Join the home brew movement and learn to make batches of beer perfectly suited to your tastes.
- Brew beer from start to finish at a hands-on workshop in Brooklyn
- Discuss the details of beer and the home brew movement over a pint with your host
- Come to 61 Local to enjoy the beer you made when it’s ready in a few weeks
- All ingredients and beer is included in the price
Start your journey to becoming a true beer aficionado by learning how to home brew with Fritz Fernow, a veteran of the Brooklyn brewing scene who works with Private Tap, the online home for everything local in craft beer.
As a life-long lover of strong and flavorful beers, Fritz will help you make a West Coast Pale Ale at his home in Cobble Hill. While you’re waiting for something to heat up or cool down, there will be plenty of time to ask Fritz how to perfect the process.
Fritz will review the day’s activities over a well-deserved pint. We’ll invite you back to 61 Local, a Brooklyn public house that supports great local craft producers, for a tasting party in a few weeks when your beer has fermented.
The minimum number of bookings for this SideTour to take place is 4 spots.
Meet the Host
The beer in his hand has always been a status symbol for Fritz Fernow, which back in the 70s and with limited choice meant he usually wound up drinking Guinness, Heineken Dark or going to Canada for high octane beers.
Fast forward 27 years to 2007 and the craft beer scene is booming and Fritz...More about this host
Nick LupicaAn amazing experience! Highly recommended. Fritz is a very knowledgeable guy who is willing to share his and mind and his beer!
Daniel KeyesI attended this with my girlfriend and a friend a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. Not only do you learn a tremendous amount about the home brewing process, but you get to sample several of Fritz's delicious brews and shoot the breeze a bit as well. The 4 hour run time was just right and Fritz did a great job keeping it interesting. Great guy, great class, and a good time had by all.
Logan BlockFritz is a great guy and our group had an amazing time learning from someone who obviously has a great passion for the brewing craft. He welcomed us into his home and we had a great time hanging out with him and trying some of his delicious brews. I highly recommend this experience.
Nick DellaNeveThe day learning to brew beer with Fritz was a great experience. Fritz is not only a great guy and welcoming, he is incredibly knowledgable about beer. He has been into brewing long enough that he has crafted almost every type of beer and can answer any question you throw at him, including some of the science behind beer making. Whether you are a new craft brewer, thinking about doing it yourself, or just want to learn something new, this is the perfect Side Tour.
Jared ScheibFritz was awesome! Super friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. He led us through the entire home-brewing process and answered all of our zany questions without skipping a beat or making it seem like we shouldn't do so. We even did a taster over lunch with a couple of brews he'd made recently. Really a gem, highly recommended to anyone. Great way to spend a Saturday morning and afternoon!