Meet BFM Brewmaster Jérôme Rebetez
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 1-4pm
West Lakeview Liquors2156 W Addison St
Chicago, IL, USA 60618
Join us for a casual afternoon with Jérôme Rebetez, Brewmaster and Owner of Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) in Jura, Switzerland.
Started in 1997, Jérôme Rebetez’s brewery has been one of the pillars of the Swiss craft beer renaissance being one of the first to start barrel aging. Originally having studied enology, Jérôme changed to beer brewing because it allowed for more creativity. He always works to produce the best- raw materials are carefully chosen and he always focuses on quality ingredients, always original and difficult to integrate. Thus, his artisan ales are individualistically crafted with strong character, revealing lots of body, complexity, and finesse.
This happy combination of tradition and modernism is evident in BFM’s famed nectars, all crafted in small batches and hand-bottled at 1002 metres (3287 ft.) above sea level by the brewmaster himself. The New York Times rated “L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien one of the best beers in the world”; no small feat for a brewery that still bottles beer by hand and produces limited quantities of all their products.
BFM’s range of bottle-conditioned, top- and bottom-fermented beers is as staunchly original as the region. The Franches-Montagnes (ancient French for "Free Mountains") are part of the Jura Mountains, along the North-Western Border of Switzerland. The region has been for centuries famous for its watches made by master craftsmen, a tradition still very much alive, but which has been joined over the years by some of the most advanced research facilities in the watch making field.
Jérôme is raw, comical, and extremely passionate. An afternoon spent with Jerome is not to be missed!
We will be sampling a Wooden Cask of St Bon Chien 2010. A rare and special treat complimented by cheese, charcuterie & chocolates.
Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes (BFM)- http://www.brasseriebfm.ch/Cost: