All Things Fermented

The Annual Santa Cruz County Fermentation Festival and Beer Masters Cup, is highlighted by the Home Brewed Beer Challenge, and celebrates the making, sharing, and sales of healthy, local, homemade and commercially produced fermented foods and beverages… ALL THINGS FERMENTED.

Sunday July 15, 2018 – 12 pm to 5 pm at Skypark Scotts Valley CA 95060


Why a Fermented Food Fest?

  • To celebrate fermented foods and their makers, share knowledge, process, samples, and food pairings alongside home brewers of beer, kombucha, and probiotic sodas.
  • Support and promote the benefits of fermented foods as part of a healthy balanced diet.
  • Join the movement to support community based food production, cottage foods, artisan foods, slow foods, and locally based foods.
  • Support and Promote the Cottage Food Act (AB1616) – a California homemade food act which increases access and opportunity for health, homemade food sales and production in our small community.
  • Enjoy our vibrant community, sunshine, live music, and healthy foods and beverages at a family friendly event.

Proceeds benefit the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc.

Homebrewer’s Challenge

It is with great pleasure that the SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FERMENTATION FESTIVAL AND BEER MASTERS CUP brings you our 4th Annual Homebrew Competition. This event will be open to the public for tasting.
On the day of the competition, home brewers will pour their finely crafted suds submitting their beer to be judged and voted on by the public, competitors and judges. Guests will vote on their favorite beer, and prizes and cups will be awarded to the First Place, Second Place and Third Place Winners. This year, there will be no categories to hinder your creative powers! One beer from each team may be put forth to be judged by our Official Judges, comprised to brewers and professionals in the beer industry. The winner in this category will also win a Beer Masters Cup and additional prizes. You may offer as many beers as you’d like to be judged by the thirsty public!
Anyone submitting 5 gallons or more will get a $20 gift certificate to
help fund their creative brewing endeavors.

Homebrewer Questions and Inquiries:
Lily Stoicheff – (209) 728-5107


At The Festival

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  • Home Brewers of Beer, Kombucha and Probiotic Soda
  • Commercial and Cottage Foods vendors
  • The Beer Masters Cup Challenge
  • Home Fermenter Enthusiasts
  • Free Sampling
  • Presentations and Demonstrations
  • Music, Music, Music…


Tickets and Contact

$20 – Until July 7th. Includes unlimited food tasting, commemorative tasting glass, presentations, demonstrations, and music. Craft beers will be available for purchase.

$25 – Starting July 8th until the day of the event. Includes the above.

– Kids under 10 years are Free.

– Proceeds benefit the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc.



Katrina Schickenberg – (408) 507-1873

Home Brewers:
Lily Stoicheff – (209) 728-5107

Erich Schickenberg – (650) 276-6203

PJ Grube – (831) 345-2303

This is a fundraising event for the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc. a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization creating Transition Housing – Help Us Fulfill Our Mission.
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