Monday, October 30, 2017

Book Tour!

I'm making some appearances to talk about (what else) fermentation and real food, and to sign books!

Nov 5 in Pasadena (LA area): https://www.cultureclub101.com/event/alex-lewin-master-fermenter-author/

Nov 30 in Oakland (SF area): https://www.verlocal.com/event/tepache

Dec 10 in Oakland (SF area): https://www.farmcurious.com/products/fermented-beverages-class

Stand by for more appearances on the West Coast and the East Coast in coming months!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Book: Kombucha Kefir and Beyond! Focused buy: Sept 2


Dear Reader,

I am thrilled to announce the publication and availability of our new book, Kombucha, Kefir, and Beyond! Co-author Raquel Guajardo and I put our heads, hands, and spirits together to create it.

If you are inclined to do so, PLEASE buy it on September 2, either on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. I'll come and sign it for you later. :-D

For Amazon, use this link: http://amzn.to/2vs1ls7

Here's why: If everyone buys it the same day, it will become a "best seller", and the momentum will snowball!

Here are the bullet points:

  • Easy, quick recipes for fermented drinks in your home kitchen, with no special equipment
  • Some FIVE MINUTE fermented drink recipes
  • Drinks from many traditions, including the US (eg., switchel) and Mexico (eg., tepache)
  • Tepache. That's wine made out of pineapple husks. WHAT?
  • Kimchi soda (!)
  • Some of our fermented cocktail recipes, including Louis C.K., Tepache Smash, and Sauerkraut Michelada
  • A sober discussion of the chemistry of fermentation, why ferments are good for you, and why drinks are a good starting point
  • Ever wonder what the difference is between a beer and a wine?
  • And, as they say, much much more…

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fermentation Festivals and Book Launches! Save the Date

Mark your calendars!

  • Boston Fermentation Festival, Sunday August 27
  • Farm to Fermentation Festival, Saturday September 2, in Petaluma, California
If you see me there, you will notice that I have written a new book, with coauthor Raquel Guajardo from Monterrey, Mexico!

More details to come.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oakland Fermentation Demo Date Change: June 14, 2017



Our new date for the Oakland fermentation demo is June 14, 2017.

We will be sampling and demoing kvass, tepache, and switchel, and maybe some other surprises as time allows! Also lots of time for Q&A.

Sign up here to ensure your place...space is limited!

At Pollinate Farm & Garden in Oakland.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fermented Drinks Demos In Half Moon Bay And Oakland!

Fermented drink demos this weekend, and again in June!

We'll be showing how easy it is to make fermented drinks like Beet Kvass, Tepache, Switchel, and maybe some others.

Click through the links for details:



These demos are a sneak preview of the upcoming book that I coauthored, Ferment Your Drinks! It's available for pre-order on Amazon and should be out late this summer or this fall. I haven't properly announced it yet…I'm waiting until closer to the date…but fermented drinks are great, and even easier to prep and consume than fermented foods!