Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials

Bitter & Esters

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Sun, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

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Location:
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
700 Washington Ave
Btwn St Marks Ave & Prospect PI
Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this beer brewing class:

Our intro classes are designed for the absolute novice brewer. They are a fantastic experience for anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it’s made in a friendly and savvy environment.

We teach in a concentrated 2 to 3 hour workshop format that focuses on a hands-on learning experience. Our teaching style is casual while also presenting a wealth of information. It is designed to provide our students the confidence, knowledge, and experience needed to become proficient home brewers and cultivated beer drinkers.

You will learn all the basics to get you up and running while brewing a batch of beer. You’ll learn about extract brewing, malts, grains, yeasts and how to avoid or troubleshoot the most common problems. All reference materials will be provided as well as a homebrew sample for tasting.

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Q: Is this class hands on? 

A: Yes, students brew a 5-gallon batch of beer in the class so they get to see the whole process. Students learn all about the ingredients in beer (and even get to taste some) and it is a very informative class. Unfortunately, beer takes roughly 2 weeks to ferment so students won't be able to take beer home.

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We don’t issue refunds, but if you need to reschedule your class for any reason, you can do so with 2 weeks or more advance notice. If you find yourself missing the deadline, try asking around and see if a friend can take your spot. You’ll get the refund and fill a perfectly good spot. Everybody wins!

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
6:30pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
6:30pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
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6:30pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
6:30pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
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12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
6:30pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $55

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Reviews of Classes at Bitter & Esters

(152 Reviews)
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/12/2018
Very informative and fun class! Our instructor, Zach, was funny and clearly very passionate about brewing.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Astrid B. on 8/9/2018
Very good class, very informative and clear. No step was left out. The instructor was very knowledgeable but also very friendly. They served us 2 large beers during the class, both delicious. If you think you might want to brew your own beer, this is definitely the best way to start.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Alison S. on 8/8/2018
My boyfriend and I took this class and it was awesome! The instructor was incredibly engaging and responsive to questions.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Laura V. on 6/12/2018
I gifted this calss to my boyfriend because he is a super beer lover and wants to start brewing at home, I went with him because I thought it would be fun to learn. The class was super informative, very complete and clear. The instructor and all the employees at the shop are knowledgeable and very charismatic. Dave (I believe is his name) went trough everything in detail and was happy to answer any and all questions - some answers also came with advise rooted from personal experience, which I feel is super valuable. We got to try 2 beers brewed at the shop and we left with a how-to manual and recipe to try. Its great that they have all the equipment available at a reasonable price - we are going back at the end of the month to purchase ours. If you have some experience or no experience at all (like us) and are looking for guidance, this should he your 1st stop. A thousand thumbs up.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/27/2018
Great class! Highly recommend.
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Bitter & Esters

Douglas Amport and John La Polla founded Bitter & Esters, the city’s first do-it-yourself brewery and homebrew supply shop, motivated by their knowledge and passion for brewing as equal parts art and science. Fueled by the desire to inspire, educate, and nurture the growing homebrew community...

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