- Homebrew 101
Brooklyn Homebrew, 163 8th St., nr. Third Ave., Gowanus; brooklyn-homebrew.com
Even in a small apartment, brewing beer is simple. Brewing great beer, however, demands skill and finesse. If you’re a novice brewmaster in need of hands-on instruction, the beginner’s class ($45) at this Gowanus shop for the hops-obsessed is a must. During the monthly two-hour lesson, pedigreed homebrewer Christian Lovrich walks a class of ten students through the entire brewing process, providing homebrew samples of three or more beers, as well as the tips and tactics required to go from grain to glass. The lesson ends with bottling a previously brewed beer, which students take home. Consider drinking it extra credit.
Best Homebrewing Class
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).