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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.

The NY Pro-Am Brew P.I.T.

PIT LogoThe NY Pro-Am Brew P.I.T. (Philosophy. Inspiration. Technique.) is a celebration of the local beer brewing community both professional and amateur. A one-of-a-kind event featuring local brewers and the beers they inspire.

Participating home brewers (chosen via lottery from online submissions) will meet with professional local craft brewers, get a tour of their brewery, share some beer, and talk shop. The home brewer will brew a beer inspired by that meeting and serve it alongside a beer of the professional brewer’s choice at Covenhoven located at 730 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. On August 9th, there will be 2 tasting sessions. Session 1: 1-3pm, Session 2: 3:30-5:30pm.

Local Craft Brewers include Finback Brewery (Queens), Flagship Brewing (Staten Island), Singlecut Beersmiths (Queens), Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn), and Yonkers Brewing Co. (Yonkers). Home brewers include Sam Burlingame, Neal Hundt, Frank Lockwood, Sebastian Schinkel, and Ken Webster.

It’s a chance for beer enthusiasts to get up close and personal with the local craft brewers and to taste the finest creations of the exploding local home brewing scene. The beers the home brewers are creating today may become new favorites on tap in the future.

There will be an Audience Choice Award with one home brewer chosen to brew their recipe with brewer Chris Cuzme at 508 Gastrobrewery.

Additionally, there will be a home brew demonstration from the fine folks at Bitter and Esters, who are generously sponsoring the event. Pretzels from Pelzer’s Pretzels will be provided, and a souvenir tasting glass commemorating the event is included. Covenhoven’s 16 taps and extensive bottles and cans will be available for purchase during the event.

Tickets are $25 and will be available beginning Thursday, June 26 at noon. Purchase here!

Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting – August 10th

Sunday, August 10th – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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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!

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Send us a message with your desired room type, arrival date and number of nights you’d like to reserve, and we’ll contact you in no time.

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