Monday, February 17, 2014

A Busy Weekend of Wine Bottling, Pie Tasting, and Beer Making

The Owl Creek Gazette hosted a Wine Bottling and Labeling Presentation at the office in Greenville, IL on Saturday, February 15th.
Winemaker, Bob Lindberg, instructed those in attendance on the how-to's of bottling, with the "Liza's Holely Bucket" batch made back in October during last year's Wine Making event.

Bob begins the filtering process as Don is on hand to assist.

Bob answers questions about the bottling process.

The finished product.

A close up look at the label Bob created for the occasion.

The Phenomenal P Pie, created by Bill Weder and published in the February 2014 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette, baked for our enjoyment by Linda Kessler (to accompany the wine).

 The wine making, wine tasting, pie eating crew. 

Don Stover, co-editor and publisher of the Owl Creek Gazette, was invited to do a Home Brewing Presentation at the Maryville, IL Discovery Series. Don was joined by Happy Hop Homebrew owner, Christian Powell, for the Sunday, February 16th presentation.

Sharon Petty of Maryville's Parks and Recreation introduces Chris and Don as the program begins.

Don begins the indoor portion of the presentation.

Chris continues the outdoor portion of the presentation.

Don and Chris work together during the brewing process.

Close to 40 attendees continue to look on and ask questions as the event winds down ... a good time was had by all!
Tune in to hear Don and Jan chat about these weekend events (and other interesting topics) on Episode 55 of Creekside with Don and Jan


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for making our Discovery Series a success with your session on Home Brewing. Everyone there had nothing but great things to say about the presentation and demonstration. I think those that had tried home brewing learned quite a bit....and the real newbies learned that it's not impossible to do! Thanks again, Sharon

Unknown said...

Sharon ... thanks so much for making the Owl Creek Gazette a part of your Discovery Series and for sharing the positive feedback you received from those attending the Home Brewing presentation/demonstration. I know Don and Chris enjoyed working together to give folks a look at the process of home brewing as well as a chance to sample some of the guys' home brew made in advance of the event. I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all!