This year’s keynote speaker is Lucy Saunders, beer and food blogger and author of The Best of American Beer and Food cookbook. She will have several Wisconsin cheeses to pair with Old Nation beer and will discuss beer and food pairings as well as how to build a better beer garden and how to design outdoor hospitality for Great Lakes water quality. In addition, Fermenta will host their annual silent auction with lots from Founders, Short’s Brewing Co, The Cicerone Certification Program, Adventures in Home Brewing, The Country Malt Group, and Motor City Malting, among others. All proceeds go to their scholarship fund which allows members to attend workshops, classes, and seminars to further their knowledge in the craft beverage industry.
Live music is a new addition to this year’s anniversary party and will be provided by Jimmy Likes Pie, a Lansing-based band that will play an eclectic mix of covers and original music.
The new board will also be elected, existing members can renew membership and all people interested in becoming more involved in the craft beer, wine, or spirits industries are welcome to join the celebration.
To purchase tickets to celebrate the women of the Michigan craft beverage industry and attend the Anniversary event, please visit here.
Fermenta is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit trade group initiated by Michigan women, committed to diversity, camaraderie, networking, and education within the craft beverage industry. The organization hosts events with an educational focus and networking opportunities and provides a network that encourages conversation about the importance of diversifying the craft alcohol industry, ways to foster progress, and provide opportunities for a variety of voices and visions.