Homebrew Tour

Tickets on Sale: Carroll Gardens Homebrew Tour

Homebrew What time is it? Homebrew time! Here are the details on my latest tour. Hurry up: Tickets are going fast.

WHAT: Carroll Gardens Homebrew Tour WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m. WHERE: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn TICKETS: $30. TICKET LINK: Buy them here. Sorry, we already sold out. Please stay tuned for the next tour.

On today’s walking tour, we’re starting off by visiting Jason Sahler, who is planning the forthcoming Strong Rope Brewery. In time for hop-harvest season, he’ll be brewing a few fresh-hop beers–most likely a session white IPA with local wheat and a few other treats.

Next, we’re headed down the road to meet Isaac Deutsch, who will be pouring a smoky Rauchbier, pale ale and perhaps a coffee stout.

Lastly, we’re going to finish up in Simon Tepas’ backyard. At this year’s National Homebrew Competition, Simon won a silver medal for his rye-fueled double IPA. Today, he’ll be serving a red IPA, hoppy wheat beer and tastes of his sour beers and burly aged Belgian quads.

Tickets on Sale for November 3 Homebrew Tour

What a doofus.

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.

On November 3, we're going to be swinging through Williamsburg and Greenpoint. We're starting at the loft of ace homebrewers Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett, before making our way down the road to meet Chris Prout (of Brouwerij Lane) and Jeff Quinn. Today's list is shaping up to be amazing: sours, meads, kvass, Brettanomyces-dosed beers, a hibiscus pale ale and likely an IPA or two as well.

There will be three stops in all with around 10 beers to sample. And it'll all be on foot!

WHAT: Brooklyn Homebrew Tour WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 1 p.m. WHERE: Williamsburg and Greenpoint TICKETS: $30. Buy them here. 

A Few Tickets Left for NYC Homebrew Tours

For New York Craft Beer Week, I'm running a trio of homebrew tours this weekend and next. There are about 10 two tickets left for next Saturday (9/24), in which we'll visit Chris O'Leary, of Brew York, New York fame, plus Jason Knight (expect a saison, a Patersbier, an English bitter and two watermelon wheat brews, including one dosed with wild yeast!). Lastly, we'll meet the good men behind Brooklyn's Billingsgate Brewery, who are crafting top-secret beers for the tour. Nab your tickets here.

Tickets on Sale for My June 11 Homebrew Tour

Truth in advertising.

Anyone feeling thirsty? I have another homebrew tour cranking on Saturday, June 11, from 1pm to 5pm.

We're starting in Park Slope with Tom Strenk, who will be pouring treats such as the Spicy Sweet Potato Ale and Knit Wit Belgian Saison. From there, we're walking to Prospect Heights to sample Sam Burlingame's smoked Irish red, smoked lager, "Nipped" IPA and a light weissbier. Lastly, we're off to Williamsburg to hang out in Brooklyn KItchen homebrew instructor Dan Pizzillo's backyard and drink his darn fine kegged brews (TBD).

After this tour, I'm going to be slowing things down for the summer. I may have one more tour in August, but this will likely be it till the fall. As usual, you can sign up through Brown Paper Tickets.

Homebrew Tour: May 21 Edition

Hey, fine beer lovers: Anyone feeling thirsty? I have another homebrew tour cranking on Saturday, May 21, from 1pm to 5pm.

This round will be epic and bittersweet. We're starting in Harlem with backyard beers at ace brewer Jonathan Moxey's house, before heading to the Upper East Side to meet Rich Buceta, who hopes to open a brewery later this year. Lastly, we're off to Williamsburg for one last visit with Josh Fields and Jon Conner. This summer, they're moving to Oregon to open a brewery. This is your last chance to drink their beers before they go pro.

As usual, you can sign up through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are $25 and worth every penny.

March 12 Homebrew Tour!

The sign speaks the truth.

Hope you're surviving this icicles-and-snow winter. To warm you up, I have another homebrew tour cranking on Saturday, March 12, from 1pm to 5pm.

This time, I'll be featuring three brand-new brewers. We're running an all-Brooklyn tour, going from Red Hook to Park Slope to Williamsburg. The Red Hook stop is super-accessible by bus. I promise. But we will be doing a bit walking between a few stops. The reward? Lots of beer!

Buy your tickets here. See you in a few weeks!