Food & Beverage
Brewing in Brooklyn – Bitter and Esters Opens

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Make: Live brewing friends Douglas Amport and John LaPolla have finally opened their brew supply and brew-on-premisis shop in New York City, called Bitter and Esters (formerly City Brewshop). They’re still installing equipment but are open weekends from noon-7pm and are holding brewing classes starting July 10. John and Douglas helped me pick out ingredients for a wheaty ale. I tasted different grains and we picked out yeast and hops that would balance together well. Some computer software aided in calculating every possible thing about the beer, like color, alcohol content, and bitterness. It’s currently fermenting in my pantry.

Bitter and Esters – 700 Washington Ave. Brooklyn NY

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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