Burnt City Brewing hosting the Inaugural Kveik Fest celebrating the versatility of kveik yeast
Burnt City Brewing is proud to announce the First Annual Kveik Fest with special guest Lars Marius Garshol.
The Inaugural Kveik Fest, presented by Burnt City Brewing and sponsored by Omega Yeast, takes place at District Brew Yards in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 7. With 30 local and national craft breweries participating and pouring more than 65 beers, this event is the first in the U.S. to celebrate kveik, the collective name for Norwegian farmhouse ale yeast strains.
This beer festival is not celebrating the beer style ‘kveik’. For this festival, ‘kveik’ refers to the yeast itself. Kveik yeast has gained a reputation in the brewing community in the past few years because of its versatility:
- Kveik can ferment at temperatures up to 100 degrees F.
- Kveik starts fermenting in as little as 30 minutes.
- Kveik can finish fermenting a beer in as little as a week.
- Kveik can do all of the above without creating off flavors.
What does this mean for brewers? Kveik creates a blank canvas for better beer, more styles (including the ever-popular New England IPA), minimizing/eliminating the variable of temperature on the final product, more variety and experimentation, and getting into consumers’ pint glasses faster than ever before. Kveik has the opportunity to change the craft beer industry for the better.
Preliminary Brewery Lineup:
Burnt City Brewing
Crane Brewing Company
Buried Acorn Brewing Company
Illuminated Brew Works
Werk Force Brewing
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Ebb and Flow Fermentations
Around the Bend Beer Co.
Bold Dog Beer Company
Taxman Brewing Company
Branch & Bone Artisan Ales
Cinderlands Beer Co
Solemn Oath Brewery
Hacienda Beer Co.
Off Color Brewing
Mastry’s Brewing Co
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery
O’so Brewing Company
2nd Shift Brewing
Marz Community Brewing
Almanac Beer Co
HammerHeart Brewing Company
Roaring Table Brewery
2Toms Brewing Company
One Trick Pony Brewery
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Hosted by Burnt City Brewing at
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
$75.00 per person
Kveik Fest will take place outside in the parking lot adjacent to the District Brew Yards under tent cover. In the case of serious weather, the festival will relocate inside District Brew Yards.
For more information, visit: https://burntcitybrewing.com/event/kveikfest2019/