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

Ryan McMahon

William Reder – Beni Shoga Cider

Shannon Bowser – Goldbrick Imperial Farmhouse

Jon Luton – “Old Jon Finn”

Sheri Jewhurst

Michael LaPlante – This Ones For Hope!

David Smucker – Eddard

Jason Sahler

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

Alex Merahn


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