Ryan, Kyle, and Evan sat outside on a beautiful night to record an appropriately social distance episode to give some last minute ideas for the best Father's Day gifts one could find on short notice. Mainly some beer, wine, and whiskey ideas plus kitchen, BBQ, and cooking gadgets. We sampled some beers in the first half of the episode from Phase Three Brewing, Sideward Brewing, and the new home-brew Evan just finished. The second half was dedicated to some bourbon sampling which expanded our tastings of some well known and not hard to find bourbons. Enjoy!!
Publish Date: 6/18/2020
We finally got a gang of four together and enjoyed a night discussing the best parts of our summer on Ryan's back porch. Great night to be outside and sip on some stouts and talk our favorite beers and food over the last couple of months. Ryan, Mark, Kyle, and Evan (with Brad joining us off mic) enjoyed some great beers from Bottle Logic Brewing, Side Project Brewing, Funk Factory Geuzeria and more. From BBQ to homemade Korean Fried Chicken, we all enjoyed some wonderful meals this summer - tune in to hear all about them!
Publish Date: 9/21/2020
Last time Daniel and Evan sat down for a chat was the hot sauce episode pre-COVID and a lot has happened. We got to catch up on our summers, favorite beers, and what podcasts we are digging right now. Sampled the new wild ale from Bearded Owl Brewing and touched on topics like what the fall sports season looks like in the pandemic era. Also on the docket was the recent backlash against unfriendly patrons at Short's Brewing in Michigan and why you gotta play nice with those businesses navigating their new rules. Listen in!!
Publish Date: 8/26/2020
We are back! Yes, summer got busy, but not too busy for coffee! Ryan and Evan talked to Neal Beegle of Alert Coffee Co. from Tampa, FL. He's a friend of the beer world who moved his interests from home roasting coffee to starting his own business. Listen in to hear us talk about favorite regions, how Neal procures his beans, to why he partnered with a local brewery for his coffee shop. Don't forget to snag some beans from their site alertcoffeeco.com!!
Publish Date: 8/13/2020
This year kicked off great from the start for Norse Brewing Company in Wake Forest, NC. Although the pandemic has altered the plans for the brewery, it hasn't slowed co-owner Chris Jorgensen and head brewer Brad Wynn down from making a mighty return. It's all about community for the brewery, making their taproom a destination for locals to return to with plenty of great beer and food. Chris shared his passion for building a welcoming brewery where it always feels like home. Brad has deep brewing roots and has had some extra time recently to fill the tanks for the return of thirsty drinkers. Listen in to hear all about how Norse Brewing Company is truly the heart of their community!
Publish Date: 5/26/2020
Evan and Ryan had a great conversation with Zach Dobeck (owner) and Nick Kelly (communications director) of Kinship Brewing Co. in Waukee, IA. This yet-to-be opened brewery is building excitement and community around its brand and work is underway on their location which will include lots of room for families and even a dog park. Zach speaks to his roots as an long-time, avid home brewer and his savvy in building a business that looks to be more than just a place to grab a beer, but a destination. Nick shares his motivation to join the team and get the word out in a city that has a vibrant craft beer environment. Don't miss our on our recording with Zach and Nick as they share their passion in creating a craft beer destination in the heart of the midwest. Cheers from P+P!
Publish Date: 5/2/2020
Ryan, Evan, Mark, and Daniel all got an opportunity to talk to Neil Fisher of WeldWerks Brewing Co. based in Greeley, CO. One of our favorite breweries and one that pushes the envelope of beer, Neil shared with us the inception of WeldWerks and how they transitioned into one of the most well know breweries in the country. From their creative adjunct beers, to thoughtful selection of bourbon barrels for the Medianoche series, their creativity pushes the boundaries of what we know about modern beer. Listen in to our conversation, you won't want to miss it!!
Publish Date: 4/27/2020
Ryan and Evan had their friend Eddy Simone on for a virtual happy hour to talk Florida beers and the environment. Sideward Brewing Co. in Orlando is one of Eddy's favorites and he shared with us why he digs their lagers so much and naturally, we enjoyed one ourselves. Eddy also talked fresh perspectives on being vegan, recycling, and why conservationism is so important, and especially how it impacts him as a beer drinker. Couldn't have asked to enjoy a beer and discuss these topics with a more passionate guy like Eddy and how we all can do better to take care of our planet.
Publish Date: 4/21/2020
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.