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
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
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.