On July 21st, the 2015 Explorations Series kicked off at Insight Brewing, with founder Ilan Klages-Mundt leading a tour and sharing the engaging story behind his journey to open the brewery. We learned how his creative skills from his background as a classical musician help him invent new beer recipes and about the iterative process of experimenting and refining required to craft the perfect brew. Ilan also discussed how his travels around the world influence his taste and spark ideas for a broader range of ingredients, as well the importance of launching a new venture with a well-rounded team. We enjoyed this fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the growth Insight has experienced over the past year, including a preview of the expansion of their facilities currently underway.
We ended the tour with a flight tasting and joined the crowded taproom for Insight’s weekly trivia night. It was an entertaining and educational evening, and we’re excited to return to Insight with more groups, as well as explore other breweries in the quickly-expanding Twin Cities craft beer scene in the future!