Axia Law, LLC Seminar
Wil Turner of Revolution Brewing Presents - Craft Beer 101: Concept, Trends, and Pairing
About The Topic:
As a restaurant operator, you've realized the market is trending towards craft beer. However, do you know what it means for a beer to be 'craft?' Wil Turner, the Head Pub Brewer of Revolution Brewing, will discuss the history of craft beer, trends in flavor profiles, and menu pairing. This knowledge is imperative for any operator who serves craft beer or is planning on adding it to their menu. Properly trained service staff increases customer loyalty and your bottom-line.
A tasting of craft beer, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
Appetizer: Bacon Fat Popcorn
Salad: Seasonal Greens
Main Course: Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Assorted Pizzas
Dessert: Mini Eugene Chocolate Cake
Drinks: Tasting of Signature Revolution Craft Beer
About Revolution Brewing:
Managing partner Josh Deth was a novice homebrewer when he caught a lucky break. In the summer of 1995, he landed a job cleaning kegs at the now-defunct Golden Prairie Brewing. Golden Prairie epitomized the shoestring startup brewery operation of the nascent era of craft beer. What it lacked in size (three barrel brewhouse) it made up for with the heart and soul of its owner, Ted Furman. As a beginner, Josh dutifully cleaned kegs and scrubbed tanks holding such innovative beers as Maple Stout, Honey Ginger and Buckwheat Ale, all perhaps just a bit ahead of their time.
A few years later, Josh dreamt up the idea for Revolution while working at Goose Island as a cellarman and brew pub brewer. After the first few tries at opening a brewery didn't work out, Josh opened Handlebar in 2003 with his wife Krista and a few friends. Always one to do more, he also worked as Executive Director of Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. He worked to promote local businesses and manage the Logan Square Farmers Market. While working at the Chamber, he found a cool, old building on Milwaukee Avenue with a nice tin ceiling. The brewery idea bubbled up again.
Revolution Brewing opened up in February 2010, added a Brewers' Lounge in July 2011, and a new production brewery and tap room in 2012.
About the Presentor:
Wil Turner, Head Pub Brewer of Revolution Brewing and serves on the Board of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Wil found his passion for beer while living in Switzerland in high school. When he returned to the U.S. in the late '80s, he took great interest in the burgeoning craft beer revolution. After years of homebrewing and retail experience, he began brewing professionally at Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz in 1992. He moved on to a couple of start-up ventures in CA, then came to Chicago to run the brewpubs for Goose Island for 8 yrs. He had a brief stint as a Sr. Brewer at the Goose Island production facility, but when a position opened up with the promising new Revolution Brewing Co., he made the jump back to brewpub life!
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