Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Greg0
Brooklyn Pour: Next Saturday, Craft Beer Takes Over
This is the fourth year for one of our favorite annual events, NYC’s own version of Oktoberfest, which brings a very American flavor to the experience thanks to a focus on small, independent breweries and beers. Thanks to a wide variety of sponsors, from Dave & Buster’s, to spirit producers Slow & Low Rock and Rye and Mount Gay Rum, and even companies like Whole Foods Market and the New York City Brewers Guild, you too can sample over 125 craft brews in one of the coolest venues in New York City: Skylight One Hanson, home of the original Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort Greene.
Next Saturday, September 27th is the Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour, and doors open at 3PM for general admission, or 2:30PM for early entry ticket holders, 2PM for VIPs. We hope you’ll join us and grab your souveneir glass- it’s always a good time, and the perfect excuse for some day drinking fun until 6PM with a huge variety of drinks to sample.
The beer list is wide ranging, but with a special focus on the tri-state area. Check out Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, and Bronx Breweries, but also Gun Hill and Magic Hat, Lake Placid and Smuttynose, Captain Lawrence and even Singha. There are the usual accoutrement: a VIP lounge and a DJ, but also a food court in true Brooklyn style, with food trucks taking over the courtyard and offering pizza, cheesesteaks and more (all beer-friendly of course). VIPs also get a gift bag, and access to some free snacks from providers CRATCHbread and Ovelia Psistaria.
Tickets are going pretty fast, and run $55 for general admission. If you want a bit of extra time, an extra $10 buys you special early entrance. $85 gets you the VIP treatment, which includes not only the extra above but a few special pours as well from Grimm and Transmitter. The event is easily accessible by public transit, and ends early enough you can still plan for a dinner out after you’ve had a chance to leap into fall and it’s great selection of new beers.