The Guild gathered at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora Indiana recently for a tour of the brewhouse and a tasting of their beers. We were greeted warmly upon arriving by Dan and Lani as we gathered for the tour. Dan took us through his brewing process from mash to can and explained the equipment and processes he uses at each step. He happily answered any and every question asked of him from his process and equipment to brewing questions in general. After educating all of us on the brewing process he explained the history of the building and the brewing heritage of the area. We visited multiple photos in the brewery illustrating a different time that showed the history that was explained to us. When we completed the very informative tour and history run down we were invited to sample their current offerings at the roughly 70 year old (though quite beautiful) bar in their amazing and spacious tasting room. We spent the next hour sampling beer and talking styles, recipes and ingredients with Dan. It was a very informative tour and Dan’s great beer speaks for itself. An enormous thanks to Dan and Lani for hosting us and sharing their story, brewery and beer with us! If you have not been, you owe it to yourself to visit this great local brewery. Drink Local Beer
Photos are in the gallery, though I forgot my good camera so they are all cell phone shots. If anyone got any good shots that they want to share please send them along.