The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is excited to announce Home Fermentation Day, a new holiday devoted to the appreciation and hobby of all things fermentation. This inaugural celebration on August 5, 2023—an evolution of the AHA’s Mead Day—celebrates the ever-expanding exploration of fermented beverages and the art of fermenting food as a home-based hobby.
Many, including me, know the hobby of home fermenting begins with firsthand experience of individual ingredients that become the expression and sum of its parts. Part science, part magic, part chemistry, those who brew and ferment are privy to a practice that transforms and teaches us about ourselves, others, likes and dislikes (known as hedonics), agriculture, geography, terroir, techniques, and more. Sounds fun, right?
Be it making beer, mead, cider, sake, kombucha, kimchee, miso, cheese, pickles, and so on…the AHA acknowledges, applauds, and fuels the practice with trusted and approachable recipes, reliable resources, and a global community of seasoned brewers and fermenters. Check out the Home Fermentation Day page for quick access to fermented food and drink projects.
For further information check out HomebrewersAssociation.org https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/home-fermentation-day/