Search More


Bitter & Esters

700 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238 | Brooklyn | 917-596-7261

Location Description:

John La Polla and Doug Amport founded a do-it-yourself brewery in Prospect Heights, where even the most beginner hop-head can learn to craft beer. Bitter and Esters hosts workshops for brewers of all skill levels and in the more advanced classes, folks learn how to make beers from masters at Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose,and Laguintas, while sipping on samples. Bring home a kit from the home brew store or use their equipment to cook up to a 15-gallon batch of whatever beer you choose. Other events include beer swaps, tasting events, and home brew competitions. --Jessica Goodman

Related Stories (3)


  • Cuisine(s): Brewery
  • Hours: Sun, Tue-Sat 12pm-8pm
  • Price: $$
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards

Related Stories

  • Fork in the Road: Beer
    DIY food- and beverage-related crafts have soared in popularity in the past several years, and we'll bet you can think of at least one or two friends who have at least flirted with a...
  • Fork in the Road: Events
    Friday, April 26 Thai Street-Food Demonstration Chef Jay Weinstein will demonstrate how to make four different Thai curry pastes at the National Gourmet Institute from 6 to 9:30 p.m....
  • Fork in the Road: Events
    Monday, January 14 Whole Hog Butcher Dinner at Louro Louro celebrates the next Nossa Mesa Supper Club Monday night with a four-course meal from chef Justin Severino of Pittsburgh's Cure....

Best of Award Recipient