You have heard all about the Destihl and Matt Potts… Now take a quick tour with Matt around the Destihl Brew works!
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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:
- Matt’s first brew-pub in Elmwood
- Midwest beer culture… Or lack of it.
- Training servers
- No other beers served!
- The Lager
- “Doing Law” and the natural progression to brewing!?! (Supportive Wife!!!)
- Siebel Beer School in Chicago
- Canning beer
- Incoming call from Margaret
- The Hefeweizen (Lemon-free)
- What does a brewer drink?
- Natural Yeast Beer in the news!
- The Nut-brown Ale
- CONTEST QUESTION
- Pleasant restrooms
- Coffee Stout
- The Destihl name
- Building in Champaign
- The Future
- Music to brew by
- Hiding behind the glass
- 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.
Hopefully, this is the first of many more interviews for 2008!
Special thanks to Michael and Specialty Distributing in Peoria IL for bringing Karen to town for a special Zappa themed tasting!
Karen is the Midwest representative for Lagunitas. Join us as we talk to her about their rapid growth, Zappa themed beers, and the “general weirdness” that goes on at Lagunitas.com.
Check it out!