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Pretzels and Beer (2016)

October 7, 2016, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Enjoy a classic German combination: pretzels and beer! Explore how pretzels get their chewy crusts, and which beers pair best with these salty treats. Make your own soft pretzels, sample a flight of local craft beer, and take home recipes, techniques, and insights into the science and pleasures of pretzel and beer making.

Shawn Rediske began his baking career as a hobby while working professionally as an engineer. Engineering developed his passion for process; time revealed a desire to help people and support sustainability. Shawn, is co-owner (with his wife, Raelyn) and baker at Water House Foods, in Lake Mills, WI, which opened in late 2008. Water House specializes in making tasty foods using Wisconsin and organic ingredients (over 65% of all of the ingredients that Water House uses are sourced from Wisconsin). Self-taught, Shawn spends much of his time sharing what he’s learned by teaching baking and cooking classes and he is thrilled to be returning to Fermentation Fest for his 4th year of bread classes.