#16: The Wolfpack

It's great to have everyone together again...Evan, Ryan, and Mark talk to Dan while sampling and reviewing Flagler Village Brewery's Barrel Aged S'Mores Stout and More Brewing's Henna Batch #2 Cinnamon Babka.  Dan and Mark catch up with Ryan and Evan's time at Dark Lord Day and Ryan decides to suprise us with a blind taste test beer.  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/1/2018

Recent Episodes

We sit down at Pour Bros. Taproom to listen to Chris of Dagz, a recreational dice game, tell us why his invention is taking over local drinking establishments!  He shares his story how he came up with the addictive game and how his brand has grown to fill breweries and taprooms.  We share beers of the week, sip on some fresh Henry and Fran Brewing Co. beers, and get stumped on a blind taste test once again. Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 7/14/2018

This one's for the wood workers!!  We sit down with Steve and Caroline with Rocket Wood Studio in Pekin, IL, and learn about how they can turn a milled piece of specialty wood into beautiful and striking bars, table-tops, and custom pieces.  They also tour us through their shop where old, vintage tools are hard at work next to some cutting edge technology.  And don't forget we sip on some great beers while listening!  Then we talk to Tom West of West Dublin Pub, a newly opened Irish style pub in the downtown district of Pekin where their passion is creating a space for the community to gather.  Don't forget the incredible hand-crafted bar and tables built by Rocket Wood Studio!  We truly enjoyed listening to their stories and sharing a beer!

Publish Date: 7/7/2018

Cheers Provisionists!  Evan, Mark, and Ryan explore both the deserved and non-deserved hype in craft beer today and why we need to just enjoy what we are drinking!  The conversation was sparked by discussing and sharing what our best beers of 2018 have been thus far and what the latest hype is in the craft beer industry.  We also get a little "meaty" talking about how we spent our Father's Days (mostly relaxing and smoking meat) and what we tried that really stood out over the past week.  There was even time for a little blind tasting - tune in to find out what it was!  

Publish Date: 6/25/2018

Pour Bros. Taproom is a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience located in Peoria Heights, IL.  We learn from Nate and Jason how this unique craft beer bar got started and where it's heading next.  It was the first in the state of Illinois to bring craft beer enthusiasts a pour-your-own tap wall allowing drinkers to sample from their exceptionally diverse menu of drafts.  Pour Bros. Taproom also attracts patrons by offering Saturday live music in their courtyard and have teamed up to offer a much anticipated locally sourced wood fired BBQ called Slow Hand Craft BBQ.  Listen in to learn more about why we will be spending more time here than we already do!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/16/2018

Brewers Nick Babcock and PJ Hoehne of Bearded Owl Brewing sit down with us to talk about their evolution from homebrewing to running a successful craft brewery in the eager market of Peoria.  They aren’t shy to try new styles and push the envelope to get craft beer drinkers in central Illinois excited for what’s next.  Nick and PJ are looking to forge a new enthusiasm for craft beer locally and they talk about Bearded Owl’s future.  Listen in to this episode to learn all about this great new brewery plus celebrations of Dan’s birthday, Phish references and discussions of beer in gas stations. Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 6/9/2018

Evan and Ryan take you through 3 Floyds Brewing Co.'s Dark Lord Day 2018.  First, along with their friends, they share some amazing beers on the eve of the festival with the highlight being Modern Times' Monster Tones.  They also talk about Prairie Artisan Ales' Prairie Dawgs program and sample some their members beers.  Then it's off to the festival on Saturday with highlights being the variants, the food, and the camaraderie between festival goers.  What was the overall favorite of the day?  Listen to find out!  Cheers from P+P!!

Publish Date: 5/22/2018

We talk to John McGarry, Captain and Founder, of Brink Brewing Co. in Cinncinati, OH, on how the brewery got started and how their community focused vision made them one of the most interesting stories in craft beer.  John, along with his founding team of Sarah (his wife), Kelly (his brother), Mark (brother-in-law), and Andrew (long time family friend) have not only brought home well deserved hardware for their fantastic beers but built a brewery centered on the neighborhood of College Hill which has embraced them with open arms.  Listen in to John tell the story on how it all started with Brink while Mark and Evan sip on a few of their incredible offerings.

Publish Date: 5/12/2018

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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