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Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting – Sunday December 14th

Sunday, December 14th – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
YeastClassLecture&Tasting Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. Our yeast class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism. The yeast lecture will cover:

- A history of yeast as it pertains to brewing and home brewers.
– Yeast Nutrition, growth and chemical pathways that effect home brewers.
– How to choose and maintain a happy yeast culture in your home brew and how strain selection impacts beer flavor.
– Pitching rates, Propagation, starters, collection (top and bottom cropping) storage.
– We’ll discuss the changes in Yeast cultures over generations and how home brewers rinse & clean yeast to repitch.

Tasting
During the second half of the class we’ll conduct a tasting experiment to identify flavor differences between yeast strains under ideal fermentation conditions. Bitter & Esters took a large batch of beer and separated it into eight fermenters. We then pitched a different yeast into each fermenter.

The yeast class will be broken into two sections, Lecture & Tasting. Tickets can be purchased for either lecture + Tasting or only for the tasting session.

Each ticket type can optionally include A copy of “Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” (our unofficial textbook) at a discounted price. Space for this class is limited and it will sell out, therefore all sales for this class will be final.

Refund Policy: If you need to back out of the class for any reason, we can only issue a full refund up to 2 weeks before the class starts. 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. Everyone wins!

Hops Class Lecture & Tasting – November 9th

Sunday, November 9th – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
hops_class_slider-01 Our dedicated 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.

Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor – from spicy, citrusy, pine-like, earthy to floral. Our course will comprehensively treat each hop variety from every angle, covering its essential properties and nature: you will learn how to distinguish between hop varieties and their origins as well as how to harness them throughout the brewing process to produce a perfectly balanced homebrew. Learn how hops are used for flavoring, bittering, and preserving beer and leave with a deeper appreciation for the world of hops.

During the second half of the course, we’ll conduct a tasting to give you an experiential understanding of hops and their properties. Taste, identify, and discuss hop varieties at work in six aromatic and two bittering beer examples.

Each ticket type can optionally include A copy of “For The Love of Hops” (our unofficial textbook) at a discounted price. Space for this class is limited and it will sell out, therefore all sales for this class will be final.

Fuhmentaboudit! Mondays @ 7PM

If you simply can’t get enough beer talk or if you’re looking for home brewing tips in general, you should give Fuhmentaboudit! a listen. It’s a weekly radio show that aims to demystify the art of fermentation with a primary focus on home brewing beer. Chris Cuzme (508 Gastrobrewery), Mary Izett (NYC Homebrewers Guild), and our very own John LaPolla (now hosting on the first Monday of the month!) will take listeners on a journey through fermentation, sharing history, practical methods, recipes and anecdotes from personal experience as well as from those of guest fermenters both amateur and pro.

Check it out live every Monday at 7PM on the Heritage Radio Network.

Beer Swap – First Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30PM

Join us at 6:30pm on the first wednesday of every month!

At this Free Event we invite all Home Brewers to come share their beer with each other. It’s a great way to try delicious homebrewed beers and get feedback on your beer.

Bring a bottle to pour (and two to swap if you’re so inclined). We always have something special of our own to share.

Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting – October 12th

Sunday, October 12th – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
YeastClassLecture&Tasting Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. Our yeast class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism. The yeast lecture will cover:

- A history of yeast as it pertains to brewing and home brewers.
– Yeast Nutrition, growth and chemical pathways that effect home brewers.
– How to choose and maintain a happy yeast culture in your home brew and how strain selection impacts beer flavor.
– Pitching rates, Propagation, starters, collection (top and bottom cropping) storage.
– We’ll discuss the changes in Yeast cultures over generations and how home brewers rinse & clean yeast to repitch.

Tasting
During the second half of the class we’ll conduct a tasting experiment to identify flavor differences between yeast strains under ideal fermentation conditions. Bitter & Esters took a large batch of beer and separated it into eight fermenters. We then pitched a different yeast into each fermenter.

The yeast class will be broken into two sections, Lecture & Tasting. Tickets can be purchased for either lecture + Tasting or only for the tasting session.

Each ticket type can optionally include A copy of “Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” (our unofficial textbook) at a discounted price. Space for this class is limited and it will sell out, therefore all sales for this class will be final.

Refund Policy: If you need to back out of the class for any reason, we can only issue a full refund up to 2 weeks before the class starts. 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. Everyone wins!

Hops Class Lecture & Tasting – September 14th

Sunday, September 14th – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
hops_class_slider-01 Our dedicated 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.

Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor – from spicy, citrusy, pine-like, earthy to floral. Our course will comprehensively treat each hop variety from every angle, covering its essential properties and nature: you will learn how to distinguish between hop varieties and their origins as well as how to harness them throughout the brewing process to produce a perfectly balanced homebrew. Learn how hops are used for flavoring, bittering, and preserving beer and leave with a deeper appreciation for the world of hops.

During the second half of the course, we’ll conduct a tasting to give you an experiential understanding of hops and their properties. Taste, identify, and discuss hop varieties at work in six aromatic and two bittering beer examples.

Each ticket type can optionally include A copy of “For The Love of Hops” (our unofficial textbook) at a discounted price. Space for this class is limited and it will sell out, therefore all sales for this class will be final.

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