OP Museum Explores Brewing in Colonial America

Orland Park History Museum Explores Brewing in Colonial America
Posted on 04/19/2019

Orland Park History Museum Explores Brewing in Colonial America

Pro Brewer and Master Beer Judge Mike Pezan to Discuss Beer Brewing History

 

ORLAND PARK, IL (April 16, 2019) – The Village of Orland Park History Museum will explore Brewing in Colonial America on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the museum, 14415 South Beacon Avenue.

Pro Brewer and Master Beer Judge Mike Pezan will discuss the history of beer.

“I’m going to talk about the history of brewing in colonial times, the ingredients and techniques used, how beer is made --- both then and now,” Pezan said. “I also like to include the role some of our founding fathers played in the history of American brewing,” he added noting that early settlers drank mostly beer and cider.

Open to those ages 21 and older, the program cost is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Samples will be provided.

“It’s exciting to see our museum explore yet another facet of American history,” said Trustee Kathy Fenton, village board liaison to the museum. “We’re lucky to have someone with Mr. Pezan’s credentials come to share his knowledge and expertise.”

Pezan’s beer repertoire covers the gamut as he is an award winning home brewer, has worked in sales for home brew, retail and wholesale. He is an award winning professional brewer and a master beer judge.

“I’ve been researching the history of beer since 1991,” Pezan said. “My knowledge runs deep.”

Pezan is a former pro brewer and began his first brewing job in 1995. “I’ve been home brewing since 1991, serving as a beer judge since 1992 and have been a master beer judge since 2000.”

The program includes tasting beer and discussing its flavors and aromas. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

“We are especially grateful to Orland Park’s Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant,” said Museum Curator Sarah Stasukewicz. “Rock Bottom brewed beer just for our program and donated it for tasting.”  

Registration is available at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, and at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. Online registration is available at shorturl.at/cdBJO.

Questions may be directed to the museum at 708/873-1622.

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Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant Brewer Iain Wilson prepares the beer for the Orland Park History Museum April 24 seminar, “Brewing in Colonial America.” Open to those ages 21 and older, the program cost is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Samples will be provided. Register online at shorturl.at/cdBJO