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Make Some Eco Brew

In conjunction with our July Talking Green:the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a Beer Brewing Workshop with garden tour speaker Michael Thompson.

How to brew a malt extract batch of beer

Monday July 22, 6-10pm
Hayden Grainery
199 East Lincoln, Hayden CO
Cost: $10
Free carpool leaves Steamboat Springs Community Center at 5:15pm

RSVP required with YVSC Director Paul Potyen: 970-819-2769, paulp@yvsc.orgMichael Thompson was inspired in the arts of gardening, food preservation and cooking as a youth, visiting his Grandmothers farm in Ohio every summer with his family.  When he and his wife bought a small miners cottage in Basalt to raise their family, they rejoiced in the old apple tree, and raised up a healthy garden, along with their two daughters.  Michael took a gardening class from Jerome Osentowski, director at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, and found enough inspiration to last the rest of his life.  In 2007, he began working with Jerome in Ecosystems Design, combining his profession of architecture with the art of permaculture.  In addition, “raising ladies” gave Michael the inspiration to learn the art of bread baking and to hone his skills in cooking, and when his girls began leaving for college, he began to learn the art of homebrewing beer, still one of his favorite pursuits.

He is excited to share this passion with Steamboat!

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