Last weekend, hordes of thirsty beer nerds funneled in through the gaping garage door of Crown Heights bottleshop, Covenhoven. They were all there, souvenir cups in hand, to get their fill of some of the city’s latest and greatest draft beers. This was the New York Pro-Am Brew P.I.T. (Philosophy. Inspiration. Technique.), a friendly collaboration-cum-competition pairing local homebrewers with some of the five boroughs’ best professional breweries. “The point was to bring brewers and homebrewers into the limelight together, equally,” explained sponsor and event producer John LaPolla, who co-owns nearby homebrew supply shop Bitter & Esters. “All of these breweries were started by homebrewers.”Thanks to Meredith Heil and Brooklyn Magazine for covering the event. Read the whole article here.