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Matthew Janzen – “The State of Craft Beer” @ Earthbound Beer
April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$5
Go behind the scenes and beyond the taprooms with State of Craft Beer Author & Photographer Matthew Janzen. His presentation will take you down the path that compelled him to quit his job so he could travel to breweries, and how that journey led him to meet farmers, artists, scientists, virtually all walks of life and businesses that are benefiting from craft beer’s astronomical growth. Even if you’re not a fan of craft beer, you will be captivated by the trends he discovered while driving over 30,000 miles to explore the economic impact of this booming industry. Learn how breweries are strengthening their communities, and how the importance of that story became a book.
Evening presented by The Novel Neighbor and Earthbound Beer.
Tickets are $5 and may be used as a credit towards purchasing Mr. Janzen’s book or towards drink at the bar. Additional ticketing option is $15 and includes $5 credit and a tour of Earthbound Brewing’s historic brewing caves!
About Earthbound Beer and Tour:
The gang at Earthbound Beer spent 2.5 years rehabilitating an incredible piece of Saint Louis brewery history; the only remaining building of the Cherokee Brewery Company complex, which was active from 1866 until 1902. Renovations included removal of a plywood acade and 30 ton plaster-and-lathe drop ceiling, the conversion of a 20-foot deep basement into a production facility, the removal of 1.2 million pounds of clay, dirt and other fill from historic lagering cellars, the reconstruction of doors and transoms from reference photographs taken in the 1870s and extensive landscape and interior improvements.
This tour covers the gorgeous taproom, the beer-garden, our pilot brewhouse and production floor, the history of the brewery complex, the basics of beer-making and the extensive underground conditioning and lagering cellars that were integral to traditional German-style beermaking in the nineteenth century. Earthbound’s lagering cellars are far below street level and were built into the cave system that runs the length of Cherokee Street.
Tours are conducted by one of the brewers or owners and will start promptly at 8:00. Tours typically last 30 to 40 minutes. There are many flights of stairs to navigate and portions of the tour take you through active production facilities and over uneven terrain. Please wear environmentally-appropriate footwear.