Brewing is one of the oldest crafts known to humans. The age-honoured hobby of making wines and beers from fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, honey and herbs. Home Brewing has never been easier. You can choose to not add unnecessary sugars, preservatives and other chemicals. You can make them organically and change recipes to your taste. Save money and use your drinks for barter or pleasure. Have the satisfaction that what you have created hasn’t traveled for miles.
Scott says: Wild Crafty Brew will guide you through making a hedgerow wine from scratch. I will show you the basic equipment needed and we will forage what ever is available. We will mix the local easily accessible plants/fruits with organic fair trade sugar, spring water and yeast to make a wine. Depending on time we might make a simple beer. We will start a 25 litre wine which I will bring next year to taste and share. Update: this will be ready to sample from 2018. Bring a glass demijohn (preferred) or plastic 5 litre bottle and I will help you create your own individual beer or wine. The workshop will also look at ancient sacred and healing beer recipes, some more than 2000 years old:
“The goddess took pity on the miserable plight of humanity, and so loved her daughters, that she bestowed the gift of beer and wine to their sole keeping, so that sons and daughters of men might celebrate possessed by the spirit of the earth mother and forget the sorrows of death with a barley cup of forgetfulness that gladdens hearts in song and rejoicing.” Alan Names, 1995, Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers by S.H.Buhner.
Wild Crafty Brew is part of The Rewild Project.
Radical Bakers has a full programme of practical workshops during the day, with live music in the evenings. Shakira’s Cafe provides a fully catered option and our pop up pub is the Baker’s arms. Tickets available from our tickets page.