Brooklyn Magazine has a wonderful recap on the NY Pro-Am Brew P.I.T. event: 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,...
Brooklyn Paper had a great little article about learning to brew in NYC. Here's a snippet: Bitter and Esters offers several classes a week, with sessions for both fledgling fermenters and hardened hop-heads alike. Its weekly “Brewshop 101” class ($55), teaches the basics while making your first batch of beer. More experienced students can take classes on more specific brewing topics including yeast, grains, and recipe development. Check out the whole article here.
Check out John's appearance on Healthy Soul with Gina Keatley! Learn about how beer is a carbohydrate packed powerhouse while they make some classic fish + chips! You can catch the Healthy Soul on NYCTV life.
"The act of drinking beer with friends is the highest form of art" -- yes, that's actually the name of a conceptual art piece circa 2004 in San Francisco; an artists happening if you will involving people drinking beer in a gallery. Check it out here (and pictured below) if you don't believe us. Anyways, beer, art and another successful Brew On Premises. Read all about it, thanks to Drawing on the Utopic (along with his buddy over at Malt & Mold).
If you drink beer, think beer, and speak beer -- chances are, you're one step away from actually brewing it too. With friends, of course. Our Brew On Premises as told by Elizabeth Palmer Starnes: "Brew Your Own Beer at Brooklyn's Bitter & Esters."