All Things Fermented

The annual Santa Cruz County Fermentation Festival & Beer Masters Cup is highlighted by the Home Brewed Beer Challenge and promotes the making, sharing, and sales of healthy, local, homemade and commercially produced fermented foods and beverages… It is a celebration of ALL THINGS FERMENTED!

DATE TBA 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.

Beer Masters Cup Homebrew Contest

It is with great pleasure that the Santa Cruz County Fermentation Festival brings you our 5th annual Beer Masters Cup Homebrew Competition. This event is open to the public for tasting.

On the day of the competition, home brewers will pour their finely crafted suds  and submit their beer to be judged and voted on by the public, competitors and judges from the craft brewing community. 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.

Deadline to Enter: DATE TBA

Homebrewer Questions and Inquiries:
PJ Grube – (831) 345-2303

Home-Brewer-Application-2019 Upon request

At The Festival


Almighty Kombucha

Biotic Beverages

Bottoms Up Homebrew Supplies

Brighter World Tie Dye Studio

Bruxo Food Truck

Burn Hot Sauce


Cowgirl Creamery

Creative Cultures

Face Painting by Cynnamon

Hallcrest Vineyards

It’s Alive Kombucha

Leftcoast Sausage Worx

Marin Kombucha

Mountain Feed & Farm Supply

Santa Cruz Cider Co.

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

Slow Brine

Sweet Farm Saurkraut

The Cultured Kitchen

Tree of Knowledge

ViDa Juice

Wild West Ferments


Interested in being a vendor? Email


Kelly Dearie of Creative Cultures

Patricia Davis of Quail Hollow Kitchens

Jessica Tunis of Mountain Feed & Farm Supply: Spice up your summer with a beautiful, bubbly grilled fruit chutney. Join Jessica Tunis from Mountain Feed and Farm Supply for a demonstration on how to create this versatile, probiotic summer condiment.

Liam Blackmon of CACOCO




Sample unique and tasty homebrewed beer and vote for your favorite! Your ticket includes a tasting glass and three tickets to vote for your favorite brews.


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BUY TICKETS NOW!!!: Santa Cruz County Fermentation Festival and Beer Masters Cup – July 15, 2018 -OR- The Annual Hop N Barley Beer N BBQ Festival – July 14, 2018 -OR- Buy Tickets to Both Festivals and SAVE. ANY QUESTIONS DON’T HESITATE TO CALL. PATRICK – (831) 345-2303 BUY TICKETS NOW!!!

Tickets and Contact

$20 – On Line. Includes unlimited food tasting, commemorative tasting glass, presentations, demonstrations, and music. Craft beers will be available for purchase.

$25 – 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.

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PJ Grube – (831) 345-2303
Vendor-Application-2019 Upon Request

PJ Grube – (831) 345-2303
Home-Brewer-Application-2019 Upon Request

PJ Grube – (831) 345-2303

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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