TBR Special Edition - The Destihl location interview

Something new for The Beer Report! Groucho and CHUD make the big trip from Pekin to check out the newest addition to the local beer scene!
If this show comes off as a shameless promotion for the Destihl in Normal Illinois... Well, we apologize in advance! Matt Potts, the Owner and Head Brewer of of Destihl rolled out the red carpet for us to do a show at his new restaurant.
Listen in as we find out a little history on Matt and how the Destihl came into being.
THIS SHOW CARRIES A PG RATING! (We are much more tame when out in public!)

One the show:

  1. Matt's first brew-pub in Elmwood
  2. Midwest beer culture... Or lack of it.
  3. Training servers
  4. No other beers served!
  5. The Lager
  6. "Doing Law" and the natural progression to brewing!?! (Supportive Wife!!!)
  7. Siebel Beer School in Chicago
  8. Canning beer
  9. Incoming call from Margaret
  10. The Hefeweizen (Lemon-free)
  11. What does a brewer drink?
  12. Natural Yeast Beer in the news!
  13. The Nut-brown Ale
  15. Pleasant restrooms
  16. Coffee Stout
  17. The Destihl name
  18. Building in Champaign
  19. The Future
  20. Music to brew by
  21. Hiding behind the glass
  22. Destihl mints and tattoos?

All beers on the show were made at the brewery... And they were all GREAT!!!

All comments about people in Pekin only liking Bud Lite are from Groucho and CHUD.... For the record: Matt LOVES Pekin! (So do we... But its kinda fun to give our hometown some grief!)

Check out Destihl at http://www.destihl.com/

Check out this shameless attempt to promote a local business at: http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebeerreport/TBR-Destihl.mp3

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Blogger Clarke said...

Great interview with Matt, guys. The man just seemed so at ease talking with you. HOLY SHIT look at all of that beer. They don't screw around with the taster glasses, do they?

I can't believe you brought up the "special yeast" discussion, but if anyone could make a tasty beer with it, I think this guy could probably pull it off.

He sounds like he's got his shit together, and has his finger on the pulse of great beer and food pairings.

Very nice job, guys. You should do more of these. You've got a really laid back style when you do these interviews, and you asked all the right questions.

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