If you’ve ever visited Marin Brewing in Larkspur, California, then you know how tiny their brewery really is, squeezed into nooks and crannies throughout the brewpub. So it was pretty cool that brewmaster Arne Johnson wanted to do an extended, intimate and very personal tour that most breweries just couldn’t take the time to do. Here’s how they described the plan.
For those of you interested in learning more about how a small craft brewery works, we are offering an opportunity to hang out with our brewers during a brew day, get an extensive tour of our plant, and an in depth explanation of our brewing equipment, techniques, and procedures. This unique event also includes a sit down lunch and beer tasting with Brewmaster Arne Johnson, Marin’s award-winning brewer. Limited to 8 attendees.
The tour filled up fast, and so I stopped by Wednesday morning just to see how it was going.
Marin’s assistant brewer Shane Aldridge keeping an eye on the boil.
Shane scooped out a pitcher of wort for people to taste.
Brewmaster Arne John led a tour around all of the stages of their brewing and bottling.
Hand labeling Marin bottles. It’s pretty labor intensive, but the machine looks pretty cool in operation, which you can see below.