skokott (8) toronto, Ontario | April 26, 2013| Updated May 4, 2013
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 10/10
- SELECTION 12/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 10/10
- OVERALL 19/20
I partially copied a review from Yelp because it so exactly describes my excellent experience. I changed the beer we brewed but couldn’t say it better myself.
This is a Homebrew Shop offering ingredients, classes and equipment rental/sales
I took Bitter & Esters’ Intro. to Homebrewing class!
Upon arriving, we were greeted with a glass of beer made by a previous class. Each attendee receives an instruction booklet with a homebrewing recipe. The class is small, only about a dozen people. As a result, the experience is very intimate and hands-on. Everyone got a chance to take part in the process.
We learned all about hops, yeast, grains, and fermentation. Together, we made the WhiteHouse honey ale (served in Whitehouse with the receipe received from a FOIA request!!), and we can go taste it in four weeks if we’d like! At the end, John, one of the co-owners, gave everyone a 5% off coupon for a homebrewing kit.
I highly recommend this place for class and/or supplies. The owner we met was so helpful, laid-back, knowledgable, and friendly. I could tell that he really puts his heart and soul into the business, and he’s eager to help beginners get started with homebrewing as a hobby.
They’ve got kits, bottles, scales, strainers, primers, adjuncts, hops, grains, DME, dry yeast, liquid yeast, they’ll help you brew on-site in addition to their classes.
Top notch local business. Can not rate highly enough.