Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Heidel House Brew Fest & Homebrew How-To

The Heidel House Resort in Green Lake will have their 4th Annual Brew Fest on Saturday, March 27. This year in addition to the Brew Fest, they’ll host a Homebrew How-To on the night before the festival. It’ll be a couple of Society of Oshkosh Brewers kicking things off.

Jody Cleveland and I will give a homebrewing and beer-tasting demo at The Heidel House on Friday, March 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. We’ll go step-by-step through the brewing and tasting process; covering everything from soil to swallow. It’s going to be a hands on sort of event, with brewing equipment and raw ingredients onsite.

We’re also bringing a couple of homebrews to sample. We’ll have homebrewed clones of two beers that were produced by the Ripon Brewing Company, which closed in 1937. Old Derby Ale and Old Derby Porter were brewed in Ripon immediately after Prohibition. These are rare brews that harken back to the American beers of the early 1900s.

The night will conclude with a workshop on beer tasting that will include both commercial and homebrewed samples. It’ll be a good way to prep for the Saturday night Brew Fest.

To take part in this event, you’ll need to reserve your ticket in advance. If you have a Friday and Saturday night room reservation at the Heidel House and have purchased a ticket to Saturday night’s Brew Fest, then admission to the Homebrew How-To is free. Otherwise, tickets are $20.00.

For more information and to make reservations call 800.444.2812 or visit the Brew Fest website. There’s more on the Friday homebrew event here. See you there...

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