Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials

at Bitter & Esters - Prospect Heights

Course Details
$55 9 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 25, 12:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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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

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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 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.


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

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

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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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $55
12:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $55

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Question from @@GrNO6 P.
Question from Alexis G.
What materials are needed and how do we get them?
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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 (208)

(208 Reviews)
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by max f. on 1/15/2021
Awesome. Teacher clearly loved the subject and took a lot of care with instruction. Thanks again (=
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/11/2021
Very well presented and thoughtful. The expertise of the brewmaster was contagious! Hope to be starting a new craft soon.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Jesse S. on 12/4/2019
Great class! Very informative and interactive. Well instructed and enjoyable, hands-on learning experience.
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by MARIA DEL MAR R. on 11/24/2019
Funny and good teacher
Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/23/2019
I thought it was generally great, but honestly a little too fast. The teacher assumed we knew things we didn't even though he asked if anyone had brewed beer before. He was very knowledgeable, but sometimes he would do things and have his back to the class and we had no idea what he was doing.
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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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