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Who: Jenny Bertelsen, Bier Hall manager for Lazy Monk Brewing.
Talks about: Lazy Monk Brewing public tours.
When: 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 9 and 30.
Where: Lazy Monk Brewing, 97 W. Madison St.
What can people expect on the tour?
An opportunity to get an insider view of Lazy Monk Brewing as we invite guests to smell, taste and connect to several aspects of the brewing process.
What kind of European memorabilia will be on display?
Our Bier Hall is adorned with authentic German and Czech items acquired through many trips to Europe as well as donated by many of our customers.
What sets Germany’s and the Czech Republic’s beer apart from others?
These beers are traditionally lager-style beers, which take more time to brew. We also get most of our grains and hops from Germany and the Czech Republic in order to get the authentic flavors of this area due to the region’s terroir.
Is this the first time you’ve offered brewery tours?
This will be our first public tour, although we have given smaller tours to a variety of groups in the past. Tours will be offered twice a month. People can also book private party tours.
What is your favorite aspect of the brewing process?
The aromas. You can always tell when it’s a brew day because you get the amazing grain aromas from the moment you walk in the door to the Bier Hall.