Sweather Weather Returns

Cooler weather is just around the corner and the time to brew those delicious seasonal beers is now! A spiced winter warmer or a rich barleywine really hit the spot on a cool fall day. Enjoy 20% off our seasonal brews - for one week only!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout
Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout-Bitter & Esters
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A Winter's Ale
A Winter's Ale-Bitter & Esters
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The Great Pumpkin Spice
The Great Pumpkin Spice-Beer Kits
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Blabka
Blabka-Beer Kits
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New York State of Mind

Thanks to New York State's Farm Brewery Licensing we're starting to see a lot more domestic production of grains and hops. We are very excited to be able to carry a wider variety of truly local ingredients. We're expanding out from our malts and starting to include more locally produced hops. To celebrate, we've got a brand new pale ale that features all local ingredients - Ever Upward. We've also updated our most recent NYC Brewery Series entry - Freedom Within Form to include local hops (in addition to NYS Malts).

Ever Upward
Ever Upward-Beer Kits
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Cluster Pellet Hops (NYS) - 1 oz.
Cluster Pellet Hops (NYS) - 1 oz.-Hops
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Excelsior Pellet Hops (NYS) - 1 oz
Excelsior Pellet Hops (NYS) - 1 oz-Hops
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Experimental Pellet Hops SKAEXP001 (NYS) - 1 oz
Experimental Pellet Hops SKAEXP001 (NYS) - 1 oz-Hops
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In-Person Classes Are Back

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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Yeast Class: Lecture & Tasting

Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. This class will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism. The lecture will cover a history and usage of yeast (as it pertains to brewing and home brewers). We'll also cover a number of other topics:

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Hops Class: Lecture & Tasting

Hop to it! This advanced course and accompanying tasting will engross you in the wonderfully complex world of hops which are the delicate, cone-like flower giving many of your favorite brews their delicious and complex aromas and flavors.

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OUR LATEST RECIPES

My Pilsner Vinnie
My Pilsner Vinnie - Beer Recipe Kit
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Bock in Business
Bock in Business - Beer Kit Recipe
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Helles Yeah
Helles Yeah - Beer Recipe Kit
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Crushing It
Crushing It - Crushable Pale Ale Recipe Kit
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Brewing Resources

The Wonder That Is Kveik

A few years back a customer brought me a beer that he said was fermented at 95F. I immediately thought of Belgian Saison, as that strain can ferme...

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 ...
NYC Brewery Series
Freedom Within Form
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The Latest from the NYC Brewery Series

  • Freedom Within Form
    Freedom Within Form-Beer Kits
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  • Gridlock Hazy IPA
    Five Boroughs Brewing Co. Gridlock Hazy IPA Recipe
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    Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
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  • Temperance
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  • Curtain Up
    Curtain Up-Beer Kits
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    Gun Hill Brewing Co.
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  • My Skin is Black
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Bitter & Esters Local Equipment Rentals
  • Jockey Box - Rental
    Jockey Box - Rental
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  • Hand Pump | Picnic Tap - Rental
    Hand Pump | Picnic Tap - Rental
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  • 5# CO2 Tank - Rental
    5# CO2 Tank - Rental
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    Nitrogen Tank (20cf) - Rental
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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.Add customer reviews and testimonials to showcase your store’s happy customers.

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

Open Daily | 12pm - 6pm

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