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Something fresh
is brewing.

GYST is evolving. We're more than just a neighborhood fermentation bar – we're a creative food business. 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 community 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! 


The Happy Gut Club

First and foremost, it is our goal to connect you to the best, most delicious and nutritious fermented food and drink, whether it our own or from another producer.  We have seen first-hand how products of fermentation can transform lives, which is why are introducing the GYST HAPPY GUT CLUB - a way for you to enjoy our favorite fermented GYST goodies at home through a monthly subscription.


Workshops + Events

Explore the wonderful world of fermentation with us! Attend a tasting, class, or event to expand, excite, and educate your mind and palate. Come learn from us, as well as chefs, cheesemakers, winemakers, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and authors, for an unforgettable experience.



GYST partners 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 and find out how we're working hard to increase its visibility.



Looking for tools and references to ferment at home? Or need a GYST pickle or kombucha fix? We got you covered.





Join us for for special hands-on fermentation workshop to learn the ins and outs of lactic-acid fermentation! In this workshop, we'll cover all the basics: why lactic-acid fermentation is easy, sustainable and loaded with amazing health benefits.


In this workshop we will discuss the origins of this ancient fermented tea, its health benefits, and methods of production and ingredients. We'll play with different "Mothers" (aka, SCOBY's) that make all the magic happen. We'll also do a kombucha tasting so you get an idea of how different teas and flavors make all of the difference. Workshop fee also includes a GYST Mother (SCOBY) for you to take home!


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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