Homebrew Tours: Since September 2009, I’ve led tours of some of New York City’s finest homebrewers. The reason is simple: Despite New York’s gnat-size apartments, NYC homebrewers refuse to let space limitations detract them from their mission—crafting some of the city’s tastiest beer. By and large you’ll never get to taste of these delectable DIY suds. But here’s your chance: On this intimate homebrew tour, you and 25 strangers—soon to become drinking buddies and friends—will venture inside the homes of three of the city’s finest amateur brewers. Part voyeuristic excursion, part bar crawl, part educational class, the brewers will display set-ups, discuss their craft and, most importantly, open up their stash of superlative beer. Try them now before these amateurs become tomorrow’s professionals. So far, SingleCut, Conner Fields, Transmitter, Finback, Bolero Snort and Braven have all been veterans of my homebrew tour.
WHAT: Crown Heights Homebrew Tour
WHERE: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m.
TICKETS: $35. They go on sale Monday, April 13, at 12 p.m. Buy them here.
On today’s walking tour we’re going to roam around Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
We’ll first meet Randall Leazer, who be pouring a coffee blonde and a Kentucky Common. Next, we’ll visit Xavi Jirau, who will have a saison with chamomile and wild yeast, a Brettanomyces-driven tripel, experimental pils, a pale ale and several more surprises. Lastly, Frank Lockwood will close out the show with the lightly spicy Link Fuzz Tone ale, dry cider and Fools Duel, a Belgian smoked ale with celery root and hazelnut.
There will be so much good beer today. So. Much. Beer.
The New York Observer: “Something’s Brewing With New York Locavores”
The Village Voice: “Beer Here! A Report From the Brooklyn Homebrewers Tour”
MetroFocus: “Brooklyn’s Brewed Awakening”