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Carroll Gardens Homebrew Tour

 It’s me! Nine years ago.

It’s me! Nine years ago.

WHAT: Carroll Gardens Homebrew Tour
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Homebrewers' homes in Brooklyn.
COST: $35. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14, at 12 p.m.

Today, we’re touring three set-ups in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. You’ll start by meeting Brett Vanderbrook, who has been brewing beer since 2010, focusing on German tradition and cranking out tasty beers with just four simple ingredients—no lactose-laced milkshake IPAs at this stop. He loves the transformative nature of fermentation, savoring the subtle—and not-so-subtle—shifts as wort becomes beer.
 
Next, we’ll say hey to Nick Meyer. He started homebrewing 15 years ago in San Francisco before moving to New York City, his hobby accompanied by a wife and two kids. Today, they all happily coexist in Brooklyn, and Meyer has dedicated brewing space outfitted with handcrafted plumbing contraptions. They help Meyer, a professional chef and partner in Greenwich Village shop Some Good Beer, brew everything from Belgian-style tripels to funky wonders, lagers and pinpoint British-style pints.
 
Lastly, we’ll visit Adam Petherbridge and Jacob Ide. Former roommates, the friends found a perfect way to spend way too much time together--brewing beer. Over the last year, the friends have rapidly transitioned from extract to all-grain brewing, a compact brew kit to a room’s worth of gear. It’s incredible how much one can do in a Brooklyn apartment (or two). Adam loves to brew all kinds of beer, but if he had his druthers he’d be making spontaneous and wild beers on a farm somewhere, and Jacob would probably have a barrel-aged stout program.
 
Want more? You got it! We’ll end across the street from Folksbier to keep the shenanigans going.
 
Your guide will be Sheri Lyn. And she is awesome.