Mark your calendars for January 10-12, 2025
Brine, Brew & Barrel Fermentation Festival celebrates the multi-cultural culinary tradition of fermented products including pickles, krauts, kombucha, beer, wine, cider, mead, chocolate, cheese, coffee, sourdough, and everything in between. The festival will be hosted at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.
Join us on an epic culinary journey of discovery of new and familiar flavors! Enjoy 2-day Vendors Marketplace, workshops and demonstrations, activities for the whole family, delightful lunch options from food trucks and LUNA Café, and more.
Get ready for an immersive experience with our distinguished presenter and the recipient of ten Good Food Awards, Sash Sunday. Widely recognized as an expert in the field of fermentation, Sash is the visionary founder of OlyKraut, a thriving business with a 15-year legacy in Olympia, WA. OlyKraut has become synonymous with naturally fermented and locally sourced products, crafted by hand to preserve the richness of healthy probiotics. Throughout the weekend, embark on a journey of discovery as Sash guides participants in hands-on workshops and presentations, unveiling the art and techniques behind the fascinating world of fermentation.
The festival team is excited to also welcome Alex Lewin, author of “Real Food Fermentation,” and “Kombucha, Kefir & Beyond” who is on a mission to make fermentation practical for modern people. Join Alex during his workshop and presentation and learn how easy and fun fermenting foods really is.
Brine, Brew & Barrel also includes some specialty events you do not want to miss. On Friday, January 12 kickstart your fermentation festival weekend with fun and casual Brew Bash dinner. On Saturday and Sunday, join us at the Hot Sauce & Bloody Mary Brunch. And finally, on Saturday evening, experience Cider Social – a fun casual gathering at Ashland Springs Hotel. There is something for everyone!