Evan, Ryan, and Kyle sit down to break down how to sample and taste hops and malt. We also had a chance to enjoy a couple shared beers from some generous folks we know on the East Coast. Marc sent us "Less Than Alone" a bourbon barrel aged stout with vanilla beans from Triple Crossing Beer in Richmond, VA, and Adam sent a great beer from Troon Brewing, an up and coming brewery. Not to be forgotten but the Modem Tones from Modern Times Beer provided a great warm up. We very much appreciated all these unique and flavorful beers from some good friends willing to share!! Tune in to hear how they all went over and how good we were at tasting our hops and malt samples!!
Publish Date: 8/23/2019
Mark and Evan sat down with Nick from Bearded Owl Brewing in downtown Peoria to preview the upcoming 2nd Anniversary they are celebrating and to see what's new this time of year. We were lucky enough to pull some nails from the barrels housing this years upcoming release. We also opened up one of last years' releases to see how its holding up plus tasted some fresh Dunkelweizen which is becoming one of their signature beers. Exciting things are on the horizon for one of our favorite breweries in Peoria!!
Publish Date: 12/10/2019
Evan, Ryan, Mark, and Kyle sit on mic while Pat, Charles, and Mike join us all for the Abbott Holiday Share 2019. So much stout here while we blind taste Side Project Brewing's Derivation 3, Beer:Barrel:Time 2, and Craft Beer and Brewing Mag's Mamanoche. Not a lot of disagreement on the favorite of the beer but it made for a great breakdown of some of the best non-adjunct barrel aged stouts. Mark also brought a biggie of Fonta Flora's Rhythm Rug which didn't last long with this crew. Another fun year for this annual tradition, hope y'all enjoy listening in!!
Publish Date: 11/27/2019
It's not everyday we get to talk about two amazing events: Mark's birthday and the World Series!! We were so excited about it we never even mentioned the beers was had while recording! We sipped on a home-brew from New Money Meads called "Fallen but Not Forgotten", a barrel aged stout blended with Golden Oreos, fudge, toasted coconut and marshmallows; Misbeehavin' Meads' Jammy AF; and Jester Kings' Fēn Táo. It was fun listening to Mark catch us up on his trip out to the pacific NW and the Portland, OR, region where there were tons of pints and provisions. Evan also was able to brag about his Washington Nationals win of the World Series!
Publish Date: 11/11/2019
Ryan, Evan and Brad sit down at Pour Bros. Craft Taproom to taste a lineup of what literally translates to "top batch" of Side Project Brewing's Tête de Cuvée. We taste the 3 batch vertical side by side, compare how each year is different and come to a consensus as to why our favorite batch stands out as the best. Plenty of time to also discuss our favorite "pints" and "provisions" of the week plus a little college football and baseball catch up on an exciting time here in the fall. Tune in and don't forget to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages! Cheers!!
Publish Date: 10/22/2019
Hey everyone, back again with another episode on an up and coming brewery from Tulsa, OK, named American Solera. What a beautiful fall night we had recording on Mark's patio and sipping on some of this breweries most think and viscous stouts. Both "Son's of Darkness" and "Dollar for Dollar" were perhaps some of the more gooey, inky, and chewy barrel aged stouts we have drank; definitely a treat! We also added our new "Provision of the Week" category so tune in to see what Pint and Provision we thought was the best since we were together. Cheers from P+P!!
Publish Date: 10/2/2019
It's crispy time! An episode dedicated to the ever refreshing, light, and bubbly beer, the pilsner. When it's hot out and you don't want to grab a hazy or adjunct stout, these can be the most satisfying brews out there and craft breweries are bringing them to the masses. We taste these crisp lagers from all over including Perennial Artisan Ales, Pfriem Family Brewers, Live Oak Brewing Company, Sideward Brewing Co., and Angry Chair Brewing. Listen in to how they stack up and why most craft brewers turn to pilsners and other lagers as their "go to" while they are on the job. Cheers!!
Publish Date: 9/16/2019
In June, Evan attended the Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine's Brewer's Retreat in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and we covered all the highlights. This is an annual event where attendees learn and brew with some of craft beer most well known master brewers from breweries such as Russian River Brewing Co., Other Half Brewing, Monkish Brewing Co., and Trillium Brewing Co. Kyle, Ryan, and Evan sampled some of the beers brewed at the retreat including a maple amber from Sean Lawson of Lawson's Finest Liquids, a coffee and vanilla milk stout by Neil Fisher of Weldwerks Brewing Co. and Vinnie Cilurzo's of Russian River brett blonde. We also discussed Portland as a beercation destination which included great breweries such as Bissel Brothers, Oxbow Brewing Co, and Allagash Brewing Co. Tune in to learn all about the retreat, the master brewers and their breweries and how the beers from the retreat turned out!
Publish Date: 8/11/2019
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.