Craig Stichter stands near brew kettle and mash tun

January 18, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Craig Stichter, president of Bur Oak Brewing Co., stands in between the brewery's brew kettle, left, and mash tun on Wednesday, at Bur Oak Brewing Company. Stichter describes the process of creating Bur Oak as "marrying his need for excitement in production with his passion for craft beers;" he started brewing beer after his wife bought him a home-brew kit.

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