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The Pie's the Limit for Pastry Chef John Hinman of the Post Brewing Co.

The Post Brewing Company John Hinman 105 West Emma Street, Lafayette 303-593-2066 postbrewing.com

Walking up to the entrance of the Post Brewing Company, you first notice a waft of wood smoke. Once you're inside the door, the aroma of chicken frying adds spicy notes and the unmistakable presence of chicken fat. At the right time of day, the sweet, malty smell of brewing beer takes precedence. But beneath all of that, the delicate but unmistakable scent of fresh-baked pies adds buttery, homey elements to the mix. That's the stamp of pastry chef John Hinman, who has been head baker here since the Post opened almost a year ago in Lafayette.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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