Keg Dreg Vinegar

  • Serves

    makes About 8 1/2 Cups


Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern turns party leftovers into vinegar: start with malt or wheat beer, add a vinegar mother, and wait. This recipe first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.


  • 8 malt or wheat beer
  • Cheesecloth
  • 4 oz. vinegar
  • 1 gallon glass jar, sterilized


Step 1

Place malt or wheat beer in glass jar; whisk to aerate. Cover mouth of jar with a triple layer of cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band; set in a warm, dark place for 6 hours. Uncover and stir in vinegar mother; re-cover with cheesecloth. Drape a dark dish towel over jar and let sit about 3 months; strain. Store at room temperature up to 6 months.

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