We are proud, excited and more than a bit humbled to welcome Charlie Papazian to our store on Wednesday October 29th, at 7pm for our free monthly beer swap! Charlie has heard about our beer swaps and wanted to do his book release at one. Charlie is a bit of a legend in the homebrewing world as he is the author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, The Homebrewers Companion, founder of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Association of Brewers, current president of the Brewers Association, creator of the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, and lastly, the founding publisher of Zymurgy and The New Brewer. Charlie will be signing copies of the (new!) fourth edition of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and the second edition of The Homebrewers Companion. Plus he will give a short talk and Q&A. There is also a chance he might try your beer so put your best foot forward! Please note, the swap this month will be moved up from the first Wednesday of November to the last Wednesday of October to accommodate Charlie's busy schedule. The swap starts at 6pm, Charlie will be at the store from 7 to 8:30. If you cannot make our beer swap Charlie will be signing books at 508 Gastrobrewery the night before, Tuesday October 28th at 6:30pm. Mark your calendar and come to Bitter & Esters on Wednesday October 29th to meet the man who started it all. Let's all relax, don't worry and have a homebrew!