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Wild Brew 101

  • Oct 13, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Note: You have to go to the above website to register and get the address. If you make arrangements with Tim you can probably camp out the night before. I wen to this last year and it was great!

9 am to 4 pm  Course tuition $97

Since ancient times, our ancestors have combined delicious natural ingredients collected from the wild to create unique and lively alcoholic beverages. There’s no better way to learn these skills for yourself, than to join foraging, home brew and heritage skills instructor, Tim MacWelch.

In this one day brewing class, you’ll spend the day outdoors, collecting wild brewing ingredients; learning the basics of fermentation and home brewing; and crafting wild wine, honey mead, ale and soda pop by brewing over an open fire. Materials will be provided by your instructor, and supplemented by wild ingredients that we will gather during the course. The Saturday, July 6 class has been specially scheduled to make great use of the massive blackberry crop that is heading our way this summer. By the end of the day, you will be going home with four different, “one-of-a-kind” brews which are actually beginning the process of fermentation. You’ll even get a detailed “wild brewing” manual to take home with you. Our planned beverages include a dark, sweet Blackberry Wine; a rich and biting Yarrow Leaf Ale; a wild Blueberry Mead (honey wine); and a laid back, “real root” Root Beer (soda).

If you love adult beverages and want to learn to make the most unique brews on the planet, then let us teach you how to brew - and use wild ingredients for flavor. Students  21 and older, please.

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  • Regina M.

    I'm sorry, I now can not go. I didn't realize the time was 9A - 4P

    October 9, 2013

  • Steve H.

    True, $97 is a lot of money .. but I am fine with the price .. as in return, I get 7 hours of education, plus the brews and book and fun to come home with to enjoy, and the ability to make more brews going forward.

    September 6, 2013

    • Mangy White B.

      and, make time to camp the night before!

      September 7, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Do we know which brews we will make this time? Maybe I am wrong, but I'm thinking those listed are summer time foods, not fall foods to brew.

    September 6, 2013

  • Mariah

    I don't see the website, but I'm guessing this is it:

    Also, will this class be using blackberries or something else? This class looks neat but I think is a bit too expensive.

    September 6, 2013

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