Mary Izett (mylifeoncraft.com) & Chris Cuzme (wanderingstarbrewing.com) started this great radio Show on the Heritage Radio network. If you haven't checked it out yet you should. This week, Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme are joined in the studio by Tim Stendahl, Union Beer Manager and homebrewer extraordinaire. Today, Mary, Chris, and Tim talk about clone brewing. Tune in to hear how brewers attempt to replicate beers from their some of their favorite craft breweries. Hear about the awesome clone brew program at Bitter & Esters, and how they are able to obtain commercial beer recipes and compare their clone brews...
Bill Bradley from thedaily.com came out to brooklyn and shot this little video with us. It's a nice little video that packs most of the important points from the 3 hour brewing process into 3 minute video. We made our Disaster IPA which I've been dying to drink lately. We dont often get the opportunity to make this beer during our classes because it has so many hops additions and distracts from the lecture. It'll be a welcome change to have some of this beer around. View the Disaster IPA Recipe Here
Overflow Magazine features Bitter & Esters in “Grown Up Drink: Homebrew Comes of Age in Brooklyn”, Spring 2012
NHK (Japan’s national public broadcasting organization) came to interview us for their segment on home brewing. We made a strawberry blond ale called "Pretty Pink Princess" using Belgian Ardennes yeast (Wyeast 3522) and 10lbs of fresh strawberries. They don't mention it in the video (I think, but it IS in Japanese, so maybe I missed it) but the strawberries caused a huge mess and we had to dump a lot of them into the fermentor. We blew the lid off the fermentor twice. The beer tasted AWESOME — very fruity with a huge strawberry nose. Check it out here!
This is a blast from Bitter & Ester’s past. Becky and Jeff from Make:Live Magazine did a piece on us when we were still at our temporary location at the NYC Resistor space. It’s a pretty good "how to" video and a great segment on brewing in general — definitely worth the watch. Check it out: http://blog.makezine.com/2011/05/12/make-live-51111-brewing-beer-and-coffee-video/