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Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Greg


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.


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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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