Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials

at Bitter & Esters - Prospect Heights

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Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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

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Question from salim k.
Do we get to take the beer that we brewed home with us?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Salim! Unfortunately, beer takes roughly 2 weeks to ferment so students won't be able to take beer home. Thanks!
Answer from salim k.
That doesn't make much sense. Does it need to be fermented in certain conditions which would cause fermenting at home not to work? Does the brewery sell the students batches, why can't they be kept by the students?
Answer from Douglas A. Verified Educator
Salim, you can definitely brew/ferment beer at home (that's the point of the class!), it's just that we can't offer students the ability to take beer home with them as we are not a brewery, we're a homebrew supply shop and classroom space. We'll happily help you pick a batch of your own ingredients to brew with at home, after the class.
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Reviews of Classes at Bitter & Esters (193)

(193 Reviews)
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Gildardo O. on 9/16/2019
For a beginner, it was awesome, I had lessons in college, but these were just lessons, and I did not learn much from then... Now I understand, can't wait to go to my next class.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/15/2019
Was informative, however not as hands on as I wanted it to be. Thought each person in the class would be able to do the brewing process. The instructor was the only person that made the beer and called up about 6 people to help him.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/12/2019
Zack was a great teacher. The class was interesting and fun. Thanks!
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/9/2019
Very informative. Enjoyed everything. Even the beers we tried were delicious.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Rachel E. on 5/3/2019
Amazing! Dry hopping our first batch tonight and I cannot wait to see how it turns out! We will definitely be back for more.
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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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