On a sweltering day last June, once the last box had been carried up the stairs, the U-Haul returned, and my moving helper (i.e. BEST friend ever) had headed on his way, I unearthed a clean shirt in one of many bags and hopped on my bike to go interview a young couple who had started up a brewing supply shop. And it was well worth the hustle to get there: not only did Erica and Stephen ply me with home brew, they regaled me with tales of how a trip across Europe had lead them to start their own home brewing supply shop here in Brooklyn, and then they told me how to make my own suds. (My new roommates had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into.)
It’s been such a pleasure to watch Brooklyn Brew Shop gain press, notoriety, and help expand the circles of curious cooks who have turned to fermentation as their new obsession. As a nice companion piece to this week’s craft beer article in the Times, I thought I’d pass along the Brooklyn Brew Shop’s new video on how to bottle your own creations.
I think snow and beer go together just fine– if you’re inside anyway, why not wait for the yeast to wake up and start working its wonders? Stop by the Brooklyn Flea at 1 Hanson Place to visit Brooklyn Brew Shop and pick up your own supplies to get hopping. (Pun fully intended.)