#3: Beercations

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




Recent Episodes

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


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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