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Bitter & Esters

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Craft your own beer with help from the experts at the city’s first do-it-yourself brewery.

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“Brew Shop 101”

$55 $25 54% off

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  • Two-hour “Brew Shop 101” class

What we love

  • During this two-hour class, you’ll learn the basic skills you need to brew your very own beer—a perfect way to impress your holiday party guests.
  • You’ll also learn about extract brewing, malts, grains and yeasts, and how to avoid some common brewing problems.
  • Your teacher will provide plenty of reference materials, so when you get home, you’ll be able to practice all on your own.
  • In addition to classes, Bitter & Esters also hosts private events like birthday parties, work affairs and even bachelor parties, bringing the excitement of home brewing to your friends and family.
  • The Bitter & Esters store carries 60 different malts and extract syrups, so you can fully customize your homebrew to suit your tastes.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Redemption will begin on Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Offer is subject to availability; please follow redemption instructions on your voucher to reserve a class session
  • 2 week cancellation policy applies
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Must be 21 to consume alcohol; valid government ID required


700 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

About Bitter & Esters

Founded by Douglas Amport and John La Polla, Bitter and Esters is the city’s first make-your-own-beer destination. At its location in Prospect Heights, visitors of all skill levels can brew beer in classes, private sessions and even during special events, all of which are designed to inspire and educate the city’s burgeoning homebrew community.

Classes on offer range from the popular “Brew Like a Pro” for novices, all the way to Brewing Chemistry, for those who wish to learn the science behind their favorite hobby. In every session, students learn a variety of skills and information about extract brewing, malts, grains and yeasts. Instructors also hand out reference materials—and each class will usually feature a tasting or two.

Visitors to the Bitter and Esters website will find a number of resources, like brew tips, notable events and contests on the company’s blog. An online store boasts all sorts of brewing kits for varieties like Belgian strong ales and various IPAs, allowing you to bring your newfound skills from class straight to your kitchen—and then to your palate.

— Ariel Kanter, Gilt City Editor

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