#20: Rocket Wood Studio and West Dublin Pub

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




Recent Episodes

Ryan, Dillon, and Evan talk to our friend Dennis about his work at a local, large volume distillery.  We learned a lot about the process of distilling and what makes it unique.  Dennis also makes wine and home and we compared and contrasted these methods with brewing.  We felt it necessary to bring a beer that represents the cross-over with wine such as a Cantillon Vigneronne and a one that brings in the process of barreling with 3 Floyds Brewing '19 Marshmallow Handjee.  For those that like the technical aspect of these processes, this one allowed some "nerding" out on the science behind it.  We also let Dillon pull a blind beer on us off the Pour Bros tap-wall which was a fun challenge.  Cheers everyone from P+P!!



Publish Date: 7/18/2019


Eoghan is the writer for the blog Brussels Beer City and we were excited to have him join us for a conversation of all things Belgium.  Bryan joined Evan stateside and we talked with Eoghan and Chad, who were in Brussels, for a dive into the beers that excite their drinking culture.  We simultaneous sampled beers from Brasserie de la Senne, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, and Westvleteren.  Eoghan talked about the brewer mentality of Belgian brewers and why the taproom model isn't like it is in the states.  What excites Belgians about American beers?  What's the drinker's culture in Brussels?  What do brewers think of American Lambic style beers (hint: they laugh)?  Tune in to this honest and thoughtful discussion with our fiends in Brussels, it was a definitely a fun time!!



Publish Date: 7/3/2019


Eoghan is the writer for the blog Brussels Beer City and we were excited to have him join us for a conversation of all things Belgium.  Bryan joined Evan stateside and we talked with Eoghan and Chad, who were in Brussels, for a dive into the beers that excite their drinking culture.  We simultaneous sampled beers from Brasserie de la Senne, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, and Westvleteren.  Eoghan talked about the brewer mentality of Belgian brewers and why the taproom model isn't like it is in the states.  What excites Belgians about American beers?  What's the drinker's culture in Brussels?  What do brewers think of American Lambic style beers (hint: they laugh)?  Tune in to this honest and thoughtful discussion with our fiends in Brussels, it was definitely a fun time!!



Publish Date: 7/3/2019


The summer has been keeping us all busy but we are back with an amazing new episode with our friends Michael and Jenna.  Jenna hosts her own YouTube channel (ieatallthechips) to showcase her enthusiasm for all things chips.  We paired some amazing beers, such as 3 Floyds Brewing's 'Rrari Crochet, Perennial Artisan Ales' Blue Ridge, and Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen's Oude Geuze Golden Blend with some complimentary spuds to highlight each offering.  It was an entertaining time sipping great beers, crunching great chips and not to mention a drop in from Bryan, Trey barking, and a broken glass.  We also had the privilege of sampling a bottle of Mook Meadery's "The Big Montana", a strawberry vanilla milkshake style mead which was a big hit with the crowd...thanks to DJ!!  Tune in to hear from Jenna tell us about her YouTube channel, how she became such a chip enthusiast and if she thinks cheese puffs are chips or not!  This was a fun one for sure, cheers from P+P!!!



Publish Date: 6/26/2019


The summer has been keeping us all busy but we are back with an amazing new episode with our friends Michael and Jenna.  Jenna hosts her own YouTube channel (ieatallthechips) to showcase her enthusiasm for all things chips.  We paired some amazing beers, such as 3 Floyds Brewing's 'Rrari Crochet, Perennial Artisan Ales' Blue Ridge, and Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen's Oude Geuze Golden Blend with some complimentary spuds to highlight each offering.  It was an entertaining time sipping great beers, crunching great chips and not to mention a drop in from Bryan, Trey barking, and a broken glass.  We also had the privilege of sampling a bottle of Mook Meadery's "The Big Montana", a strawberry vanilla milkshake style mead which was a big hit with the crowd...thanks to DJ!!  Tune in to hear from Jenna tell us about her YouTube channel, how she became such a chip enthusiast and if she thinks cheese puffs are chips or not!  This was a fun one for sure, cheers from P+P!!!



Publish Date: 6/26/2019


The summer has been keeping us all busy but we are back with an amazing new episode with our friends Michael and Jenna.  Jenna hosts her own YouTube channel (ieatallthechips) to showcase her enthusiasm for all things chips.  We paired some amazing beers, such as 3 Floyds Brewing's 'Rrari Crochet, Perennial Artisan Ales' Blue Ridge, and Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen's Oude Geuze Golden Blend with some complimentary spuds to highlight each offering.  It was an entertaining time sipping great beers, crunching great chips and not to mention a drop in from Bryan, Trey barking, and a broken glass.  We also had the privilege of sampling a bottle of Mook Meadery's "The Big Montana", a strawberry vanilla milkshake style mead which was a big hit with the crowd...thanks to DJ!!  Tune in to hear from Jenna tell us about her YouTube channel, how she became such a chip enthusiast and if she thinks cheese puffs are chips or not!  This was a fun one for sure, cheers from P+P!!!



Publish Date: 6/26/2019


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


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


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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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