The A to Z Foodie Trail

The A to Z Foodie Trail is a foodie’s dream.  Eat and drink your way across Marion & Mahaska counties.  Make sure to stop in for listings Q & T…that’s us!  Queen Bloody Mary & Top Beer Bars.  Our bloody mary won twice at the New York Wine & Food Festival and we are one of the Top Beer Bars in Iowa!

No Crap On Tap

Why do we only sell craft beer and focus on Iowa Craft Beer & Cider?  It’s because we’ve met the small business owners and their coworkers.  We know about their children and their families and about their struggles and we celebrate their successes.   They are our friends and we love you YOU support us in supporting them.  Thank you for supporting our small business!

Changes Changes

While The Cellar Peanut Pub – Pella is thriving, The Cellar Peanut Pub – Oskaloosa will be no more in 2018.  The property in Oskaloosa was sold in late 2017 in order to make way for yet another new venture in Pella, Iowa.  While we miss aspects of the past we look forward to our future and to new challenges.  Stay tuned for details of our next great adventure.

We Are Growing!


We are excited to announce that we will soon be opening The Cellar Peanut Pub – Pella in the heart of downtown Pella, Iowa.  50 Craft beers on tap, top shelf spirits, our World Famous Bloody Mary and of course peanuts will be on the menu.  We have been hard at work and plan to open sometime in March-ish 2016.   See you soon Pella!

Best Bloody Mary In Iowa & Onto The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival


For the second year in a row, our Bloody Mary has been chosen Best In Iowa and we were asked to participate in the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival!  We will be competing live at the Chopped Best Bloody Mary Brunch on Saturday, October 18.  Stay tuned for the results.


Over 2,000 entries were submitted and ABSOLUT found the country’s top twelve bartenders and brought them to NYC to shake, stir and pour the spiciest, most elaborate and delicious bloodies in the 50 states!


State winners and finalists were chosen based on a number of factors – the number of votes participants received were just one level in the judging. Recipes were further judged based upon recipe originality, accuracy and presentation based upon the photograph submitted with the recipe.
Stay tuned for the results.


Top 25 Great American Beer Bars

Great-American-Beer-Bars-2014We are beyond humbled.  In September,—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—surveyed its audience for its annual list of Great American Beer Bars.  More than 19,000 craft beer fans cast over 3,400 nominations for better beer bars this year and The Cellar Peanut Pub was named one of the Top 25 Beer Bars In The United States!

Is it our 42 craft beers on tap?  Maybe our Certified Beer Server pubtenders?  Our eclectic atmosphere?  Our dedication to bringing craft beer to South East Iowa?  Whatever it is, we call it love…thank you!

Winning At The NY Wine And Food Festival With The Food Network

USA Today
Ted Allen loves Duffy’s Bloody Mary

In October 2013, Pub Nation nominated our made from scratch Bloody Mary as part of the contest “Thrillist’s 2013 Search For America’s Best Bloodys.”  We were able to travel to New York Food & Wine Festival where we competed against eight others from around the US.  After preparing 500 of our famous bloodies for the likes of Ted Allen and the cast of The Food Network’s Chopped, ours was voted second best in the nation and we took home the title of “Most Creative.


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Marty was even interviewed by a local television station:

Nice Things That People Are Saying

Recent blog post from blogger Yeast Love and Hoppiness: