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Images: Behind the scenes at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville

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  • Brewmaster Greg Browne smells beer out of one of the fermentation tanks at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

       Brewmaster Greg Browne smells beer out of one of the fermentation tanks at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Browne shows the two different kinds of grain that are used in the brewing process.

       Browne shows the two different kinds of grain that are used in the brewing process.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A canoe paddle is used to stir the crushed malted barley as the wort is made.

       A canoe paddle is used to stir the crushed malted barley as the wort is made.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Brewmaster Browne checks the mash tun with a flashlight where the brewing process begins.

       Brewmaster Browne checks the mash tun with a flashlight where the brewing process begins.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A heat exchanger is used to cool down the wort before the yeast is added.

       A heat exchanger is used to cool down the wort before the yeast is added.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Beer is kept cool in the basement of Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

       Beer is kept cool in the basement of Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Alcohol content is checked with a hydrometer on a recent batch of beer.

       Alcohol content is checked with a hydrometer on a recent batch of beer.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Greg Browne is the brewmaster Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

       Greg Browne is the brewmaster Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Browne blows off foam from a test tube as he measures alcohol content at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

       Browne blows off foam from a test tube as he measures alcohol content at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Browne uses a chart to check the correct alcohol content of one of his brews.

       Browne uses a chart to check the correct alcohol content of one of his brews.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The brewmaster pours a glass of Hefeweisen at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

       The brewmaster pours a glass of Hefeweisen at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Behind the Scenes at Mickey Finns

 

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