The video above (put together by our good friend David Peterson) is of some of our first fermentation workshops over 2 years ago! Since then, our workshops have become a more regular part of operation. We feel that they are great ways to raise awareness about what we do. The benefits of wild-fermentation are just too great not to share with our community!

Fermentation 101

Ifermentation workshop facebook flyerJPGn this  hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of making sauerkraut with master fermenters from our team! You’ll head home with a jar of kraut (that you’ve helped make) and a pamphlet containing basic guidelines for kraut-making at home!

Lunch will be provided toward the end of the workshop. The menu will be tailored to the event using locally sourced ingredients, and of course, showcasing Brinery product.

No classes currently scheduled for 2016!

Advanced Fermentation, Weekday Evening Series

Each workshop in this series will have a different subject for more advanced and adventurous fermenters. If you sign-up for this class we’ll expect that you will have already taken fermentation 101 or already have some home-fermenting knowledge. We cap attendance at 10 people per class to create a more intimate atmosphere and encourage great discussion.

Light hors d’oeuvres, pertaining to the class topic, will be served in each class.  There are not any classes currently schedule for 2016.

Past Topics include:


Workshop FAQS

Should I arrive early to the event?
Please arrive NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES early to the event. There is limited waiting room at The Washtenaw Food Hub as we are mainly a production facility.

What are my transportation/parking options for the event?
There is limited bus service on this side of Ann Arbor, but we do have ample parking on side. You will park in the front near building one, and enter to the left of the building 1 entrance (walk across what looks like a loading dock through a red door) and continue on to the back of the building where The Brinery’s production facility is located.

Do I need to wear anything specific for the workshops?
We ask that you wear closed toed shoes to any workshops. We will provide hairnets or gloves as needed.

Will there be time to purchase Brinery products at the event?
Of course! And there will likely be a discount specific to your workshop for some or all of our products as a thanks for coming!