Shawn Loring, Brewer and Founder of Lazy Boy Brewing in Everett, WA invited the gang from Shultzy's to come up and watch/help brew Lazy Boy's 2013 Oktoberfest beer. Shultzy's will be featuring Lazy Boy's modern-style Oktoberfest as part of our annual OktoBEERfest, and we'd never pass up the opportunity to drink a few beers and learn some new things.
Dan tries his hand at mash stirring. Or since the stirrer looks a lot like a paddle, perhaps he was working on his canoeing skills.
Dan, JohnO, and Hanna look surprisingly happy given that we hadn't even been drinking yet.
Hanna shows the boys how it's done...
And Hanna was pleased with her contribution to the 2013 Lazy Boy Oktoberfest. She suggested that it be renamed Lazy Boy Hannafest, but Shawn politely declined.
JohnO seems to be having visions while staring into the boiling mash.
Travis won the award for looking most like an actual brewery employee (I think it was the hat, though the funky t-shirt helped, too).
Travis and Don.
All that yummy malt is going into the 2013 Lazy Boy Oktoberfest!
Shawn Loring and Don Schulze
Shawn let us try a taste from a tank of 2013 Lazy Boy Oktoberfest that was about halfway done. Even early, it was delicious, and it will only get better..
In addition to tasting the in-progress 2013 Oktoberfest, we tasted all the Lazy Boy brews (and were especially excited about their "Norwegian Death"). I'd been drinking, too, which probably explains the blurriness of this photo.