Date: February 23, 2020 to February 23, 2020
Where: A homebrewer's home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Address to be disclosed upon ticket purchase., New York, New York, United States
Ticket Price: N/A
Despite New York City'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 best up-and-coming amateur brewers. They'll display their setups, discuss their craft and, most importantly, open up their stash of superlative beer. Today's tour will take you around Crown Heights, Brooklyn. First, we'll meet Esaú Lozano, a restaurant-industry veteran who digs the DIY-science aspect of brewing and the fact that he's "working with a living entity." He'll be serving a lime saison and witbier spiced with orange peel and chamomile. Next, we'll meet software engineer Roman Goyenko who has finally embraced his fermentation heritage: his mom ran a lab at bread-making factory, while his dad made wine at home. Goyenko started brewing three years ago, marveling at the magic of "creating your own universe with billions of living beings that produce beer." Expect to drink a few of Goyenko's favorite beers, including stouts, hop-forward ales, European lagers and maybe a mead or cider. Lastly, we'll meet Eric Harvey Brown, a dedicated bicycler and photographer who started brewing after attending the tours a few years ago. "I found out it was totally doable, even in a NYC apartment," says Brown, who plans to serve a floral IPA, chipotle-spiced dry stout and a lemongrass witbier. Eat a big lunch. Your guide for this tour is Brett Vanderbrook, a veteran Brooklyn homebrewer. Tour founder Joshua M. Bernstein will likely pop by to share a brew too.