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Indigenous and prolific plants that grow in western NC have played an important part in the Appalachian history of fermented drinks, both for herbal medicine and enjoyment. With the insurgence of the Craft Brewing Industry, brewery professionals and entrepreneurs can expand their knowledge by discovering beverages that are easy to make, as well as some of the local plants that can add zest to recipes. The focus will be on low and non-alcoholic beverages such as kombucha, kefir, root beers and other interesting elixirs. We will sample some of these beverages and gain hands-on experience by making them in class in order to help springboard your own herbal fermentations.