Please join us for our second workshop and help as we plan for OUR future! While our first workshop in May concentrated on the big picture (overall vision, strengths and opportunities) for the Town, this one will be even more "hands-on." We will be
Discover the art and science of brewing honey wines (or “mead”) and lacto-fermented sodas at home!
In this introductory class, participants will learn about the principles of fermentation, choosing and finding ingredients, and the basic equipment necessary for home-scale production.
Making honey wines and sodas is a fun way to transform common pantry items (spices, tea, chocolate) and a variety of flowers, plants, and “weeds” (either gathered from your garden or from wild fields and forests) into delicious, one-of-a-kind beverages. Once you learn the basic process, your imagination is the limit in combining flavors and ingredients!
Throughout the class we will:
- Learn about the history and lore surrounding old-style wines.
- Examine the health and nutritional benefits of homemade lacto-fermented sodas.
- Discuss how to create your own recipes.
Students will sample a variety of beverages during the class and make a honey wine and a soda to take home.
No experience necessary. All tools and ingredients will be provided.