Foraged Fruit Wines, Beers, And Meads
with William Bostwick
Sunday, May 10, 12:00-2:00PM
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th Street, #C, Oakland
Foraged loquat cider, wild blackberry mead, and persimmon beer! Melomels, pyments, cysers, and other strange fruit-beer hybrids from around the world and throughout history. We’ll taste some examples, go through the many different ways of making these beverages, and talk about some of the delicious local fruits we can use in our brews, from prickly pears to cherry plums. Students will go home with plenty of instructional material, and, if it works out, we’ll make a giant batch of fruit wine that we can divide up among the participants to take home and age.
William Bostwick is a brewer, beekeeper, herbalist, and beer critic for GQ and the Wall Street Journal among many other publications. He’s been making mead and other fermentables for years and is the author of The Brewers Tale: A History of the World According to Beer.