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{xtypo_dropcap}I{/xtypo_dropcap}n our ongoing Brew News interview series, we now highlight some industry professionals.  The  Jensens, from Chicago, IL.  Welcome the brewmasters from Argus Brewery - Locally Brewed. As you like itArgus Brewery

 

Name(s): Robert Jensen and Patrick Jensen

Brewery Name: Argus Brewery

When did the brewery start? 2009

How long have you beer brewmaster there? 

Since the beginning

Any type of formal training in brewing science or art? If not, how did you learn the craft? 

Siebel Institue and self education

If you will, a brief history of your brewing experience (where have you brewed)?

I was a homebrewer for about 10 years

How large is the brewery your currently brew for (# of barrels)?

10 Barrel Brew Kettle

Is it automated or is there a lot of exercise involved in your brewery's operation? 

I get a work out

Are you responsible for giving the brewery tours? If so, what would you like the tour guests NOT to do?

I give the tours. I would not like them to remain silent. I prefer a dialog.

Ever had a bad batch? If so, how long did it take you to figure out what caused it?

No

Do you get to name the brews or is it done by committee or dictatorship?

Our customers name the brews

What are your favorite styles? Do you get to work on them at your current brewery?

Favorite styles are IPA's

Do you or your brewery attend the large beer gatherings (i.e. Great American Beer Festival, Zythos, etc.)?

Yes

Any awards?horse

Not yet, we have not entered any contests, and probably won't.

Can you give a hint if anything might be coming from your brewery (new brew, special brew, etc.)?  

That is best found on our web site www.argusbrewery.com

No wavering here, fruit in the beer (either while brewing or when drinking), yes or no?

Yes

Any advice for those aspiring (kitchen) brewmasters out there? 

Read and talk to other brewers. There is a great group of people out there

Any final thoughts?

My last comment can't be overstated.

Current Beers:

Wild Horse Pilsner, Pegasus IPA, Horse Whip White Belgian Ale, Trotter Double Hop, Philly Dark Porter, Golden Bit American Lager, Red Stallion Amber Ale, Imperial War Horse White Ale

 

CellarMonk link: Argus Brewery

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