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PICKLEFEST HANDS-ON: Kombucha by Rebekka Hutton

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- $59

Henderson Brewing x The Depanneur presents
Picklefest Hands-On
A monthly workshop on all things pickled & fermented

Kombucha is a cultured tea beverage that with the help of a starter culture or SCOBY — a Symbiotic Community Of Bacteria and Yeast — becomes tangy, lightly sparkling, and full of probiotics. Many people want to learn to brew kombucha at home so that they can customize the flavourings, sugar levels, and carbonation of this exceptionally healthy beverage. As a bonus, you save money and can drink more kombucha!

In this hands-on class, Rebekka Hutton of Alchemy Pickle Company will walk you through the whole process of kombucha brewing at home. Together we will discuss all of your questions on safety issues, selecting tea and flavourings, SCOBY care, bottling, and carbonation, as well as sourcing ingredients and equipment. There will be a range of different kinds and flavours of Kombucha to sample, along with a light snack. Participants will leave with enough starter, organic sugar, and a choice of organic tea to brew 2-4 litres at home.

For those keen to jump into kombucha brewing, Rebekka can optionally provide the following items on request:

  • larger brewing jars: 2L ($5) or 4L ($10)
  • a healthy SCOBY ($20, but not required)
  • a copy of The Big Book of Kombucha by Hannah Crum ($30)
  • additional organic tea in bulk (BYO container, price TBD).

If you would like any of these items, please contact us by March 18th so Rebekka can bring those for you.

$59 + HST

Tickets include a complimentary 1/2 pint of Henderson’s beer (including their NonAlc beer) or a seltzer!

Rebekka Hutton is the pickle maker and owner of Alchemy Pickle Company. Rebekka brings unsurpassed skill and passion for sharing knowledge and sustainable, healthy food in order to help grow the good food movement in Canada. Her experience as a cook, program facilitator, fundraiser, and urban farmer are the key to building a food business that draws people who want to learn more about what they put onto their plate. Alchemy Pickle Company produces regional and seasonal fermented vegetable pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi, and naturally carbonated kombucha with produce purchased direct from local organic farms since 2012. @alchemypicklecompany

Henderson Brewery was founded in 2013 to bring craft brewing values and techniques to beer that anyone would be happy to find in their fridge day after day. Since then we’ve brewed hundreds of different styles, hosted hundreds of thousands of people, packaged millions of litres of beer, and won dozens of brewing awards. Henderson is a thriving hub for local food & beer lovers with food pop-ups, workshops, and four exciting annual festivals: Winter Warmup, Under the Big H, Block Party and Picklefest.

The Depanneur is Where Interesting Food Things Happen. For more than a decade The Dep has been showcasing Toronto’s remarkable culinary diversity through thousands of unique food events as well as the forthcoming Depanneur Cookbook. After more than 10 years at its iconic College Street location, The Dep is now bringing all new Interesting Food Things to exciting venues all across the GTA. @TheDepanneur


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PICKLEFEST HANDS-ON: Kombucha by Rebekka Hutton
TUE Mar 26, 6:30pm @ Henderson Brewing, 128a Sterling Road
$ 59.00
18 available


March 26
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Henderson Brewing
128a Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario 128a Sterling Road Canada
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