Probiotic Beverages: Learn To Make Kombucha And Beet Kvass (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58


In this fermentation class, Kelly McVicker, founder of San Francisco’s McVicker Pickles, will teach you how to make your own kombucha and beet kvass. These tart and tangy concoctions may look a little freaky — and involve a bit of science — but they’re packed with healthy probiotics that your gut will love. (Even if your roommate isn’t so sure about the science experiment brewing in your kitchen.) During class, Kelly will talk about the awesome health benefits of fermented foods, as well as why homemade is better than commercially made (and often pasteurized) products.

To give you some flavor inspiration, the class will begin with a tasting of different kombucha and kvass flavors. Kelly will then walk you through each step of making your first batch of kombucha, from brewing your first tea to flavoring it with fruit, fresh herbs, and creative spice pairings. You’ll learn how to take care of your kombucha SCOBY (acronym: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) so that it will keep producing a new batch of kombucha every week. Never pay $5 for a bottle of kombucha again! Once you’ve mastered the steps for making kombucha, you will make a jar of beet kvass. If you like kombucha, you’re going to love this fizzy, funky cousin. And, as an added bonus, it's even easier to make! Each participant will take home a jar of each recipe, as well as a kombucha SCOBY to keep the process going at home for many more batches.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Kelly McVicker launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

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