Bitter & Esters

Cooking
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(128 Reviews)

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 in a friendly space, they conceived Bitter & Esters as a brew on premises location, complete with classes, and access to resources, as well as a supply store and creative hub for sharing brew tips and techniques.

Bitter & Esters fosters a deep commitment to the craft of brewing, as well as the creative spirit that comes with it. Anyone can learn how, so stop by! See what you can brew.

Accessibility: Bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Reviews of Bitter & Esters

(128 Reviews)

1/15/2018
Jason W.

Attended: Hops Class Lecture & Tasting


The instructor was engaging and entertaining. I learned a lot of the science about hops. Would recommend to anyone who has a curiosity about beer.

1/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Great teacher! Good amount of content.

12/18/2017
Eric R.

Attended: Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting


VERY interesting course, great and friendly teachers and superb beer tasting.

11/17/2017
Eric R.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Excellent and fun class with lots of information. Cool teachers too.

11/8/2017
Carolina M.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Had a really great time learning the brewing process. Great course content, great instructors, great beer.

10/11/2017
Samantha M.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Very Informative, Dave was very helpful. Going back for more brewing classes. Thank you

9/18/2017
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.

9/10/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Instructor is great and experience. I got a lot of helpful information from this course!

9/10/2017
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.

9/6/2017
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!

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700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Bitter & Esters
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
700 Washington Ave
Btwn St Marks Ave & Prospect PI
Brooklyn, New York 11238