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, Finback, Bolero Snort and Braven have all been veterans of my homebrew tour. To get on my mailing list, or to host a homebrew tour stop, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Park Slope Homebrew Tour
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 1 p.m.
TICKETS: $30. They go on sale Friday, December 13, at 12 p.m.
TICKET LINK: Buy them here.
Today’s tour is going to be a blast. We’re starting with Pete Durning, whose kegerator will be cranking out a session IPA and a Belgian dark strong ale, and likely a Munich dunkel and either an amber ale or a porter. Next, we’re headed down the road to meet Men’s Journal editor Tyghe Trimble and award-winning homebrewer Chris Pagnotta, who will be pouring winter-friendly barrel-aged beers.
Lastly, we’re going to finish up with Sam Burlingame, who runs the BrewHeister beer-making workshops. As Sam says, “I’m five batches deep at the moment, so there should be an interesting assortment come 2014.” His kegerator shall be flowing, that is for certain.
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”
Northern Brewer (video):