21 homebrewers will come together Saturday, June 22 for Homebrewklyn, an event sponsored by the Prospect Heights homebrew shop Bitter and Esters. A $30 ticket grants you entry into one of two sessions with samplings of the beers and a vote for the peoples choice award.
Judges Peter Salamond, head brewer at Kelso Brewing, Scott Simpson, brewer at Chelsea, and Mary Izett, co-host of Fuhmentaboudit will select the first prize winner who will take home a $500 gift certificate to Bitter and Esters and another $500 for the charity of their choice.
Sessions run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Green Building on Union Street in Brooklyn. Here is the list of homebrewers and the beers that have been announced so far:
Andrew Grimm – Blackberry Headed Stranger
Jeff Lyons – £ 3 Rye Saison
Tony Bellis – Summer Thyme Belgian Pale Ale
William Reder – Beni Shoga Cider
Shannon Bowser – Goldbrick Imperial Farmhouse
Jon Luton – “Old Jon Finn”
Michael LaPlante – This Ones For Hope!
David Smucker – Eddard
Kate Boicourt – The Venus de Gowanus
Brett Taylor – Iris IPA
Robert and Christopher – Adulthood
Chris Grunke – Grunke Bitter
Michael Messenie – Best Bitter
Casey Soloff – Kiwi’s Big Adventure –
Josh Quinn – Bohemian Raspberry
Mick Spicer – EPA
Mike Cafaro & Dru Nichols – Not Your Bud IPL