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Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Greg

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Village Voice Brooklyn Pour: 66 Craft Brewers In One Place!

It’s officially time for beer- after all, Octoberfest is the biggest festival for the beverage, and it’s an ideal time to pop open a pint and enjoy the autumn the way Mother Nature surely intended. Because pretty much everything in fall is a little better with an ale or lager, from Halloweeen to the chore of preparing for winter, or simply enjoying the last few days of nice weather.

But ultimately, drinking is a great social occasion, and there’s no better way to do it than en masse. You might not be able to make it to Munich, but you can certainly join us in Fort Greene next weekend, at the Village Voice third annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival. Over 66 brewers are confirmed to be attending, pouring over 100 beers, and you can try them all on Saturday, October 12th at Skylight One Hanson.

VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission passes are still available for a limited time, and grant access for three hours of social lubrication from 3PM to 6PM. You also get a complimentary souvenir tasting glass, and don’t fret- there will be plenty of food options for those who might come with an empty stomach (or simply get hungry during the event). Cuban sandwiches from Yayo’s, Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and hot dogs from Los Perros Locos should compliment the beverage options.

And what a list it is, running from A to Z… or W at least- Asahi to Weyerbacher,with favorites like Sam Adams and Goose Island, Chelsea, Brooklyn, Boulder, Bronx, Rockaway and Lagunitas, and plenty of other breweries that don’t use geography in their names. There are even lectures, including one on how to photograph your beer- and why yes, there’s even a hashtag for such a passion, #beertography. The venue is lovely, an art deco masterpiece and a former bank. Join us for a drink in the vault, next weekend- tickets cost $50 and are available directly!

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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