Prospect Heights and Fort Greene Homebrew Tour
Despite New York's gnat-size apartments, NYC homebrewers refuse to let space limitations detract them from their mission: crafting some of the city's tastiest beer. On this tour, you'll venture inside the homes of three of the city's finest amateur brewers, who will display their set-ups, discuss their craft and, most importantly, open up their stash of superlative beer.
Today's tour will take us through Prospect Heights and Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We'll sip Jon Serluco's pale ales and ambers, then try Alex Biedermann's wild and funky farmhouse ales and saisons. Lastly, we'll wrap up with Alex Kalaf's fragrant West Coast IPAs. Note: Today's guide will be Sheri Lyn, a founding member of the Brewminaries homebrew club.
Eat a big lunch before the tour, for you will be drinking so very many beers. And wear some comfortable walking shoes. Today is going to be a blast.
Sheri Lyn started brewing in 2011 after drinking her way through Western Europe and volunteering at a hop farm and brewery in rural Tasmania. She was drawn to brewing because it incorporates her favorite things: the environment, science, cooking, and drinking beer! She is a founding member and first Dictator of the Brewminaries, NYC's largest homebrewing club. She enjoys exploring the diverse markets of Brooklyn to find unique ingredients to put in her "Dubious Hooch." She has a soft spot for Australian hops and mostly brews sessionable beer. When not brewing, she spends her days as an environmental scientist working in water quality protection.
Jon Serluco started homebrewing in 2012 after he and a coworker bought a five-gallon kit. After moving to a more spacious Brooklyn apartment (with Bitter & Esters in walking distance), his homebrewing addiction kicked in. He enjoys brewing various styles, especially American Pale Ales and Ambers. One of the best parts of brewing in a small space is finding creative ways to work with what you're given. Improvisation and ever-correcting procedures have helped refine his beer. Another key factor is the strong support and advice from NYC's homebrewing community, one he is proud to be a part of.
Alex Biedermann began brewing about four years ago after his parents gave him a homebrew kit for Christmas. Things escalated quickly with one-gallon batches paving the way for eight-gallon boils in the backyard. He is currently the Science Officer of the Brewminaries where he heads up recipe design for the club's experiments along with coordinating group brews and showcases. The majority of his brewing centers around saisons and farmhouse ales using mixed cultures containing Brettanomyces and bacteria in addition to traditional brewer's yeast. His beers have placed 1st in Brooklyn Wort (2013), Allagash Saison Day (2016) and mostly recently Pride of Brooklyn (2017).
Alex Kalaf is a Native New Yorker and one of the founders and former office of the Brewminaries homebrew club. He began his journey down the brewing rabbit hole at Peculiar Pub, where he had his first true encounter with craft beer. Alex started homebrewing in December of 2011 and loves to drink and brew West Coaststyle IPAs, followed by anything and everything else. He loves trying out new techniques and methodologies and just geeking out about beer in general.
Brooklyn Homebrewer's Home (View)
Address to be disclosed upon ticket purchase.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|