DIY Home Beer Brewing


January 18, 2020
02:00 PM until 03:30 PM


To celebrate the centennial of the Eighteen Amendment to the Constitution (the amendment that established prohibition) the library invites adults to learn how to brew their own beer.  

Do you like to explore different types of beer? Humans have been making beer for thousands of years. In recent times people have taken up home brewing as a hobby. They brew for personal consumption and competitions. Award-winning Hudson Valley brewer David Woods will bring ingredients needed to get started and will talk you through a brew session. He will start with a beginners course, offering tips on how to make the homebrew better and will end with a Q & A session. David Woods started brewing back in 1999 from a Mr. Beer kit that he received for Christmas. Within a year he had moved to regular ingredients and within two years had moved up to 5 gallon brewing with specialty grains. The next progression was to all grain brewing along with mead and hard cider experimentation. By 2005, he started entering homebrew competitions and won 2nd place in Brooklyn Brewery's Belgian Ale category. That same year he saw his friend's brewery, The Defiant Brewery in Pearl River, get built from the ground up. He now brews and kegs 10 gallon batches on a system that rolls out of his garage, and has a 4 tap beer system sticking out of the door of the refrigerator in his basement. DIY Home Beer Brewing is free. No registration is necessary. Seats are on first come basis. Join us as we put the 'pub' back in the public library!





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