Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Brooklyn Brew Shop: Book Giveaway!


Aaaaah! The highly anticipated book from our friends at Brooklyn Brew Shop (Erica Shea & Stephen Valand) is hitting shelves soon - and while this book is definitely one that will get a lot of use, before you head out to place your order, you might want to keep reading.

For those in the New York area, the book launch party is November 1st - the rest of us will have to wait just a little while for the books to hit the shelves that day! In the mean time, you have a chance to win a copy of the book (chock a block full of recipes, history & helpful hints) right here!

Erica & Stephen attended the August Beer Blogger's Conference in Portland, delivering a witty, clever & informative presentation on their one gallon brew kits, a brief run down of the brewing process (including hilarious Craigslist inspired "want" ads for ale and lager yeasts), and a vision of bringing homebrewing to the masses.  As a homebrewer myself, I was at first unconvinced that these two fresh-faced Brooklynites could say anything that I didn't already know about the basic homebrewing process - but by the end of their brief presentation, I was sold - not just on their philosophy, but on *them.*

"After seeing them for years at the Brooklyn Flea Market teaching people how to brew in small batches, it’s awesome to see how their impact has now spread to all corners of the country.”—Shane Welch, President, Sixpoint Brewery 

“Since their launch of homebrew kits at the Brooklyn Flea, Erica and Stephen have been creating seasonal, easy to follow recipes and kits for the home brewer. Now with the Brooklyn Brew Shops Beer Making Book they have defined a true year-round farm-to-bottle guide for the home brewer that brings the joy of making beer to the farmers market. Make beer/Drink beer/Enjoy!”—Adams Dulye, Executive Chef, The Monk’s Kettle


Erica & Stephen know what they're talking about. They bring an unfettered perspective about homebrewing to those just starting out, and for those with more experience, a wealth of new ideas for unusual combinations, as they approach brewing from a more kitchen oriented mindset. With plenty of science and history peppered throughout, the book is enough to keep even the more knowledgeable set intrigued. In addition, their one gallon homebrewing kits would make a perfect addition to this book as a holiday gift set for the fledgling homebrewer in your life.

#pdxbeergeeks has a copy of this book to give away! 

... to enter to win, visit the Brooklyn Brew Shop site, then tweet us and/or comment here about which of their homebrew kits intrigue you the most! We'll pick one winner at random from the entries, and that winner will receive a copy of the Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Book! You have until Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at NOON, PST to enter.

Good luck!


9 comments:

  1. I would have to say that the Peanut Butter Porter has the most interest for me. I never thought of putting peanut butter in beer but it goes with everything else, so why not?

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  2. The "Everyday IPA" because it's the one I just purchased, but have yet to brew! ;-) Although "Grapefruit Honey Ale" sure sounds interesting...

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  3. I think I would go for the Bourbon Dubbel..... though the Peanut Butter Porter does sound interesting...

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  4. p.s. Mom's bookstore has the book at http://www.vintage-books.net/book/v/9780307889201 if you want to support an independent bookseller. :)

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  5. Those all look interesting but I have to go with the jalepeno saison. Wowsers.

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  6. @Matthew, I got to try some of the jalapeno saison at #BBC11. It was incredible. Stephen had a bottle pop on the flight from NY, and had to get his clothes dry cleaned while in PDX.

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  7. I would go with the Bourbon Dubbel kit.
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  8. I'd be interested in trying the Grapefruit Honey Ale. I love citrus-y hops flavor and aroma & would like to see what that kit is able to achieve.

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  9. Living in Mississippi now, after 40 years of PNW living, made me realize the need to homebrew. Also, the PNW passion to educate the future beer geeks of Mississippi, this would be a great start. And to bring them up to speed, the Socal Pale Ale would be a good start. Prost!

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