Upcoming Workshops & Event Appearances


Brewing Traditional Nordic Farmhouse Beers

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM 

Seattle, Washington

Join Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew, and Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti for a discussion on the history, tradition, and technique of brewing Nordic ales. The authors will each discuss their individual approach to researching and experimenting with Nordic farmhouse brewing. Additionally, they will provide an overview of beer history and beer styles in the Nordic regions and their methods for researching the information in their books. A Q&A session for brewers and non-brewers alike will follow.


Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Portland, Oregon

I’ll be returning to KATU in Portland, Oregon to talk traditional beer brewing and beer history on their morning show!


Historical Homebrewing Discussion

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Portland, Oregon

Details forthcoming!


Brew Herbal Beers & Meads

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Portland, Oregon

Learn how to incorporate various herbs into your homebrew concoctions. Brewers of all levels are welcome to attend. I will discuss how to make simple meads and ales that require minimal equipment or expertise. The focus will be on creating one-gallon batches, but ideas for brewers interested in brewing larger batches will also be discussed. Whether you have an interest in herbalism, are a beginning or experienced homebrewer, or just want to know what this herbal brewing thing is all about, you’ll glean something from this workshop!


Oregon Brewers Festival

Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27, 2019

Portland, Oregon

I won’t be doing anything official for this event but you may very well see me and Mika Laitinen walking around dressed as Vikings!


Ale Apothecary Sahti Beer Tasting

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Portland, Oregon

Mika Laitinen and I will be brewing up a special Finnish sahti in Bend, Oregon with Ale Apothecary that we will be debuting at Belmont Station in Portland. Come join us for a rare chance to try an authentic Finnish farmhouse ale brewed very much the way ale would have been brewed in Viking times!


Author Talk & Beer Tasting

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Seattle, Washington

I’ll be doing a talk on historical beer brewing and beer history to promote my new book Brew Beer Like a Yeti. I’m also planning on bringing some beers along to taste. If you can’t make it, they plan on recording the presentation for their podcast, so check it out later! (Sorry, you’ll have to provide your own beer for the podcast…)


What the Vikings Drank

Thursday, august 1 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Seattle, Washington

Learn about what the Vikings drank while enjoying beer and mead Viking style at the Skál Beer Hall!

Join Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew, and Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti as they discuss their research into what the Vikings drank. The authors will discuss what they have learned about the ales and meads Viking-era people made and drank, as well as their attempts at recreating these drinks at home. Zimmerman and Laitinen are possibly a bit too full of Viking and Nordic lore and are happy to entertain your questions about Viking life, Norse stories, and the food and drink the Vikings would have enjoyed.


Mother Earth News Fair

August 3-4, 2019

Albany, Oregon

I’ll be talking mead and beer and presenting a hands-on mead / beer starter demo so you can get started in making your own mead and beer at home!