Fermentation Fest 2018

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Skeleton Key Brewery
8102 Lemont Rd #300
Woodridge, IL 60517
Michelle Hickey


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Come to The Resiliency Institute’s Fermentation Fest on Sunday, August 26th to taste innovative locally crafted fermented brews, savor fermented appetizers, listen to live music, bid on silent auction items, and have fun!

Local brewers are busy fermenting brews like mead, gruit, tepache, sodas, kombucha, and ale for you to enjoy. Plus most of the food will be fermented too! Enjoy your brews while you bid on awesome silent auction items and jam to some live music. Our very own, Ellyn Schmitz, Bioregional Herbalism instructor, will be giving a brief fermentation presentation with samples to try. Remember to keep an eye on your favorite silent auction items, so you can take them home!


Thank you to Emily Slayton, owner of Skeleton Key Brewery, who was the main organizer of this event with the help of Susan Urasky and who is generously hosting. Skeleton Key is also donating fermented brews along with Oaken Shell Meadery, Werk Force Brewing Co., and Scratch Brewing Company. Fermented foods are provided by Pain de Chicago and music by JD Kostyk.



Thank you to our sponsor Chelsea Green Publishing. They embody the ethics of permaculture and we're delighted to have their support! Chelsea Green is the leading publisher of books about organic farming and gardening, homesteading, local food, natural building, restorative living, sustainable economics, and more. In 2012, they become employee owned. They have titles like: The Community Food Forest Handbook, Silvopasture, The Fruit Forager's Companion, and the Wildcrafting Brewer! When you click on the logo to the left, a portion of your purchase will be donated to The Resiliency Institute.


Fermentation Fest is a fundraiser to support programming at The Resiliency Institute. Your $45 donation includes: event entry for one person, three complimentary samples of alcoholic brews and three of non-alcoholic brews, appetizers, a tasting glass, silent auction and fermentation presentation with samples. Limited to 100 people - so get your ticket now!



Please share this event with friends, family, colleagues, clubs and groups. If you're unable to attend, please consider making a donation. We appreciate your support!