Bitter & Esters

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

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 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

(103 Reviews)

4/23/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Great class. I learned a lot. From the description I thought that each student would make their own beer, but that was not the case. It was one batch for the whole class. But the class was still very helpful for a beginner. It would have been great to have the information on the slides in our booklets.

4/11/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Great introduction to the art of brewing beer. Instructor was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. I went with a small group and we had fun!

3/25/2017
Jake H.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Great instruction, great beer, great store

1/28/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Really fun and informative class, and the free beers were great!

1/17/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Hops Class Lecture & Tasting


Very helpful and informative course.

11/21/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Very fun class with a knowledgeable instructor. We tried some of the beers other classes had made and they tasted great! Excited to try my own batch!

11/14/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Hops Class Lecture & Tasting


Very informative, and the instructor was fun and knowledgeable! Improvement could be made in the amount of distractions, as the course is taught inside the shop and customers were coming in and out making a decent amount of noise.

10/15/2016
Sara M.

Attended: Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials


Very fun, incredibly informative, I definitely feel like I learned enough to brew my first batch!

10/3/2016
James C.

Attended: Brewshop 501: All-Grain Brewing


Very knowledgeable teacher with a lot of very helpful insight into brewing

4/18/2016
Samuli H.

Attended: Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting


knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic instruction by people who love good beer!

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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