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On Brewing Lagers

Can I brew a lager? Yes you can! Homebrewers sometimes tend to look at lagers and conclude that it’s outside of their brewing comfort zone and ski...

Bitter about IBU

When making beer it helps to have certain guidelines that can help the brewer shape their overall goal. How can we determine how bitter our beer might be? For hop bitterness we use the IBU scale.

Brewing Sour Beers with Philly Sour

Update: We've got a recipe made specifically with this yeast in mind: It's Always Sour in Philadelphia! Check it out (and be sure to read the rest ...

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Brewshop 101

Learn to brew beer! This introductory class is for anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it's made in a friendly environment. You’ll learn the basics about extract brewing, malts, grains, hops, yeasts and how to avoid or troubleshoot the most common problems.

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Brewshop 501: All-Grain Brewing

Ready to level up? This is an advanced class for the intermediate or experienced extract brewer. We’ll take an in depth look at the mashing process and different styles of mashing/lautering & sparging along with the enzymatic and chemical pathways involved. We highly recommend you take our Brewshop 101 before tackling our advanced classes.

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Recipe Design: Theory & Practice

Design a beer just for you! Writing beer recipes can be daunting, especially for new brewers. From malts and hops to yeast and adjuncts, every decision can affect the final flavor of the brew. In this class, students will learn the basics of writing a beer recipe. If you’re looking to take more control over your brewing process and learn some recipe fundamentals, then this class is for you.

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SODASTREAM

We are an authorized Sodastream retailer and will gladly accept Carbonator exchanges. We also carry new/additional carbonators. Carbonators and exchanges/re-fills are available in-store. Pre-pay for exchanges on the website and pickup in-store when you receive an email/SMS confirmation that it's ready to go.

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Sodastream - Carbonator Refill
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Sodastream - Quick Connect Carbonator Exchange (TERRA ONLY)
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Can't recommend this place enough. As a beginner homebrewer this was my go to place for supplies. The staff are great and extremely knowledgeable about the brewing process, ingredients, and equipment. If you are thinking of getting into brewing this is the place to visit.

Daniel G.

Bitter & Esters is one of the best kept secrets of NYC and honestly it makes me so happy that shops like this still exist in this city. I did the homebrewing 101 class and had a blast and learnt so much. I felt so inspired that I came home and immediately started brewing my own batch.

Mariano C.

Great place to visit if you're getting into homebrewing or even if you know what you're doing. The staff is extremely helpful and will walk you through the process and even give you suggestions on whatever ideas you may have.

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About Bitter & Esters

Douglas Amport and John LaPolla, motivated by their knowledge and passion for brewing, founded Bitter & Esters in July of 2011. Fueled by their desire to inspire, educate and nurture the growing homebrew community in a friendly space, they conceived of Bitter & Esters as a brew on premises location, homebrew supply shop, and classroom space. With access to resources, supplies and expertise, it is a creative hub for sharing brew tips and techniques. Bitter & Esters fosters a deep commitment to the craft of brewing.

Anyone can learn how, so stop by! See what you can brew.

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Bitter & Esters

700 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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