61: Barrels at Bearded Owl Brewing

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




Recent Episodes

That's right everyone, we went COVID-19 safe for this recording and hosted a virtual happy hour with Ryan, Evan, Kyle, and Brad.  While it can be tough to be a beer drinker and practice social distancing, we are doing what we can to stay entertained and come to realize a new way we can gather over a couple beers.  We shared how we are staying sane in the new reality but don't focus solely on the pandemic as there is plenty of good topics to discuss as to how breweries are becoming more creative and distilleries pivoting to utilizing their products for new uses.  Our hope is everyone can utilize a good podcast and a refreshing way to beat the stir crazy we are all starting to get, cheers from P+P!!  Looking forward to new guests in the future!



Publish Date: 3/21/2020


On this episode, Evan and Kyle sit down to work through their plans to brew some hoppy goodness.  We enjoyed some beers off the Pour Bros. Craft Taproom tap wall in addition to some small bottles from Funk Factory Geuzeria and Gueuzerie Tilquin.  Their idea for beer involved a first run for a West Coast style double IPA and then utilize some additional running from the mash to create a light, sessionable New England style IPA.  Lots of technical talk of grains, hops, water, and yeast.  This was our last "in person" podcast before the COVID-19 shutdowns took effect and we hope you find this a great way to spend your time at home.  Look forward to us publishing some content in the near future to fuel your social distancing like virtual happy hours and video chat episodes!!



Publish Date: 3/18/2020


Time for another provisions episode where Evan and Daniel get into some hot sauces.  We start simple with the kinda stuff one puts on popcorn and eggs and get ourselves ramped up to ghost peppers, habanero, scotch bonnet, and Carolina reaper based sauces.  No co-hosts were harmed in the making of this episodes but we sure did fry our taste buds!  Don't worry, we still cracked a couple beers but honestly, we had our dairy on hand to put out the fire on our palates!  Cheers!!



Publish Date: 2/26/2020


Thanks to Live Oak Brewing in Austin, TX, for sharing an incredible collection of smoked beers with us as we fully dive into our smoked meats from Slow Hand Craft BBQ in Peoria Heights, IL.  They served as our hosts as Evan, Kyle, and Ryan devoured some of their best offerings (absolutely loved the house made burger!) and we sipped on some of the less known smoked beer offerings from Live Oak.  We talked about how much we loved these easy drinkers and why no one should skip a chance to hit up their brewery if you fly into Austin. We also got to hear a lot about Ryan's recent 24 hours in Brussels where a day full of lambics can sometimes be a bit too much lambic!  Hope you enjoy this "Oak" filled episode!! [audio quality wasn't our best but the magic of editing helped to still enjoy the great conversation]



Publish Date: 2/13/2020


A podcast over beers at a brewery about a podcast you say?  Absolutely!!  Austin and Alex of The People of Peoria Podcast joined Evan and Mark for some great brews and even better conversation at one of our favorite hang out spots, Bearded Owl Brewing.  If you haven't listened to their show, tune in to your favorite podcast provider where these guys introduce you to the interesting people who make Peoria a great place to live.  We were the ones to get to give you some insight into how they started and what they have coming up on their show, all the while letting them drink a couple blind beers we tried to stump them with.  Get our episode where you like your podcasts to learn all about The People of Peoria Podcast!  Thanks to Austin and Alex!!



Publish Date: 2/2/2020


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


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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