Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials

Bitter & Esters

$55 4 seats left
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Thu, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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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.


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.
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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12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55
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12:00pm - 2:30pm TBD 1 $55

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Reviews of Classes at Bitter & Esters

(112 Reviews)
Samantha M.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Very Informative, Dave was very helpful. Going back for more brewing classes. Thank you

Kankshit B.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
It was a great class! John and Dave did an amazing job. I will totally be going back to Bitters and Esters for more classes.


Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Instructor is great and experience. I got a lot of helpful information from this course!

Kevin Y.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
The class was extremely informative and fun (we got to taste 2 different beers, both of which were produced by previous classes). The instructor was great and answered all questions really well.

Jefferson P.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Friendly and knowledgeable, made the process feel accessible to both beginners and more advanced brewers. An engaging experience with participation encouraged and a conversational teaching style. Delicious beer included!

School: Bitter & Esters

Douglas Amport and John La Polla founded Bitter & Esters, the city’s first do-it-yourself brewery, 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 in a friendly space, they...

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