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#10 BREWING MEDICINAL BEER Saturday September 23rd
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BREWING MEDICINAL BEER with Renee Silvus, Saturday, September 23rd, 2:00pm-5:00pm Mountain Standard Time
In many ancient cultures, the medicine woman is responsible for preserving yeasts and creating seasonal brews. The process includes sacred language, ceremonies, and customs.
At the Haven we exclusively brew with local plants using only organic sugar, yeast, and occasionally lemons and spices. Results vary, with Horehound beer like a slightly bitter ale, Elderflower like champagne, Ginger like a warm digestive, and the berry beers like cognacs or brandies.
For the class we will process beer in each stage - harvesting a plant and making tea, creating wort in the carboy, racking partially-ready wort, and bottling finished beer. The beers are hops, malt, and gluten-free. We will taste aged brews as we go.
Participants are invited to bring a freshly-harvested plant they wish to brew. In September this may include berries, fresh fruit, and roots.
Participants will go home with an air-locked jug of their own wort, a siphon tube, bottle caps, and aged beer from the Havens’ Cellar. Please email Renee at
to indicate what you are bringing and whether you wish to order a bottle capper ($20). You will receive a one-gallon jug unless you bring your own five-gallon carboy and enough harvested plant material.
About the Instructor: Renee has been making beer and exploding an occasional bottle at the Haven for several years now. A part-time resident, she’ll be around to help shuffle you to your class, sauna, or river-gawking spot. She brings her background as a teacher, bodywork therapist, and coach to the Haven, where she offers spring and fall retreats. Read more about her brand Luminare at
Brewing Text: Buhner, Stephen Harrod (1998). Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers. Boulder, Siris Books.
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