Any beer aficionado can tell you that hops can lend a bitter flavoring to ales. But there are countless other plantstuffs that can be utilized for bittering, infusions, and complexities reflecting the terroir of the brew. Relax inside United By Blue, learn about European gruits (herbal beers), and help whip up a homebrew with unique botanicals. Learn how to select, harvest, and forage for your own specialty flavorings. We’ll sample some summer offerings, enhance your proper tasting methods, as you learn brewing skills to take back to your own kitchen.
Meredith Rebar is a co-founder of Home Brewed Events, brewer at St. Benjamin’s Brewing Company, and enjoys pushing the boundaries of beer styles. Kristen Jas Vietty is a botanist, forager, and owner of Lunaria Gardens, a specialty plant nursery, urban cut flower farm, and floral design studio.