Iris Brewing.  Mark fills us in on Idyll Hounds Brewing Co. and his trip to Florida and Evan discusses his trip to Austin, TX, and Jester King Brewery.  Mark also pulls out a french pressed beer for further confuse us!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 5/4/2018

Dan and Evan sit down for another "fireside chat" and recap what's been going good on our beginnings of our podcast.  We get to tease Ryan and Mark since they weren't present to defend themselves and venture off topic about Dippin' Dots and becoming a, nope, no, don't say it!  We also look forward to what the next episodes have in store for us including many interviews with some our local obsessions!  Cheers everyone!!

Publish Date: 4/28/2018

Dan and Evan sit down for another "fireside chat" and recap what's been going good on our beginnings of our podcast.  We get to tease Ryan and Mark since they weren't present to defend themselves and venture off topic about Dippin' Dots and becoming a, nope, no, don't say it!  We also look forward to what the next episodes have in store for us including many interviews with some our local obsessions!  Cheers everyone!!

Publish Date: 4/28/2018

Sara, owner of The Spot Coffee, invites us to her shop to talk about our favorite morning beverage.  She gives us insight on what makes her place so special and how it all started.  Also joining the conversation are brothers Tristan and Mitch from CxT Roasting Company where we get schooled on the process of roasting coffee beans.  Don't worry, we were able to enjoy plenty of coffee beers in the process and help bridge the divide between our two favorite liquids: beer and coffee.  Cheers and enjoy!!

Publish Date: 4/14/2018

Dan and Evan discuss strategies and tips to make the best of your upcoming beer festival.  We sip on some newly available beers to our area from Old Nation Brewing Company while we help with the proper way to prepare and have an awesome time at the next beer event you attend.  Go to to catch all of our episodes and other great podcasts about craft beer!  Also head to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with our musings, cheers Provisionists!!

Publish Date: 4/7/2018

Evan Skypes in with Ryan to get his take on Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.'s Assassin Day 2018.  It's cold, windy, and full of dedicated beer enthusiasts from around the world seeking out the whiskey barrel aged imperial stout.  Sounds like all is well with the 2018 edition of the beer with lots of viscous dark fruit flavors.  We also hear from friends waiting outside the brewery as they wait to get tastes of the much anticipated variants which included coffee and coconut.  Thanks to our support from the Hopped Up Network, go check our the newest episode and all our great partners!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 4/1/2018

Shooting from the hip on this episode where Evan, Mark, Ryan, and Dan talk about beers and college basketball teams.  We taste pastry stouts from Angry Chair Brewing and More Brewing Co. and sample sours from Casey and Jester King.  No direction here other than letting us do what we do best: comradery between four passionate beer guys trying to get through a podcast before we are stranded by a spring snowstorm!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/25/2018

Ryan and Evan geek out in the nerdiest way possible as they dissect J. Wakefield Brewing's "It Was All A Dream".  We provide a little background on the Miami based brewery while taking listener questions and sharing our favorite beer and food pairings.  From the simplest of beers to the big barrel aged adjunct stouts to your cellared barleywines, we provide some pearls on how you can intellectualize the most complex of beers.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/17/2018

Dan talks to Evan about his experience at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival held at Fifth Third Ballpark near Grand Rapids, MI.  He talks about the best beers and biggest surprises in addition to what makes it such a great event.  We sip on some Michigan beers while we talk about what makes Michigan such a great beer state.  Cheers from P+P!

Publish Date: 3/9/2018

Evan, Mark, Ryan and special guest Bryan get you schooled on making a great charcuterie board so guests are never disappointed.  Bryan certainly drops knowledge on how to best pair meats, cheeses, and accoutrements with our beers while we crack a Side Project La Ruche.  Then we dip into the "milkshake" IPA style where Tired Hands are the leaders and others follow suit such as Bearded Iris Brewing "Mood Ring".  We also enjoy breaking down a blind taste test provided by Ryan.  Beyond that, we talk local beer projects and events such as the new Bearded Owl release just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  Thanks again to Bryan for his input and we look forward to next time when we interview Dan on his experience at the recent Great Michigan Beer Festival in Grand Rapids.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 3/6/2018

Join Evan, Ryan, and Mark for a (more or less) live recording of a homebrewing crash course!  We brew a NE style IPA and crack some Aslin and Side Project/Casey beers while we walk through some of the integral steps of the brewing process.  Also included is a shout out to Ss Brewtech and Rufus Teague for enhancing our experience with brewing and smoking meat.  Included for your listening pleasure are neighbors driving by, garage doors opening, equipment banging, and kids screaming upstairs!  Looking forward to the finished product, cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 2/20/2018

Join Evan, Ryan, and Mark for a (more or less) live recording of a homebrewing crash course!  We brew a NE style IPA and crack some Aslin and Side Project/Casey beers while we walk through some of the integral steps of the brewing process.  Also included is a shout out to Ss Brewtech and Rufus Teague for enhancing our experience with brewing and smoking meat.  Included for your listening pleasure are neighbors driving by, garage doors opening, equipment banging, and kids screaming upstairs!  Looking forward to the finished product, cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 2/20/2018

The entire crew is together for a dive into beer destination vactions (beercations).  First, we review the best beers we drank this week and what's going on in craft beer at the moment.  Then we taste beers from Oregon breweries deGarde and Great Notion, California breweries Bottle Logic and SARA, and taste brews from Hill Farmstead and Trillium.  It's good to have everyone together!  Cheers from the P+P Crew!!

Publish Date: 2/10/2018

Dan joins Mark and Evan (we missed Ryan today) for a dive into the Hazy IPA craze.  East coast, West coast, and no coast hazy IPAs are sampled.  Where are the best ones brewed?  Why are these so good?  Is there fatigue setting in on this style?  From Treehouse to Monkish we look at why we love this style and where the good ones are.  Lots of coverage on some local breweries such as Bearded Owl and Triptych.  Also a brief sample of some locally roasted coffee and destinations for the "Beercation".  Cheers from the P+P crew!!

Publish Date: 1/29/2018

On our pilot episode we spend much of our precious beer time tasting and talking about some great bourbons.  We cover using a french press to create your own pastry stout.  Finally we taste one of the pastry stouts from Angry Chair Brewing, Imperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake stout.  Shout outs to some local establishments here in Peoria include Whiskey City Architectural Salvage, Bearded Owl Brewing, and Industry Brewing.  Brief topics include meat smoking and beer-cations (beer destination vacations).  Cheers from the P+P crew!!

Publish Date: 1/7/2018