~ A conversation with Erica Shea and Stephen Valand of Brooklyn Brew Shop.
From around the house projects to gourmet gifts, DIYs have been proof of our never-ending sense of satisfaction when we say the words, “I made this!” So it was only a matter of time before alcohol came into the mix, and the idea of brewing your own beer was born. For the last few years, Brooklyn Brew Shop‘s Erica Shea and Stephen Valand have been turning out beer making kits that can be made in your own humble abode. Since its debut, these kits (which are seasonally inspired and change throughout the year) have produced such unique combinations as Chocolate Maple Porter, Grapefruit Honey Ale and Jalapeno Saison. ACQTASTE met up with the dynamic duo to talk about their brand, its expanding empire and the craft beer scene – while enjoying some homemade brews of course. more