the Founders

We're just two lady homebrewers with a flair for events planning and community building who decided to take our passion for craft beer a little farther than most.

The result:  the idea for an epic community-wide craft beer celebration and the start of our fermentation-focused events promotions company, Fermentana.


Jesse Bussard


"Beer isn't just beer.

Beer brings us closer together.

It helps us celebrate success and nurse us through failure.

Just as important, the establishments where beer is born are focal points of the communities they serve.

Put simply, beer is one of humanity's most powerful and ancient community building tools.

Who wouldn't want to celebrate that?"

~ Jesse Bussard


Loy Maierhauser


Supporting Team