Taste the best herb, spice and fruit beers that NYC homebrewers have to offer! Brewers will be competing with their boldest beer for the chance at the grand prize – brewing their beer commercially at Wartega.

Your ticket gets you a tasting glass for homebrew and a voting ticket. Use your vote to help a brewer win the People's Choice award! The Tasting Room bar will also be open to serve beers and cocktails during the event.

Calling NYC Homebrewers

Do you have a creative beer recipe? Sign up to compete in Wartega's first homebrew competition. Make your best herb, spice and fruit beer using this broad list of ingredients to win the chance to produce your beer commercially at Wartega.

An esteemed panel of beer judges and cicerones will taste and rate beers based on the following criteria: 

  • Balance
  • Drinkability
  • Flavor of included ingredients
  • Creativity

The Grand Prize is your chance to brew your beer commercially at Wartega and have it served in the tasting room. Other prizes include a gift certificate to Bitter & Esters, a Wartega Family Membership, and a beer-full basket of delicious bold beer.





July 15th, 1pm-5pm
In the Tasting Room
33 35th Street 6A Brooklyn, NY 11232



You must: 

Use approved ingredients
Have at least 2.5 gal to serve


You reserve all rights to your recipe
No limits to the styles of beer
No vulgar or sexists beer names
Judges will rate beers blindly
We’ll provide ice, you everything else
You may serve bottles or kegs