Easy Home-Brewing, in Your Apartment

brooklyn brew shop homebrew
brooklyn brew shop homebrew

One of the challenges of apartment living is space. That is, not enough of it. Dinner parties and entertaining is often out of the question, never mind experiments in home beer-brewing. But a new outfit called Brooklyn Brew Shop wants to change that, and they claim all you need are a few kitchen staples and one square foot. Really.

Erica Shea, 26, and Stephen Valand, 24, have been selling home-brewing kits for nearly a year. The idea was born from the couple's own interest in making things.

"I really liked hobbies," Erica explains, "not necessarily beer-making. But Stephen really liked beer." She inherited some beer-making equipment from her father, but they couldn't easily find beer-making kits in New York City, where they live.