Kombucha Workshop

 

Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it Yourself in this workshop!

Learn all about kombucha (a fermented tea beverage) and why fermented foods are so good for you! Hosted by Austin Durant from The Fermenters Club.

This class will cover how to make it safely at home, including secondary flavoring. Sample various seasonal kombucha flavors!

We will make a bottle that you will carbonate and can try within days, and you will get to take home a kit with everything you need to start making kombucha for yourself!

(Ceramic 2-gallon container, organic sugar, organic tea, and a live SCOBY culture).

Reserve Your Seat Here!

Class Duration: 2 – 2.5 Hrs

$90 – Class and Kit

$50 – Class Only (Does not include fermenter)

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

Wort Day – Kettle Sour

Wort Day, Kettle Sour:
Bring in a Carboy, leave with Soured, Boiled Wort!

We will have pre-soured and boiled wort available to take home and finish up. Even if you’ve never made a beer, this is a way you can easily try your hand at fermentation.

Basic Info:

  • Pricing is per gallon
  • Limit 10 Gallons per homebrewer
  • Fermenters should be clean/sanitized when you bring them in
  • Bring some bottles to Wort Day Bottle Share (See Bottle Share Dates Below)
    • You’ll get sample other experiments done with the same wort!

Reserve your Wort

2018 Schedule:

Wort Day Pickup (12p-2p):
3/31/18 | 6/30/18 | 9/29/18
*Wort Day Bottle Share (6p-8p):
5/09/18 | 8/08/18 | 11/07/18

*Bottle Share is 5-6 weeks after wort day pickup. Bring 1-2 bottles by to share your experiments, and taste what everyone else tried as well.

Collab Can Release: Marzen Of Our Lives w/ Doug Hasker

Like Grains Through the Mash Tun of Time:
This is The Marzen of Our Lives….

Join us on the last Friday in March (3/30/18) as we drink delicious beers, watch soap operas, and enjoy some snacks.

We love collaborations, and we love taking the time to improve our take on any style. Few people in San Diego have had the opportunity to contemplate the Marzen style than our lovely friend, Doug Hasker.

Doug has brewed many a Marzen during his tenure as head brewer for a prominent lager brewery in town. When we sat down to discuss recipe ideas for our monthly collaboration/can release, he mentioned that, given the opportunity, he has a lot of thoughts about what he would do differently with the marzen style. We are excited to share that with you.

As for the beer: we wanted to brew a beer that showcases high quality German malts, with a hint of floral hop character. We also wanted the beer to finish dry, so that the drinker could enjoy the sweet taste of the richer malt profile, without the beer actually being sweet/sticky (in other words, we love dry, clean finishing, and refreshing lagers).

This light amber colored, malt forward beer is everything we could have dreamed of… and so was the opportunity to brainstorm, work(??), drink beers, and talk life with our friend.

As for the name: we’ve had some wonderful conversations over the years regarding life, time, friendship, the industry, beer styles, etc… We share similar views about many of those things, so we wanted the beer to reflect that somehow. I revel in the opportunity to turn a thoughtful discussion into an irreverent conclusion, so there you have it.

 

SD Homebrew Fest 2018

Join us as we celebrate the homebrew community and its capacity for caring and charity!

Come taste 35+ unique homebrews and mingle with the homebrewers themselves.

SD Homebrew Fest 2018 is a special event during which the homebrewers and their beers are the main focus.

Proceeds go to support Friends of Jefferson, a parent organization that helps teachers bridge the financial gap for art and science projects.

You be the Judge:

Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice (favorite at the festival), as well for the top 3 beers selected by a group certified beer judges.

Tickets are available to designated drivers. You’ll help save a lives and support our local schools!

Visit the SD Homebrew Fest website for info and tickets, or to register your beer for the competition(s).

http://www.sdhomebrewfest.com/

Click here for Competition Registration

Grainfather Get Together & Homebrewer Hangout

Come hang out with our friend and Grainfather National Sales Rep, Jason Stewart. We’ll have a special collab brew that Head Brewer Jacob and Jason created just for the event.
This is more of a social get together than a demo. Jason will of course be handy to answer any questions.

Intro to Homebrewing

An intro to homebrewing that will get you started making your own great beer.

  • Designed for beginning through intermediate brewers
  • Learn key terms
  • Overview of the ingredients and what they contribute
  • How different beer styles are created
  • The basic brewing process
  • Tips and Tricks for a successful brew day
  • Emphasis is on partial grain AKA extract AKA extract with grains brewing.
  • Saving the universe through homebrew!
  • Class Length – 1.5-2 hrs

View our intro to brewing video here.

Reserve Your Seat Here

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

All-Grain Brew Demo

Join us as we make a 5 gallon batch on the ultra compact Grainfather Brewing System.
Grab a pint in the tasting room, and join us as we cover:
All-Grain Brewing 101
Brewing Equipment Basics
Recipe Formulation
& Much Much More

 

Beyond Booch: Fermented Probiotic Beverage Workshop

You’ve got your home kombucha brewing going strong. Want to take it to the next level? In this workshop which builds on the “Kombucha 101” material, We will:

 

– Discuss additional fermented beverages such as ginger bugs, water kefir, and even the vegetable tonics known as “kvass”

– Show you techniques for crafting mildly alcoholic, but still probiotic brews

– TASTE various probiotic beverages

– DO: You’ll get to start your own batch of water kefir

– TAKE HOME: Provide you with a water kefir starer culture so you can start making your own at home

 

Here is what is included in the two options:

Class and Kit:

– 2 Gallon Ceramic Beverage Brewer with Bottling spigot

– All ingredients (organic tea and sugar) for a 1 gallon starter batch

– Water Kefir Grains (SCOBY)

– A 16oz bottle of water kefir that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs

– Tasters of water kefir, kvass, and mildly alcoholic beverages

2 gal. Ceramic Brewer included in Class and Kit option
2 gal. Ceramic Brewer included in Class and Kit option

Class Only:

– Water Kefir Grains (SCOBY)

– A 16oz bottle of water kefir that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs

– Tasters of water kefir, kvass, and mildly alcoholic beverages

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Take home one reusable 16oz bottle of Kombucha in both class options

 

Reserve Your Seat Here!

 

$90 – Class and Kit

$50 – Class Only (Does not include fermentor or ingredients)

Sunday July 9th – 6:30pm