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LAist Interview: Craftsman Brewmaster Mark Jilg

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Los Angeles may not be know for it's beer. Yet. But if you roll up to a bar with Craftsman on draft, you're about to drink the freshest and most flavorful beer around. So fresh, that it may have found it's way from the fermenting tank to the keg earlier that day. That keg of Craftsman was delivered by Mark Jilg or one of his two full-time employees who brew out of a modest warehouse in a Pasadena business park.

We spoke to Jilg about home-brewing, Prohibition, the microbrew renaissance and it's second coming, Cinco de Mayo, Wolfgang Puck, and mmm.... beer.

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Crack open a cold one and read on for a hoppy Q&A + more photos...