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Something fresh
is brewing.

GYST is evolving. We're more than just a neighborhood fermentation bar. We're exploring new ideas of how food and fermentation can impact our lives and communities.


GYST: (n) simple; the essence; old english
word for yeast


GYST pairs experience with expertise. Our work is dedicated to  people to living their best and most creative lives through fermented food and drink.  Whether it be in the company of friends or one's own personal journey, let us guide you back to all things simple, natural, healthy and happy. We believe the "gyst" of life is to enjoy and delight in each and every day. Be apart of our fermentation community! 


GYST Eat and Drink

First and foremost, it is our goal to connect you to the best, most delicious and nutritious fermented food and drink, whether it be our own or from other producers.  We have seen first-hand how products of fermentation can transform lives, build conversations and create community, which is why we sharing recipes, recommendations and profiles of our favorite fermented foods and drinks.


Online Workshops

Explore the wonderful world of fermentation with us! 

Coming soon…


Projects and Research

GYST has partnered with local institutions, businesses, and farmers to grow and explore the role of fermented foods as part of a healthy society. Keep up-to-date with what's new in the world of fermentation.

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Our Roots

Learn all about how GYST got started as the first ever Fermentation Bar.


Featured Recipe



Founding Sisters

Two Sisters. One GYST.

The sisters are intensely passionate about highlighting the love and effort that winemakers, cheese mongers, and farmers all over the world put into their products. GYST, a product of that same love and effort, has become a community hub – sharing knowledge, history, and the ancient art of fermentation through classes, events, and local partnerships as well as simple, healthy food and drink.

To learn more about Ky and Mel and how their individual journeys led them to GYST, click below.


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