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
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.