All-Grain Brewing * Hands-On Beer Craft

Tried extract brewing and want to move on? Or want to dive right in to the full brewing experience?


This session is designed for beer enthusiasts who want to up their brewing game!
If you have tried extract brewing and you want to step up to all grain brewing - or if you want to jump into brewing at a higher level, this workshop is for you.

Saturday, June 9
1 to 4 pm

Near Potsdam, NY (details below.)

The goal is for participants to leave the session with basic all-grain brewing knowledge and the ability to start all-grain brewing at home. This workshop will include an entire brewing session. The setup used to brew during the workshop will be for sale after the session is anyone would like to inquire.

Topics covered will include:
  • All-grain brewing equipment
  • Where to buy needed items
  • All-grain brewing vocabulary
  • The process of all-grain brewing
We look forward to creating a thriving local brewing community - if there is interest the Local Living Venture will facilitate a quarterly information-sharing session - an informal gathering about All Things Brew!  A buying co-op for materials and stock is also a possibility.

The BrewHaHa! series of workshops with and the LLV features these topics:
Beer Brewing 101 * Let's Get Started
All-Grain Brewing * Hands-On Beer Craft
Advanced Brewing * Yeast, Hops and Software Explained
Home Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting


Loren Fountaine is a North Country native and lives in Massena with his wife and two children. He grew up in Winthrop, NY and attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, obtaining a B.M. and a M.M. in Music Education. He taught music at Lisbon and St. Lawrence Central Schools before becoming a Labor Relations Specialist with NYSUT.
Loren began brewing beer in the early 2000's, brewing extract batches, and the hobby has stuck with him. He has dedicated an entire room of his home  to brewing, including an automated recirculating mash system.
Loren has brewed hundreds of gallons of beer. and loves to teach other people how to brew. It is a hobby that relaxes him and provides a very satisfying end product.
Recently, he opened a business called
HomebrewU with the goal of teaching others how to brew beer.

Mike Zagrobelny lives in Norwood with his wife, three children, and dog. He grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, but moved to the North Country 18 years ago. Mike is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and Potsdam State College. He taught secondary English and coached for twenty-two years in VA and NY, plus 14 years at Madrid-Waddington. He is currently a Labor Relations Specialist with NYSUT.
Mike has been brewing since 2013. His current set up is attached to his home bar and takes up a corner of his workshop. Home brewing satisfies his love of good beer and thrifty nature of getting something good for less.  He enjoys all things old and is an avid collector of old machines. Home brewing and the creation of the home bar fit perfectly together to incorporate years of collecting for reuse and repurposing.
Please RSVP for location in Potsdam, NY 13676.  See 'To Register' below.
Exact details, including directions, will be included in the RSVP Confirmation that is sent to all registered participants.


  • For this unique learning experience, a $25 general public, $45 couple/family of two, $12 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.  Scholarships are always available upon request, though there may be a material fee.
  • All workshop attendees must be over the age of 21, please!
   Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers, donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, making your donation a major means of support to our small community organization.

Due to limited space, you will need to register for this hands-on workshop in advance.  There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon!

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Please verify that you are 21 years of age or older.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

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June 9th, 2018 1:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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