#17: Bearded Owl Brewing

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




Recent Episodes

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 brewery...it's about meow time!  Cheers from P+P!!



Publish Date: 7/28/2018


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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